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Image Group LA/ABC(NEW YORK) -- Singer Nick Jonas is taking on CrossFit after the company’s tweet about diabetes and an iconic sugary drink.

In a tweet on Monday, the extreme fitness company wrote: “Pour some out for your dead homies.” The comment was posted next to an image of a Coca-Cola bottle and the words “Open Diabetes” and with the hashtags #CrossFit #sugarkills. The tweet was signed by CrossFit CEO Greg Glassman.

The “Jealous” singer responded on Twitter to take Glassman to task, writing: “This is not cool. Please know and understand the difference between type one and type diabetes before making ignorant comments. Sensitivity to all diseases, and proper education on the cause and day to day battle is important.”

Jonas, 22, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 13.

Formerly known as juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, Type 1 occurs when the pancreas produces little or no insulin, according to Dr. Jennifer Ashton, ABC News' medical contributor and a practicing obstetrician and gynecologist. The cause appears to be unknown, although the body’s immune system mistakenly destroys insulin-producing cells in the pancreas.

In Type 2 diabetes, the body becomes resistant to insulin or the pancreas stops producing enough of the essential hormone. Contributing factors in this form of the disease appear to include being overweight and inactive, also according to Ashton.

CrossFit didn’t appear the least bit chastened by Jonas’ rebuke and by the rebuff from others who joined in to express their displeasure. In fact, the company has continued to tweet about the issue.

It responded to Jonas this way: “Anyone can get T2 diabetes, even those with T1. Stop assuming we don't grasp the difference and help us raise awareness.”

And when another critic wrote: “Not sure @CocaCola appreciates your trademark infringement that insults 29 million U.S. families,” the company responded: “If insulting the sensitive can save some of the 1/3 of Americans who will get T2 diabetes, so be it.”

Glassman, CrossFit's CEO, issued a statement to ABC News in response to Jonas' tweet.

"This is about the scourge of Type 2 diabetes and it's underlying causes. His sponsor, Coca-Cola, is a significant contributor to the diabetes epidemic both with product and 'marketing' spend," the statement read in part.

The rest of Glassman's statement was so aggressive, it was not suitable to print.

Coca-Cola told ABC News that Jonas is not a paid spokesman for the company. A Coca-Cola spokeswoman also responded directly to Glassman, saying that, like him, “we recognize the importance of physical activity and moderation.”

“We promote choice and thoughtful consumption, and through our work with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation we’re working to reduce overall beverage calories,” the spokeswoman told ABC News. “We know these actions will make a real and measurable difference.”

A representative for Jonas also confirms the singer is not affiliated with Coca-Cola.

"Nick has never had a deal or a sponsorship with Coca Cola," Jonas' representative told ABC News. "This is a company desperate for publicity, but it's bizarre that they'd try to achieve it behind such a thoughtless tweet."

Jonas has been an advocate for awareness around Type 1 diabetes since his diagnosis and is currently a spokesperson for Dexcom, the glucose monitoring system he uses.

The singer testified about the disease in a 2009 hearing on Capitol Hill.

"It has not been easy but diabetes technology has really helped me be able to manage my diabetes," Jonas told lawmakers.

Ashton says the conversation sparked by CrossFit's tweet is an important one to have.

"I think or hope the intention was to motivate people to live a healthier lifestyle but, in reality, it came out as blaming people who are living with a chronic and potentially very serious illness," she said.

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iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor

I get questions from teenagers every day -- and not just in my own house from my own teenage children, but from my teenage patients.

I’ll get a text, a Tweet, a Facebook message -- even an Instagram message. But where do most teens get their health information?

Today, they can look up anything they want on the Internet. New findings show that teens are also looking up answers to the questions they have about their health, like reducing anxiety or stress, losing weight and improving sleep.

Now, this doesn’t mean that parents, doctors and coaches are totally out of the picture. Most teen surveys say they still turn to these trusted figures.

So remember mom and dad: Even though your teens may find their help tips on screens, they will still look to you for guidance.

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iStock/Thinkstock(BURLINGTON, Vt.) — Go ahead, have another drink — unless you've got blue eyes.  Then you might want to switch to soda, according to a new study that claims people with lighter-colored eyes have a greater chance of becoming alcoholics.

