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Evidence linking sugar to heart disease, cancer intentionally buried for years

Sugar industry hid dangers for years

The sugar industry is no stranger to controversy. For decades, claims linking sucrose in the diet to coronary heart disease (CHD) have been shrugged off owing to flimsy evidence.

Recent reports confirming that the sugar industry buried evidence associating sugar consumption to levels of lipids within the blood – that in turn had something to do with heart disease – have drawn the ire of some consumers.

While fraudulent health claims may sprout once in a while, the highly profitable sugar industry’s non-disclosure of evidence and findings of potential harm to people consuming sugar-containing products smacks of self-serving interests.


Tobacco company-funded ads spotlight disease, deaths caused by smoking

Tobacco funded anti smoking ad ordered by courtTobacco companies are forced to admit the dangers of smoking as part of new ad campaign ordered by the U.S. District Court.

The companies, including Altria, R.J. Reynolds, Lorillard and Philip Morris USA, will pay for anti-smoking advertisements have started running in newspapers and television ads on CBS, ABC and NBC will start airing on Nov. 27.


Hidden camera shows how WWII veteran died after calling for help, gasping for air

James Dempsey dies gasping for air in nursing homeA decorated World War II veteran died gasping for breath while staff at his nursing home laughed in front of him, according to hidden camera video revealed in a lawsuit against the facility.

James Dempsey, 89, of Woodstock, Ga., called for help six times Feb. 27, 2014, before becoming unconscious while gasping for air, according to the video, released to WXIA-TV after lawyers representing Northeast Atlanta Health and Rehabilitation were unsuccessful in asking a DeKalb County judge to keep the material sealed.


Legionnaires' cases linked to Disneyland expand to 15

Legionnaire's disease at Disneyland rises to 15 Health officials in California on Thursday said the number of cases of Legionnaires' disease in people who visited Disneyland or the city of Anaheim has grown to 15.

Orange County officials said that of the 15 sickened with the disease, 11 apparently contracted the disease after a visit to the theme park. Two people, both of whom had prior health problems and had not visited Disneyland, died.

Those sickened ranged in age from 52 to 94.


Researchers: CTE was detected in living former NFL player

CTE found in living football player For the first time, research has confirmed that scientists successfully detected chronic traumatic encephalopathy -- known commonly as CTE -- in a living former professional football player.

Scientists detected signs of the dementia-like disease in former player Fred McNeill four years ago, but it's not possible to confirm CTE until after a patient's death. McNeill died in 2015, and confirmation he had the disease was made last week in the journal Neurosurgery, scientists said Wednesday.


A Man Gets His Genes Edited, and Science Waits With Bated Breath

man has genes edited

For the first time ever, scientists have edited genes inside a person in an attempt to cure disease, AP reports.

Brian Madeux, a 44-year-old suffering from Hunter syndrome, was given billions of copies of a corrective gene and a tool that will slice the gene at the precise spot on Monday in UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital in Oakland, CA.

“It’s kind of humbling" Madeux said of being the first person to try this method. “I’m willing to take that risk. Hopefully it will help me and other people.”


Aaron Hernandez Had Most Severe CTE Ever Found For Someone His Age

Aaron Hernandez had most serious case of CTE in someone his ageFormer New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez had the most severe case of chronic traumatic encephalopathy ever discovered in someone his age, researchers at the Boston University School of Medicine disclosed at a conference Thursday.

Dr. Ann McKee, the director of the school’s CTE center, said the 27-year-old’s brain was “clearly at the severe end of the spectrum” for his age group, diagnosing Hernandez with Stage 3 CTE (out of 4), which hasn’t been seen before in brains younger than 46 years old.


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