Artificial sweetener risk; NFL drug policy; Rob Ford's cancer

September 18, 2014 12:11 AM

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Artificial sweetener risk; NFL drug policy; Rob Ford's cancer

Sugar or artificial sweetener? Turns out the answer to what you should drop in your morning coffee is in your gut. A new study found that for some people, artificial sweeteners may lead to type 2 diabetes the same way eating sugar does. We had thought artificial sweeteners couldn't be digested, so there was no way they could lead to diabetes. But new research shows that the type of microbes you have in your gut affects what happens to your blood sugar after consuming your favorite sugar substitute.

Rob Ford is having a really tough year. The mayor, who has been in the news for several drug and alcohol scandals, has a malignant sarcoma tumor that his doctor says is "very rare" and "fairly aggressive." The good news is that the tumor isn't touching any major organs, and the doctor said he's "opt...

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