30 June 2011
Ounce of prevention update
Winter has certainly set in. Are you struggling to fight off hibernation? Fear not, we've got tips to help you keep fit and motivated this winter.
We are hoping we can convince you to love the skin you are in, with our case study and piece on the danger of solariums. We're also going behind the news and looking at what the reclassification of mobile phones as 'possibly' carcinogenic actually means.
Success story: Jo's early detection of melanoma
Australia has one of the highest rates of melanoma in the world, which is the deadliest form of skin cancer. Jo Stevens is one of the lucky ones. Hereâ€™s her story.
Behind the news: Mobile phones reclassified as 'possibly' carcinogenic
Considering how embedded mobile phones are in our lives these days, it's no surprise the recent announcement by IARC that mobile phones are possibly carcinogenic caused a lot of ringing of alarm bells, but what does it really mean?
'Possibly' is an answer to questions like: Will you be home on time for dinner? Are you going to watch Masterchef tonight? Trivial, non-life-threatening type questions. Not 'is this going to kill me?' kind of questions. So where does 'possibly' sit on the cancer risk spectrum?
Read on to find out.
Take action: Solariums and skin cancer risk
Solariums can emit UV radiation up to six times as strong as the midday summer sun and there is a strong connection between using solariums and your risk of getting skin cancer.
Read more to find out what the current situation is in Victoria and what you can do to help.
How to: Keep fit during winter
Winter is enough to drive even the most fanatical morning jogger back under the doona. The days are shorter and the mornings and nights are colder, darker and wetter. The sofa seems more inviting than ever and the idea of having a salad for lunch seems to verge on the ludicrous.
So, how can we avoid the decent into seasonal sloth?