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Guide to a skin smart summer: How to select and slop sunscreen on correctly

With Queensland in the grips of sweltering conditions and high UV levels, it’s more important than ever to Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek and Slide. But despite the majority of people being aware of sunscreen’s importance, many are putting their health at risk by thoughtlessly slopping on the product – or neglecting its use altogether. Recent…

Weight loss myths weigh heavy on obesity burden

Healthy eating and drinking

Around 2.3 million Queensland adults headed into the New Year overweight or obese, increasing their risk of developing chronic diseases, including some cancers. Today, Cancer Council Queensland will sort fact from fiction to help Queenslanders set New Year’s resolutions to slim down and achieve better health in 2018. Research shows being overweight and obese contributes…

Avoid the Santa sizzle as UV levels remain high for Christmas

The only person wearing a coat of red this Christmas should be Santa. Cancer Council Queensland is warning Queenslanders to avoid the Christmas sizzle next week as UV levels and temperatures heat up. Temperatures in some parts of the state will reach the high 30’s, with UV levels hitting 11 or more. Cancer Council Queensland…

Have a merry, healthy Christmas and beat the holiday bulge

Being SunSmart and living well after cancer.

Christmas is upon us and it’s time to talk turkey about how to have a healthier, happier festive season! With gatherings and celebrations aplenty, temptation to indulge is greater and failing to plan for a healthy holiday can lead to overeating, extensive sedentary behavior and weight gain. According to Nutrition Australia, the average Aussie gains…

Cancer Council Christmas Appeal heralds hope for Queensland families

To help give hope to Queensland families fighting cancer this Christmas, Cancer Council Queensland has launched its 2017 Christmas Appeal. In Queensland around 27,000 people have been diagnosed with cancer this year and an estimated 8700 have died from the disease – mums, dads, sisters, brothers, children, grandparents, and friends. To make a difference in…

Community cervix announcement: new screening program launches

Cancer Council Queensland has welcomed a new cervical screening program which will come into effect on December 1, replacing the two-yearly pap test. Those aged between 25 and 74 years will be eligible to take part in the screening program every five years. Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan said the new Cervical Screening…

Unfit Australians contributing to cancer burden

Physical Activity - running

More than half of Australian adults are inactive or participate in low levels of physical activity, contributing significantly to the burden of bowel, uterine and breast cancer. A new Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report, Impact of physical inactivity as a risk factor for chronic conditions, showed that physical inactivity was responsible for 16…

Queenslanders speak out in support of smoke-free places

Around three quarters of adults in Queensland are still exposed to second-hand smoke in public places on a weekly basis despite the state’s extensive smoking laws, a new study has found. Cancer Council Queensland, Heart Foundation Queensland and Asthma Australia’s Smoke-free Places Survey found that 76 per cent of people reported being exposed to second-hand…

Melanoma rates stabilising in Queensland for the first time

For the first time Queensland researchers have found that incidence rates for invasive melanomas have started to stabilise or fall in those aged under 60 years, a groundbreaking new study shows. The Cancer Council Queensland study[1], published in the International Journal of Cancer, examined melanoma incidence and mortality rates from the past 20 years, with…

Beat the heat this summer: 7 tips to exercise safely

Warm, sunny days are perfect for heading outdoors and having fun, but with extreme heat sure to hit Queensland this summer, it’s time to start considering how you will get active safely and consistently. Exercising in hot or humid conditions can put extra stress on your body and lead to dehydration and heat illness. While…

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