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Big Soda, others sue to block Philadelphia soda tax


As it promised to do, the beverage industry filed a lawsuit Wednesday to block Philadelphia’s soda tax.

The American Beverage Association, along with restaurants and some consumers who joined in the suit, contend the city’s tax — to take effect in January — duplicates the state […]

Cocaine greatly increases stroke risk within 24 hours of use

Cocaine greatly increases stroke risk in young adults within 24 hours of use, much more than other risk factors according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2014.

Cocaine users were six to seven times more likely to suffer an ischemic stroke within 24 hours of using […]

Coca-Cola defending artificial sweeteners in ad campaign

Coca-Cola is rolling out an advertisement campaign about artificial sweeteners as sales of diet soda decline.

The Atlanta-based company is planning to run newspaper advertisements that say diet drinks can help people manage their weight, while stressing that aspartame – more commonly known as NutraSweet – is safe.

The move is […]