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Make a date this Daffodil Day – wear a pin and show you care!

Every day in Australia, around 350 people are told they have a life-threatening cancer and sadly more than 115 people die of the disease. Cancer Council Queensland is calling on locals to make a date this Daffodil Day (August 22) to brighten the lives of Queenslanders impacted by cancer. This year, Cancer Council Queensland hopes…

Five stars from Queensland for new front-of-pack labelling

Cancer Council has urged the state’s food manufacturers to abandon the daily intake guide and adopt Health Star Ratings, congratulating the Queensland Government for voting with other state and federal ministers to reinstate the scheme today. The Health Star Rating Scheme features ratings from half a star up to five stars and includes nutritional information…

Queenslanders need to be more mindful eaters: Cancer Council

Cancer Council Queensland is calling on Queenslanders to practice more mindful eating to help curb rising rates of obesity and overweight. The call follows new research revealing many Queenslanders eat mindlessly, endangering their health. Nearly two-thirds of Queenslanders eat dinner in front of the TV at least five times a week, one in three Queenslanders…

Queenslanders bowling out on bowel cancer test: We must do better

Queenslanders over the age of 50 are risking their lives rather than taking a simple bowel cancer screening test, with a report released today finding 643,000 Australians threw away a free National Bowel Cancer Screening Program kit in 2012-13. The findings have prompted Cancer Council Queensland to renew its call for all eligible Queenslanders to…

Outdoor workers say skin cancer inevitable

The majority of outdoor workers in Queensland say a skin cancer diagnosis is inevitable, according to new research from Cancer Council Queensland, QUT and Curtin University. Sun protection among outdoor workers surveyed four industries with a high proportion of outdoor workers – building/construction, rural/farming, local government and public sector. Around 70 per cent of all…

Cancer now leading cause of death nationally

Cancer has overtaken circulatory diseases as the leading cause of death in Australia, according to the latest Council of Australian Governments report released last week. The COAG Reform Council’s Healthcare in Australia 2012-13 reported on national healthcare progress and outcomes during the 2007-08 to 2012-13 period. The report found Australian deaths from both circulatory diseases…

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