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The Age
Equal pay is an academic concept for women in higher educationLagging: despite equal opportunity legislation, women's academic careers and pa
Equal pay is an academic concept for women in higher education
The Age / Posted 10 hours ago
Lagging: despite equal opportunity legislation, women's academic careers and pay lag behind men's. Photo: Louise Kennerley It's 44 years since Australian women workers were granted equal pay. Yet in many occupations women still lag behind men in... Read more
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Science Daily
Study accurately dates coral loss at Great Barrier ReefProfessor Jian-xin Zhao from UQ's School of Earth Sciences said the photos were
Study accurately dates coral loss at Great Barrier Reef
Science Daily / Posted 13 hours ago
Professor Jian-xin Zhao from UQ's School of Earth Sciences said the photos were a powerful visual tool often used to highlight the recent decline of the Great Barrier Reef. "These photographs taken from the late 19th Century onwards of two inshore... Read more
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iTWire
Deakin develops automated debriefing systemThe technology, which was developed by researchers at Deakin’s Centre for Intel
Deakin develops automated debriefing system
iTWire / Posted 19 hours ago
The technology, which was developed by researchers at Deakin’s Centre for Intelligent Systems Research (CISR), will first be used by the university’s School of Medicine this year. According to the research team, the technology has the potential to... Read more
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University of Queensland
Study dates Great Barrier Reef coral lossThe timing of significant Great Barrier Reef coral loss captured by a series of
Study dates Great Barrier Reef coral loss
University of Queensland / Posted yesterday
The timing of significant Great Barrier Reef coral loss captured by a series of historical photos has been accurately determined for the first time by a University of Queensland-led study. Professor Jian-xin Zhao from UQ’s School of Earth Sciences... Read more
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Daily Liberal
Traditional toys beat gadgets in language developmentBaby laptops and other talking, flashing toys that promise to improve children'
Traditional toys beat gadgets in language development
Daily Liberal / Posted 3 days ago
Baby laptops and other talking, flashing toys that promise to improve children's language skills may do the exact opposite. Baby laptops and other electronic toys that promise to improve children's language skills could be all talk. New research... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Traditional toys beat gadgets in language developmentBaby laptops and other talking, flashing toys that promise to improve children'
Traditional toys beat gadgets in language development
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 3 days ago
Baby laptops and other talking, flashing toys that promise to improve children's language skills may do the exact opposite. Baby laptops and other electronic toys that promise to improve children's language skills could be all talk. New research... Read more
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Northern Daily Leader
Traditional toys beat gadgets in language developmentBaby laptops and other talking, flashing toys that promise to improve children'
Traditional toys beat gadgets in language development
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 3 days ago
Baby laptops and other talking, flashing toys that promise to improve children's language skills may do the exact opposite. Baby laptops and other electronic toys that promise to improve children's language skills could be all talk. New research... Read more
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The Young Witness
Traditional toys beat gadgets in language developmentBaby laptops and other talking, flashing toys that promise to improve children'
Traditional toys beat gadgets in language development
The Young Witness / Posted 3 days ago
Baby laptops and other talking, flashing toys that promise to improve children's language skills may do the exact opposite. Baby laptops and other electronic toys that promise to improve children's language skills could be all talk. New research... Read more
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Western Advocate
Traditional toys beat gadgets in language developmentBaby laptops and other talking, flashing toys that promise to improve children'
Traditional toys beat gadgets in language development
Western Advocate / Posted 3 days ago
Baby laptops and other talking, flashing toys that promise to improve children's language skills may do the exact opposite. Baby laptops and other electronic toys that promise to improve children's language skills could be all talk. New research... Read more
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The Courier
Traditional toys beat gadgets in language developmentBaby laptops and other talking, flashing toys that promise to improve children'
Traditional toys beat gadgets in language development
The Courier / Posted 3 days ago
Baby laptops and other talking, flashing toys that promise to improve children's language skills may do the exact opposite. Baby laptops and other electronic toys that promise to improve children's language skills could be all talk. New research... Read more
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The Border Mail