As reported by Science Daily, researchers at the University of Vermont found Americans of European descent who had eyes that were blue, green, gray or brown in the center had a greater degree of alcohol dependency that people with brown eyes.  Blue-eyed people had the highest incidence of alcoholism of all eye colors.

As for why that is, the researchers don't yet know, but say that just as genetics determine eye color, the study shows eye color may signal that a person has a genetic predisposition to alcohol abuse — something the study's authors suggest can be useful at the clinical level in diagnosing and treating alcoholism.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — They may fool your tongue, but they're not fooling your brain.  Artificial sweeteners, that is.  And it could mean they're not as beneficial to losing weight as we may think.

A new study published in the journal Neuron finds although some common "no-calorie" artificial sweeteners may do a fine job of tricking the taste buds into thinking we're eating real sugar, your brain isn't so easily fooled.  That's because real sugar elicits a specific chemical response that tells the brain "Hey, you've just had some sugar."  That makes the brain happy, and the sugar craving goes away.

Artificial sweeteners, however, don't trigger that same chemical response in the brain, which researchers at the University of Michigan confirmed by feeding fruit flies real sugar and artificial sweeteners, both, and observing their reactions.

What's it mean?  While your taste buds may be satisfied by artificial sweeteners, your brain isn't.  And if your brain still craves sugar, you could wind up eating those real-sugar treats after all, no matter how many artificially sweetened snacks you're already scarfed down.

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Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — As allegations emerged about the potential relationship between two escaped convicted felons and a prison employee, one former female corrections officer is providing an insider perspective on forbidden love behind bars.

According to Robin Kay Miller, 53, a corrections officer for nearly 20 years until she retired in 2005, sex between officers and inmates has always been an issue in prison. Miller is writing a book about her experience working in the prison system.

“Inmates are con artists,” she said. “They know how to play the game and they know how to manipulate.”

Joyce Mitchell, a 51-year-old prison tailor shop worker, was arrested last month on charges that she helped convicted murderers David Sweat and Richard Matt escape from a maximum security prison in upstate New York. She has pleaded not guilty to promoting prison contraband and criminal facilitation.

Officials also investigated Mitchell for a suspected relationship with Sweat during the past year, but no action was taken against her at the time.

Prison officials were investigating whether she may have been having sex with other inmates. Mitchell’s lawyer said she consistently denied the allegation.

Former inmate Erik Jensen, who worked at the prison tailor shop with Matt, Sweat and employee Joyce Mitchell three years ago, said Sweat paid Mitchell a lot of attention.

“We had a joke,” Jensen said. “It was like, that was his boo, that was his girl… she would bring him like barbeque chicken, spareribs, things that were cooked on her home grill.”

Miller, who did not work at the prison where Matt and Sweat escaped from, the Clinton Correctional Facility, said in her experience usually male inmates will target the female officers.

“They look for the weak. They look for insecurity,” she said. “They look if they’re beautiful, body parts, the unintelligent, the not so bright, and then they look for the hustler, hustler females, and then they look for the promiscuous females.”

“The inmate would throw the compliments you know, ‘Baby you look good today, oh your hair looks nice,’” Miller continued. “Men know there are things that women like to hear.”

According to federal government reports, sexual relationships between inmates and prison employees are fairly common. The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics released a report in January 2014 reviewing data collected on sexual victimization in prisons from 2009 to 2011, in which they found that almost half – 48 percent -- of substantiated incidents of sexual victimization involved guards and inmates, while the other 52 percent involved only inmates.

Gender appeared to play some kind of role in the nature of the banned relationships, as 84 percent of the relationships that female staffers had with inmates "appeared to be willing," whereas only 37 percent of the relationships between male guards and inmates qualified as such, according to the report.

Although the inmates are supposed to be monitored 24/7, Miller said, that it’s “very easy” for a female corrections officer to have sex with an inmate inside a prison.

“You have blind spots,” she said. “They’re taking them in the officers’ bathroom… or you have female officers that have steady posts like sanitation or where they can take the inmate out of the housing area.”

A string of recent cases of prison misconduct have focused on female officers and workers inside the prison system having relationships with inmates.

