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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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Are Aussies becoming sun-slackers?

Dr Andrew Satchell
24 November 2016


As a dermatologist working in Australia, skin cancer is something I think, see and talk about every day. I see the impact it has on too many Australian lives first hand and it’s always front of mind.

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If you see us on the streets this Friday, here’s why

Professor Sanchia Aranda
22 August 2016


This Friday you will probably see Cancer Council staff and volunteers fundraising for Daffodil Day. It’s an annual event that first started in Australia 30 years ago.

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