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Why is “Pink Slime” Beef Still Legal in The US?

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You might want to read this article before you bite into that juicy, fast food burger. In 2012, McDonald’s publicly vowed to change its burger recipe after losing a battle to a famous British chef who exposed to the world that the beef used at McDonald’s was not fit for human consumption. Jamie Oliver, also known as The Naked Chef to television viewers, took on McDonald’s over a period of about two…

Warning!!! If You Are Taking This Popular Weight Loss Drug, You May Want To Stop

Warning!!! If You Are Taking This Popular Weight Loss Drug, You May Want To Stop

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A NEW study released this week sends out a strongly worded warning about risks of kidney, liver, and other organ damage from the most popular weight drugs on the market. According to a University of Rhode Island study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), orlistat, which goes by the prescription brand name Xenical and the over-the-counter name Alli, can cause “severe toxicity” to major internal organs. The research…

Study Links Hair Relaxers To Fibroid Tumors and Early Puberty In African American Females

Study Links Hair Relaxers To Fibroid Tumors and Early Puberty In African American Females

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    A new study in the American Journal of Epidemiology has linked hair relaxers to uterine fibroids, as well as early puberty in young girls. Scientists followed more than 23,000 pre-menopausal Black American women from 1997 to 2009 and found that the two- to three-times higher rate of fibroids among black women may be linked to chemical exposure through scalp lesions and burns resulting from relaxers. Women who got…

Does the Plan B Decision Impact Black Girls More than White Ones?

Does the Plan B Decision Impact Black Girls More than White Ones?

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    The Plan B pill is expected to impact black teenagers more than white ones, according to scientists and published reports.  Two weeks ago, the Department of Health and Human Services decided that women under the age of 17 should not be allowed to get the pill without a prescription.The Plan B pill costs $50 and allows the user to stop a pregnancy from occurring within 72 hours of…

Availability Of Morning After Pill To Minors To Be Decided By FDA Tomorrow

Availability Of Morning After Pill To Minors To Be Decided By FDA Tomorrow

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  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to make a decision tomorrow on whether or not to make the morning after pill available over the counter to girls under the age of 17. Since first sparking controversy five years ago upon its release into the market, Plan B has only been available behind-the-counter to adult women — after they presented identification. In an interview with the Washington…