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Australians putting stress on the wrong cancer risks

Australians putting stress on the wrong cancer risks

Thursday 2 April 
Source: ABC News Online

A Cancer Council NSW research survey of over 3,000 people in NSW has found that most survey respondents were able to recite well-known risk factors for cancers such as smoking, sunburn and family history however were still confused about what did cause cancer. Read more

Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease second leading cause of death in Australia

Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease second leading cause of death in Australia

Wednesday 1 April 
Source: Channel 7 News

Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are now the second leading causes of death in Australia behind heart disease, according to new Australian Bureau of Statistics data released yesterday. Read more

Health groups concerned over launch of sugar-reduced Coca-Cola Life

Health groups concerned over launch of sugar-reduced Coca-Cola Life

Tuesday 31 March 
Source: Sydney Morning Herald

The $10 million launch of Coca-Cola Life in Australia has worried health experts who say the reduction from 16 teaspoons of sugar (in the 600ml classic Coca Cola) to 10 teaspoons makes little difference in terms of health impacts. Read more

Clue to stubborn breast cancers

Clue to stubborn breast cancers

Monday 30 March 
Source: Sydney Morning Herald

Australian researchers have made a discovery in the type of breast cancer a woman can develop, based on proteins present in stem cells. Read more

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