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Australia, it’s time to get serious about sun protection

Dr Andrew Miller
17 November 2017


With over 2,000 Australians dying from skin cancer each year, too many people are paying for their past sun exposure with their lives. The best way for Australians to reduce this figure is if we start using sun protection in childhood – and the best way for kids to learn is to mimic the behaviour of their parents.

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Now is not the time for Australians to lose confidence in sunscreen

Craig Sinclair
23 October 2017


With melanoma rates in Australia among the highest in the world, and two out of every three Australians diagnosed with a skin cancer by the age of 70, now is not the time to lose our confidence in sunscreen.

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What happens to your skin when you get sunburnt?

Professor H. Peter Soyer
26 September 2017


Most Australians are familiar with the painful red skin, blisters and peeling that follow too much time in the sun. But what’s actually happening in the skin during a sunburn?

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Alcohol increases cancer risk, but don't trust the booze industry to give you the facts straight

Terry Slevin
8 September 2017


The alcohol industry has been misleading the public about the real link between alcohol and cancer, with tactics similar to those used by the tobacco industry

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Introducing Gather My Crew, the online tool to help those in a health crisis

Susan Palmer
17 August 2017


Whether it’s a cancer diagnosis, a traumatic spinal injury or a child born with a congenital condition, in each instance the family dealing with the crisis is thrown in to turmoil.

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