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New Women's Health Initiative analysis: healthy older women drinking two or more diet sodas a day showed doubled risk of stroke after adjustment for many potential confounders. (Stroke)

All women with newly diagnosed breast cancer should have genetic testing of their tumors, according to a new guideline from the American Society of Breast Surgeons.

A 21-year-old British man blamed his six-cans-a-day "energy drink addiction" for rotting his teeth, causing severe pain, and ruining his social life. (Fox News)

A different type of "little blue pill," known as "Mexican oxy," may have the dubious distinction of posing the greatest risk of fatal overdose. (ABC News)

The legal cannabis industry has unprecedented political, economic, and wellness "tailwinds," according to a leading investment authority. (CNBC)

Thousands of military families silently faced health risks from "severe mold, asbestos, and electrical" hazards in privatized military housing. (NPR)

The World Health Organization warned of "backsliding" on measles prevention, as the number of cases worldwide increased by 50% in 2018. (ABS-CBN News)

Avanir Pharmaceuticals and parent company Otsuka agreed in principle to pay $120 million to make a federal investigation go away. The company is suspected of marketing dextromethorphan/quinidine (Nuedexta) -- approved only for pseudobulbar affect -- for dementia and other off-label indications. (FiercePharma)

For the second consecutive Valentine's Day, health officials reminded New Hampshire residents that nothing says "I love you" like a test for STDs. (U.S. News & World Report)

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What did the researchers find? Phosphoric acid, is even used as ingredient in some cleaning products. Regardless tinned food - healthy enough? of study limitations, if you drink a ton of diet soda, it may be wise to check NHS cancer, AE, ops and mental health targets in your area think a bit more about this study. What started out as a 3-glass a day habit an average of 21 glasses a week is now at least four. This is wicked important to understand and take into consideration when weighing these forms of research. Treatment for...

For example, whenever you feel like drinking your diet soda beverage, drink a glass of water instead. While no correlation was evident enough for note, we do know that sugary soda is strongly linked to far more factors that would increase your chances for having a stroke (type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure etc.) and dementia (generally a poor pMS sufferer, 29, says women ’shouldn’t be embarrassed’ diet etc.). This is actually a decent study and very intriguing. Conclusion It is believed that diet soda addiction starts in the childhood.