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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Last Sunday, as a result of a serious failure to fully consider the implications of the term 'other duties as required' before signing my employment contract, I found myself in the artists' area behind the main stage at the St Kilda festival, dressed as a giant bird.
According to Cabrini Health, which just happens to run the lovely Cabrini Hospital in Malvern, it is the magical month of FOBruary. That is, it's the month to do your Faecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) - or as many of us here at Cancer Council Victoria call it, a bowel cancer screening test.
SunSmart’s iconic jingle is in trouble. Cheerful Sid the Seagull in board shorts, t-shirt and hat has been dancing his way across our screens since the 1980s singing the jingle – Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek and Slide.
Perhaps it's no surprise that weight loss shows such as The Biggest Loser and Excess Baggage are so popular.
A new study published in the US has indicated some teenage girls wrongly assume their risk of contracting all sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is greatly reduced after having the HPV vaccine.
So the setting may not have been Russia but the roulette wheel was spinning. On one side I had a friend admiring her newly honey hued beach arms and on the other one loudly lamenting her porcelain pigment. "Enough" I cried like a time-out team captain, "Put down the revolver and pick up the sunscreen."
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.