Hot dogs, bacon, other processed meats linked to cancer

Eating hot dogs, bacon and other processed meat can cause colorectal cancer and eating red meat probably can cause cancer, the World Health Organization’s cancer agency reported Monday.

Dr Kurt Straif, with the International Agency for Cancer Research, said the risk of developing colorectal cancer from eating processed meat remains small but rises with the amount consumed. Consuming red meat was linked to colorectal, pancreatic and prostate cancer, but the link was not as strong, the IARC report said.

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Brain Disorder Center’s Closing Sends Ripples Nationwide

The shutdowns are partly a reflection of a trend of states moving away from placing people in institutions and focusing instead on caring for them within their homes and communities. But sometimes, like with Richardson’s son, institutionalization makes more sense. Lakeview and only a handful of other centers serve people who exhibit high-risk, often violent behaviors coupled with developmental or intellectual disabilities, meaning they require constant care, often from multiple people.

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Heroin use surges, addicting more women and middle-class

Heroin use is reaching into new communities — addicting more women and middle-class users — as people hooked on prescription painkillers transition to cheaper illegal drugs, a new report shows.

The rate of heroin use doubled among women over a decade, according to the study released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which compared data from the three-year period between 2002 to 2004 with data from 2011 to 2014.

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