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She lost her dad when she was 14. Now, she’s helping kids learn how to mourn.

She lost her dad when she was 14. Now, she’s helping kids learn how to mourn.

When Tracy Crosby’s husband died unexpectedly, she suddenly became a single mom to four young children. “The hardest thing in the world is to tell your children that they’re never going to see their other parent again,” she said. Her children would cry a lot at bedtime because they missed their dad. Crosby worried about…MORE

Kale joins the ranks of the annual ‘Dirty Dozen’ pesticide list

Kale joins the ranks of the annual ‘Dirty Dozen’ pesticide list

Kale, that popular green of the health conscious, has joined the ignoble list of 12 fruits and vegetables with the most pesticide residues, according to the Environmental Working Group. The last time kale was on the list was in 2009 when it was ranked eighth. Strawberries and spinach took the top two spots again this…MORE

Judge rules 40 unvaccinated children can’t go back to school

Judge rules 40 unvaccinated children can’t go back to school

A federal judge has turned down a request to let more than 40 unvaccinated children return to classes in a suburban New York school, while there’s a measles outbreak in the area. Since December 7, the students from Green Meadow Waldorf School in suburban Rockland County just north of New York City, have had to…MORE

Human speech sounds evolved because of our diet, study says

Human speech sounds evolved because of our diet, study says

Although languages around the world vary greatly, some share similar speech sounds. A new study suggests that labiodental sounds like “f” and “v” are included in about half of the world’s languages due to a change in our diet that relies on softer foods. This contradicts the theory that the range of human sounds has…MORE

OxyContin’s maker is accused of fueling the opioid epidemic. Its new overdose antidote was just fast-tracked by the FDA

OxyContin’s maker is accused of fueling the opioid epidemic. Its new overdose antidote was just fast-tracked by the FDA

The company whose drugs are at the center of America’s deadly opioid epidemic was given a green light Wednesday to accelerate the development of a new opioid antidote. The US Food and Drug Administration granted Purdue Pharma’s experimental opioid overdose drug fast-track designation. According to Purdue, its drug, nalmefene hydrochloride injection, has a longer effect…MORE

Johnson & Johnson hit with $29.4 million verdict in talcum powder case

Johnson & Johnson hit with $29.4 million verdict in talcum powder case

A California jury returned a $29.4 million verdict in a trial involving a woman who believes that her mesothelioma is tied to her regular use of Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder. Wednesday’s decision came after a lengthy trial that started in January. The jury awarded $24.4 million to Teresa Leavitt and $5 million to her…MORE

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