Aside from the case of Sweat and Mitchell, there was a second case in June of a female prison employee’s alleged sexual relationship with an inmate having a connection with a North Carolina jailbreak.

Earlier this year in Oregon, two jail staffers, Brett Robinson and Jill Curry, admitted to sneaking an inmate out for sex. Both are now behind bars after being charged with custodial sexual misconduct.

In 2013, a Baltimore inmate and notorious gang leader was accused of having sexual relations with multiple female officers and impregnating four of them. That same year in New York, prison guard Nancy Gonzalez was arrested – and later sentenced to a year and a day – for sexual abuse after getting pregnant by an inmate she was guarding who was doing time for killing a police officer.

Not to mention that the number of female corrections officers in male prison facilitates has gone up in recent years – up from 24 percent to 40 percent between 2001 and 2007, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Miller said some female corrections officers are willing to risk their jobs for the sake of having the relationship with an inmate because they like the attention and they get emotionally attached.

“Them dealing with an inmate in jail is no different than them dealing with a man in the street,” Miller said. “Female corrections officers, we’re on that job basically eight to 16 hours a day doing overtime. Every day. That’s basically our second home and if they don’t have anybody at home or their man is not treating them right and then they come to work and this man is full of compliments and just telling them that he loves and them and he gone suck them in. Once you get sucked in, you not thinking it’s wrong.”

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Kayla Williams(BRISTOL, Tenn.) -- Jeremy Stamper said he was heartbroken when he learned that his wife of just a few short weeks, Justice Stamper, had forgotten the details of their wedding day after losing her short term memory in a car crash.

"She finally came out and told me she didn’t remember the wedding," Stamper of Bristol, Tennessee told ABC News. "I said, 'Don’t worry about it. We’re going to do it again.'"

Stamper, 21, said he and Justice met at their Sunday school church back when they were just 10 and 11 years old.

After years of separation, the two rekindled their relationship in their high school years.

"She asked a friend for my number and we hit it off ever since," Stamper said. "I guess you could say it was a childhood crush. I thought she was the cutest thing ever. We dated for 11 months and then got engaged."

Following a two-year engagement, Stamper and Justice officially tied the knot on August 1, 2014 among 70 friends and family members.

"It was a country sunflower theme," Stamper recalled. "It was absolutely perfect."

On August 20, just two days before the couple was scheduled to move into their new apartment, Stamper said his wife Justice, 20, had a frightening car accident in Virginia that left her with slight memory loss.

The collision, Stamper said, occurred shortly before 1:15 p.m.

"She called, but all I could hear was her crying her eyes out," Stamper recalled. "I don’t remember anything after that. I got in my truck and flew over as fast as I could to see if she was OK."

Justice was rushed to Smyth County Community Hospital in Marion, Virginia, where Stamper said she was released after one day.

When her symptoms did not progress, Stamper said the family's physician diagnosed Justice with a concussion. Justice's therapist, Denise Miller, Stamper said, had diagnosed her post traumatic stress disorder.

The hospital would not comment on the case when reached by ABC News, citing that privacy laws prohibit them from releasing patient information.

ABC News was unable to reach Dr. Denise Miller for comment.

As she began her recovery process, Stamper said his wife revealed that she was unable to remember what would've been the most memorable day of her life -- their wedding day.

"When she said she had memory loss, the doctors said it could come back and it might not," he said. "Signing our lease, renting our apartment, the planning, all that stuff she has no recollection of.

"She looked at the [wedding] pictures and she saw the video, but she said it drew a blank. It would only upset her."

Saddened by the news, Stamper promised his wife another wedding, which will take place August 1, 2015 -- the same day as the couple's one year anniversary.

While she said she's excited, Justice recalled that she was completely shocked when her husband told her she would be a bride once again.

"He never cries, but since the accident he’s become so sensitive," she said. "He's just a big, old, gentle, giant.

"I'm absolutely looking forward to seeing his face when I come down the aisle," Justice added, with a laugh. "That is the moment I want to see."

Among 150 guests, the Stampers will renew their vows at the original venue, only Justice will don a gown different from her first.

