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Girls in Nepal sleep in ‘menstruation huts’ despite ban, study finds

Girls in Nepal sleep in ‘menstruation huts’ despite ban, study finds

Nearly eight out of 10 girls in a region of mid-Western Nepal sleep in dangerous outdoor “menstruation huts” during their period, despite the practice being outlawed, a study has found. The illegal custom, known as “Chhaupadi,” stems from a centuries-old Hindu taboo that considers women and girls as unclean during menstruation. When women are on…MORE

White Castle issues recall of frozen sliders over possible listeria contamination

White Castle issues recall of frozen sliders over possible listeria contamination

White Castle has issued a voluntary recall of multiple products for possible listeria contamination. The recall affects a limited number of frozen six-pack cheeseburgers, frozen six-pack hamburgers, frozen six-pack pack jalapeno cheeseburgers, 16-pack hamburgers and 16-pack cheeseburgers, according to the US Food and Drug Administration. “Our number one focus is the safety of our customers…MORE

Dallas children’s hospital relocates 28 patients after tests find mold

Dallas children’s hospital relocates 28 patients after tests find mold

Children’s Medical Center Dallas last week relocated 28 patients after routine air tests showed higher-than-normal levels of Aspergillus and Penicillium molds, according to Virginia Hock, a Children’s Health spokesperson. When mold results were identified on December 4, patients were moved from the cardiac intensive care unit at Children’s Medical Center Dallas to other parts of…MORE

New Jersey company recalls cut fruit products after 33 sickened with salmonella

New Jersey company recalls cut fruit products after 33 sickened with salmonella

A New Jersey produce company is recalling some of its cut fruit products in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware for possible salmonella contamination after more than 30 people got sick. New Jersey-based wholesaler Tailor Cut Produce recalled its Fruit Luau mix and other pre-cut fruit after 33 people in southeastern Pennsylvania became sick…MORE

Athletes have healthier brains that can actually hear better, study says

Athletes have healthier brains that can actually hear better, study says

Listen closely: Can you hear that noisy static in your brain? Neurobiologist Nina Kraus can. At her lab at Northwestern University called “Brainvolts,” she and her colleagues can attach a series of electrodes to your scalp and record the electricity your brain produces in response to a sound. “I can then take that electricity and…MORE

No single e-cigarette brand linked to vaping-related lung injuries, CDC says

No single e-cigarette brand linked to vaping-related lung injuries, CDC says

No single product or brand is responsible for the thousands of vaping-related lung illnesses reported across the United States, according to a report released Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Nationally, Dank Vapes were the most commonly reported THC-containing product by hospitalized EVALI patients, but a wide variety of products were…MORE

6 ‘probable’ vaping-related lung injury cases linked to Massachusetts dispensaries

6 ‘probable’ vaping-related lung injury cases linked to Massachusetts dispensaries

A state investigation into vaping-related lung injury cases in Massachusetts has found that vape products used in six probable cases were purchased legally from dispensaries. All of the products contained THC or tetrahydrocannabinol, the primary psychoactive component of cannabis. None of the confirmed cases in the investigation involved products purchased from dispensaries. Details from this…MORE

‘Miracle’ woman survives six-hour cardiac arrest

‘Miracle’ woman survives six-hour cardiac arrest

A British woman has made a full recovery after suffering a six-hour cardiac arrest caused by severe hypothermia — a condition that doctors say also saved her life. Thirty four-year-old Audrey Schoeman was caught in a snowstorm while hiking in the Pyrenees mountain range in Spain on November 3, and her husband Rohan called the…MORE

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