From eating broccoli to avoiding hairspray, new findings on what causes or prevents cancer seem to be discovered every day. Cancer Council Victoria's Cancer Prevention team go behind the headlines to dispel the myths.
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So it's nearly that time of year again - the New Year. Pretty soon you'll be dragging yourself out of a turkey-induced coma, looking upon your waistline (hoping you can still see your feet) and brushing off the dust of 2011 ready for a brand new year.
So we're three weeks into December. What do we call this time of year again?
Who would you trust to decide what nutrition information goes on packaged food - public health experts or food industry marketing execs?
After finishing my second half marathon in three months, I had enough of running.
There is so much information out there about cancer, can you separate the myth from the fact? In an effort to combat misconceptions Cancer Council has launched a website iheard.com.au. It's here to bust the myths.
It's that magical time of the year. In the distance, you hear the sounds of rustling and jingling. No, it's not Santa's sleigh filled with presents - it's the bean counters inside the Federal Government's vault counting cash in readiness for the Federal Government's pre-budget submissions.
Yesterday was a very exciting day for SunSmart - we launched our summer campaign in the company of the Premier of Victoria and the Princess of Denmark.
WARNING: this post contains partial nudity and sexually explicit content. That got you reading, right?
Every so often a story comes along that must be blogged about here at CYCR. This latest offering from the Medical Observer is one such article.
The great news is that cervical cancer is at an all time low in Australia. The not-so-good news is that only two thirds of women are regularly screening.
It's good to see bowel cancer has been hitting the headlines over the past week or so - and for all the right reasons. New studies offering hope to either find bowel cancer early or stop it altogether have been reported on.
Can a walk down the aisle and saying ‘I do' really reduce our cancer risk? Norwegian researchers think so after finding that bachelors are twice as likely to die of cancer compared to married men. Their study looked at death rates over a 40 year period, and included over 440,000 men and women diagnosed with cancer.
October is an important month for us here at Cancer Council - and not just because the mighty Geelong Cats won the AFL grand final on October 1 this year (forgive the gratuitous plug but I'm a very happy fan). It's because October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Planning ahead isn't my forte, but I have been somewhat inspired by the announcement of the National 12 week ‘swapping' challenge.
With spring in the air and the Grand Final behind us, non-footy types across the country can be heard exhaling an auditable sigh of relief. The next big thing on everyone's social calendar is the spring racing carnival and following on from that is a seemingly endless line up of festivals and barbeques. In other words, summer's coming!