Traditional toys beat gadgets in language developmentBaby laptops and other talking, flashing toys that promise to improve children'
Traditional toys beat gadgets in language development
The Border Mail / Posted 3 days ago
Baby laptops and other talking, flashing toys that promise to improve children's language skills may do the exact opposite. Baby laptops and other electronic toys that promise to improve children's language skills could be all talk. New research... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Eastern long-necked turtles set free in Hawkesbury RiverEastern long-necked turtles released into Hawkesbury River to stimulate populat
Eastern long-necked turtles set free in Hawkesbury River
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 4 days ago
Eastern long-necked turtles released into Hawkesbury River to stimulate population Photo: Researchers released juvenile eastern long-necked turtles into the Hawkesbury River, west of Sydney. (ABC News: Sarah Hawke) A cluster of tiny turtles has... Read more
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Science Daily
Ancient wildebeest-like animal shared 'bizarre' feature with dinosaur"The nasal dome is a completely new structure for mammals-- it doesn't look lik
Ancient wildebeest-like animal shared 'bizarre' feature with dinosaur
Science Daily / Posted 5 days ago
"The nasal dome is a completely new structure for mammals-- it doesn't look like anything you could see in an animal that's alive today," says Haley O'Brien of Ohio University, Athens. "The closest example would be hadrosaur dinosaurs with... Read more
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WA Today
National Generic IndexGeorge Williams AO is one of Australia’s leading constitutional lawyers, having
National Generic Index
WA Today / Posted 6 days ago
George Williams AO is one of Australia’s leading constitutional lawyers, having worked for many years as an academic and as a barrister. He is the Anthony Mason Professor, a Scientia Professor and the Foundation Director of the Gilbert + Tobin Centre... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Hands off the Aussie flag, says Kiama MPParliamentary secretary for the Illawarra Gareth Ward is against changing the f
Hands off the Aussie flag, says Kiama MP
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 12 days ago
Parliamentary secretary for the Illawarra Gareth Ward is against changing the flag. Parliamentary secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast Gareth Ward is against changing the Australian flag. The idea recently resurfaced when Western Sydney... Read more
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Kiama Independent
Hands off the Aussie flag, says Kiama MPParliamentary secretary for the Illawarra Gareth Ward is against changing the f
Hands off the Aussie flag, says Kiama MP
Kiama Independent / Posted 13 days ago
Parliamentary secretary for the Illawarra Gareth Ward is against changing the flag. Parliamentary secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast Gareth Ward is against changing the Australian flag. The idea recently resurfaced when Western Sydney... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Hands off the Aussie flag, says South Coast MPParliamentary secretary for the Illawarra Gareth Ward is against changing the f
Hands off the Aussie flag, says South Coast MP
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 13 days ago
Parliamentary secretary for the Illawarra Gareth Ward is against changing the flag. Parliamentary secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast Gareth Ward is against changing the Australian flag. The idea recently resurfaced when Western Sydney... Read more
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Kiama Independent
Hands off the Aussie flag, says South Coast MPParliamentary secretary for the Illawarra Gareth Ward is against changing the f
Hands off the Aussie flag, says South Coast MP
Kiama Independent / Posted 13 days ago
Parliamentary secretary for the Illawarra Gareth Ward is against changing the flag. Parliamentary secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast Gareth Ward is against changing the Australian flag. The idea recently resurfaced when Western Sydney... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Project has ‘made inroads’AN initiative which sought to change attitudes towards underage drinking in Kia
Project has ‘made inroads’
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 13 days ago
AN initiative which sought to change attitudes towards underage drinking in Kiama has concluded, with organisers believing it has made some fundamentally positive differences. SUCCESSFUL PROJECT: Kiama Stop Underage Drinking Project manager Kelly... Read more
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The Courier
Southern Horizon favoured for Australia's new national flag, survey showsAustralians want a new national flag - but not too different, it seems. Austra
Southern Horizon favoured for Australia's new national flag, survey shows
The Courier / Posted 13 days ago
Australians want a new national flag - but not too different, it seems. Australians want a new national flag - but not too different from the existing one, it seems. A survey of more than 8000 people has found that this design, in which the... Read more
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PhysOrg
Why a new physics theory could rewrite the textbooksDyson equation for the nucleon polarization (shaded bubble). For the longitudin
Why a new physics theory could rewrite the textbooks
PhysOrg / Posted 13 days ago
