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Friday, November 23, 2012

Top News Stories: Nov. 16-22

Energy Drink

Illnesses, deaths linked to energy drinks, children’s bed recall, how many calories you drink a day & more of this week’s top news stories:

More Deaths, Illness Linked to Energy Drinks
Monster Energy and Rockstar Energy have both been linked to illnesses, with Monster also being associated with five deaths, according to an FDA report. Read more

Children’s PeaPod Travel Beds Recalled
KidCo has recalled 220,000 of its PeaPod and PeaPod Plus travel beds due to possible suffocation and entrapment risks for children. Read more

Alcohol Adds 100 Calories a Day to Our Diet
The average American adds 100 calories a day to their diet through alcohol, and a recent study shows that those who drink get about 16% of their total calories from alcoholic beverages. Read more

Soda May Worse Knee Osteoarthritis in Men
A new study suggests that drinking soda may progress knee osteoarthritis in men, though there was no similar progression in women. Read more

5-Hour Energy Shots Linked to 13 Deaths
The FDA has confirmed that 13 deaths and 33 hospitalizations have been linked to 5-Hour Energy Shots, though there’s no definitive proof that the drinks actually caused the deaths or illnesses. Read more

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