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BWS ‘sobriety stunt’ an empty manipulative gesture

A partnership between the Woolworths-owned BWS alcohol chain and the Dry July Foundation has been condemned as a shocking and ill-conceived ‘sobriety stunt’.

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Empower women with the truth about alcohol harm

All alcohol advertisements should carry a health warning to provide greater protection for consumers – in particular to guard the right of children to safely interact in the digital world.

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Global response to alcohol harm epidemic judged a failure by World Health Organization

This International FASD Awareness Day, leading public health body, the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE), is calling for further government efforts in the prevention and treatment of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

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Reducing Australia’s cancer death rate

New research has revealed for the first time what impact cutting back on drinking and smoking as a population would have on Australia’s cancer death rate.

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Preventing chronic disease: How does Australia score?

The Prevention 1st Scorecard assesses our progress on preventive health policies in Australia. It seeks to highlight the successes of Australian governments and the areas where more work is needed to address risk factors.

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Government ignoring chronic disease time bomb

One in every two Australians suffer from chronic disease but experts say Commonwealth and State Governments appear blind to the country’s greatest health challenge.

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Dangerous cocktail: poll reveals Aussies uninformed and misled on alcohol-related cancer & disease links

A new poll has found Aussies are in the dark when it comes to an awareness of the link to long term harm from alcohol consumption, and lack an understanding of the official drinking guidelines that would keep them safe from that harm.

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Nation’s alcohol consumption a key to reducing cancer deaths

New research has found that reducing alcohol consumption at the population level would lead to a reduction in cancer deaths in Australia.

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Alcohol consumption and liver, pancreatic, head and neck cancers in Australia: Time- series analyses

This report examines the magnitude and distributions of the preventive effects from the reduction of population drinking on three types of cancer mortality across different gender and age groups in Australia between 1968 and 2011, controlling for the effects of smoking and health expenditure. The report extends our understanding of the role that alcohol plays with respect to liver, pancreatic, head and neck cancers in Australia at an aggregate level.

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Preventive health: How much does Australia spend and is it enough?

This report examines the available evidence for national levels of expenditure on preventive health over the past 15 years, and compares spending in Australia with that of selected Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries.