Category Archives: CNN – Health

At-home rape kits now off the market

At-home rape kits now off the market

Two companies who were advertising at-home sexual assault evidence collection kits appear to have halted selling and marketing the products after widespread objections and two state attorneys general threatened the companies with legal action. The PRESERVEkit, which was previously being sold on Amazon, is now listed as “currently unavailable.” On Friday, the website for the…MORE

There were no new measles cases in the United States last week, CDC says

There were no new measles cases in the United States last week, CDC says

For the first time since early January, no new measles cases were reported in the United States last week, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health officials continue to monitor ongoing outbreaks in two New York counties. The number of measles cases in the United remained at 1,241 for the year…MORE

Babies born with deformed hands spark investigation in Germany

Babies born with deformed hands spark investigation in Germany

Authorities in Germany are investigating the birth of three children with hand deformities in a city in the west of the country. The Sankt Marien Hospital in the city of Gelsenkirchen reported that three babies were born with “one-sided hand deformities” between June and the beginning of September this year. “In two of the affected…MORE

How to be a human lie detector of fake news, according to the latest science

How to be a human lie detector of fake news, according to the latest science

Fake news existed long before the internet. In an essay on political lying in the early 18th century, the writer Jonathan Swift noted that “Falsehood flies and the truth comes limping after it.” You have to hire a train to pull the truth, explained English pastor Charles Spurgeon in the 19th century, while a lie…MORE

Liz’s Dirt

Wednesday’s Dirt

Britney Spears’ father, Jamie, has been cleared of child abuse charges.  Authorities say there was ‘insufficient proof’ to prove the accusations.  But today there is expected to be a court battle over the conservatorship anyway.  Britney’s mother is trying to get Jamie removed because she’s says he’s no longer fit. Backstreet Boy, Nick Carter, has…

Tuesday’s Dirt

Remember when Kevin Hart’s friend taped him being intimate with a woman other than his wife and tried to extort him?  Well, now the ‘co-star’ of the video is suing Kevin for $60 million, claiming that he was in on it.  She feels that he was in on it for publicity and is suing for…