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Queensland, raise your cups for chari-tea!

Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift asks all Queenslanders to raise their cups in the fight against cancer this May 22, Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea. Pop the kettle on and tuck into some delicious morning tea treats – there truly has never been an easier way to make a difference in the fight against cancer!…

Cancer Council calls on food manufacturers to follow Monster lead

Cancer Council has urged the state’s food manufacturers to adopt Health Star Ratings, with the first products containing the voluntary front-of-pack labeling hitting shelves nationally last week. The Health Star Rating Scheme features ratings from half a star up to five stars and includes nutritional information about saturated fat, sugar, sodium and energy content in…

Australians invited to Biggest Blogger Morning Tea!

Cancer Council is inviting bloggers across the country to help tip the balance in the fight against cancer this May as part of Australia’s Biggest Blogger Morning Tea! Cancer Council’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is Thursday May 22, with more than 6700 Queensland hosts expected to raise more than $2.5 million for cancer research, education…

Takeaway trends serve up shock in Queensland

Cancer Council Queensland is shocked by figures showing half of the state’s children and a third of Queensland adults are consuming unhealthy takeaway food at least once a week. The 2012 Queensland Chief Health Officer Report* identifies takeaway food as meals or snacks such as burgers, pizza, chips and other fried food sold in fast…

I Touch Myself transformed into breast awareness anthem

Almost one year ago, Australian rock legend Chrissy  Amphlett, of the infamous band The Divinyls, passed away following her battle with breast cancer, at age 53. Chrissy was passionate about spreading awareness around the importance of early detection of breast cancer and wanted her song ‘I Touch Myself’ to become an anthem for women’s health around…

Brisbane radio Ambassadors call on Queenslanders to raise their cups for cancer!

Brisbane radio journalists and baking aficionados, Monique Dews from 97.3FM and Jo Hayes from 4KQ, will tip the balance in the fight against cancer this May as part of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea. The local radio personalities have joined the likes of Dominique Rizzo, Poh Ling Yeow, Alana Lowes and Matt Moran as Cancer Council…

Takeaway takes its toll: CCQ backs call for revised dietary target

Cancer Council Queensland is backing a call for the government to commit to an improvement in fast food dietary guidelines following the release of a Medical Journal of Australia study today. The study* collected sodium data for over 300 Australian fast-food franchises over a period of four years and identified room for improvement. Cancer Council…

Celebrity chef Alana Lowes calls on Queenslanders to raise their cups for cancer

Celebrity cook, TV presenter and writer, Alana Lowes will raise her cup and tip the balance in the fight against cancer this May as a Cancer Council Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea ambassador – and she’s sharing some delicious recipes to encourage Queenslanders to celebrate! The local celebrity has joined the likes of Poh Ling Yeow,…

New research shows gene fault adds to melanoma risk

An international research project co-funded by Cancer Council Queensland has identified a gene mutation that puts people at an extremely high risk of developing melanoma. The research team, including scientists from QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, found mutations in the POT1 gene caused a hereditary form of melanoma. Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Kim Ryan said…

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