Think you already know how many servings of fruits and vegetables you should eat? If you think you need five-a-day to live a longer, healthier life, forget about it! Find out what the new research says.
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Philadelphia First Big City to Tax Beverages
Come January, Philadelphia will be the first major US city to tax sodas and other sweetened beverages. The city council rebuffed a multi-million-dollar lobbying effort by the beverage industry in passing the tax, which will add about 50 cents a liter to the cost
The label says, “no sugar added,” “sugar-free,” or “diet.” So what makes the food or drink inside the package so sweet? Chances are it’s an artificial sweetener, a chemically processed sugar substitute. Also known as non-nutritive, non-caloric or high-intensity sweeteners, these synthetic sweeties are hundreds or even thousands of times
Holiday celebrations, happy hours, cocktail parties. It would be nice to think the alcoholic beverages ev-er-present at social events are good for us. The news media typically makes the most of new studies suggesting a link between a daily glass of wine and a healthier heart or other health benefits.
Lung cancer is the second most common type of cancer and the top cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S., according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI). However, recent advances in lung cancer treatment and an approval for annual screening of at-risk persons mean that patients with lung cancer have
For women who undergo screening and who are diagnosed early, cervical cancer is highly treatable. Waiting for symptoms of cervical cancer to appear, however, holds the potential for the cancer to progress to an advanced stage and become life threatening. Likewise, vaccinations for men and women to prevent human papillomavirus
Q. My sister has recently come to live with me, and she is a smoker. I’m concerned for my health, but she says the risks of secondhand smoking are exaggerated. Should I be worried?
A. Your concern is well-founded—nonsmokers who are exposed to secondhand smoke are inhaling many of the same