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Cancers more than triple in Queensland over 31 years

The number of cancers diagnosed each year in Queensland has more than tripled in 31 years, from 8274 cases diagnosed in 1982 to 26,335 cases in 2013, new Cancer Council data shows. Cancer Council’s Cancer Research Centre has released 2013 data and trends (the latest available from the Queensland Cancer Registry) for incidence, survival, mortality…

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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