STD Numbers Dramatically Increased in 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says sexually transmitted diseases increased dramatically in 2014.

The CDC received 1.4 million cases of chlamydia, the highest “number of annual cases of any condition ever reported to the CDC.”

Reports of gonorrhea and syphilis also increased in 2014.

According to the report, there was a particularly “troubling” increase in syphilis infections among men.

The CDC says gay and bisexual men are most at risk for syphilis infections.
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According to a new study, drinking coffee, whether regular or decaf, could reduce the risk of death.

The study included more than 200,000 women and 50,000 men.

According to the study, people who drink coffee daily, even up to four cups per day, are less likely to die from heart disease, neurological disease, type 2 diabetes or suicide than others.

Researchers looked at death trends in groups with varying amounts of coffee consumption.

Ming Ding, a doctoral student in the Harvard School of Public Health Department of Nutrition, was the lead author of the study, which was published on Monday in the journal Circulation.
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Hershey is rolling out a line of simple ingredient chocolates, just in time for the holidays.

The company is ditching artificial ingredients in this year’s holiday milk chocolates kisses and Hershey milk chocolate bars.

The candies are the first in an effort to switch to simpler ingredients consumers recognize announced by the company earlier this year.

A QR code is printed on every package of the simple-ingredient candy.

When the code is scanned, customers can access detailed product information, including nutritional facts and allergens.
 

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