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Controversial sugar industry study resurfaces

Researchers have discovered a 1960s sugar industry-funded study that they say links a high-sugar diet to high blood cholesterol levels and cancer in rats. The study never published and has long been forgotten, until now.

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:07:58 GMT
How the sugar industry sweetened research in its favor

Scientists began to uncover a link between sugar and heart disease about 60 years ago, and now, the general consensus among experts is that sugar intake is associated with heart disease risk.

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 16:26:19 GMT
Sugar and cancer: Is there a link?

Does sugar, which makes all things delicious, lead to cancer?

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 17:37:49 GMT
One-month sugar detox: A nutritionist explains how and why

If you've read about the latest wellness trends, you may have entertained the idea of a diet detox.

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 19:22:28 GMT
Puerto Rico asks funeral homes to help identify hurricane deaths

Puerto Rico is asking for help with its efforts to tally deaths from Hurricane Maria.

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:43:50 GMT
Little boy who got thousands of Christmas cards dies after cancer battle

Jacob Thompson, the boy who got thousands of Christmas cards from charmed fans this fall, has died after a long battle with cancer.

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:13:44 GMT
Man describes vicious bear attack: 'I should have bled to death'

The grizzly bear grabbed Lee Brooke from behind, pulled him off the ground and then rode on his back down a slope. The bear bit off much of his face. As Brooke lay bleeding, he could see his nose and mustache on the ground.

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:06:24 GMT
Self-inflicted injuries surge among tween and early teen girls

Emergency room visits for non-fatal, self-inflicted injuries surged in recent years among US girls and young women, especially those between the ages of 10 and 14, according to a new study.

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:00:22 GMT
Eighth child death from fallen IKEA dresser prompts recall reminder

Amid reports of another child death, IKEA is reminding customers who purchased some of its dressers that they need to be fastened to the wall or they may tip and fall. The reminder is part of the company's reannouncement of a 2016 recall of many of its dressers and chests following reports of injuries and deaths of children.

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:31:53 GMT
Girl Scouts: Don't make your daughter hug people this holiday

At a time when issues of sexual harassment and consent are in the news, and with the holidays just around the corner, the Girl Scouts have released a recommendation about how parents can help young girls handle affection.

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:09:28 GMT
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