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Sandee LaMotte, CNN

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These Ultra-Processed Foods May Shorten Your Life, National Cancer Institute Study Says

Eating higher levels of ultra-processed foods may shorten lifespans by more than 10%, according to a new, unpublished study of over 500,000 people whom researchers followed for nearly three decades. The risk went up to 15% for men and 14% for women once the data was adjusted, said study lead author Erikka Loftfield, an investigator at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland.

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‘This disorder has almost killed me’: His addiction to ultraprocessed food began as a child

Chicago native Jeffrey Odwazny says he has been addicted to ultraprocessed food since he was a child.

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Why replacing alcohol with weed is a growing trend in the US

It’s a true blessing to have great friends who frequently get together. At times, however, those blessings may overflow, according to “B,” a 43-year-old Atlantan who CNN is not identifying for privacy reasons.

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Why replacing alcohol with weed is a growing trend in the US

It’s a true blessing to have great friends who frequently get together. At times, however, those blessings may overflow, according to “B,” a 43-year-old Atlantan who CNN is not identifying for privacy reasons.

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How to survive sleeping with a sleep talker

Do you or a loved one talk in your sleep? It’s a common sleep issue for many, experts say.

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FLORIDA’S 6-WEEK ABORTION BAN SET TO TAKE EFFECT THIS WEEK 29 APR 24 06:45 ET|CNN|Version 1 A stricter abortion law is set to take effect in Florida on Wednesday — dropping the state’s 15-week ban t

A 38-year-old man repeatedly tries to force his wife to have sex in the middle of the night but has no memory of his actions when he wakes up.

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Which foods have the most plastics? You may be surprised

“How much plastic will you have for dinner, sir? And you, ma’am?” While that may seem like a line from a satirical skit on Saturday Night Live, research is showing it’s much too close to reality.

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Toxic ‘forever’ chemicals found in excessive levels in global groundwater, study says

Potentially toxic chemicals called PFAS (perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances) are found in surface and groundwaters around the world at levels much higher than many international regulators allow, a new study found.

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First-degree relatives 9 times more likely to develop serious form of depression, study says

Close relatives of people with treatment-resistant depression are nine times more likely to develop depression that also does not respond to traditional treatment, a new study found.

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Flame retardants found in thousands of consumer products linked to cancer in people for first time

Flame retardants added for decades to thousands of consumer products in the United States may raise the risk of dying from cancer, according to new research.

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How to talk to kids about a cancer diagnosis, according to experts

In the time Catherine, Princess of Wales, spent away from the public before revealing her cancer diagnosis, one of her biggest priorities was finding the right way to tell her children, she said.

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Intermittent fasting: Your heart, your health, your waistline

Intermittent fasting is one of the many trendy ways people try to lose or maintain their weight.

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Prevent brain decay, according to science - how?

When my mother was in her 80s, her daily call to her older brother always started with the same question: “Did your bowels move today?” I used to roll my eyes and pray to the old-age gods that I would never do the same.

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Why you may be eating predigested food

Why do many people overeat chips, cereals, cakes, puddings and other ultraprocessed foods despite knowing those foods may not be healthy?

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Rat poop, bug bits, mice hair: How many ‘unavoidable defects’ are in peanut butter/other foods?

Brace yourselves, America: Many of your favorite foods may contain bits and pieces of creatures that you probably didn’t know were there.

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Stanley, other drink cups, contain lead - should we worry?

First, Stanley cups were all over social media because so many people wanted them. Now, the oversize tumblers are back in the spotlight over fears they may contain lead.