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Friday, September 28, 2012

Top News Stories: September 21-27

Peanut Butter

Latest news of the peanut butter and spinach recalls, a fast, easy way to ID those at risk of ovarian cancer, and more of this week’s top news stories:

Peanut Butter Recall Expands
A nationwide recall has expanded to include dozens of peanut butter, tahini, and other nut butter products sold under popular brand names due to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 30 people in 19 states, sending four to the hospital. Read more

Sugary Drinks and Weight Gain Linked
Those at higher risk of obesity due to genetics are also more likely to gain weight by drinking sugary drinks such as soda, lemonade, and fruit drinks. Read more

Kroger Recalls Spinach in 15 States
Kroger is recalling spinach sold in stores in 15 states due to possible listeria contamination. Read more

3 Quick Questions Help ID Ovarian Cancer Risk
A three-item questionnaire could identify women most likely to benefit from further tests for ovarian cancer, possibly resulting in fewer unnecessary surgeries and far less anxiety for many women. Read more

Suicide, Not Car Crashes, #1 Cause of Injury Death
Suicide has overtaken car crashes as the leading cause of injury-related death in the U.S. The number of car fatalities has gone down 25% over the last decade, but suicide rates rose 15% over the same period. Read more

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