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  • Can coffee cause cancer? Probably not, but make sure it isn't very hot, WHO says

    Can coffee cause cancer? Probably not, but make sure it isn't very hot, WHO says

    Some like it hot. But a new report from the World Health Organization suggests that when it comes to beverages such as coffee, liking it too hot may increase the risk for esophageal cancer. The warning, issued Wednesday, follows an exhaustive review of studies on coffee, tea and cancer by the WHO’s...

  • Experts rated weight-loss drugs and Qsymia came out on top

    Experts rated weight-loss drugs and Qsymia came out on top

    In the diet-medication sweepstakes, we have a winner. While all five drugs approved by the Food & Drug Administration for weight loss best a placebo in helping patients lose weight, a drug known commercially as Qsymia — a combination of the drugs phentermine and topiramate — most consistently prompted...

  • Are gun injuries getting more deadly?

    Are gun injuries getting more deadly?

    Orlando terror attack updates: Obama meets with victims' families in Orlando June 16, 2016, 6:43 p.m. Forty-nine people are dead and at least 53 injured in the deadliest shooting in American history after Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old U.S. citizen, opened fire and took hostages inside the Pulse gay...

  • Gun injuries: Are they getting more deadly?

    Gun injuries: Are they getting more deadly?

    New research suggests that between the years 2000 and 2013, the injuries sustained by victims of firearms violence grew both more severe and more deadly, even as mortality from other traumatic injuries declined. Just days after the nation’s worst mass shooting took place at a nightclub in Orlando,...

  • Teens having less sex and are drinking and using drugs less often, study finds

    Teens having less sex and are drinking and using drugs less often, study finds

    The troubles with kids these days ... are not as common as they used to be. U.S. teens are having a lot less sex, they are drinking and using drugs less often, and they aren't smoking as much, according to a government survey of risky youth behaviors. "I think you can call this the cautious generation,"...

  • In U.S., 38% of adults and 17% of kids are now obese, CDC study says

    In U.S., 38% of adults and 17% of kids are now obese, CDC study says

    How do government agencies, private foundations, industry groups and professional societies squander hundreds of millions of dollars? By trying to fight America’s obesity epidemic. Two new studies show that the best efforts of all these players – as well as schools, churches and individual healthcare...

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