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Alcoholism-020916.jpg As many as one in three lawyers may struggle with alcoholism, according to a new study that was commissioned by the Bar Association of America and the Betty Ford Hazelden Foundation. For the study the researchers pulled data from about 12,000 active lawyers. They found the heaviest drinkers within the profession were around the age of 30.

pinkribbon-020216.jpg Those who consume a diet high in fiber earlier in life may be at a decreased risk for breast cancer, according to new data collected from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. For the study the researchers collected data from 90,534 participants of the Nurse's Health Study II. The researchers found that the breast cancer risk was 12-19 percent lower for women who ate these diets.

Coffee-012916.jpg Regularly consuming moderate amounts of caffeine is not linked with increased risk for heart palpitations, according to a new study from researchers at UC San Francisco. For the study the researchers collected data from 1,388 participants from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) database. They tested the heart beats of heavy caffeine consumers over the course of one year.

Consuming more healthy fats may help decrease the risk of heart disease, according to a new study from researchers at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University in Boston. For the study the researchers reviewed dietary records from people in 186 countries throughout 2010. They found that of the 711,800 about ten percent of them all were heart related.

Cashew-012016.jpg Trader Joe's stores have issued a widespread recall of raw cashew products due to possible salmonella contamination. Word of the recall comes after the retailer received word from supplier Heritage International about the possible risk. Any Trader Joe's raw cashew products marked with the label "BEST BEFORE 07.17.2016TF4" could potentially be contaminated with salmonella.

sarana-011916.jpg Mothers who consume increased quantities of fish while pregnant may provide brain benefits to their children for years to come, according to a new study from researchers at the Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology in Barcelona. For the study the researchers reviewed health data from 2,000 pairs of mothers and children.

SoftDrinks-011816.jpg New warning labels may help to stop parents from purchasing sugary drinks for their children, according to a new study. The study, published online in Pediatrics, saw researchers give 2,381 parents online surveys asking them to select a beverage for their child from a range of 12 sugar-sweetened sodas and juices as well as eight low-sugar options like water, unsweetened juices and diet sodas.

Jogging-011316.jpg Exercise may significantly reduce the risk of heart disease for those with depression, according to a new study from researchers at the Emory Clinical Cardiovascular Research Institute in Atlana. For the study the researchers examined health records for over 1,000 people who were previously not diagnosed with heart disease or depression.

exercise-011116.jpg Exercise offers the best relief of lower back pain, according to a new study. The study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, involved a review of 21 studies from around the world, involving over 30,000 participants in total, on how to treat and prevent lower-back pain. Education about lower-back pain also helps, the study found.

Sugar-Cube-010415.jpg Those who consume high levels of sugar may be at an increased risk for breast and lung cancer, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. For the study the researchers examined the sugar intake of mice. Those who consumed a sucrose level that was comparable to that consumed by the traditional Western diet were far more likely to develop both.

School-Lunch-010415.jpg The newest guidelines set out to make school lunches healthier are having the desired effect, according to a new study from researchers at the School of Public Health at University of Washington. For the study the researchers examined the differences made by changing school lunches in three middles schools and three high schools in Washington.

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