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So-called virginity tests are unreliable, invasive and sexist. And yet they persist
Sat, 09 Nov 2019 20:26:06 GMT
The comments, as soon as they made the rounds, were met with swift condemnation: Rapper T.I. says he takes his daughter to the gynecologist after each birthday to determine if she's a virgin.
10 hospitalized after getting insulin instead of flu shot
Fri, 08 Nov 2019 14:40:34 GMT
Ten people at an Oklahoma assisted living facility were hospitalized after they were given insulin injections instead of the flu shot, according to police.
More vapers are making their own juice, but not without risks
Sat, 09 Nov 2019 14:55:48 GMT
Danielle Jones sits at her dining room table, studying the recipe for Nerd Lyfe (v2) vape juice. The supplies she's ordered online are arrayed before her: a plastic jug of unflavored liquid nicotine, a baking scale and bottles of artificial flavors that, combined, promise to re-create the fruity taste of Nerds Rope candy in vapor form.
Breakthrough in CDC vaping illness investigation: Vitamin E acetate linked to THC may be to blame
Fri, 08 Nov 2019 21:14:05 GMT
Vitamin E acetate, an additive sometimes used in THC and other vaping products, may be to blame for a national outbreak of e-cigarette-related lung injuries that's linked to dozens of deaths, according to US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials.
Bill proposed by NY state senator would ban medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex children
Fri, 08 Nov 2019 18:48:42 GMT
Legislation that would effectively ban "medically unnecessary" surgeries on intersex children prior to their ability to give informed consent in New York will be announced Friday by state Sen. Brad Hoylman.
More than 130,000 pounds of ground beef recalled for possible plastic contamination
Fri, 08 Nov 2019 14:41:47 GMT
About 130,464 pounds of raw ground beef products have been recalled because they may contain plastic, the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Thursday.
Brain scans don't lie: The minds of girls and boys are equal in math
Fri, 08 Nov 2019 11:11:33 GMT
Several studies have already debunked the myth that boys are innately better at math than girls, but those are largely based on analysis of test scores.
Meet Belfast's 'dementia-friendly barber'
Fri, 08 Nov 2019 10:54:19 GMT
In his home in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Lenny White gathers up his supplies for the day: a red, white and blue striped barber pole, hair clippers and a table-top jukebox -- all the makings of a pop-up barbershop, catered to a very special group of clients.
Having a poor relationship with your family could make you sick
Thu, 07 Nov 2019 16:47:04 GMT
It appears the quality of your relationships with your extended family -- mom, dad, siblings, aunts, uncles, grandparents and more --- could make a real difference in your health as you age, maybe even more than your special love.
Scientists discover pop music's secrets to making you feel good
Thu, 07 Nov 2019 16:07:16 GMT
Have you ever wondered why certain pop songs just make you feel so good?
More than 2 million pounds of chicken products recalled in eight states
Fri, 08 Nov 2019 00:32:11 GMT
More than 2 million pounds of poultry products have been recalled in eight states over fears of contamination with foreign matter such as metal, federal health officials said.
Scientists discover first new HIV strain in nearly two decades
Fri, 08 Nov 2019 00:48:00 GMT
For the first time in 19 years, a team of scientists has detected a new strain of HIV.
Insomnia in adults linked to heart attack and stroke
Wed, 06 Nov 2019 22:17:12 GMT
Do you suffer from insomnia? You may be more likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke or develop heart disease, according to a new study published Wednesday.
Only children are more likely to be obese, study says
Wed, 06 Nov 2019 16:12:52 GMT
Only children may be at a higher risk for obesity than children who have siblings, according to a new study published Wednesday.
Smokers may be at greater risk of depression and schizophrenia, study finds
Wed, 06 Nov 2019 12:45:57 GMT
People who smoke tobacco may be at a higher risk of developing depression and schizophrenia, according to a new study.
Some crowdsource their STD diagnosis on the internet. Here's why that's dangerous to everyone
Tue, 05 Nov 2019 16:22:44 GMT
Social media instantly brings us together to share our thoughts, feelings and experiences. And since a picture often says it best, up go those kid, pet and vacation photos.
China approves seaweed-based Alzheimer's drug. It's the first new one in 17 years
Tue, 05 Nov 2019 14:37:02 GMT
Authorities in China have approved a drug for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, the first new medicine with the potential to treat the cognitive disorder in 17 years.