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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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.
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.
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.