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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Posted on 19-11-2010
STOP PRESS: Since posting this blog, the Victorian Labor Party has
made a pre-election promise to screen 57,000 Victorians for bowel cancer
over the next three years. More details to follow soon...
Posted by Bek on 17-11-2010
The nation that put cheese in a
can and sushi into a deep fat fryer has recently taken some rather
progressive steps in terms of obesity prevention. Just last week the San
Francisco board of supervisors banned toys with Happy Meals that
exceeded thresholds for fat, sugar and salt.
Posted by Bek on 11-11-2010
This summer you won't be able to
get your butt out at Point Addis. But just hang onto your bareback
horses, no one's taking away your favourite nudist beach. This is not a
ban on nudists, but a ban on smoking on the beach.
Posted by Helen on 03-11-2010
So exercise. Probably up there
with quitting smoking as the trickiest of the Magnificent Seven ways to
cut your cancer risk. I was compelled to put pen to blog to share some
revelatory news about exercise that I found out last week which has
cured my perpetual ‘plan to do exercise - fail to do exercise -
experience self-loathing' problem.
Posted on 19-10-2010
Since starting work in a health promotion field
I've self-diagnosed myself with all manner of diseases and conditions.
When you spend most of your day writing, talking and thinking about
lifestyle risk factors for cancers, it's little surprise that you tend
to focus on these.
Posted on 01-10-2010
There is a lot of money in breasts. You need only
look at the number of adverts in women's magazines for breast
enhancement or bespoke brassieres to know that boobs are big business.
Dolly Parton reportedly has hers insured for $600,000 US.
Posted on 20-09-2010
It's creating quite a buzz all this talk of
SPF 50+ sunscreen. Will 50 be the new 30? Surely the higher the number
the better off you are right? Well it may be the case if we're talking
about your bank account, but not necessarily when it comes to sunscreen.
Posted by Laura on 07-09-2010
The streets are a battle
zone: particularly at commuter o'clock, when everyone is going to or
leaving work. Traffic jams are becoming a frequent problem and getting
from A to B takes longer than ever.
Posted by Helen on 30-08-2010
Our new PapScreen campaign Peace of mind
was launched with great fanfare and lots of mini-quiches last week - watch it here!
You like the new PapScreen website too you say? Very kind! But
seriously, we welcome any feedback about the advert and the website,
positive or (gulp) negative.
Posted on 25-08-2010
Thanks to everyone who sent through breakfast
suggestions. It's amazing to see how many vegie options there are for
breakfast. Some great ideas included: frittatas, asparagus with eggs and
rhubarb with yoghurt.
Posted on 18-08-2010
Which vegetable goes with porridge? Carrots? Sweet potato? Pumpkin? For some reason I can't get past orange vegetables.
Posted on 05-08-2010
The Government must be doing something right. Why
else would the tobacco lobby be shrieking in fear about the legislation
to bring in plain packaging for all cigarette products in Australia by
Posted on 30-07-2010
What makes someone stop smoking or eating a
packet of Tim Tams before bed? Or motivates them to put on their
sneakers and jog around the block ... or book a Pap test if they're
Posted on 22-07-2010
We've been heartily encouraged in our mission to
change behaviours around tanning recently. Winter is often a time when
people resort to solariums
and fake tans but happily it seems that this trend is on the wane.
Posted on 15-07-2010
Cancer Council Victoria has long been an avid
blog reader. We don't have a blog roll up here at the moment,
but a couple of our favourites in the health arena are: Croakey
and the Cancer Research UK