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Join World Cancer Day 2021 and Stop the Big C

Jan 21, 2021

The global death rate of cancer has reached close to 10 million, according to the 2018 data of the World Health Organization (WHO), with lung and breast cancers accounting for two million deaths. In the observance of World Cancer Day 2021 on the 4th...

Get Ready for National Skin Cancer Action Week 2020

Nov 09, 2020

You have no control over the sun, nor can you adjust its amount of UV rays; what you have is the power to protect your skin and prevent skin cancer. Melanoma is the third most common type of cancer affecting many Australians, with close to 14,000 diagnosed...

Men’s Health Week 2020: Give Him the Support He Needs

Jun 08, 2020

It’s men’s health month! In June each year, the whole world brings every man into focus and raises awareness on health issues affecting them. Because it’s rare for the male species to pause and check their health, thinking there are more important...

Join Bowel Cancer Awareness Month 2020

May 28, 2020

June is not only popular among soon-to-be brides. In fact, it means more to a greater number of people who have been in a battle with bowel cancer for some time now, or have lost loved ones to it. Also known as colorectal cancer, the disease starts...

National Skin Cancer Action Week 2019

Oct 21, 2019

Every year, Cancer Council Australia and the Australasian College of Dermatologists come together for National Skin Cancer Action Week. And this year, the awareness week will be on 17-23 November 2019. What is National Skin Cancer Action Week? National...

Movember 2019

Oct 04, 2019

Movember is an annual event wherein men are encouraged to grow their moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men's health issues, including prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men's suicide. The word "Movember" is actually...

Gold Bow Day 2019

Aug 02, 2019

Because of the alarming rate in the increase of cases of thyroid cancer in Australia, Australian Thyroid Foundation launched Gold Bow Day, which aims to highlight the increase in thyroid cancer and gives support to thyroid cancer patients, especially...

Cancer Council's Daffodil Day Appeal 2019

Jul 30, 2019

With a target to raise more than $4 million for life-saving cancer research, this year's Daffodil Day Appeal seeks to raise awareness and money throughout the month of August that will culminate in a public show of solidarity on 23 August 2019. Volunteers...

Prostate Health Month & Prostate Cancer Awareness Month 2019

Jul 29, 2019

Prostate Health Month, which is also called Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, is observed every September all over the world by health experts, health advocates and individuals concerned with men’s prostate health and prostate cancer. By designating...

Jeans for Genes 2019

Jul 19, 2019

This coming 2 August 2019, the Children’s Medical Research Institute will celebrate Jeans for Genes, a yearly fundraising campaign to fund revolutionary research that helps diagnose, understand and find cures or treatments for conditions affecting...

Go Alcohol-free on Dry July 2019

Jun 25, 2019

What is Dry July? Dry July is a fundraising and awareness campaign started through the Dry July Foundation that encourages people to go alcohol-free during the month of July in order to create better awareness for cancer and raise funds for people...

Eat an Apple for Bowel Cancer Awareness

Jun 03, 2019

June is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, an annual initiative that raises awareness of bowel cancer - the third most common type of newly diagnosed cancer. While the campaign runs for the month of June, 19 June 2019 is Red Apple Day. What is Red Apple...

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month and Red Apple Day 2019

May 03, 2019

Bowel Cancer Australia, the leading community-funded charity dedicated to prevention, early diagnosis, research, quality treatment and the best care for everyone affected by bowel cancer, will lead the way for the celebration of Bowel Cancer Awareness...

Are NSW Women Healthy?

Mar 29, 2019

Sydney seems to be a fairly healthy place, and Sydneysiders a fairly active bunch. But exactly how healthy are NSW women? The NSW government's new "Health and Wellbeing" report paints an interesting picture. It shows that while women's health in the...

Can Probiotics Prevent Cancer?

Feb 05, 2019

According to the Cancer Council, bowel cancer is the second-most common cancer in Australia, with around 17,000 new diagnoses expected this year. Which is why studies like the latest from Baylor College of Medicine in the US are so promising. It has...

Sydney Study Shows Women Unaware of Bowel Cancer Risk

Jan 29, 2019

It's a sobering fact that some cancers get more attention and funding than others. And it's not necessarily the most common cancers that are put in the spotlight. Just look at bowel cancer. It's the second-most common cancer in Australian women. And...

Here Comes the Sun: Skin Protection in Summer

Dec 03, 2018

Summertime is the time to get out. But before you do, you might be wondering about how much sun is good and how much is bad. You've heard the horrors that too much sun can ruin your skin.  You know, the brown spots, the lines, the leathery texture, and...

Study: Does the Radiation From Mobile Phones Cause Cancer?

Nov 17, 2017

This is a question that has been around since the first days of the technology and answers have been all over the shop - Does the radiation from mobile phones cause cancer? The result of a recent court case in Italy may change all that. A long-term...

Study: Browned Bread Still a Cancer Risk

Jan 30, 2017

Most of us know that burning bread to a black crisp isn't good for our health. And now food scientists say browned toast and potatoes are just as much a cancer risk. They're telling us to only cook bread and potatoes to a light gold-yellow colour.

Does Nutella Cause Cancer?

Jan 17, 2017

Last year, the European Food Standards issued a statement that chocolate spread Nutella contains a known cancer-causing contaminant. Ferrero, the maker of Nutella, has since said that its product doesn't in fact cause cancer. But the EFSA stands by...

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