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14 May 2013

Ounce of prevention update

As the colder weather approaches, we have been working hard to create this handy infographic so you know exactly how much winter sun exposure is enough for vitamin D. Also in this issue, a Victorian mum, Samantha Upton, tells us why she is supporting the campaign to Keep Fresh Air Fresh and why you should too! Sarah takes us on a journey through the history of tea and how it's helped to increase cancer survival rates, and lastly, Bethany looks at the recommendations from the McKeon Review and investigates why clinical trial reform is just what the doctor ordered.

Your story: A mother's plea for smokefree

Dining and picnicking outdoors in the pleasant weather is a favourite pastime for most Australians, but for Samantha Upton, whose five-year-old son Callum has severe asthma, it is often an impossibility. That's why she wants you to join the Keep Fresh Air Fresh campaign before May 17.

Read on to find out more.

Behind the news: This could be just your cup of tea

Cup of tea - Image courtesy of blackstock /

Since it began in 1994, Australia's Biggest Morning Tea has raised more than $20 million for Cancer Council Victoria's research, prevention and support services, helping to increase cancer survival rates by almost 20 per cent.

And, with the number of new cancer diagnoses increasing each year, a cuppa for cancer is just the ticket to support the 78 Victorians who are diagnosed with cancer every day.

Read on to find out more.

Advocacy: McKeon Review's drive for clinical trial reform just what the doctor ordered

Image courtesy of Suat Eman /

The Federal Government recently released a report, the McKeon Review, which found that Australia can make major financial savings in its health system by investing in medical research.

Read on for more.

How to: Get enough sun for vitamin D

Hands in autumn sun

Winter is just around the corner, but before you rug up and prepare to hibernate indoors for the next three months, find out the cold facts about vitamin D! This infographic explains what it is, why it's important and how much winter sun exposure is enough.

View it here.

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