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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Recent studies have shown that people suffering from sleeping disorders have increased risk of cancer.
On 13 September, it will be five years since Clare Oliver died from melanoma at just 26 years of age. Clare visited a solarium about 20 times in her early 20s and believed that these visits, combined with excessive sun exposure, contributed to her diagnosis.
Instead of spending endless hours running around parks, swimming laps and mucking around with flour to raise money for cancer, why not take some time to smell the roses? Join the Daffodil Day Non-A-Thon this Friday 24 August by simply clocking off work an hour early and donating that hour’s wage towards cancer research, prevention and support.
Yo-yos, tamagotchis, Doc Martins and tencel jeans – I've never met a trend I didn't like. But ill-advised fashion choices aside, it turns out I've been part of a trend all along and I didn't even know it.
When Dwight from US series of ‘The Office' gets a standing desk, he makes several salient points (for a fictional character in a TV series) – he says he feels healthier and has more energy. He also likens his sitting colleagues to a ‘suicide cult'. Now while this is clearly an extreme statement, there is a kernel of truth to the fact that prolonged workplace sitting is emerging as a real public health issue.
It may be pouring outside but many Australians are kicking off the new financial year dry style - swilling non-alcohol beverages for the month of July (yes, just 31 days out of one's life if you fancy giving it a go).
In a month's time the Olympic torch will have found its way from Athens to east London ready for the opening ceremony of the 2012 games. It’s a games under much scrutiny for many reasons.
An interesting story has hit the papers this week that may have some Scottish (and Australian) men checking under their kilts, especially if they like a cup of tea, or even seven.
In the news yesterday, it was revealed that spray tans, used by many as a safer alternative to sunbeds, may create serious health problems including cancer.