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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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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.

Inside the Sid suit: our Slip! Slop! Slap! mascot takes on St Kilda Festival

Posted by Jen on 16-02-2012

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.

It's FOBruary: get your bowel cancer screening home test kit!

Posted by Susanne and Melissa on 13-02-2012

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.

Slop gets a slappin': Nanoparticles in sunscreen and staying SunSmart

Posted by Cairín on 10-02-2012

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.

Why we watch The Biggest Loser and Excess Baggage: the appeal of weight loss rehab

Posted by Bek on 03-02-2012

Perhaps it's no surprise that weight loss shows such as The Biggest Loser and Excess Baggage are so popular.