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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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Spray tan may lead to cancer

Posted by Cairín on 14-06-2012

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.

Health benefits of coffee. Are java lovers living longer?

Posted by Emily on 08-06-2012

Of all the e-bulletins and research studies to arrive in my inbox, this one line sees my neurons light up like a Christmas tree – ‘Coffee Lovers May Live Longer'.

How to be healthy and NOT get fat at the office

Posted by Amy on 06-06-2012

You all know what I'm talking about. Particularly, I assume, if your workplace is a tad female-heavy like mine is (not that I'm complaining of course).

Preventing cancer in our kids: parental guilt trip

Posted by Mel on 23-05-2012

Following the 7 cancer prevention messages myself can be a challenge, let alone getting my kids to follow suit.

Prostate cancer. To test or not to test?

Posted by Melissa on 23-05-2012

Nothing stirs up a bit of controversy like telling men not to have a test which may reveal they have prostate cancer.

An Irishman walked into a bar ... Ireland ends alcohol sponsorship in sports

Posted by Emily on 22-05-2012

"Did you hear the news, the Irish have pipped the Aussies!" And we're not talking on the rugby field.

A Mother's Day gift that matters (no, I don't want a towel set or vacuum cleaner)

Posted by Bek on 08-05-2012

Listen up kids; Mummy does not want a vacuum cleaner or a set of navy blue towels for Mother's Day.

Non-profits in a blogging age: challenges and opportunities

Posted by Cairín on 26-04-2012

Over the last year, we have seen some great blogger outreach campaigns by big brands but also non-profits harnessing the power of citizen journalism to raise awareness for their products or cause.

Tough Mudder: Are you daring enough?

Posted by Charlotte on 16-04-2012

Tired of your regular physical activities? Looking for something fun and a little bit different? Then get a team together and take on the ultimate challenge of Tough Mudder!

Campaigning for free bowel screening at Relay For Life

Posted by Melissa on 13-04-2012

As many Cut Your Cancer Risk readers may know - tis' the season - (not just for TV ratings and AFL) but for Cancer Council's Relay For Life.

Cancer screening and the celebrity effect

Posted by Amy on 28-03-2012

Is there a 'celebrity effect' when it comes to cancer and community behaviour?

Politicians Get Behind Bowel Screening - and how you can help prevent bowel cancer

Posted by Melissa on 13-03-2012

Today is an exciting day for all Cancer Council’s across Australia. That’s because the three Federal Independent MPs, Tony Windsor, Rob Oakeshott and Andrew Wilkie have all spoken about their support for Cancer Council’s pre-budget submission to the Federal 2012-13 budget.

Tan or no tan? Melbourne's top models banned from solarium tanning

Posted by Cairín on 01-03-2012

Melbourne's top models have been banned from using sunbeds before next week's L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival.

What would you pay? Chewing the fat on the soft drink tax

Posted by Laura on 28-02-2012

How much would you pay for a can of sugary soft drink: $1.50, $2, maybe even as much as three or four dollars? The reason I ask is that scientists from the University of California in San Francisco, are calling for taxes on sugar.

Seeking dining-health nirvana: smoking in public outdoor eating areas

Posted by Bek on 21-02-2012

I'm showing my age here, but I remember waking up after gigs with my purple 8-up Docs still on and more than the Smell of Teen Spirit in my hair. Cigarette smoke.

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