Brekky Wrap: Mother's Warning After Claims Her Daughter Died From Protein Shake Use
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A heartbroken Australian mother has called for tighter rules on supplements after doctors linked her daughter's death with her high-protein diet. Meegan Hefford, 25, was training for a bodybuilding competition when she was found unconscious in her apartment in Mandurah, WA in June 2017. She died in hospital three days later after being diagnosed with urea cycle disorder which causes a build-up of ammonia in the bloodstream and brain fluid. Now her mother Michelle White has spoken out, telling the Mirror she "had no idea her obsession with health would end up killing her." She's now encouraging gym-goers to check with their doctor before going on a diet. "Only certified nutritionists should offer advice on dieting, and I urge people to get medical checks before drastically changing their food intake," she said. White is speaking out now in a bid to tighten regulations.
A Melbourne businessman has been killed in Spain while celebrating his 40th birthday with family and friends. Father of three Stephen Jones was hit by a boat while diving off the small island of Formentera. An investigation is underway.
An inquest has found that three London Bridge terrorists were lawfully shot dead by police. Eight people, including two Australians, were killed during the knife and van rampage in 2017. Jurors concluded the attackers "ignored clear warning shouts" from the police.
An acrobat is lucky to be alive after falling 11 metres in front of a packed crowd in Adelaide. Gabby Souza was performing on a ring suspended in the big top when she fell just before 5pm yesterday afternoon. Circus Rio says she is “okay and on the road to recovery”
The Queensland government has launched legal again against Adani, claiming it provided misleading information in a report about its Carmichael coal mine. The mining giant claims the issue relates to an “administrative error” which was self-reported last year.
Donald Trump insists his tweets suggesting four Democratic congresswomen of colour return to their countries was not racist, claiming he "doesn’t have a racist bone in [his] body". The women hit back yesterday calling the remarks xenophobic and bigoted while renewing calls for impeachment proceedings to begin.
Today marks five years since MH 17 was shot down over the Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board, including 38 Australians. A statement from the victims' families will be read out to mark the anniversary.
Astronauts involved in the Apollo 11 flight to the moon have gathered at the launch site to celebrate 50 years since their rocket was blasted into space. It comes as Australian’s were treated to a partial lunar eclipse -- the moons right-hand side disappearing from view early this morning.
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