Following their repeat nuptials, the couple said they will enjoy a six nights in Myrtle Beach -- a honeymoon gift donated by both their photography company and local radio station.

After one year of marriage, the Stampers said they'd like to fulfill their dream of having a family.

“One kid and then I want to adopt a bunch of babies," Justice said.

"We will have to go all 19 kids and Counting," Stamper chimed in.

"We want to take in those memories that most people take for granted," he added. "They go through it, but don't cherish them like they should. Hold onto them as if they're the last things on earth because if they go away, it's terrible."

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Savannah Fulkerson cannot spend time in the sun without causing injury to her skin. (KABC-TV)(LOS ANGELES) -- Around the time Savannah Fulkerson turned 4, she became unable to spend any length of time outdoors.

“We’d be outside about 20 minutes or so … she’d say, ‘I burn!’” recalled Savannah’s mother Andrea Fulkerson. Fulkerson remembers Savannah in so much pain she had “uncontrollable screaming like she got hit by a car.”

“She would just cry for hours on end,” said Fulkerson.

For years Fulkerson took her daughter to multiple pediatricians and other specialists looking for a cause. Fulkerson said that doctors told her that Savannah had eczema, even though she was left blister-like scars on her hands from the sun.

“It’s like she’s allergic to the sun,” Fulkerson remembers telling the doctors when they saw Savannah. Eventually after five years of tests and questions, the family were finally able to get help at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, where Savannah was diagnosed with a rare condition called Erythropoietic Protoporphyria or EPP.

The genetic condition affects a component of blood cells that can lead to toxic compounds called protoporphyrin being released. These compounds can make the patient extremely sensitive to sunlight. It's not a true allergy because the immune system is involved in the extreme reaction to sunlight.

Patients often report swelling, redness of the skin or a burning sensation in sunlight according to the American Porphyria Foundation.

Savannah’s physician, Dr. Minnelly Luu, of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles told ABC News affiliate KABC-TV that rare disease these “chemical reactions produce damage in the skin as well as other organs.”

Fulkerson said it was a relief to finally have Savannah’s diagnosis even though there is no cure approved. She said now that she knows the diagnosis, she can protect Savannah from the sun.

Now age 11, Savannah is able to be on the cheerleading squad and participate in gymnastics as long as practices are indoors. Last year she traveled to meet another girl with the rare condition.

"She loved it," Fulkerson said of Savannah. "She said she didn’t have to explain anything ... They have fun together and don’t have to explain anything."

But inspite of the progress she's made Savannah still faces challenges. During recess and lunch Savannah can't be with other children outside. When she wants to swim she has to wait till the sun goes down to jump in the water.

"I wish they would find a cure, because I don't like living with this. It's really hard," Savannah Fulkerson told KABC-TV.


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Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Recent research has pointed to the effectiveness of weight loss surgeries like gastric bypass and laparoscopic banding in treating diabetes. Now, a new study suggests that these surgical approaches may even be more effective at eliminating the disease than the tried-and-true methods of lifestyle intervention -- in other words, diet and exercise.

Researchers conducted a randomized controlled trial in which they assigned obese patients with type 2 diabetes to either get gastric bypass with lifestyle intervention for two years, laparoscopic banding with a similar period of lifestyle intervention, or lifestyle intervention alone.

They found that among those who received the surgical interventions, a significant portion were free of diabetes after three years. None of those who got the lifestyle interventions alone, however, achieved this feat.

This study, published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Surgery, was the first of its kind to study the effects of surgical interventions of weight loss for up to three years.

It is worth noting that in order to be eligible for weight loss surgery, a patient must either have a body mass index (BMI) over 40, have a BMI from 35-40 with other weight-related conditions such as heart disease and high blood pressure, or have a BMI from 30-34.9 with severe weight-related conditions. This means that not all patients would qualify for these surgical interventions.

Also, previous studies have shown that patients whose diabetes has been eliminated after bariatric surgery can potentially relapse by the five-year follow-up mark.

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Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- In recent years, the media has been replete with warnings from medical authorities concerning the dangers of indoor tanning beds -- dangers that include skin cancer, wrinkles and potentially blinding eye conditions.

