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New app tips the scales for Queenslanders

A new app launched today is the latest weapon in the fight against overweight and obesity, with figures showing only 12 per cent of Queensland adults are a healthy weight and lead healthy lifestyles. The Health & Fitness Age Challenge app was launched by Queensland Health to help residents get healthier and happier – an…

Get to know your skin, urges Cancer Council

Cancer Council is urging Queenslanders to get to know their own skin and stay vigilant about early detection, with reports of misdiagnosis for some types of melanoma in the Australasian Journal of Dermatology. The research focused on some of the less common subtypes of melanoma, such as nodular melanoma – which accounts for about 8…

Newspoll survey shows tea an old-time favourite for Queenslanders – let’s make it count!

A national newspoll survey has revealed Queenslanders class tea as an all-time favourite beverage – with regular black reigning as tea of choice, and most connoisseurs preferring to sip their favourite brew out of a mug. The Cancer Council Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea Newspoll survey, conducted nationally among adults aged 18-64, found a whopping majority…

Cheesecake, chocolate replace carrots and corn

Cheesecakes, corn chips, lollies and pastries are dominating the national diet, with a new report finding Australians eating less fruits and vegetables now than ever before. The Australian Bureau of Statistics released Australian Health Survey: Nutrition First Results – Foods and Nutrients, the first detailed report into Australia’s eating habits for 15 years on Friday.…

Volunteers powering for a cancer free future: Cancer Council says ‘Thanks!’

National Volunteer Week (12-18 May): Volunteers have been recognised this week by Cancer Council Queensland for contributing to improved cancer survival rates in Queensland. Cancer Council Queensland CEO, Professor Jeff Dunn, paid tribute to the organisation’s 40,000 volunteers. “Volunteers are vital to cancer control. They work each day within the community to promote cancer prevention…

Celebrating a decade of cancer counselling in Queensland

Cancer Council Queensland has delivered more than 21,000 counselling sessions in the past decade through its free service, which celebrates its 10th birthday in Brisbane today. Since the Cancer Counselling Service opened in April 2004, more than 7600 Queenslanders impacted by cancer have received support through face-to-face or telephone counselling. Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie…

Insomnia rate three times higher in cancer survivors

With rates of insomnia up to three times higher in cancer survivors than the general population, cancer survivors have been urged to take part in an Australian-first survey on the impacts of their diagnosis. Figures show around 63 per cent of Australian cancer survivors suffer sleep disturbance and about 30 per cent meet the clinical…

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