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Cancer Council joins global call to cut down sugar

Cancer Council Queensland has joined the World Health Organisation in advising adults to significantly reduce the amount of sugar in their diet – the latest move to combat rising obesity. New draft guidelines issued by the WHO recommend that sugar should make up less than 10 per cent of a person’s daily energy intake, advising…

Stopping the spread of deadly skin cancer

Queensland scientists are working to stop the spread of one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer thanks to a $200,000 research grant awarded by Cancer Council Queensland. There is currently no treatment for metastatic melanoma (skin cancer that has spread to distant skin sites, lymph nodes or internal organs) that has a proven impact…

Stay SunSmart, and Stay Pretty Forever

Cancer Council Queensland has backed the State Government’s latest sun safety campaign aimed at helping young Queensland women reduce their risk of skin cancer. Project SPF (Stay Pretty Forever) has today launched a competition inviting Queenslanders to design a sun safe, fashion-forward outfit to win a mentorship with fashion designer Julie Grbac. Queenslanders aged 16-24…

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…

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