Monthly Archives: November 2018

Urgent sun safety warning as summer kicks off

It’s officially summer tomorrow and scorching new figures show the sun safety message isn’t sinking in, with half of all Queenslanders getting sunburnt every year. The Health of Queenslanders 2018 report revealed that only one in two children and one in five adults used daily sun protection and that 54 per cent of adults and 46 per…

Healthier Christmas cake recipe

Did you know, that during the Christmas period, Aussies gain an extra 0.8 to 1.5 kilograms, on average, just from overeating? But there is no need to fear the festive season – a healthy Christmas is a lot easier than you think! The below recipe is a healthy twist on the Christmas pudding, that won’t…

Raising awareness for pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer is one of the top five causes of cancer deaths in Queensland and early diagnosis is vital to increasing chances of survival. November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and Cancer Council Queensland is raising awareness about the disease and associated challenges. Around 554 people are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in Queensland each year…

Your donations help fund vital cancer research

  You may not realise it, but you’re helping to save lives. With your help, 10 more cancer researchers have been awarded $200,000 each over two years. Your donation helps give Queensland researchers a reliable source of funds, which means you help make long-term research and trials possible. Thank you. The grants will fund world-leading…

Help eliminate cervical cancer and save a friend’s life

  Something truly amazing has happened. Tell your friends about it. It could save their lives. Australia is set to become the first country in the world to eliminate cervical cancer. This amazing achievement follows the success of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination program and the changes to the National Screening Program. New research…

Cancer burden weighs heavy on health report card

The Health of Queenslanders 2018 report, released this week, has shown that cancer is still the leading cause of disease burden in Queensland – and Cancer Council Queensland has echoed calls from the Chief Health Officer that more needs to be done to address the impact of preventable factors.* Cancer Council Queensland CEO Chris McMillan…