Prevention

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Back to school: Cancer Council calls for kids to hop, skip, jump for better health

Cancer Council Queensland is calling on teachers and parents to help children avoid a sedentary slump and get active, as thousands head back to school today. Research shows just 45 per cent of children are active for the recommended one hour a day, putting their short and long-term health at risk. Cancer Council Queensland CEO…

Failure to introduce a sugary drink tax is no sweet deal

Dear Editor, We need a tax on sugary drinks – it’s as simple as that. Our state’s obesity epidemic is not slowing down and needs to be addressed. Cancer Council Queensland has long called for initiatives to tackle obesity, which includes introducing a 20 per cent tax on sugary drinks. Sweetened beverages are a major…

Healthy choices could prevent 25 cancer cases a day

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Dear Editor, Today, 74 people living in Queensland will be diagnosed with cancer. Sadly, around 25 of those cases could have been prevented. While most people are settling into a New Year with new resolutions and new routines – those diagnosed are preparing to fight for their lives. Preventable cancer cases are the result of…

Guide to a skin smart summer: How to select and slop sunscreen on correctly

With Queensland in the grips of sweltering conditions and high UV levels, it’s more important than ever to Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek and Slide. But despite the majority of people being aware of sunscreen’s importance, many are putting their health at risk by thoughtlessly slopping on the product – or neglecting its use altogether. Recent…

Weight loss myths weigh heavy on obesity burden

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Around 2.3 million Queensland adults headed into the New Year overweight or obese, increasing their risk of developing chronic diseases, including some cancers. Today, Cancer Council Queensland will sort fact from fiction to help Queenslanders set New Year’s resolutions to slim down and achieve better health in 2018. Research shows being overweight and obese contributes…

Avoid the Santa sizzle as UV levels remain high for Christmas

The only person wearing a coat of red this Christmas should be Santa. Cancer Council Queensland is warning Queenslanders to avoid the Christmas sizzle next week as UV levels and temperatures heat up. Temperatures in some parts of the state will reach the high 30’s, with UV levels hitting 11 or more. Cancer Council Queensland…

Have a merry, healthy Christmas and beat the holiday bulge

Being SunSmart and living well after cancer.

Christmas is upon us and it’s time to talk turkey about how to have a healthier, happier festive season! With gatherings and celebrations aplenty, temptation to indulge is greater and failing to plan for a healthy holiday can lead to overeating, extensive sedentary behavior and weight gain. According to Nutrition Australia, the average Aussie gains…

Cancer Council Christmas Appeal heralds hope for Queensland families

To help give hope to Queensland families fighting cancer this Christmas, Cancer Council Queensland has launched its 2017 Christmas Appeal. In Queensland around 27,000 people have been diagnosed with cancer this year and an estimated 8700 have died from the disease – mums, dads, sisters, brothers, children, grandparents, and friends. To make a difference in…

Community cervix announcement: new screening program launches

Cancer Council Queensland has welcomed a new cervical screening program which will come into effect on December 1, replacing the two-yearly pap test. Those aged between 25 and 74 years will be eligible to take part in the screening program every five years. Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan said the new Cervical Screening…

Unfit Australians contributing to cancer burden

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More than half of Australian adults are inactive or participate in low levels of physical activity, contributing significantly to the burden of bowel, uterine and breast cancer. A new Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report, Impact of physical inactivity as a risk factor for chronic conditions, showed that physical inactivity was responsible for 16…