Prevention

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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

Health Professional Cancer Network

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…

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…

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