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Hold the Bacon?


If you eat eggs for breakfast, you might want to rethink the side of bacon or sausage. According to a new study published in the British Journal of Cancer, eating 50 grams of processed meat — two slices of bacon or one sausage — every day can increase a person's risk of pancreatic cancer by 19 percent, reports the UK's Press Association. Researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden analyzed data from 11 studies, including a total of 6,643 pancreatic cancer patients. They also found that for every 100 grams of processed meat a person consumes daily, their risk of cancer goes up to 38 percent. That number goes up to 57 percent for every 150 grams a day, the Press Association says. The researchers add that further studies are needed to confirm their results.

The Scan

Boosters Chasing Variants

The New York Times reports that an FDA advisory panel is to weigh updated booster vaccines for COVID-19.

Not Yet

The World Health Organization says monkeypox is not yet a global emergency, the Washington Post reports.

More Proposed for Federal Research

Science reports that US House of Representatives panels are seeking to increase federal research funding.

PLOS Papers on Breast Cancer Metastasis, Left-Sided Cardiac Defects, SARS-CoV-2 Monitoring

In PLOS this week: link between breast cancer metastasis and CLIC4, sequencing analysis of left-sided cardiac defects, and more.