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One in five cases of breast cancer are known as triple-negative, and are the most lethal form—but a compound found in herbs such as thyme and parsley, and celery and broccoli, stops them spreading, scientists have discovered this week.
Everyone knows that mindfulness meditation makes people calmer and reduces feelings of anxiety and stress—but the effect is also physical, and biomarkers are changing as well.
Health officials have issued an alert this week about not burning toast or making potatoes too crispy. The process produces a chemical called acrylamide, and this can cause cancer, says the UK’s Food Standards Agency. But a link has never been seen in humans—and even if one is there, we’d have to eat 320 slices of burnt toast a day before a tumour started to develop.