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  • Popular Acid Reflux Drugs Are Linked To Kidney Disease Risk

    Popular Acid Reflux Drugs Are Linked To Kidney Disease Risk

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    People who take certain popular medicines for heartburn, indigestion and acid reflux may want to proceed more cautiously, researchers reported Monday.The drugs, known as proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs), appear to significantly elevate the chances of developing chronic kidney disease, according to a study involving more…

  • New US cancer cases holding steady, deaths declining

    New US cancer cases holding steady, deaths declining

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    The number of new cancer diagnoses in the U.S. is largely steady while the number of cancer deaths continues to decline, according to a new report from the nation's leading cancer advocacy group.This year, the U.S. will see nearly 1.7 million new cancer cases…

  • Underage youth widely exposed to online alcohol marketing

    Underage youth widely exposed to online alcohol marketing

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    More than half of underage people say they've seen alcohol marketing on the Internet, though few admit to engaging with brands or being a fan online, according to a new U.S. study.Based on surveys about a year apart, researchers also found that teens who…

  • Woman battling cancer fired months before retirement

    Woman battling cancer fired months before retirement

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    A Connecticut woman battling blood cancer was just months away from early retirement when she was informed by officials from the New York town she works for that she lost her job as court clerk, and the health benefits that came with it.Trish Rubino,…

  • Cologne attacks: New Year's Eve crime cases top 500

    Cologne attacks: New Year's Eve crime cases top 500

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    German police say the number of criminal complaints filed after the events on New Year's Eve in Cologne has risen to 516 - 40% of which relate to allegations of sexual assault.Police in Cologne investigating the crimes are focussing on people of North African…

  • FDA bans common chemical in pizza boxes

    FDA bans common chemical in pizza boxes

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    The Food and Drug Administration has banned a chemical commonly used in pizza boxes because there’s a reasonable chance it could cause harm to consumers’ health.Food Safety News, an advocacy group that reports on foodborne illness outbreaks, recalls and changes imposed by the FDA,…

  • Response from KIND Snacks

    Response from KIND Snacks

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    This past March, KIND received a warning letter from the FDA. The FDA asked KIND to make adjustments to the packaging language on four of its snack bars, as well as on its website – including removing the word healthy in certain instances. This is…

  • Malaria treatment fails in Cambodia because of drug resistance, researchers say

    Malaria treatment fails in Cambodia because of drug resistance, researchers say

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    London – Malaria-carrying parasites in parts of Cambodia have developed resistance to a major drug used to treat the disease in Southeast Asia, according to research published on Thursday in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal.The drug piperaquine, used in combination with the drug artemisinin,…

  • Woman battling cancer fired months before retirement

    Woman battling cancer fired months before retirement

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    A Connecticut woman battling blood cancer was just months away from early retirement when she was informed by officials from the New York town she works for that she lost her job as court clerk, and the health benefits that came with it.Trish Rubino,…

  • Obesity 'linked to cancer rise'

    Obesity 'linked to cancer rise'

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    Rising levels of obesity and unhealthy weights could be linked to 670,000 extra cases of cancer in the next 20 years, a UK report predicts.If current trends continue, experts say, almost three in four adults could be overweight or obese by 2035, bringing a…

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