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Friday, October 26, 2012

Top News Stories: October 19-25


How green tea helps prevent cancer, a potentially deadly energy drink, sunscreen recall and more of this week’s top news stories:

FDA: 5 Death Reports for Monster Energy Drink
The FDA is investigating reports of five deaths and a nonfatal heart attack that may be connected to the high-caffeine energy drinks made by the Monster Energy Company. Read more

Green Tea and Cancer Prevention: New Clues
Scientists have found new clues as to how green tea and its extracts can prevent or slow the growth of certain cancers. Read more

Fire Risk Spurs Banana Boat Spray Sunscreen Recall
Banana Boat has issued a recall of 23 of its products sold from January 2010 through September 2012 after at least five people caught fire after using them. Read more

Earlier Puberty: Age 9 or 10 for Average U.S. Boy
Just like the girls, American boys are starting to hit puberty at an earlier age, according to new data. Read more

Hospital Food Contaminated with C. diff
Hospital food has never had a brilliant reputation, and it may be about to get worse. A new report suggests that hospital food is frequently contaminated with the dangerous bug Clostridium difficile, which can cause diarrhea and colitis. Read more

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