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.
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.
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.
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).
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.