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Live Well, Be Well radio – 13 February!

Live well be well

13 February: Valentines Day, avoiding dehydration, Hugh Jackman’s skin cancer scare & running for cancer! Listen to the latest Live Well, Be Well radio podcast with Katie Clift here, and catch up on episodes you may have missed. Live Well, Be Well radio is broadcast across Queensland each Saturday morning on 96Five and 91.9 Fresh…

Cancers more than triple in Queensland over 31 years

The number of cancers diagnosed each year in Queensland has more than tripled in 31 years, from 8274 cases diagnosed in 1982 to 26,335 cases in 2013, new Cancer Council data shows. Cancer Council’s Cancer Research Centre has released 2013 data and trends (the latest available from the Queensland Cancer Registry) for incidence, survival, mortality…

Everyday Health Survey seeks keys to health and happiness

Take the survey online here, now! Public health experts are one step closer in their search for answers to Queensland’s obesity epidemic, following the launch of Queensland’s first population-wide Everyday Health Survey on World Cancer Day (4 February). The Cancer Council survey seeks to evaluate individual diet and lifestyle habits in order to improve community…

Only 1 in 20 Aussies eat enough fruits and veggies

More Australians are quitting smoking, rates of overweight and obesity have stabilised and only one in 20 adults are eating enough fruits and vegetables, new figures out today show. The National Health Survey 2014-15, released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, shows national daily smoking rates have dropped by around a third since 2001,…

New research examines changes in BRCA1 and 2 to help predict cancer risk

Queensland researchers are working to understand the significance of changes in breast cancer genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 to improve cancer risk predictions. A team of University of Queensland and QIMR Berghofer researchers, funded by Cancer Council Queensland, is aiming to develop clinically useful tools to classify genetic mutations responsible for increasing risks of breast cancer.…

New research improves life expectancy estimates

In an Australian first, Queensland researchers have estimated the loss of life expectancy for newly diagnosed cancer patients, providing a more complete picture of the potential impacts of the disease. Cancer Council Queensland and QUT research* found, on average, Australians diagnosed with cancer at age 40 faced losing an average of 11.2 years of life…

Research Council funding grants vital insight on volunteering

New research into how and why Queenslanders volunteer may be key to combatting the decline of people who volunteer regularly. Researchers at Cancer Council Queensland and Griffith University have received a $220,000 Australian Research Council grant to improve understanding of motivations for volunteering. Cancer Council Queensland CEO and lead researcher Professor Jeff Dunn AO said…

Third-hand smoke a threat to Queensland kids

New research shows third-hand smoke which clings to furniture, carpets, walls and children’s toys could cause cancer, endangering the future health of Queensland children. This World No Tobacco Day (May 31), Cancer Council is warning Queenslander’s of the severe dangers of third-hand smoke, which occurs when second-hand smoke reacts with indoor air, lingering in homes.…

Research reveals global gap in prostate cancer survival

A new international review has found survival prospects for men with prostate cancer are strongly linked to where they live. Reviewing national and international studies, Cancer Council researchers found consistent differences in survival from prostate cancer for men in urban or affluent areas compared to those in rural or disadvantaged areas. Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson…

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