City Council speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito used Twitter Sunday night to announce that she's been diagnosed with high-risk human papillomavirus, or HPV, a common sexually transmitted infection. The speaker added that she needs to undergo a biopsy to test for cervical cancer. The announcement immediat ... More >>
Eek. Might want to think twice now about downing that cocktail. According to a recent study by the National Cancer Institute, consuming seven to 14 alcoholic drinks per week carries a 30 to 60 percent increase in breast cancer risk. Although earlier studies have connected daily alcohol consumption ... More >>
Today's bad-ass booze study: Researchers at the National Cancer Institute and the USDA's ARS Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center wanted to find out if "low to moderate" drinking compromises the bone health of postmenopausal women.
Your fried chicken, pinkwashed to perfection.Practically in the same breath as launching its Double Down Sandwich stunt, KFC debuted its Buckets for the Cure campaign, which promises to donate 50 cents from every pink bucket sold to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation. Since April 5, t ... More >>
In other recall news, the Lian How brand of spices has asked restaurants to return their pepper products after 42 people in four states became sick from salmonella poisoning. Other potentially affected products include the brand's paprika, onion powder and other ground spices. [SF Chronicle] A Ge ... More >>
Bad new for carnivores: a recent study by the National Cancer Institute says that the more red meat and processed meat you eat, the higher your overall risk of death from all causes, including heart disease and cancer. [Reuters] The James Beard Award nominations are out. New York establishments on ... More >>
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