Health Alert: Sugary drinks linked to 25,000 deaths each year in the U.S.

Health Alert

(CBS) - According to a new study, sugary drinks like soda may be linked to about 180,000 deaths every year. Researchers studied global data from 2010 and found that more than 130,000 deaths were linked to diabetes, 44,000 to heart disease, and 6,000 cancer deaths, mostly in low and middle income countries. In the U.S., about 25,000 deaths were linked to drinking sugary beverages.



(CBS) - A new study from Northwestern medicine finds pregnant women who take an antidepressant are not stunting their infant's growth. Researchers say babies born to mothers taking an anti-depressant had similar weight, length and head circumference over the first year compared to babies born to women not taking an anti-depressant. The study also found infants born to depressed moms not taking anti-depressants were similar in size to most infants. Previous data suggested babies of depressed moms had diminished growth.



(CBS) - New research shows smokers who undergo hip replacement surgery face a greater risk of failure than patients who don't smoke. Smoking has been linked to prolonged healing time and more complications. Researchers found that among smokers who had their operations redone, the main problem was infection. The study authors recommend patients stop smoking before they consider hip replacement surgery.



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