Diet drinks linked with heart disease, death

Women who drink the most diet sodas may also be more likely to develop heart disease and even to die, according to a new study published Saturday.

Researchers found women who drank two or more diet drinks a day were 30 percent more likely to have a heart attack or other cardiovascular “event,” and 50 percent more likely to die, than women who rarely touch such drinks.

The findings, being presented at a meeting of the American College of Cardiology, don’t suggest that the drinks themselves are killers. But women who toss back too many diet sodas may be trying to make up for unhealthy habits, experts say.

“Our study suggests an association between higher diet drink consumption and mortality,” said Dr. Ankur Vyas, a cardiovascular disease expert at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinic, who led the study.

“It’s not an extreme risk,” he added.

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What Happens When Teachers, Delivery People And Fast Food Workers Don’t Care Anymore…

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One of the big problems in America today is that a lot of people simply do not seem to care about what they are doing anymore.  The level of sloth, laziness and apathy that we are witnessing in this country is absolutely mind-numbing.  Of course this is not true of everyone.  There are still many Americans that are extremely hard working.  But overall, it really appears that people are not taking as much pride in their work as they once did.  Some of the examples that I am about to show you are quite funny.  Others are more than just a little bit disturbing.  But they all have a common theme.  Americans from all walks of life are simply giving up.  Whether they are teachers, delivery people or fast food workers, the truth is that there are a whole lot of people out there that seem to have mentally checked out.

Is College A Waste Of Time And Money?

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Are you thinking of going to college?  If so, please consider that decision very carefully.  You probably have lots of people telling you that an “education” is the key to your future and that you will never be able to get a “good job” unless you go to college.  And it is true that those that go to college do earn more on average than those that do not.  However, there is also a downside.  At most U.S. colleges, the quality of the education that you will receive is a joke, the goal of most colleges is to extract as much money from you and your parents as they possibly can, and there is a very good chance that there will not be a “good job” waiting for you once you graduate.  And unless you have someone that is willing to pay your tuition bills, you will probably be facing a lifetime of crippling student loan debt payments once you get out into the real world.

What’s in the Water? 4 Facts That Will Shock You

Water is life-giving—or at least it’s supposed to be. But for children and families in impoverished communities, it is a death threat. Diarrhea, which is little more than an inconvenience in the developed world, kills 3,000 children around the world every day, making it the second deadliest illness for children.

Monster 15-inch rat terrorises Swedish family after chewing through CONCRETE

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  • A 15-inch ‘Viking rat’ caught in a suburb to the Swedish capital
  • Family got suspicious when their cat refused to go into the kitchen
  • Giant rodent had gnawed its way in and was living behind the dishwasher

Russian girl’s heartbreaking life with drug-addled parents

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  • Photographic project from 2008 shows Russian family and their chaotic, drug fueled, lifestyle
  • Caused outrage in Russia when pictures were put online
  • Viewers were outraged at the neglect of two-year-old Asfina – who is surrounded by cigarettes, violence and drugs