Cancer

Research raises concerns over long-term use of chromium diet pills

Date Published: 
11 Jan 2016
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Concerns have been raised over the long-term use of nutritional supplements containing chromium, after an Australian research team found the mineral is partially converted into a carcinogenic form when it enters human cells.

New drugs shows promise for treating relapsed childhood leukaemia

Date Published: 
10 Jul 2015
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After testing 70 different drugs over 10 years, Australian cancer researchers have discovered a new drug that holds great promise for treating children with an aggressive form of leukaemia.