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Overprocessed foods add 500 calories to your diet every day, causing weight gain

Less-expensive, easier-to-prepare ultraprocessed foods can make you fat, a new study says. People limited to a diet of primarily highly processed foods ate more calories and gained more weight than when their diet mostly consisted of minimally processed foods, finds the study, published Thursday in the journal Cell Metabolism. This small-scale study is the first…MORE

Ruling turns up pressure for FDA to strictly regulate e-cigarettes

Some politicians and pediatricians have urged the US Food and Drug Administration to take strong, swift action on the growing use of e-cigarettes among America’s youth, but the latest move comes from a federal judge who ordered the agency to speed up its review of thousands of vaping products now on the market. Wednesday’s ruling…MORE

LED lights damage eyes and disturb sleep, European health authority warns

The blue light in LED lighting that is increasingly used in our homes can damage the eye’s retina while disturbing our biological and sleep rhythms, a French health authority warned in a new report. New scientific evidence confirms the “phototoxic effects” of short-term exposures to high-intensity blue light, as well as an increased risk of…MORE

Alabama says it wants to protect life. How does that claim stack up outside the womb?

Alabama’s governor signed the “Human Life Protection Act” Wednesday to effectively ban abortion, making good on what some state lawmakers describe as a promise to protect life from the moment of conception. But, pushing aside the issue of abortion, how is their state measuring up when it comes to protecting life outside the womb? Pre-conception:…MORE

British people get drunk more often than anyone else, survey finds

British people get drunk more than any other nationality, according to a new global survey. The results of the 2019 Global Drug Survey, published Thursday, revealed that British respondents get drunk more times per year than people from anywhere else. Adam Winstock, an addiction psychiatrist and founder of the Global Drug Survey, said British respondents…MORE

The Met is no longer taking money from the Sackler family, makers of OxyContin

New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art says it no longer will take donations from the Sackler family, principal owner of Purdue Pharma, which makes OxyContin. The Met said in a statement Wednesday that it decided to end the relationship with the Sacklers because of the company’s “production of opioids and the ensuing health crisis surrounding…MORE

North Carolina sues Juul, claiming deceptive marketing and targeting youth

North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein announced Wednesday that the state has filed a lawsuit against e-cigarette manufacturer Juul, claiming that its marketed its products to children and misled the public about risks associated with those products. “As a result of Juul’s deceptive and unfair practices, thousands of North Carolina kids are at risk of…MORE

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‘Jeopardy!’ champion James Holzhauer wins his 23rd game, continuing his streak

James Holzhauer continued his win streak on “Jeopardy!” Monday by winning his 23rd game. After a two-week hiatus, the reigning champion finished his 23rd win with $89,229. The 34-year-old professional sports gambler from Las Vegas now has a total of $1,780,237. He has the second longest winning streak in the show’s history and the second…

Reese Witherspoon gives an update on ‘Legally Blonde 3’

Fans of Elle Woods can get ready for another explosion of all pink everything at the movies. Reese Witherspoon, who played the character in 2001’s “Legally Blonde” and its 2003 sequel told Ellen DeGeneres on her talk show Monday about plans for a third installment. “We’re meeting about it. I mean, we’re definitely talking about…

Melvin Edmonds, After 7 singer, dead at 65

R&B singer Melvin Edmonds, a member of the group After 7 and brother of superstar Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, has died, his former bandmate told CNN. He was 65. Edmunds died Saturday, according to a statement from After 7 co-founder Keith Mitchell posted on the group’s Facebook page and confirmed by CNN. The cause of death…

Jeffree Star shares his part of Tati Westbrook and James Charles drama

There’s been a new development in the James Charles and Tati Westbrook drama. Another YouTube star and beauty influencer, Jeffree Star, released a video on Sunday, titled “Never Doing This Again.” In it Star said, “I am embarrassed of myself.” “I also owe an apology to my audience for bringing something public and inserting myself…