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You don’t have to be a doctor, scientist or millionaire to beat cancer – make the pledge in 2014!

Cancer – it’s the nation’s top health concern, it impacts one in two people directly by age 85 and takes the lives of around 8000 Queenslanders each year. Today, Cancer Council Queensland is inviting Queenslanders to help beat the disease with the launch of the 2014 I Can for Cancer campaign! Cancer Council Queensland’s I…

Shock over Indigenous pregnancy smoking rates

Cancer Council has raised concerns over new figures showing nearly half of all pregnant Indigenous women in Queensland are still smoking more than 20 weeks into their pregnancy. The findings were published in the Queensland Health 2012-13 Annual Report*, with the high incidence compared to non-Indigenous Queensland women – only 10 per cent still smoked…

Central Queensland weighs – in above average

Central Queensland adults are tipping the scales above average, with new stats showing the region’s adult obesity rates are up to 36 per cent higher than the overall Queensland rate. The State Government has released findings from the Self-reported health status 2011-12, categorised by local government area*. The report found adult obesity rates in Banana…

Wide Bay Burnett weighs-in above average

Wide Bay Burnett adults are tipping the scales above average, with new stats showing the region’s adult obesity rates are up to 41 per cent higher than the overall Queensland rate. The State Government has released findings from the Self-reported health status 2011-12, categorised by local government area*. The report found adult obesity rates in…

North Queensland weighs-in above average

North Queensland adults are tipping the scales above average, with new stats showing the region’s adult obesity rates are up to 38 per cent higher than the overall Queensland rate. The State Government has released findings from the Self-reported health status 2011-12, categorised by local government area*. The report found adult obesity rates in Burdekin…

South East Queensland weighs-in below average

South East Queensland adults are tipping the scales below average, with new stats showing the region’s adult obesity rates are up to 32 per cent lower than the overall Queensland rate. The State Government has released findings from the Self-reported health status 2011-12, categorised by local government area*. The report found adult obesity rates in…

Workplaces have a healthy part to play!

Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift helps Queensland workplaces make small changes for big health boosts! Making the decision to get healthy always starts and ends with you – but life can often get in the way! We break out of our comfortable, healthy routines (where we eat well and spend time being physically active)…

Schools keen to play a stronger role in skin cancer prevention

Queensland schools would provide more shade for children if funding was not a concern, Cancer Council research shows. Data from the Cancer Council’s National Sun Protection Survey shows funding concerns are the second most common reason schools don’t plan to increase shade structures, potentially putting young Queenslanders at risk of skin cancer. Cancer Council Queensland…