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New report sparks health concerns for Brisbane

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The rate of adult overweight and obesity in Brisbane has increased significantly over a four year period, according to a new national report. More than 62 per cent of Brisbane adults weighed in as overweight or obese in 2011/12, compared to around 55 per cent in 2007/08, Progress in Australian Regions* shows. Cancer Council Queensland…

Researchers target protein that helps spread lung cancer, leukaemia and melanoma

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Funding from Cancer Council Queensland (CCQ) is supporting Griffith University research into the development of inhibitors to stop proteins responsible for the spread of cancer. Associate Professor Helen Blanchard, from Griffith’s world-leading Institute for Glycomics, was awarded a CCQ 2015-16 Project Grant worth $200,000 for her work targeting the cancer-promoting protein galectin-3. “Galectin-3 is involved…

Melanoma most common cancer in young Queenslanders

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Cancer Council has issued an urgent warning for Queenslanders under 35, with the latest figures showing melanoma is the most common cancer diagnosed in young Queenslanders. Recent statistics from the Queensland Cancer Registry show around 110 melanomas are diagnosed in males aged under 35 each year, followed by 80 cases of testicular cancer. Around 140…

Queensland benefits from local cancer support

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Cancer Council Community Support Coordinators had a busy 2015 helping thousands of Queensland cancer patients seek vital support. More than 4500 Queenslanders received assistance through CCQ’s supportive care programs in 2015 alone. Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said the organisation’s supportive care programs were available statewide for metro and regional Queenslanders. “In 2015 we…

Call for Christmas donations to help beat childhood cancers

Jimboomba local 11-year-old Lucy Newman and her mum Julie will both spend this Christmas fighting cancer. While most families are opening presents on Christmas morning – Lucy and Julie will be fighting for both their lives – together. In 2013, Lucy, nine, was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukaemia and earlier this year Julie was given…

Crack a healthy Christmas, says Cancer Council

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Cancer Council is urging Queenslanders to prioritise health and wellbeing this festive season, after new stats revealed one in 10 deaths nationally are caused by inactivity. Australia was recently ranked 94 out of 131 countries for being physically active, according to the Global Observatory for Physical Activity’s latest Physical Activity Country Cards. Cancer Council Queensland…

Smoking rates fall among Queensland teens

Smoking rates among Queensland secondary school students have dropped significantly over the past 12 years, new data shows. The Australian Secondary Students’ Alcohol and Drug (ASSAD) survey* shows Queensland students who had smoked a cigarette in the previous 12 months more than halved from 32 per cent in 2002 to 15 per cent in 2014.…

Only 1 in 20 Aussies eat enough fruits and veggies

More Australians are quitting smoking, rates of overweight and obesity have stabilised and only one in 20 adults are eating enough fruits and vegetables, new figures out today show. The National Health Survey 2014-15, released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, shows national daily smoking rates have dropped by around a third since 2001,…

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