2016

Experts reach consensus on sun protection and vitamin D

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New recommendations published this week by national peak health bodies provide clearer and simpler advice to Australians on how to balance sun protection to reduce skin cancer risk, while maintaining healthy vitamin D. The recommendations were jointly published by Cancer Council, the Australasian College of Dermatologists, the Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society,…

Cancer Council creates shade for kids in Queensland

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Cancer Council and the Queensland Government are helping create shade for kids across the State, with the launch of the 2016 SunSmart Shade Creation Initiative this Monday February 1. Not-for-profit organisations catering for children 0-17 years are invited to apply for up to 50 per cent matched funding to purchase a portable or permanent shade…

Young Queenslanders still attempt a summer tan

Nearly half of Queensland female secondary school students still attempt to tan during summer, new data shows. New research from the Australian Secondary Students’ Alcohol and Drug (ASSAD) survey* shows more than a third of all Queensland secondary students attempted to get a tan last summer. Queensland girls were estimated to be twice as likely…

Take a break – spice up your office life

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On average, Australians spend 70 per cent of their work day sitting down. For most of us, that’s more than five hours glued to a chair! While some sedentary behaviour is unavoidable, it’s important to focus on your health and wellbeing at work to reduce the risk of illness and increase overall productivity. Cancer Council…

Struth, it’s a healthy ‘Straya Day!

Crack out the cricket set, slop on some zinc, fire up the barbie and c’mon Queensland – get ready to celebrate Australia Day the healthy way! Cancer Council is urging Queenslanders to stay true blue to their health and wellbeing, with SunSmart threads, tasty spreads, and Australian sporting fun. Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift…

New cancer nurse counsellors on call to help

Queenslanders impacted by cancer can call a new nurse counselling service for support, following the launch of Queensland’s first telephone-based Nurse Counsellor Service by Cancer Council Queensland. The service was launched in response to evidence that distressed patients and carers could benefit significantly from a single phone counselling session with a nurse. Cancer Council Queensland…

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