Cancer concerns for chromium supplements

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Concerns have been raised over the long-term use of nutritional supplements containing chromium, after it was found the mineral is partially converted into a carcinogenic form when it enters cells. Professor Peter Lay from the University of Sydney was one of the authors of a paper looking in to this, and he spoke to us about the concern.

WHO labels red and processed meats as carcinogenic

The World Health Organisation has ranked cured and processed meats in the same category as cigarettes for cancer causers. The report from WHO not only ranks processed meats as group one carcinogens due to a link with bowel cancer, but also places red meat in group 2A as ‘probably carcinogenic to humans’ due to a link with pancreatic and prostate cancer. I spoke to Professor Dallas English from the Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics about this announcement, and what it means for Australia’s meat eaters.

4zzz Headlines (Pt. 14)

– Go card loopholes wiped out
– Koala killing woodchipper company rebuked
– Stroke sufferers going without basic care
– PM Abbott declares end to Afghan War
– First global skin cancer conference held in Brisbane
– Global warming brings irrukandji to Queensland waters Continue reading 4zzz Headlines (Pt. 14)

4zzz Headlines (Pt. 12)

– Bikie-Only’ Prison a Possibility for Qld
– Cancer Risk Higher in Indigenous Australians
– 1 in 4 Aussies Face Loss of Identity
– New Device to Lower Insurance
– Four kidnapped aid workers released
– Going Bush May not be Better: New Report
– Moreton Bay Dugongs Like New Mooring System
– Africa misses good governance award Continue reading 4zzz Headlines (Pt. 12)

4ZZZ Headlines (Pt. 6)

– Moreton Federal Candidates Debate
– Platypus Deaths Sparks Demand for Law Reform
– Aussies Losing Battle of the Bulge
– Aussie Fishers Demand Recognition
– New Papers Show Communication Between Settlers and Indigenous Australians
– Cancer Drug to be Subsidised
– Brisbane Festival Light Show to Have New Twist Continue reading 4ZZZ Headlines (Pt. 6)

4ZZZ Headlines (Pt. 2)

– Freedom Flotilla Welcomed To Brisbane.
– Painkiller Misuse Cause Of Deaths In Outback NSW
– Anti-Hendra research set back by six months
– UQ Union Elections Underway
– Brisbane oil spill ensnares birds
– Mars rover to celebrate arrival anniversary Continue reading 4ZZZ Headlines (Pt. 2)

“I am more than just my breasts” – Keep a Breast campaign is anything but supportive.

Sarah Woods* is your typical 16-year-old girl: she goes to school, she runs a blog, and she dyes her hair. She cares about her family, and deeply loves her 80-year-old grandmother. But beyond that, she is acutely aware of the devastating effect breast cancer has on the families of those suffering. In 2010 Sarah’s grandmother, along with 13,700 other Australians, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Fortunately she is in remission, meaning she is beating the cancer, but she and her family, like so many other Australians, have had to endure years of pain and worry due to this insidious disease. Continue reading “I am more than just my breasts” – Keep a Breast campaign is anything but supportive.