Stronger Regions Fund delivers $785k for Cancer Council Brisbane lodge

Charles Wanstall Apex Lodge

Queenslanders impacted by cancer are set to benefit from a $785,000 Federal Government grant for Cancer Council Queensland to upgrade its patient lodge at Herston in Brisbane. The grant has been awarded under the National Stronger Regions Fund, to support the delivery of priority infrastructure to benefit regional and disadvantaged communities. The project will include…

Australian childhood cancer deaths drop sharply

Childhood cancer death rates in Australia have decreased by nearly 40 per cent over the past 15 years, new Cancer Council figures show. The national figures, examining 30 year trends, will be released at the Australian and New Zealand Children’s Haematology/Oncology Group (ANZCHOG) Annual Scientific Meeting in Cairns today. Cancer Council Queensland Head of Research…

Live Well, Be Well Radio – 18 June

Live well be well

Listen back to our 18 June #livewellbewell radio show! Style Magazines joins host Katie Clift to tell us why we need more sleep, and to help our winter colds go away! Finder.com.au helps us decipher mobile phone costs for wellbeing, tweens2teen have tips on parenting an athlete, and we chat new research showing very hot…

Coffee safe, but very hot beverages can cause cancer

Coffee drinkers worldwide will be relieved today following news from the International Agency for Research on Cancer that the popular beverage is not carcinogenic. Coffee drinking was evaluated by IARC in 1991, and classified as possibly carcinogenic to humans based on limited evidence from epidemiological studies that coffee causes bladder cancer. New findings, based on…

Aussies drop the ball on daily cardio, strength training for health

Physical Activity - running

The first study to examine whether Aussies are engaging in enough cardio and strength training for optimum health has found 85 per cent aren’t meeting the daily recommendations. Research published in BioMed Central was the first to assess whether Australians were meeting the national Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines, revised in 2012. The guidelines…

Live Well, Be Well Radio – 11 June

Live well be well

Listen back to our 11 June #livewellbewell radio show! We chat text neck with Sally Thibault – a growing health condition, Women’s Health Magazine help us build emotional resilience, She Brisbane teaches us about handling adversity as Mums and Little Miss Organised has tips on gettting your tea and coffee cupboard organised for winter! Listen…

Queensland, give up the junk this June!

Heathy Eating

Cancer Council is calling on Queenslanders to give up chips, chocolate and cream buns this month after new stats found 91 per cent of adults don’t eat enough vegetables for everyday health. The latest Preventive Health Survey shows only nine per cent of Queensland adults eat the five recommended serves of vegetables every day. Cancer…

One in three screen eating a swipe for bad health


New research shows one in three Queenslanders eat a meal in front of an electronic device every day, prompting an urgent health warning from Cancer Council Queensland. Cancer Council’s Everyday Health Survey found more than half of all Queenslanders eat in front of a TV, computer, phone or tablet at least four times a week,…

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