Prevention

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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…

Cervical cancer patients with multiple health conditions face lower chance of survival

Women who are unwell or have other diseases when diagnosed with cervical cancer are more likely to die from their cancer diagnosis, than women who have better overall health. Despite most health issues not being linked to the cancer itself, new research from Cancer Council Queensland, in collaboration with Menzies School of Health Research, shows…

Pack your sunscreen and hat for a SunSmart Ekka

Today the gates of Ekka will open in preparation for nearly half a million Queenslanders, thousands of strawberry sundaes, and plenty of rides and entertainment! To help Queenslanders make the most of Ekka and avoid going home a little redder, Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan encouraged show-goers to make sun safety a priority.…

Weekend warriors: Minimise sports drinks, refuel with water

Feeling thirsty after a jog around the neighbourhood? You’d better knock back a sugar-packed, electrolyte-packed drink to avoid getting dehydrated, right? Not quite. Sports drinks seem like they should be healthy, but Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan breaks down why they should be left for endurance events. Sports drinks are designed for athletes…

Cancer Council Queensland welcomes sugary drinks crackdown

Cancer Council Queensland has today welcomed an announcement by the State Government to limit sugary drinks and junk food in government owned hospitals and health care facilities by the end of the year. Junk food advertising around children in schools, sports groups and public transport hubs will also be restricted. The announcement was part of…

Have your say: The future of sugary drinks

Queenslanders are being urged to speak up and voice their opinion on sugar-sweetened beverages, as Cancer Council Queensland and Heart Foundation launch a new state-wide health survey today. The Everyday Health Survey, Sugar-sweetened beverages, aims to identify consumer habits, determine understanding of the health impacts of sugary drinks, and assess support for proposed regulations to…

Men’s health in bad shape compared to women, research shows

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Men’s unhealthy lifestyle habits are catching up to them, with rates of some potentially preventable cancers more than 3.6 times higher in men than women. This week for Men’s Health Week (June 11-17), Cancer Council Queensland is urging men to get informed and reduce their risk of preventable cancers by taking small steps to improve…

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…

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