Posts: Cancer

19 12, 2017

Almost 40 per cent of cancer deaths potentially preventable in Australia

By |2019-02-21T12:16:17+10:00December 19th, 2017|0 Comments

If you were anywhere near a television or computer last week, chances are that you heard about the recent study published by Professor David Whiteman and colleagues at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, revealing nearly 40 per cent of cancer deaths in Australia were potentially preventable1.

By exploring eight categories of modifiable risk factors; tobacco […]

18 02, 2017

E-cigarettes safer than smoking says long-term study

By |2017-02-23T12:08:43+10:00February 18th, 2017|Comments Off on E-cigarettes safer than smoking says long-term study

E-cigarettes are less toxic and safer to use compared to conventional cigarettes, according to research published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

Cancer Research UK-funded scientists found that people who swapped smoking regular cigarettes for e-cigarettes or nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) for at least six months, had much lower levels of toxic and cancer […]

10 02, 2017

How Australia is stubbing out smoking

By |2017-02-23T12:10:15+10:00February 10th, 2017|Comments Off on How Australia is stubbing out smoking

Australia was the first country in the world to introduce mandatory plain packaging for tobacco products – and the UK will have followed suit by May this year. But will any country copy Australia’s plan to keep increasing taxes until a packet of cigarettes costs AUD$40 (£24)? Read more

21 06, 2016

Whole grain consumption and risk of cardiovascular disease

By |2016-12-19T10:14:03+10:00June 21st, 2016|0 Comments

A high intake of whole grains has been associated with a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease and obesity.

Whole grains contain endosperm, germ, and bran, in contrast with refined grains, which have the germ and bran removed during the milling process. Whole grains are good sources of fibre, B vitamins, and some trace […]

16 06, 2016

Women’s long work hours linked to alarming increases in cancer, heart disease

By |2016-12-19T10:14:04+10:00June 16th, 2016|0 Comments

Women who put in long hours for the bulk of their careers may pay a steep price: life-threatening illnesses, including heart disease and cancer.

Work weeks that averaged 60 hours or more over three decades appear to triple the risk of diabetes, cancer, heart trouble and arthritis for women, according to new research from The Ohio […]