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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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How to avoid overindulging this Christmas season

Posted by Laura on 21-12-2010
Ah, Christmas! The time of plum pudding, mince pies, roast meat, cold ham, chocolate ... all washed down with a few glasses of wine. And that's just the day itself - to say nothing of Christmas Eve, Boxing Day, New Years and all the pre-Christmas work functions. It is terribly easy to overindulge at this time of year. After all, ‘tis the season to eat and be merry. But overeating and drinking one-too-many sherries can leave you feeling far from festive. But here's the good news, it is avoidable.

Fruit and veg: do they prevent cancer?

Posted by Laura on 16-12-2010
The amount of information out there about diet is overwhelming, and often contradictory. Is eating bacon and eggs for breakfast every day – à la the Atkins Diet – really a good idea? Can goji berries actually help me be more energetic and lose five kilos in two weeks? It's hard to tell the facts from fiction.

Going to the dark side

Posted by Em on 10-12-2010
We all have a little bit of the dark side in us, for me this week it was the dark side of cake, dark chocolatey cake (none of this flourless orange business or hidden vegetable ‘carrot' cake).

An aspirin a day

Posted by Shona on 08-12-2010
When Paul Weller sang about the bitterest pill (he ever had to swallow) he probably wasn't referring to taking aspirin. Though at his age, he might want to start thinking about it.