Prevention

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Spirit of Ekka goes smoke free

Half-a-million show-goers are expected to benefit from a breath of fresh air at this year’s Royal Queensland Show, with the Ekka gates set to open for Queensland’s first smoke free exhibition. Cancer Council Queensland has commended the RNA decision. Cancer Council Queensland CEO, Professor Jeff Dunn AO, said the move was a significant step forward…

New cervical cancer screening program to save lives

Cancer Council Queensland has welcomed Federal Government funding for a new cervical cancer screening program to replace the two-yearly pap smear test from 2017. The new screening program, announced as part of a $600 million cancer package in last night’s budget, will be undertaken by Queensland women every five years. Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie…

Beenleigh Town Square a breath of fresh air

Cancer Council Queensland has applauded Logan City Council for ensuring the new Beenleigh Town Square will be completely smoke free upon its completion in late 2015. Logan City Council today endorsed the development of the local law, bringing the square in line with Ipswich Mall and Brisbane’s Queen Street Mall which are both successfully smoke…

Two in three Aussie smokers will die from the habit

The Queensland Government has been asked to urgently introduce smoke free public places, with new research showing two in three Australian smokers will die from the habit. Rates of death for current smokers are three times higher than those of non-smokers, prompting Cancer Council Queensland to renew its calls for smoke free public places. Cancer…

Five ways to ward off the winter blues

With winter well on the way Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift reveals five practical tips to fend of the blues and stay healthy and happy this season. It’s that time of year again. When the days start to get cold and the sunlight feels like it’s in shorter supply, it’s easy to get caught…

Slip, slop, slap, SMS #nomoresunburn

Researchers have discovered a new weapon in the fight against skin cancer, in an Australian-first multifaceted trial using text messaging to promote sun protection and skin checks. More than 500 Queenslanders were recruited for the HealthyText trial, which improved overall sun protection behaviours and skin checks over 12 months. Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift…

Sweet wash – natural sweeteners still heavy on the scales

Cancer Council is warning Queenslanders against health claims on products sweetened with sugar substitutes, many of which still contain higher than recommended levels of sugar. The warning follows the release of new World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines recommending sugar intake be limited to less than 10 per cent of total energy intake to reduce risks…

Smoke in their faces: Queensland kids facing future disease

Cancer Council is warning against the severe dangers of second and third-hand smoke, with new research* showing nearly 10 per cent of Queensland adults allow smoking in their cars, and 25 per cent live in a household with a current smoker. Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said second and third-hand smoke exposure could cause…

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