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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…

Tug-of-war, tiggy combats childhood inactivity

Cancer Council has backed new federal guidelines recommending kids and teens exercise for at least 60 minutes a day and limit electronic media use to no more than two hours a day. Last week, the Federal Department of Health updated Australia’s Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior Guidelines, emphasising the link between sedentary behavior’s in childhood…

Australia-first study launches to help cancer survivors

Cancer Council Queensland will today launch an Australia-first study into cancer survivorship, to benefit millions of Australians expected to survive cancer in their lifetime. The Survivor Study is the first of its kind nationally, assessing the emotional, physical and practical concerns of cancer survivors in order to develop specialised support for those affected. Around 24,000…

Sunscreen isn’t a suit of armour

Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift helps us stay Sun Smart by breaking down the difference between SPF30 and SPF50+ sunscreens. SPF30 or SPF50+ sunscreen? Sure, there is a bigger number on the bottle – but many of us don’t understand the difference between the two. SPF50+ sunscreens first hit the shelves in January last…

New report shows cancer the No. 1 global killer

Increased incidence gives rise to harmful cancer myths A new global scientific report released today (4/2) for World Cancer Day shows that cancer is the biggest cause of mortality worldwide, responsible for 8.2 million deaths per year and rising. The World Cancer Report also predicts that cancer incidence will increase by 75 per cent over the next…

New research makes inroad into deadly ovarian cancer

Queensland scientists have made significant inroads into our understanding of the deadliest form of ovarian cancer after identifying two enzymes that make it resistant to chemotherapy. There is currently no proven screening test or method of prevention for ovarian cancer, which kills more than half of all Australian women who are diagnosed within five years.…

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