New York TimesCity Loses Final Appeal on Limiting Sales of Large Sodas
The Bloomberg big-soda ban is officially dead. The state’s highest court on Thursday refused to reinstate New York City’s controversial limits on sales of jumbo sugary drinks, exhausting the city’s final appeal and handing a major victory to the American soft-drink industry, which bitterly opposed the plan. In a 20-page opinion, Judge Eugene F. Pigott Jr. of the State Court of Appeals wrote that the city’s Board of Health “exceeded the scope of its regulatory authority” in enacting the proposal, which was championed by former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. The decision likely will be seen as a significant defeat for health advocates who have urged state and local governments to actively discourage the consumption of high-calorie beverages, saying the drinks are prime drivers of a nationwide epidemic of obesity.

FoxAcne products can cause dangerous side effects, FDA warns
Some over-the-counter acne treatments can trigger serious and potentially life-threatening allergic reactions in rare cases, the Food and Drug Administration warned June 25.These uncommon reactions include throat tightness, difficulty breathing, feeling faint, or swelling of the eyes, face, lips or tongue. Consumers who experience any of these side effects should stop using acne products and seek immediate medical attention, the FDA said. People should also cease using the products if they experience hives and itching, the agency said.

BBCUNODC drug report: Rise in US cannabis use treatments
The potency of the drug in the US appeared to have increased, making it more harmful, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime’s World Drugs Report added. It said it was too early to tell if the legalization of cannabis in two US states had had an impact on drug use. Global illegal opium poppy farming rose 26% between 2012 and 2013, it added. “In the United States, the lower perceived risk of cannabis use has led to an increase in its use,” the report said, although global use of cannabis appeared to have fallen. There was a 56% increase in US cannabis-related emergency department visits between 2006 and 2010, and a 14% increase in admission to treatment centres for drug abuse over the same period, the report said, citing US government data.

CBSLow-dose aspirin may reduce pancreatic cancer risk
The heart healthy benefits of low-dose aspirin are widely known, but that’s not all this humble little pill could do to save your life. A growing body of research indicates aspirin may also help lower the risk of one of the deadliest forms of cancer. A new study published Thursday by researchers at the Yale School of Public Health finds aspirin taken daily in small doses could lower incidences of pancreatic cancer by as much as 48 percent. Pancreatic cancer kills close to 40,000 Americans each year and has a 5-year survival rate of only 5 percent.

CNNDoes cereal have too many vitamins for kids?
Most parents are concerned about their kids getting enough vitamins. Should they also worry about giving their kids too much? A recent report published by the Environmental Working Group says children may be consuming too much vitamin A, zinc and/or niacin from some cereals, thanks to antiquated nutrition information on their labels. The Food and Drug Administration sets the “daily value” percentages you see on nutrition labels. The total amount for each nutrient is based on recommendations for adults, the EWG saidsa, and the values haven’t changed since 1968.