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Weekend Update: Australia Day

Weekend Update: Australia Day

How did Australia celebrate Australia Day?…Get the details here! Australia Day, 26 January, is the anniversary of the arrival of the First Fleet of 11 convict ships from Great Britain, and the raising of the Union Jack at Sydney Cove by its commander Captain Arthur Phillip, in 1788. Australia Day is celebrated with community events, spending time with friends and family or taking advantage of the national holiday to rest and relax! Australian citizens also …

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Skin Cancer Around the World

Skin Cancer Around the World

Sometimes when we think of skin cancer and melanoma we think of it affecting ourselves, our loved ones and close friends. Rarely do we expand our thoughts to think of the people all around the world who are also thinking the same thoughts. Skin cancer and melanoma see no boundaries in race, age, or geographical location. There are some parts of the world that are more affected by the disease than others. I wanted to share an article from …

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Solarium Shut Down

Australia is trying to put a ban on tanning salons, or solariums as they call them, to fight unnecessary skin cancer diagnoses. Nationwide curbs on solariums (AUS) Geoff Strong | January 26, 2009 – 10:55AM MUCH to the disgust of the solarium industry, the tough Victorian laws that resulted from Clare Oliver’s death 16 months ago are spreading Australia-wide.Victorian regulations such as banning solarium use by under-18s, mandatory skin tests and fines up to $680,000 …

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