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FDA warns consumers about e-cigarette liquids with erectile dysfunction drugs

FDA warns consumers about e-cigarette liquids with erectile dysfunction drugs

Consumers, especially men, should not purchase or use two e-cigarette liquids that contain popular erectile dysfunction drugs, the Food and Drug Administration warned Tuesday. The two HelloCig e-liquids contain tadalafil and sildenafil, the main ingredients in two of the most popular male enhancement drugs on the market, the FDA said. “These FDA-approved prescription drugs are…MORE

Fentanyl is the deadliest drug in America, CDC confirms

Fentanyl is the deadliest drug in America, CDC confirms

Fentanyl is now the most commonly used drug involved in drug overdoses, according to a new government report. The latest numbers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics say that the rate of drug overdoses involving the synthetic opioid skyrocketed by about 113% each year from 2013 through…MORE

‘Sesame Street’ Muppet becomes first to experience homelessness

‘Sesame Street’ Muppet becomes first to experience homelessness

For the first time, a resident of “Sesame Street” is experiencing homelessness — and the hope is that her story can help sweep the clouds away for the growing number of young children in the United States without homes to call their own. Lily, a 7-year-old bright pink Muppet, was introduced to the world in…MORE

Jimmy Dean sausage recalled due to metal contamination

Jimmy Dean sausage recalled due to metal contamination

A popular breakfast sausage is taking itself off the menu. CTI Foods LLC, is recalling 29,028 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat poultry and pork sausage links after five people called the US Food Safety and Inspection Service to let them know they had found metal pieces in the sausage, according to the US Department of Agriculture.…MORE

The beef with beef

The beef with beef

Beef isn’t good for the planet. But you probably knew that already. You might know beef is responsible for 41% of livestock greenhouse gas emissions, and that livestock accounts for 14.5% of total global emissions. If you didn’t, you’ve probably heard about the methane — a greenhouse gas 25 times more potent that carbon dioxide…MORE

More violence, sexual infections when sex work is criminalized, study finds

More violence, sexual infections when sex work is criminalized, study finds

Sex workers across 33 countries who face repressive policing — identified as arrest, imprisonment, confiscation of needles, syringes, condoms, displacement to new area or physical or sexual violence by officers — have a three times higher chance of experiencing physical or sexual violence, according to a new study. They were twice as likely to have…MORE

Crosswords and puzzles do not prevent mental decline, study says

Crosswords and puzzles do not prevent mental decline, study says

Tackling a tricky crossword or a challenging Sudoku puzzle will not fend off age-related mental decline, new research has shown. Scientists have, in recent years, argued that brain-training exercises, such as completing puzzles or learning another language, can reduce the risk of developing dementia. But that may not be the case after all, according to…MORE

Water found on asteroid by OSIRIS-REx explorer

Water found on asteroid by OSIRIS-REx explorer

NASA’s first asteroid sample return mission, OSIRIS-REx, reached the asteroid Bennu only a week ago, but it’s already learning more about this time capsule from the early solar system. OSIRIS-REx, which stands for Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer, has found water within the clays on Bennu. Bennu was worth the two-year wait to…MORE

Record number of cases of polio-like illness AFM in US this year

Record number of cases of polio-like illness AFM in US this year

With 24 newly confirmed cases of the polio-like illness acute flaccid myelitis announced Monday, 2018 has become a record year for the illness. In its weekly update on cases of the illness, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said there have been 158 confirmed cases in 36 states this year. This is the…MORE

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