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WHO to declare artificial sweetener aspartame as a possible carcinogen

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which is the cancer arm of the World Health Organization (WHO), recently indicated that aspartame will likely be declared a “possible carcinogen to humans.” Image Credit: Iryna Imago / Shutterstock.com What is aspartame? After several decades of research on artificial sweeteners (ASW) to reduce obesity and diabetes

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Study: Preventable Deaths Rose During Pandemic Across All States | Healthiest Communities Health News

A new report offers a bleached picture of the state of the country’s health care system as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, with premature deaths on the rise across states while disparities in access to reproductive care for women have widened. Deaths directly attributable to COVID-19 brought about a stark rise in preventable mortality

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Eating healthy is hard. It’s even harder for people who can barely afford to eat at all

It’s becoming more expensive to eat healthy, and food banks are having trouble keeping up with the demand. (Nicola MacLeod/CBC) Household food insecurity is directly linked to health issues, including heart disease and diabetes. For someone living with a food ailment like celiac disease or diabetes, going to the grocery store is a big expense,

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Will Your COVID-19 Mask Protect You from Wildfire Smoke?

Share on PinterestSmoke from Canadian wildfires has reached the east coast of the US Spencer Platt/Getty Images Health experts say an N95 mask is your best bet for protecting yourself from both the novel coronavirus and wildfire smoke. Research shows KN95 masks are just as effective. While surgical masks became popular during the COVID-19 outbreak,

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Higher levels tied to lower body fat, diabetes risk

Share on PinterestNew research delves into the link between high blood caffeine levels and health benefits such as lower body fat. Image credit: Pixel Stories/Stocksy. Researchers investigated the effects of a genetic predisposition to high caffeine levels on measures of body fat, type 2 diabetes risk, and cardiovascular risk. They found that a higher genetic

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The FDA is redefining ‘healthy,’ and the food industry is pushing back

Comment on this story Comment It’s been right there on the label for more than 30 years. Healthy Choice frozen meals and entrees have been a go-to for people in a rush who want to eat something convenient but seems good for them. Chicken parm, sweet and sour chicken — microwaves around the country are

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