Prevention

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Tips to help you host a healthy Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea

Morning tea is often synonymous with sweet treats, but making healthy choices doesn’t have to mean missing out on fun! That’s why Cancer Council Queensland is encouraging all Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea hosts to try swapping out snacks that are high in fat, sugar, salt and low in fibre, for recipes that are nutritious and…

Cancer Council turning the Sunshine State into a SunSmart State

Skin cancer prevention

Dear Editor, In an effort to help primary schools and early childhood centres improve sun safe policies and protect the next generation, we’re encouraging schools to join Cancer Council Queensland’s SunSmart Program. Joining this free program is the first of many simple steps your school or early childhood centre can take to protect staff and…

5 ways to winter-proof your workout

Your health doesn’t have an off season, so as the temperatures drop don’t be tempted to hang up your exercise gear and hibernate – use the change in seasons as a chance to mix up your workouts and reignite your love of fitness. It’s important to stay active all year round, as regular exercise helps…

New research: Queensland a melanoma hot spot for young adults

Queensland has the highest rates of cancer among young adults and adolescents aged 15-24 years in Australia, as a result of high melanoma rates across the Sunshine State. A new report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Cancer in adolescents and young adults in Australia, found that in Queensland there were…

Cervical Screening Program: your questions answered

By Cancer Council Queensland CEO Chris McMillan If you have a cervix – this is for you! At the end of last year, the two-yearly pap test was replaced with a new cer vical screening program. The new program will screen women aged 25-74 every five years, with evidence showing the renewed program is far…

Drinking habits of Queenslanders causing hundreds of cancer cases

Hundreds of Queenslanders are being diagnosed with cancer every year because they’re drinking too much alcohol. It’s estimated that around 760 cancer cases and 210 cancer deaths could be attributable to alcohol consumption annually across the State – prompting Cancer Council Queensland to call for greater awareness of alcohol-related health risks. Cancer Council Queensland CEO…

The cancer risk factors you might not be aware of yet

The causes of cancer are complex, but many cases can be prevented by healthy lifestyle choices, as Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan explains. Thanks to successful health campaigns, we have seen positive changes in sun-related and smoking behaviours and attitudes. Each year, thousands of skin cancer cases are prevented because people are more…

SunSmart app protecting Commonwealth Games visitors

Cancer Council Queensland has issued a warning to visitors descending on the Sunshine State for the Commonwealth Games to be vigilant of Queensland’s harsh UV levels. Melanoma rates are around 40 per cent higher in Queensland compared to the national average , as a result of the UV Index causing skin damage all year round…

Egg-xorbitant sugar levels found in Easter favourites

easter chocolate

Whether you like mini or mega-size, chocolate bunnies, eggs or blocks – Cancer Council Queensland is warning people to avoid the chocolate binge this Easter! Most Easter treats contain alarming amounts of sugar, making their effects on health and well-being not-so-sweet. An average 250g milk chocolate bunny contains around 36 teaspoons of sugar, a hollow…

Eating well for your waistline and wallet

Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan explains that eating healthily doesn’t have to hit your hip pocket. Have you been shocked by the amount of unhealthy food that’s slipped into your shopping cart or the total you’ve managed to rack up at the checkout? Between the latest food trends, marketing hype and product placement,…