Despite this, a new study -- published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Dermatology -- using data from a large nationally representative survey shows that the reported rate of use of indoor tanning beds did not decrease much between 2010 and 2013.

Researchers looked at data on approximately 60,000 people over these three years, and they found that the rate of adults reporting indoor tanning went from 5.5 percent to 4.2 percent in this period -- meaning that nearly four out of five adults who tanned indoors in 2010 still did in 2013.

In certain age and gender groups, no significant changes were seen at all.

Researchers postulate that the small reductions in indoor tanning rates might be attributed to an increased awareness of harm and higher excise tax on indoor tanning -- but it is clear that more awareness is needed.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- This summer some sunbathers are getting a little creative by trying their hand with “sunburn” art.

On social media people can be found using sunblock or temporary tattoos to create “artful” sunburns. But experts cringe at the practice, warning that any sunburn can lead to damage and increased chance of skin cancer.

“This is where popular culture is clashing with medical advice,” said Dr. Barney Kenet, a New York-based dermatologist. “It’s really obvious that sunburn does two things to you: it gives you lines and freckles and wrinkles and it also causes skin cancer especially melanoma.”

Kenet said that if people were really aiming to have a good clean example of sunburn “art” they may be inclined to stay out in the sun longer.

“Then there’s the motivation for getting a good burn,” he explained. “The practice is tempting them to burn even worse.”

Kenet said worryingly those who try to get a good “sunburn art” could be even more at risk for melanoma than those who are exposed to lower levels of sunlight overtime, such as someone who works in the sun.

Kenet explained that a deep burn for someone who is fair-skinned means that person will be at a higher likelihood of getting melanoma even though there may be less overall visible skin damage such as sunspots or wrinkles.

This holiday weekend, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends staying in the shade, wearing long-sleeved shirts to protect against UV rays and applying broad spectrum SPF throughout the day.

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Monkey Business/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor

Are you sleepy-tired, or tired-tired?

When do you know whether your fatigue is caused by just a bad mattress, or some more severe and serious medical condition, like Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Those who suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are often treated with skepticism. Some people think it’s all “in your head.”

But researchers hope that more studies will help them treat people with this debilitating condition. It could be a daunting task.

In their commentary, the researchers note that the syndrome has 163 possible combinations of symptoms and up to two-and-a-half million people may suffer from it.

If you think you’re one of them, talk to your doctor. If she or he doesn’t have the answer, see another one --just don’t give up.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Women think about their boobs almost as often as men think about sex…kind of.

Elle magazine knows how important boobs are to women and their everyday lives, so the magazine conducted its first ever "Boob Survey" on Elle.com, and discovered some interesting facts from 7,000 readers.

Women definitely judge their breasts. Sixty percent of the women polled think they look like udders, and 21 percent compare their breasts to fruit for the sake of understanding the size.

Speaking of size, 60 percent of the women polled have never considered getting a breast augmentation, meaning 40 percent have. For those who have not considered the procedure, they probably prefer the quick fix: 29 percent of the sample set have stuffed tissues in their bras. On the other hand, 30 percent use sports bras to make their breast look smaller.

Even if they are dealing with heavy hitters, women like to keep it light. Eleven percent have named their breasts, a fact that shocked the magazine. Sixteen percent have made their boyfriend try on their bra just for fun…or, maybe to teach him a lesson in feminism.

Speaking of feminism, 26 percent of the women polled said they have had to “school” someone on what term to use when talking about their breasts, since there are just so many. One reader commented, “I do wish people would stop using the word 'boobs.' It sounds like a fifth-grader would say that.”

Perhaps Elle will name its survey something else next time.

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ZOOM DOSSO/AFP/Getty Images(MONROVIA, Liberia) -- Liberian officials confirmed that Ebola has returned to the country after the death of a teenager.

The 17-year-old boy tested positive for the virus 48 days after the World Health Organization declared Liberia free of Ebola on May 9. More than 8,000 people died from the disease after the virus spread across the country in 2014.

While officials only confirmed the virus after the teenager had died, he was buried according to Ebola protocols to reduce risk of infection, according to the Liberian government.

