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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…

Experts reach consensus on sun protection and vitamin D

Men's cancers

New recommendations published this week by national peak health bodies provide clearer and simpler advice to Australians on how to balance sun protection to reduce skin cancer risk, while maintaining healthy vitamin D. The recommendations were jointly published by Cancer Council, the Australasian College of Dermatologists, the Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society,…

Cancer Council creates shade for kids in Queensland

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Cancer Council and the Queensland Government are helping create shade for kids across the State, with the launch of the 2016 SunSmart Shade Creation Initiative this Monday February 1. Not-for-profit organisations catering for children 0-17 years are invited to apply for up to 50 per cent matched funding to purchase a portable or permanent shade…

Young Queenslanders still attempt a summer tan

Nearly half of Queensland female secondary school students still attempt to tan during summer, new data shows. New research from the Australian Secondary Students’ Alcohol and Drug (ASSAD) survey* shows more than a third of all Queensland secondary students attempted to get a tan last summer. Queensland girls were estimated to be twice as likely…

Struth, it’s a healthy ‘Straya Day!

Crack out the cricket set, slop on some zinc, fire up the barbie and c’mon Queensland – get ready to celebrate Australia Day the healthy way! Cancer Council is urging Queenslanders to stay true blue to their health and wellbeing, with SunSmart threads, tasty spreads, and Australian sporting fun. Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift…

Melanoma most common cancer in young Queenslanders

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Cancer Council has issued an urgent warning for Queenslanders under 35, with the latest figures showing melanoma is the most common cancer diagnosed in young Queenslanders. Recent statistics from the Queensland Cancer Registry show around 110 melanomas are diagnosed in males aged under 35 each year, followed by 80 cases of testicular cancer. Around 140…

Cancer Council’s gotcha covered – all summer long!

Whether you’re heading out to the beach or just the backyard – Cancer Council has Gotcha Covered this summer with a brand new stylish sun protection collection. The Gotcha Covered range includes high quality SunSmart products from swimwear to sunglasses, sunscreen, long sleeve shirts, sun sleeves and gloves. The new summer campaign aims to give…

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