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Failure to introduce a sugary drink tax is no sweet deal

Dear Editor, We need a tax on sugary drinks – it’s as simple as that. Our state’s obesity epidemic is not slowing down and needs to be addressed. Cancer Council Queensland has long called for initiatives to tackle obesity, which includes introducing a 20 per cent tax on sugary drinks. Sweetened beverages are a major…

16,000 Queenslanders set to walk at Relay For Life in 2018

Around 16,000 Queenslanders are expected to take part in Relay For Life events across the state in 2018, united by the goal of giving hope to locals affected by cancer. Cancer Council Queensland is calling on communities to get behind the charity’s largest annual fundraising event by registering a team. 40 events will be held…

Queensland cancer research boosted with $2 million research grant

Health Professional Cancer Network

Cancer Council Queensland has announced a $2 million investment in cancer research projects across Queensland over two years, as it reveals its 2018/19 research grant recipients. 10 researchers* from leading institutions will receive $200,000 over two years toward their projects, to improve treatment options and quality of life for Queenslanders diagnosed with cancer. The research…

Healthy choices could prevent 25 cancer cases a day

Healthy eating and drinking

Dear Editor, Today, 74 people living in Queensland will be diagnosed with cancer. Sadly, around 25 of those cases could have been prevented. While most people are settling into a New Year with new resolutions and new routines – those diagnosed are preparing to fight for their lives. Preventable cancer cases are the result of…

Guide to a skin smart summer: How to select and slop sunscreen on correctly

With Queensland in the grips of sweltering conditions and high UV levels, it’s more important than ever to Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek and Slide. But despite the majority of people being aware of sunscreen’s importance, many are putting their health at risk by thoughtlessly slopping on the product – or neglecting its use altogether. Recent…

Weight loss myths weigh heavy on obesity burden

Healthy eating and drinking

Around 2.3 million Queensland adults headed into the New Year overweight or obese, increasing their risk of developing chronic diseases, including some cancers. Today, Cancer Council Queensland will sort fact from fiction to help Queenslanders set New Year’s resolutions to slim down and achieve better health in 2018. Research shows being overweight and obese contributes…

Avoid the Santa sizzle as UV levels remain high for Christmas

The only person wearing a coat of red this Christmas should be Santa. Cancer Council Queensland is warning Queenslanders to avoid the Christmas sizzle next week as UV levels and temperatures heat up. Temperatures in some parts of the state will reach the high 30’s, with UV levels hitting 11 or more. Cancer Council Queensland…

Have a merry, healthy Christmas and beat the holiday bulge

Being SunSmart and living well after cancer.

Christmas is upon us and it’s time to talk turkey about how to have a healthier, happier festive season! With gatherings and celebrations aplenty, temptation to indulge is greater and failing to plan for a healthy holiday can lead to overeating, extensive sedentary behavior and weight gain. According to Nutrition Australia, the average Aussie gains…