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Cancer Council supports new quit smoking ads

Cancer Council Queensland has backed a new advertising campaign launched by the State Government today designed to help young Queensland’s quit smoking. The campaign uses the 70s hit ‘All By Myself’ to send an emotional message to smokers aged 25 to 44, to help them seek support to quit. Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift…

You don’t have to be a doctor, scientist or millionaire to beat cancer – make the pledge in 2014!

Cancer – it’s the nation’s top health concern, it impacts one in two people directly by age 85 and takes the lives of around 8000 Queenslanders each year. Today, Cancer Council Queensland is inviting Queenslanders to help beat the disease with the launch of the 2014 I Can for Cancer campaign! Cancer Council Queensland’s I…

Central Queensland weighs – in above average

Central Queensland adults are tipping the scales above average, with new stats showing the region’s adult obesity rates are up to 36 per cent higher than the overall Queensland rate. The State Government has released findings from the Self-reported health status 2011-12, categorised by local government area*. The report found adult obesity rates in Banana…

Wide Bay Burnett weighs-in above average

Wide Bay Burnett adults are tipping the scales above average, with new stats showing the region’s adult obesity rates are up to 41 per cent higher than the overall Queensland rate. The State Government has released findings from the Self-reported health status 2011-12, categorised by local government area*. The report found adult obesity rates in…

North Queensland weighs-in above average

North Queensland adults are tipping the scales above average, with new stats showing the region’s adult obesity rates are up to 38 per cent higher than the overall Queensland rate. The State Government has released findings from the Self-reported health status 2011-12, categorised by local government area*. The report found adult obesity rates in Burdekin…

Workplaces have a healthy part to play!

Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift helps Queensland workplaces make small changes for big health boosts! Making the decision to get healthy always starts and ends with you – but life can often get in the way! We break out of our comfortable, healthy routines (where we eat well and spend time being physically active)…

Schools keen to play a stronger role in skin cancer prevention

Queensland schools would provide more shade for children if funding was not a concern, Cancer Council research shows. Data from the Cancer Council’s National Sun Protection Survey shows funding concerns are the second most common reason schools don’t plan to increase shade structures, potentially putting young Queenslanders at risk of skin cancer. Cancer Council Queensland…

Sunscreen isn’t a suit of armour

Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift helps us stay Sun Smart by breaking down the difference between SPF30 and SPF50+ sunscreens. SPF30 or SPF50+ sunscreen? Sure, there is a bigger number on the bottle – but many of us don’t understand the difference between the two. SPF50+ sunscreens first hit the shelves in January last…

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