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Sex work is legal here. But only if you register with the police

Sex work is legal here. But only if you register with the police

Due to the stigma associated with sex work in Senegal, the women CNN interviewed asked that their identities be protected. They are identified using pseudonyms. Dakar, Senegal — On a sweltering afternoon in a suburb of Dakar, Binta is among a group of women waiting to be seen in the back of a Senegalese government…MORE

Drugmaker halts shipments of ranitidine heartburn medication after contaminant found

Drugmaker halts shipments of ranitidine heartburn medication after contaminant found

Drugmaker Novartis said it is halting distribution of all ranitidine medicines made by Sandoz, a measure it called “precautionary” after the acid-reducing medications were found to contain an impurity. The move comes after the US Food and Drug Administration and European Medicines Agency announced earlier this month that tests showed some ranitidine products contained NDMA,…MORE

Eighth death linked to vaping as illnesses surge around the United States

Eighth death linked to vaping as illnesses surge around the United States

Missouri health officials announced on Thursday the vaping-related death of a man in his mid-40s. This is the United States’ eighth death linked to severe lung injury and illness tied to e-cigarettes. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said the man had normal lung function before he started to vape in May. He…MORE

A numbing medicine turned a woman’s blood blue

A numbing medicine turned a woman’s blood blue

A 25-year-old woman walked into an emergency department in Providence, Rhode Island, complaining of generalized weakness, fatigue, shortness of breath… and an unusual symptom you don’t see every day. She was turning blue. Literally. Physicians Otis Warren and Benjamin Blackwood wrote about the case in a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine…MORE

The wearable cyborgs that use brain waves to power up your muscles

The wearable cyborgs that use brain waves to power up your muscles

Kristen Sorensen was 55 when she became paralyzed from the neck down last year. “It came out of nowhere,” says Sorensen. “I’d been fine and exercising every day, but it just started with tingling in my fingertips then progressed.” Diagnosed in October 2018 with Guillain Barre syndrome, a rare disorder that affects the body’s nervous…MORE

How climate crisis is accelerating the global spread of deadly dengue fever

How climate crisis is accelerating the global spread of deadly dengue fever

Explosive outbreaks of dengue fever have rapidly spread in countries across Asia, killing more than 1,000 people, infecting hundreds of thousands and straining hospitals packed with sick families. Images from Bangladesh show patients in teeming hospital wards, lying beneath mosquito nets under lurid electric strip lights. Mothers cool their children from the sticky summer heat…MORE

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