Dangerous Words And Drinks

Grind for July 14th
“Death is the ugly fact which Nature has to hide, and she hides it well.” – Alexander Smith

New Research

The Headline

New studies suggest soda greatly increased the risk of cancer.

The Grind

The BMJ medical journal recently published a study that examined over 100,000 adults who drank sugary drinks, including soda, and found that the sugar contained in the drinks were the cause of over 2,200 cases of cancer, according to Fox News.

“As usual with nutrition, the idea is not to avoid foods, just to balance the intake,” stated Dr. Mathilde Touvier who led the study.

The Facts

The researchers did not suggest that individuals stop drinking sodas altogether. Instead, it was suggested that individuals consume less than one sugary drink per day.

They added in their study that drinking one soda per day would raise a person’s risk of several diseases, with only one of which being cancer. The participants in the study were the average age of 42 with 79% of the participants being women.

The study was based on research collected over a period of nine years.


The Headline

School official fired after refusing to state Holocaust happened

The Grind

A Florida high school principal was fired after he refused to state that the Holocaust was a factual historical event, according to the New York Times.

The fired principal, William Latson , worked at the Spanish River Community High School in Boca Raton, Fla., an area which has a significant Jewish population – some of which are Holocaust survivors.

The Details

“I can’t say the Holocaust is a factual, historical event because I am not in a position to do so as a school district employee,” wrote Latson in an email exchange with a parent who questioned his intentions. “I do not allow information about the Holocaust to be presented and allow students and parents to make decisions about it accordingly,” Latson’s email continued to read.

His comments set off a backlash in the Jewish community and led to thousands of individuals signing an online petition calling for his resignation. Soon after the outcry of the community, the Palm Beach County school district announced he would be stripped of his position.

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