The Weekly: Alcohol and cancer, what to know about HPV, and more

Published on March 5, 2021

The Weekly

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Should Your Cocktail Carry a Cancer Warning?

THURSDAY, March 4, 2021 (The New York Times)—When the pandemic struck last year, many Americans rushed to stock up on alcohol, causing retail sales of wine, beer and liquor to surge across the country.

But the uptick in sales was a worrying sign for health experts focused on cancer prevention. In recent years, a growing number of medical and public health groups have introduced public awareness campaigns warning people to drink with caution, noting that alcohol is the third leading preventable cause of cancer, behind tobacco and obesity.

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