Dyson equation for the nucleon polarization (shaded bubble). For the longitudinal polarization the photon-nucleon vertex is given by the zeroth component of the current operator. Credit: arXiv:1506.05875 [nucl-th] Scientists are closer to changing... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Southern Horizon favoured for our new flagAustralians want a new national flag - but not too different from the existing
Southern Horizon favoured for our new flag
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 15 days ago
Australians want a new national flag - but not too different from the existing one, it seems. Australians want a new national flag - but not too different from the existing one, it seems. A survey of more than 8000 people has found that this... Read more
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Kiama Independent
Southern Horizon favoured for our new flagAustralians want a new national flag - but not too different from the existing
Southern Horizon favoured for our new flag
Kiama Independent / Posted 15 days ago
Australians want a new national flag - but not too different from the existing one, it seems. Australians want a new national flag - but not too different from the existing one, it seems. A survey of more than 8000 people has found that this... Read more
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Northern Daily Leader
Southern Horizon favoured for Australia's new national flag, survey showsAustralians want a new national flag - but not too different, it seems. Austra
Southern Horizon favoured for Australia's new national flag, survey shows
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 15 days ago
Australians want a new national flag - but not too different, it seems. Australians want a new national flag - but not too different from the existing one, it seems. A survey of more than 8000 people has found that this design, in which the... Read more
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The Young Witness
Southern Horizon favoured for Australia's new national flag, survey showsAustralians want a new national flag - but not too different, it seems. Austra
Southern Horizon favoured for Australia's new national flag, survey shows
The Young Witness / Posted 15 days ago
Australians want a new national flag - but not too different, it seems. Australians want a new national flag - but not too different from the existing one, it seems. A survey of more than 8000 people has found that this design, in which the... Read more
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Western Advocate
Southern Horizon favoured for Australia's new national flag, survey showsAustralians want a new national flag - but not too different, it seems. Austra
Southern Horizon favoured for Australia's new national flag, survey shows
Western Advocate / Posted 15 days ago
Australians want a new national flag - but not too different, it seems. Australians want a new national flag - but not too different from the existing one, it seems. A survey of more than 8000 people has found that this design, in which the... Read more
25 related stories
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Kiama Independent
Southern Horizon favoured for Australia's new national flag, survey showsAustralians want a new national flag - but not too different, it seems. Austra
Southern Horizon favoured for Australia's new national flag, survey shows
Kiama Independent / Posted 15 days ago
Australians want a new national flag - but not too different, it seems. Australians want a new national flag - but not too different from the existing one, it seems. A survey of more than 8000 people has found that this design, in which the... Read more
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Manning River Times
Southern Horizon favoured for Australia's new national flag, survey showsAustralians want a new national flag - but not too different, it seems. Austra
Southern Horizon favoured for Australia's new national flag, survey shows
Manning River Times / Posted 15 days ago
Australians want a new national flag - but not too different, it seems. Australians want a new national flag - but not too different from the existing one, it seems. A survey of more than 8000 people has found that this design, in which the... Read more
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Goondiwindi Argus
Southern Horizon favoured for Australia's new national flag, survey showsAustralians want a new national flag - but not too different, it seems. Austra
Southern Horizon favoured for Australia's new national flag, survey shows
Goondiwindi Argus / Posted 15 days ago
Australians want a new national flag - but not too different, it seems. Australians want a new national flag - but not too different from the existing one, it seems. A survey of more than 8000 people has found that this design, in which the... Read more
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The North West Star
Southern Horizon favoured for Australia's new national flag, survey showsAustralians want a new national flag - but not too different, it seems. Austra
Southern Horizon favoured for Australia's new national flag, survey shows
The North West Star / Posted 15 days ago
Australians want a new national flag - but not too different, it seems. Australians want a new national flag - but not too different from the existing one, it seems. A survey of more than 8000 people has found that this design, in which the... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Southern Horizon favoured for Australia's new flag, survey showsAustralians want a new national flag - but not too different from the existing
