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2013-02-24 23:01:47

Organic Angels owners Scott and Sarah Butler have praised the recent joint health initiative aimed at Australia's rising obesity and diabetes crises. Melbourne, Victoria (PRWEB) February 25, 2013 Three of Australia's leading health organisations recently released recommendations and launched a new television campaign to tackle soft drink overconsumption. Calling for immediate action, the Cancer Council, Diabetes Australia and the National Heart Foundation of Australia have jointly targeted...

2009-12-14 10:29:48

Australian health officials have created an original way to remind beachgoers to re-apply their sunscreen. The Cancer Council of New South Wales on Sunday debuted a five-second jingle to encourage people to stop tanning and apply skin protection. It will broadcast at beaches in parts of Sydney at habitual times during the day this summer in hopes that this reminder will reduce harmful sun exposure. "Although most teenagers know the importance of protecting their skin, it's easy to forget when...

2009-05-08 06:00:00

According to a new study, color-coded "traffic light" food labeling systems are better than percentage daily intake systems in helping consumers identify healthy foods. "We found that shoppers who used traffic light labeling were five times more likely to be able to identify healthier food products, compared to shoppers who saw the percentage daily intake system," lead researcher Bridget Kelly, from the Cancer Council, told Reuters Health. "Shoppers were also able to compare different food...

Word of the Day
  • Good cheer; viands.
  • To revel; to feast.
The word 'bellycheer' may come from 'belle cheer', "good cheer".