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Taxing sugary drinks would boost productivity, not just health

Dr Lennert Veerman
23 June 2017


Many studies have looked at the potential benefits of a sugar tax in terms of the longer, healthier lives and reduced health expenditure associated with tackling obesity.

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How we could use our existing health system to better diagnose and treat forgotten cancers



Australia has one of the best health care systems and some of the best cancer survival rates in the world. Our leading position can be credited to the significant improvements and initiatives in cancer prevention, early detection and treatment.

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Australia should throw its weight behind a sugar tax

Kathy Chapman
8 March 2017


The push for a levy on sugar-sweetened beverages is gaining momentum, with good reason -- evidence shows it would help to reduce Australia's obesity epidemic and the flow-on increase in chronic disease burden.

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How Australia’s new cervical screening program will save lives

Professor Karen Canfell
24 February 2017


A new study on the impact of the HPV vaccine for cervical cancer, the first worldwide to look at participants in a vaccination program (beyond clinical trials) was published today in The Lancet.

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2017 resolutions for a healthier you

Rosannah Snelson
30 December 2016


When January 1 rolls around you're given a fresh start, the opportunity to set goals and put your health first for the next 365 days.

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