Southern Horizon favoured for Australia's new flag, survey shows
Brisbane Times / Posted 15 days ago
Australians want a new national flag - but not too different from the existing one, it seems. A survey of more than 8000 people has found that this design, in which the Federation Star and the Southern Cross continue to feature prominently on a blue... Read more
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Daily Liberal
Southern Horizon favoured for Australia's new national flag, survey showsAustralians want a new national flag - but not too different, it seems. Austra
Southern Horizon favoured for Australia's new national flag, survey shows
Daily Liberal / Posted 15 days ago
Australians want a new national flag - but not too different, it seems. Australians want a new national flag - but not too different from the existing one, it seems. A survey of more than 8000 people has found that this design, in which the... Read more
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The Border Mail
Southern Horizon favoured for Australia's new national flag, survey showsAustralians want a new national flag - but not too different, it seems. Austra
Southern Horizon favoured for Australia's new national flag, survey shows
The Border Mail / Posted 15 days ago
Australians want a new national flag - but not too different, it seems. Australians want a new national flag - but not too different from the existing one, it seems. A survey of more than 8000 people has found that this design, in which the... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Southern Horizon favoured for Australia's new national flag, survey showsAustralians want a new national flag - but not too different, it seems. Austra
Southern Horizon favoured for Australia's new national flag, survey shows
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 15 days ago
Australians want a new national flag - but not too different, it seems. Australians want a new national flag - but not too different from the existing one, it seems. A survey of more than 8000 people has found that this design, in which the... Read more
25 related stories
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The Age
Southern Horizon favoured for Australia's new flag, survey showsAustralians want a new national flag - but not too different from the existing
Southern Horizon favoured for Australia's new flag, survey shows
The Age / Posted 15 days ago
Australians want a new national flag - but not too different from the existing one, it seems. A survey of more than 8000 people has found that this design, in which the Federation Star and the Southern Cross continue to feature prominently on a blue... Read more
25 related stories
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Sydney Morning Herald
Southern Horizon favoured for Australia's new flag, survey showsAustralians want a new national flag - but not too different from the existing
Southern Horizon favoured for Australia's new flag, survey shows
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 15 days ago
Australians want a new national flag - but not too different from the existing one, it seems. A survey of more than 8000 people has found that this design, in which the Federation Star and the Southern Cross continue to feature prominently on a blue... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Unilever says it will ban face scrub product polluting harbour in two monthsPolluted: Micro-plastics used in scrubs and exfoliants are flowing into Sydney
Unilever says it will ban face scrub product polluting harbour in two months
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 17 days ago
Polluted: Micro-plastics used in scrubs and exfoliants are flowing into Sydney Harbour. Photo: David Gray A global consumer company says in two months it will start phasing out a facial scrub ingredient polluting Sydney Harbour. The push back... Read more
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Science Daily
Small but deadly: The chemical warfare of sea slugsWhile the phenomenon sounds like the stuff of horror films, it is common practi
Small but deadly: The chemical warfare of sea slugs
Science Daily / Posted 18 days ago
While the phenomenon sounds like the stuff of horror films, it is common practice for these "butterflies of the ocean," a new University of Queensland-led study published today in PLOS One has found. Dr Karen Cheney of UQ's School of Biological... Read more
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University of Queensland
Small but deadly: The chemical warfare of sea slugsBrightly coloured sea slugs are slurping deadly chemicals and stockpiling the m
Small but deadly: The chemical warfare of sea slugs
University of Queensland / Posted 20 days ago
Brightly coloured sea slugs are slurping deadly chemicals and stockpiling the most toxic compounds for use on their enemies. While the phenomenon sounds like the stuff of horror films, it is common practice for these “butterflies of the ocean”, a... Read more
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Kiama Independent
Kiama Stop Underage Drinking project concludesAN initiative which sought to change attitudes towards underage drinking in Kia
Kiama Stop Underage Drinking project concludes
Kiama Independent / Posted 21 days ago
AN initiative which sought to change attitudes towards underage drinking in Kiama has concluded, with organisers believing it has made some fundamentally positive differences. SPREADING THE WORD: Hockeyroo and Stop Underage Drinking ambassador Casey... Read more
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Science Daily
