Prevention

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Not-for-profits urged to apply for SunSmart Shade Creation Initiative

Cancer Council Queensland and the Queensland Government are helping turn the Sunshine State into the SunSmart State by protecting younger generations from the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation. Queensland not-for-profit organisations catering for children and young people aged 0-18 years are now able to apply for much-needed shade through the 2018 SunSmart Shade Creation Initiative.…

Queenslanders urged to choose healthy food delivery options for better health

A surge in the use of food delivery apps is making it easier for Queenslanders to access unhealthy fatty, salty and sugary food – all from the comfort of their couch. This week for Smart Eating Week* (February 12-18), Cancer Council Queensland is warning people to reconsider what they add to their cart, to ensure…

What does 5 serves of veggies and 2 of fruit a day really mean?

What’s a key part of a nutritious diet? Most of us can automatically recite the answer: fruits and vegetables. And yet research shows when it comes to eating the daily recommended amount of produce, most Queensland adults simply don’t. Only seven per cent of adults eat the recommended five serves of vegetables per day, while…

Re-think sweet this Valentine’s Day: 7 ideas for a healthier celebration

Be sweet to yourself and your loved one this Valentine’s Day, by celebrating in a healthy way. Take the opportunity to make this holiday of love special by getting active, eating nutritious food and living well to help you and your Valentine reduce your cancer risk. That way, you’ll be able to spend many more…

World Cancer Day: Cancer leaders call for equal access to reduce premature cancer deaths by 25%

Cancer Council Queensland has joined with cancer leaders, health professionals and supporters across the world calling for urgent action to reduce the rate of premature cancer deaths globally, with diagnostic and treatment access to be prioritised. World Cancer Day (Sunday, February 4), aims to raise awareness of the millions of people world-wide facing unequal access…

Number of Australians living with or beyond cancer to surge 72% by 2040: 1 in 18 Australians will have a personal history of cancer

The number of Australians living with or beyond cancer is expected to increase by a staggering 72 per cent in the next 22 years Cancer Council has revealed today, in a report released ahead of World Cancer Day (4 February). The report shows that the increase in the number of Australians living with and surviving…

Some Queensland regions hit heavy with soaring obesity rates

Obesity rates have increased in Townsville faster than any other region in Australia over an eight-year period, a new report has found. The number of obese and overweight adults rose by 20 per cent in the wider Townsville region between 2007-2008 and 2014-2015 – the highest increase observed in Australia, Progress in Australian Regions* showed.…

Plan ahead to avoid long weekend burn, Cancer Council warns

SunSmart

As millions prepare for the long weekend, Cancer Council Queensland is reminding people to plan ahead to enjoy the time off – without the burn! UV levels are expected to remain extreme throughout the entire weekend, even if the sun is not out – putting Queenslanders at risk of skin damage and sunburn. Cancer Council…

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…

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