NEW YORK (CBS News)– Acid reflux disease may increase the risk of certain types of cancer. Researchers from the national cancer institute found that people who have GERD – which stands for gastroesophageal reflux disease — have double the risk of developing cancers of the larynx and esophagus.
A new study finds limiting doctors’ shifts, to 16 consecutive hours instead of 24-to-28 hours improves performance. Researchers in Boston looked at residents working in pediatric ICUs and found the shorter shifts reduced sleepiness – particularly overnight.
And eating a low-quality diet during pregnancy may increase the child’s future risk of obesity, especially during late-childhood. Researchers in Ireland defined a low-quality diet as high in red and processed meat and refined carbohydrates.
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