“Although this was not the situation we were hoping for, this incident demonstrates[s] that our alert systems are working,” Liberia’s Minister of Health Dr. Bernice Dhan said in a statement. “The structures we have in place to strengthen our surveillance systems in Liberia allowed us to respond quickly. It is critical that the Liberian people remain vigilant and continue all prevention measures to stop the spread of Ebola.”

“We cannot do this without the participation and support of the communities,” Dhan said on Tuesday at the a press conference.

Dr. William Schaffner, an infectious disease expert at Vanderbilt University Medical School, said it’s not surprising an Ebola case reappeared in Liberia.

“We have continuing smoldering Ebola in Guinea and Sierra Leone and it is likely once this investigation is completed there may be association with travel to those countries,” said Schaffner, who is not investigating this case.

“The good thing is this [infection] occurred in a rural village and appears to have been diagnosed rather promptly and appropriate public health responses were put into place,” he said.

Schaffner said it appears the government have taken quick and clear steps that should stop the virus from turning into an outbreak similar to the one that started last year.

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Ls9907/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Cancer researchers are examining if eating citrus might put people more at risk for developing melanoma since researchers have long known that certain citrus juices on the surface of the skin can make skin so sensitive to light that people can end up with serious burns.

Dr. Abar Qureshi, director of dermatology at Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital, and his team wanted to know if simply eating citrus could also lead a higher risk of sensitivity to light and as a result developing skin cancer.

To do this, researchers, in collaboration with Rhode Island Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, examined health and diet data from more than 100,000 participants for up to 26 years. All of those involved were health professionals -- participants of the ongoing Nurses' Health Study and Health Professionals Follow-Up Study.

The researchers found that those who ate the most citrus fruits or juices (about 1.6 servings of citrus per day) had a higher incidence of melanoma, up to 36 percent higher than their peers, according to the study published this week in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

However, researchers noted there were also inconsistencies that would need further explanation. For example some people who had grapefruits were at a high risk for cancer but those who had grapefruit juice were not.

Qureshi, the senior author of the study, said the study findings were interesting but needed to be replicated before doctors started advising anyone to start changing their diet.

“It’s an early signal. We would never ask people to stop consuming overall healthy fruits and vegetables,” said Qureshi, who advised people to be careful about exposure to sunlight if they are concerned.

"It’s combination of citrus plus sun," that needs investigating, Qureshi said.

Qureshi said he and his team want to know more about how certain chemicals in citrus juice called psoralens and furocoumarins could lead to people being more photosensitive. It’s unclear why some people were more at risk depending on the kind of fruit they ate or how it was prepared, he said.

An editorial published in the same journal found that more study was needed in part because the population, all health professionals, did not accurately represent the general population and some of the findings were at odds with what has previously been determined by past studies.

“This is a potentially important study, given that citrus consumption is widely promulgated as an important dietary constituent and has demonstrated benefit for coronary heart disease, cancer prevention, and overall health effects,” Marianne Berwick, of the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of New Mexico, wrote in her editorial. “At this point in time, a public overreaction leading to avoidance of citrus products is to be avoided.”

Dr. Barney Kenet, a New York-based dermatologist, said those afraid of skin cancer should take care to wear sunscreen, stay out of the sun during the midday and get regular checks from a dermatologist, pointing out those are actions known to decrease risk of skin cancer no matter what someone is eating.

“It’s good for information to be out there. The problem comes when people jump to conclusions prematurely,” said Kenet. “Clearly citrus has a place in a healthy diet. “

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uiscar/iStock/Thinkstock(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) -- California Governor Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed into law legislation requiring public school students be vaccinated, a bill that prompted much debate.

The law revokes a parent's ability to opt out of vaccinating their child based on personal beliefs, but does allow for a physician to exempt a child for reasons that include family medical history. Brown, in a message posted to his website, said that "the science is clear" that vaccines work in protecting children from various diseases.

"While it's true that no medical intervention is without risk, the evidence shows that immunization powerfully benefits and protects the community," Brown added.

Vaccination became a hot topic after 92 cases of measles were reported, many of which were tied to guests or employees of Anaheim's Disneyland. Many of those cases were in individuals who had not received vaccinations that would have protected against the Measles virus.

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