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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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Researchers' giant study - is it a big problem for tall women?

Posted by Sondra on 22-07-2011

According to a study released this week, tall women face an increased risk of a wide range of cancers compared to their shorter counterparts.

But dark chocolate is good for you - isn't it?

Posted by Melissa on 20-07-2011

Are you a believer? Do you believe the health advertisements that claim you can lose weight without exercise or diet, get rock hard abs in just a week or, with just five easy payments, you can own an exercising system with ropes and pulleys that clips to your door and turns you into some type of Adonis?

Cancer indicators - is there a link between prostate cancer and the length of your fingers?

Posted by Laura on 13-07-2011

Gentlemen, I'd like to give you one less thing to worry about - your finger length. And there is no big foot, big shoe innuendo coming, I promise. The good news is... that finger length is not an indicator of prostate cancer risk.

Porky pooches and lack of exercise - what does it take to get you moving?

Posted by Melissa on 05-07-2011

Newspaper readers were recently outraged by the "cruel treatment" of a pooch with an enormous girth - so if we adopt that attitude towards our pets, why don't we always have that same attitude towards our own health?