Prevention

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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…

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…

Public support needed to eliminate cervical cancer

Imagine if there was type of cancer that could be eliminated in the future. A cancer for which there was screening readily available, that could detect precancerous cells and result in effective treatment, so the cancer would be prevented from even developing. That’s cervical cancer. This week is National Cervical Cancer Awareness Week (November 12-18)…

Girls’ Night In: Make a difference and highlight women’s health

It’s that time of year again – Cancer Council Queensland is encouraging women to harness the power of their friendship to make a difference and raise awareness of women’s cancer through our Girls’ Night In campaign. Simply by registering to host an event at girlsnightin.com.au, getting together with friends and donating what you would have…

1800 Australian cancers caused by lack of fruit and veggies

Research has revealed, for the first time, how many cancers in Australia are caused by an insufficient fruit and vegetable intake. A study[1] led by researchers at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute revealed that out of all cancers, 1.7 per cent are directly attributable to inadequate consumption of fruit and non-starchy vegetables – or 1800…

AIHW report shows importance of screening and lifestyle choices

Making healthy lifestyle choices and taking part in bowel cancer screening could save your life, according to a first-of-its-kind report on digestive-tract cancers. Colorectal and other digestive-tract cancers was released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Digestive-tract cancers are a major cause of illness and death in Australia, accounting for about two…

Tipping the scales against sugary drinks: Survey shows support for obesity prevention initiatives

Queenslanders want a health levy on sugar-sweetened beverages, with over half of the participants from a new survey in favour of the policy intervention. Results from Cancer Council Queensland and Heart Foundation’s Everyday Health Survey released today on World Obesity Day canvassed community views on sugar-sweetened beverages to identify consumer habits, determine understanding of the…

SunSmart Shade Creation Initiative keeps kids safe from the sun

Already 105 Queensland schools, childcare centres, community or sporting clubs have benefited from new shade structures as part of the 2018 SunSmart Shade Creation Initiative, with applications for a new round of funding now open. The initiative, led by the Queensland Government and Cancer Council Queensland, enables not-for-profit organisations catering for children 0-18 years to apply for up…