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Queensland counts the kilojoules ahead of new laws

Heathy Eating

Cancer Council will today count up the alarming kilojoules in popular fast food meals and on-the-go snacks, as compulsory menu labelling is mandated in Queensland from tomorrow. The energy content of food and drink must be displayed on fast food and snack chain in-store menus, online ordering websites, apps and takeaway menus delivered to homes…

Letter to the Editor – Law at the end of life

Discover cancer health professional events, education programs, forums and webinars offered by Cancer Council Queensland.

Dear Editor, Cancer Council and QUT are seeking Queenslanders to take part in research examining medical decisions by and for people with terminal illnesses – the first national study of its kind. The Australian-first study aims to better understand community engagement and decision making about law at the end of life. The study will be…

Volunteer Voice March 2017

Help us make the next cancer breakthrough Cancer Council needs Australians who have never been diagnosed with cancer to take part in our Australian Breakthrough Cancer Study. By recruiting one of the largest Australian research groups ever, the study aims to understand how genes and lifestyle impact our risk of cancer and help scientists uncover…

Live Well, Be Well Radio – 18 March

Live well be well

Listen back to our 18 March #livewellbewell radio show! Little Miss Organised helps us combat paper clutter, Women’s Health Magazine chats health zings, Sally Thibault gives us advice on attitudinal contagion, and how it affects wellbeing – and we lace up to raise funds for CCQ in the Gold Coast Airport Marathon! Tune in! Listen…

Letter to the Editor – Take charge of your health and a cancer free future

Dear Editor, This month, thousands of Queenslanders are charging through March by hitting the pavement to help beat cancer! The March Charge, which reaches the halfway mark this week, challenges Queenslanders to run or walk throughout the month to improve their health and raise funds for Cancer Council. To those taking part – we’re cheering…

Letter to the Editor – Close The
Gap Day

Dear Editor, This Thursday (March 16), Australians will mark Close the Gap day nationally. For us at Cancer Council Queensland, this day is an opportunity to raise awareness and take action to achieve health equality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The latest figures from the AIHW show Indigenous Australians still experience significantly higher…

Queenslanders call for no-smoking by-laws

An overwhelming majority of submissions to a State Government review have supported the creation of powers by which body corporates can ban smoking in units and apartments. As a result, the Property Law Review has recommended body corporates be given the power to ban smoking, protecting residents from harmful second-hand smoke drift. A total of…

A message from Queensland’s Minister for Health, The Hon. Cameron Dick MP, on the retirement of Cancer Council Queensland’s CEO, Professor Jeffrey Charles Dunn AO.

A message from Queensland’s Minister for Health, The Hon. Cameron Dick MP, on the retirement of Cancer Council Queensland’s CEO, Professor Jeffrey Charles Dunn AO. In recognition of Jeff’s distinguished service to Cancer Council Queensland and outstanding contributions to cancer control at the local, national, and international levels. Your leadership has created a remarkable legacy…

Mindfulness not for everyone, new research shows

Mindfulness therapy is no more effective than quality medical care in reducing distress in men with advanced prostate cancer, a new research study has found. Mindfulness-based approaches have been rapidly adopted globally to help reduce psychological distress associated with cancer. For the first time, a new Griffith University and Cancer Council study has found telephone-based…