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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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Tell us what inspires you to exercise for a chance to win . . .

Posted by Laura on 30-08-2011

In our August newsletter Pip shared her story about losing her mother to cancer and how this inspired her to take up running. Check out Pip's story and for your chance to win tell us what inspires you to exercise...

Getting it right in the bedroom could be life saving

Posted by Amy on 29-08-2011

According to research released a couple of weeks ago by the medical insurer, Bupa, young Aussies are fumbling in the dark when it comes to their sexual health.

A coffee a day, keeps the doctor away?

Posted by Cairín on 19-08-2011

The latest cure for cancer unveiled this week was coffee.

According to a US study, coffee has been shown to reduce the risk of non-melanoma skin cancers by helping kill off damaged cells that could otherwise turn into tumours. Non-melanoma skin cancer, including basal cell and squamous cell types, are the most commonly diagnosed skin cancers and typically less deadly than melanoma.

How to solve a problem like obesity . . .

Posted by Laura on 17-08-2011

Recently Professor Joseph Proietto generated a lot of attention about obesity as a result of his opinion piece in the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA). The way the story was reported sent out some confusing messages.

We think that when it comes to the issue of obesity - an once of prevention really is worth a pound of cure.

Sexy diseases - what does it take to attract a celebrity to your cause?

Posted by Melissa on 09-08-2011

Here's an odd question for you - one that I never thought I'd ask in my years working in the media here in Melbourne: is there such a thing as a "sexy disease?" I'm sure if you ask the many people battling cancer in Australia, the answer would be a resounding "No."

A little ray of sunshine

Posted by Cairín on 05-08-2011

From the tall, dark and handsome among us to those that are pale and interesting, we all need a bit of sun to help with our vitamin D levels, which is essential for strong bones, muscles and overall health. It's just knowing how much sun is enough that can be the challenge.

John's story - why he stopped drinking

Posted by John on 02-08-2011

John talks about his decision to end his love affair with booze on Valentines Day.