Contaminated baby powders may be linked to rare form of cancer, study suggests

(Morgan Brinlee/ Romper) — A new study published in The Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine suggests contaminated baby powders may be linked to a rare cancer. In a case study of 33 patients, researchers … Read More

A new study suggests vegetarians and vegans are at higher risk of stroke. But don’t reach for that steak just yet
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(Jamie Ducharme/ Time) — Vegetarians and vegans are likely to be concerned by the results of a new study with a surprising finding: those following meat-free diets, which are typically associated with better cardiovascular health, may actually have a higher risk of stroke than those who eat meat.

But it’s too soon to run out and order   …

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Study finds millions still taking daily aspirin despite new guidelines and possible risks
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(Robin Seaton Jefferson/ Forbes) —  habits die hard. Despite lack of evidence of any real benefits and new guidelines by the American Heart Association (AHA) and  American College of Cardiology (ACC) not to do so, millions of healthy older U.S. adults are still taking daily aspirin.

According to the National Institutes   …

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Drinking sodas tied to higher risk of early death
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(Serena Gordon/ HealthDay News) — Whether you call it soda, pop or a soft drink, a new study’s findings suggest it would be better for your health to drink water instead.

The large European study found that people who have more than two sodas a day — with or without sugar — had a higher risk of dying over about 16 years than  …

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Cancer now leading cause of death in rich countries
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(Mihika Basu/ Meaww.com) — Cancer is now the leading cause of death in high-income countries, which indicates a transition in the predominant causes of deaths in middle-age. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the primary cause of death among middle-aged adults across the world, but this is no longer the case in high-income countries,  …

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First death linked to vaping reported amid escalating illness
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(Dalton Hemsworth/ Daily News) — As reports flood the media of dangerous vaping side effects, the first-ever person has died from severe lung injuries related to vaping. The CDC reported the adult lived in Illinois; however, did now release any additional details about the adult.

The death is one of 193 potential cases in 22 states of   …

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This new, super low-calorie butter has a surprising main ingredient
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(Erica Chayes Wida/ Today) — In the chemistry labs at Cornell University, scientists have been busy inventing a new product — a butter-like spread made with a pretty surprising ingredient: water.

While creamy, dairy-free aren’t exactly new, the scientists’ new concoction contains only a quarter of the calories as the  …

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Starting early is key to treating kids allergies
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(Christine Sismondo/ Toronto Star) — It may well be the most wonderful time of the year for a lot of parents but, for those with kids who suffer from food allergies, back-to-school can be incredibly stressful.

For an estimated 15,000 children in the Toronto District School Board, the back-to-school checklist includes not only new backpacks  …

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What exactly is in your vape? Health Canada plans to find out
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(Presse Canadienne) — Health Canada is preparing to launch a wave of inspections of businesses selling vaping products. They will analyze products to determine their contents and nicotine levels.

Though the health ministry will not confirm the information, the Presse Canadienne has learned that 22 inspectors will be assigned to   …

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What is intermittent fasting? Skipping meals may promote health: study
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(Hilary Brueck/ Insider) — When cancer researcher Dr. Miriam Merad came home from her laboratory with new results about how fasting might help reduce people’s risk of developing certain deadly chronic diseases, her husband was so impressed that he stopped eating one meal a day.

She says he never eats breakfast anymore, limiting  …

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