A study by Wollongong University has found that television viewers were exposed to more than 6.5 hours of junk food ads during last year’s major cricket broadcasts, prompting calls for sponsorship arrangements with unhealthy brands to be phased out. Read more
Researchers identified 1910 appearances of junk food branding during the Twenty20 matches, 758 appearances during the Ashes and 704 appearances during the one day international matches.
A parliamentary research paper has shown that government subsidies for high-cost cancer drugs are growing at a faster rate than commonly used drugs for conditions such as high-blood pressure, diabetes, asthma and depression. Read more
Spending on chemotherapy rose from $84 million in 2009-10 to $586 million last financial year.
The NSW health system needs to prepare for the burden of increased cancer prevalence, with new research from Cancer Council NSW predicting dramatic increases in those living with breast and prostate cancer by 2017. The new studies from Cancer Council… Read More
Cancer Council NSW and the Australian Medical Association have applauded the NSW Government on leading the first ban on solariums in Australia with the NSW ban coming into effect on Wednesday 31st December 2014. The ban will see the use… Read More
Consumers are being misguided about the amount of fruit and vegetable content they are consuming in processed foods and drinks, with new research from Cancer Council NSW revealing that Australian food companies are squeezing the truth when it comes to… Read More