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Lifestyle choices cause one third of all disease burden

Heathy Eating

One third of the total disease burden in Australia could be prevented by people quitting smoking, getting active, losing weight and eating more fruit – a new AIHW study has found. The Australian Burden of Disease Study: Impact and causes of illness and death in Australia 2011 was released today by the Australian Institute of…

Multiple melanomas linked with poorer survival

Men's cancers

New research has found that Queenslanders diagnosed with multiple invasive melanomas have significantly poorer survival than patients with a single invasive melanoma. The collaborative study* was conducted by Cancer Council Queensland, the University of Queensland and QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute. The results, published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, analysed data from 32,238 melanoma…

BOOBS: Free guide shows the five signs of breast cancer

Women's cancers event

Cancer Council has launched a free guide detailing the five signs of breast cancer, with the latest stats showing around 220,000 eligible Queensland women don’t participate in breast screening. The latest data shows in 2013/14, only 58 per cent of eligible Queensland women (aged 50-69) had a free mammogram through BreastScreen Queensland. Cancer Council Queensland…

Sunburn scorches most Queensland adults every year


  New data shows nearly 55 per cent of adults in Queensland get sunburnt at least once a year, increasing their risk of potentially deadly skin cancer. The latest Preventive Health Survey* shows 54.3 per cent of Queensland locals aged over 18 were sunburned in 2013-14. Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said sunburn was…

Alana adds spice to Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea

Celebrity cook, TV presenter and writer Alana Lowes has spiced up the fight against cancer, signing on as national ambassador for Cancer Council’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea. Sharing a brand new beetroot hummus with cucumber recipe, Alana is encouraging all Queenslanders to mix it up in the kitchen to raise funds for Queenslanders this year.…

World experts launch lifesaving melanoma research centre

Leading global skin cancer experts will today launch Queensland’s first Centre for Research Excellence for the Study of Naevi, to improve the early detection of melanoma. The Centre will be a collaboration between the University of Queensland, Cancer Council Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute and the University of Sydney, based…

Queensland kids fail the fruit and veg test

Healthy Eating

New figures show 95 per cent of Queensland children don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables, putting their short and long term health at serious risk. The latest results from the Australian Bureau of Statistic’s National Health Survey show only 4.3 per cent of children aged two to 18 years eat the recommended amount of fruits…

Cancer Council helps parents talk to kids about cancer

Donate to help beat cancer

Cancer Council has launched the latest edition of its nationally accredited guide to help parents talk to their children about cancer – from breaking the news of a diagnosis, to coping with life after treatment. Talking to Kids About Cancer is a national resource, designed to help parents talk with children of various ages about…

Live Well, Be Well Radio – 16 April

Live well be well

Listen back to our April 16 show! We chat how food affects your mood, dancing for health, Footprints for Brain Cancer, raising emotionally resilient kids & downsizing effectively. Special guests include Women’s Health Magazine, Sally Thibault, She Brisbane and Little Miss Organised. Listen to the latest Live Well, Be Well radio podcast with Katie Clift…

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