Soda, sports drinks increase risk of dying from heart disease, breast and colon cancer

Drinking soda, sports drinks and other sugary beverages increases the risk of dying from heart disease and some types of cancers, according to new research. Harvard researchers found that the more sweetened beverages a person drank, the greater their risk … Continue reading Soda, sports drinks increase risk of dying from heart disease, breast and colon cancer

Millennials Are Getting More Obesity-Related Cancers Than Baby Boomers

Cancers usually seen in the elderly are becoming more and more common among younger people. Obesity-related cancers usually seen in the elderly are appearing at higher rates in millenials at increasingly younger ages, according to a study published Monday in the Lancet. The … Continue reading Millennials Are Getting More Obesity-Related Cancers Than Baby Boomers

A measles outbreak in Washington draws attention to an increase in vaccine hesitancy (antivaxxers are the worst)

Once thought eliminated from the United States, people are dying from an easily-preventable disease. Authorities in Washington State have declared a public health emergency for an escalating measles outbreak in a county near the Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro area. On January 24, Clark … Continue reading A measles outbreak in Washington draws attention to an increase in vaccine hesitancy (antivaxxers are the worst)