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This Army veteran is helping to take the fight to lung cancer

This Army veteran is helping to take the fight to lung cancer

An Army combat veteran who is facing the fight of her life has joined forces with a former NFL player to raise awareness in the battle against lung cancer. Retired Lt. Col. Angela Downs served 21 years in the Army, including a 2006 deployment to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. One year ago this month…MORE

So-called virginity tests are unreliable, invasive and sexist.  And yet they persist

So-called virginity tests are unreliable, invasive and sexist. And yet they persist

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. Celebrities and the Twittersphere howled in disbelief. Human rights advocates and doctors tut tutted their disapproval. The hosts of the podcast Ladies…MORE

Trump says vaping age might rise to 21 in US

Trump says vaping age might rise to 21 in US

Outside the White House on Friday, President Trump said the age to purchase vaping products in the United States could rise to 21. “We have to take care of our kids, most importantly, so we’re going to have an age limit of 21 or so, so we’ll be coming out with something next week very…MORE

Brain scans don’t lie: The minds of girls and boys are equal in math

Brain scans don’t lie: The minds of girls and boys are equal in math

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. Now, researchers also have brain imaging that proves young children use the same mechanisms and networks in the brain to solve math problems no matter their gender. The study…MORE

More than 130,000 pounds of ground beef recalled for possible plastic contamination

More than 130,000 pounds of ground beef recalled for possible plastic contamination

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. The products subject to the recall are 16-oz vacuum sealed packages of “Nature’s Rancher 100% Grass Fed Organic Ground Beef 85% Lean, 15% Fat” and “Nature’s…MORE

Hospital picks up medical expenses for West Texas mass shooting victims

Hospital picks up medical expenses for West Texas mass shooting victims

In August, a gunman went on a shooting spree in West Texas killing seven people and wounding 25 others. Now, a local hospital will be covering the unpaid charges of all 14 of the shooting victims it treated. Medical Center Health System (MCHS) in Odessa announced on Tuesday that its Ector County Hospital District’s board…MORE

Juul stops sales of mint-flavored pods

Juul stops sales of mint-flavored pods

Juul Labs will immediately stop online sales of mint Juulpods and will stop accepting orders for them from retailers, Juul Labs’ CEO K.C. Crosthwaite said Thursday. Juul announced last month that it would stop the sale of flavors other than tobacco, mint and menthol. Juul now says it will stick to selling only Virginia Tobacco,…MORE

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