Tough times for the tree of life on coral reefsResearchers from the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral
Tough times for the tree of life on coral reefs
Science Daily / Posted 28 days ago
Researchers from the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (Coral CoE), at James Cook University in Townsville, analysed the extent to which the evolutionary histories of corals and fishes are protected, rather than... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Popular chromium supplements linked to carcinogensConcerns raised over taking chromium long term or in high doses. A nutritional
Popular chromium supplements linked to carcinogens
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 28 days ago
Concerns raised over taking chromium long term or in high doses. A nutritional supplement popular with dieters and bodybuilders is partially converted into a carcinogenic form when it enters cells, new Australian research has found. Chromium... Read more
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PhysOrg
Tough times for the tree of life on coral reefsIn terms of evolutionary history, less than a quarter of wrasse species receive
Tough times for the tree of life on coral reefs
PhysOrg / Posted 28 days ago
In terms of evolutionary history, less than a quarter of wrasse species receive minimum protection levels. Credit: João Paulo Krajewski Marine scientists are calling for a re-think of how marine protected areas (MPAs) are planned and coordinated,... Read more
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University of Sydney News
Research raises concerns over long-term use of chromium diet pillsConcerns have been raised over the long-term use of nutritional supplements con
Research raises concerns over long-term use of chromium diet pills
University of Sydney News / Posted 30 days ago
Concerns have been raised over the long-term use of nutritional supplements containing chromium, after an Australian research team found the supplement is partially converted into a carcinogenic form when it enters cells. Chromium is a trace mineral... Read more
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Brisbane Times
It's a popular dietary supplement, but researchers saw it converted into a carcinogenic formChromium is a trace mineral sold as nutritional supplements. Photo: Jessica Sha
It's a popular dietary supplement, but researchers saw it converted into a carcinogenic form
Brisbane Times / Posted a month ago
Chromium is a trace mineral sold as nutritional supplements. Photo: Jessica Shapiro A nutritional supplement popular with dieters and bodybuilders is partially converted into a carcinogenic form when it enters cells, new Australian research has... Read more
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WA Today
It's a popular dietary supplement, but researchers saw it converted into a carcinogenic formChromium is a trace mineral sold as nutritional supplements. Photo: Jessica Sha
It's a popular dietary supplement, but researchers saw it converted into a carcinogenic form
WA Today / Posted a month ago
Chromium is a trace mineral sold as nutritional supplements. Photo: Jessica Shapiro A nutritional supplement popular with dieters and bodybuilders is partially converted into a carcinogenic form when it enters cells, new Australian research has... Read more
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Northern Daily Leader
Popular chromium supplements linked to carcinogensConcerns raised over taking chromium long term or in high doses. A nutritional
Popular chromium supplements linked to carcinogens
Northern Daily Leader / Posted a month ago
Concerns raised over taking chromium long term or in high doses. A nutritional supplement popular with dieters and bodybuilders is partially converted into a carcinogenic form when it enters cells, new Australian research has found. Chromium... Read more
26 related stories
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The Young Witness
Popular chromium supplements linked to carcinogensConcerns raised over taking chromium long term or in high doses. A nutritional
Popular chromium supplements linked to carcinogens
The Young Witness / Posted a month ago
Concerns raised over taking chromium long term or in high doses. A nutritional supplement popular with dieters and bodybuilders is partially converted into a carcinogenic form when it enters cells, new Australian research has found. Chromium... Read more
26 related stories
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Western Advocate
Popular chromium supplements linked to carcinogensConcerns raised over taking chromium long term or in high doses. A nutritional
Popular chromium supplements linked to carcinogens
Western Advocate / Posted a month ago
Concerns raised over taking chromium long term or in high doses. A nutritional supplement popular with dieters and bodybuilders is partially converted into a carcinogenic form when it enters cells, new Australian research has found. Chromium... Read more
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Kiama Independent
Popular chromium supplements linked to carcinogensConcerns raised over taking chromium long term or in high doses. A nutritional
Popular chromium supplements linked to carcinogens
Kiama Independent / Posted a month ago
Concerns raised over taking chromium long term or in high doses. A nutritional supplement popular with dieters and bodybuilders is partially converted into a carcinogenic form when it enters cells, new Australian research has found. Chromium... Read more
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