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Bloomberg News reports that gum disease may be linked to the development of Alzheimer’s disease. In a new study, researchers found that Porphyromonas gingivalis, a bacterium linked to gum disease, “traveled to the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease.” Researchers revealed that signs of...
An article in The New York Times reports on an announcement by European regulators that, “there is little evidence that widely used drugs to treat Type 2 diabetes could cause pancreatic inflammation or pancreatic cancer.” The announcement came after a study was published which European regulators...

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Long Term Aspirin Use Tied to Lower Colon Cancer Risk

By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Low-dose aspirin, even if not taken daily, may reduce a woman’s risk of colon cancer over the long term, according to new data from the Women’s Health Study. The apparent benefit came at a cost, as women taking aspirin also had higher rates of gastric...