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How does sunscreen work, what is SPF, and can I tan with it on?

Terry Slevin
9 January 2018


Sunscreen use not only reduces the risk of skin cancer and sunburn, it also reduces the ageing effect of the sun. But whenever summer rolls around, it’s easy to forget the basics – like, how should I apply sunscreen? How long should I wait after applying it to go in the sun, and how long can I stay in the sun with it on? And how does it work anyway?

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New year’s resolutions for a healthier you

Rosannah Snelson
4 January 2018


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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Cancer Council and sunscreens: what you need to know this summer

Professor Sanchia Aranda
22 December 2017


As UV levels rise and we prepare to spend our summer swimming, sweating, working in the garden and holidaying, our Aussie conversations often turn to sun protection and skin cancer prevention.

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Australia’s new cervical cancer screening program: your FAQs answered

Professor Karen Canfell
1 December 2017


Australia has long been at the forefront of cancer prevention, and we are excited by the launch of the new cervical cancer screening program that will mean fewer tests over a woman’s lifetime, coupled with earlier diagnoses and lower cervical cancer rates.

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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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