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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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Passive smoking fires me up

Posted by Anna Sublet on 27-11-2015

The Victorian Government announced in August that it will ban smoking in outdoor areas. Great stuff, and about time. Now, the City Of Melbourne has announced its smoke-free spaces in the CBD. But what about the air in my back yard?!

Meat and cancer: the facts

Posted by Mel on 27-10-2015

The World Health Organization has sent the meat eaters of the world into a spin with the announcement that eating processed meats causes cancer, and eating red meat may cause cancer.

How a few simple lifestyle changes can cut your risk of cancer

Posted by Liv on 08-10-2015

A major Australian study has revealed that up to 37,000 Australians can avoid a cancer diagnosis, mostly through lifestyle change.

New research on alcohol and cancer. Are you at risk?

Posted by Craig Sinclair, Head of Prevention at Cancer Council Victoria on 06-07-2015

The Cancer Council recommends people adhere to the National Health and Medical Research Council Australian Guidelines on alcohol consumption, which recommends no more than two standard drinks a day.

Are you choosing a diet for disaster?

Posted by Alison on 29-05-2015
We've all heard the promises that many diets tend to make, but in reality most popular diets are destined to fail. Despite this, new research has found that many of us are getting sucked in by fad diet claims.

Five ways to conquer your fitness fears

Posted by Kat on 24-04-2015
Kat steps us through five of the most common exercise fears and how to beat them.

My take on the standing desk craze

Posted by Millicent on 24-03-2015
Millicent test drives a standing desk.

Organic food - is it worth the cost?

Posted by Alison G on 20-02-2015
What does organic really mean and is it worth the extra dollars?

The fuss-free work lunch secret I wish I'd tried sooner

Posted by Laura on 16-01-2015
Laura has gone from the sad-sanga girl with lunch envy, to the ever-so-organised master of work lunches with her lunch-in-a-jar.