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Home Demos May Create New Problem: Lead-Tainted Dust

Home Demos May Create New Problem: Lead-Tainted Dust

By Corey Williams, Mike Householder | Jul 21
The nation's largest home-demolition program, which has torn down more than 14,000 vacant houses across Detroit, may have inadvertently created a new problem by spreading lead-contaminated dust through some of the city's many hollowed-out neighborhoods.

NY Officials: No Health Threat from Steam Pipe Explosion

NY Officials: No Health Threat from Steam Pipe Explosion

By Karen Matthews | Jul 20
An aging steam pipe containing cancer-causing asbestos exploded beneath Fifth Avenue in Manhattan early Thursday, spewing a geyser of white vapor 10 stories high and forcing an evacuation of 49 buildings.

Somali Girl Dies After Female Genital Mutilation

Somali Girl Dies After Female Genital Mutilation

Jul 20
A 10-year-old girl has bled to death after undergoing female genital mutilation in Somalia, an activist said, a rare confirmed death in the country with the world's highest rate of the practice.

Lack of Access to Sanitary Products Has Lifelong Impact

Lack of Access to Sanitary Products Has Lifelong Impact

Jul 18
Women who have experienced period poverty are more likely to suffer from anxiety or depression, struggle to pay their bills and have an unfulfilling love life, according to research.

Destiny's Child Singer Williams Seeks Mental Health Help

Destiny's Child Singer Williams Seeks Mental Health Help

Jul 18
Destiny's Child singer Michelle Williams says she's seeking help for the depression she has struggled with for years.

Study Shows Domestic Abuse As Common Among Gays as Straights

Study Shows Domestic Abuse As Common Among Gays as Straights

Jul 17
A new study shows that gay or straight, men can be abusive toward their intimate partners.

Pop TV: Dr. Pimple Popper Now has Her Own Reality TV Show

Pop TV: Dr. Pimple Popper Now has Her Own Reality TV Show

By Alicia Rancilio | Jul 17
The online video star named Dr. Pimple Popper, who films herself squeezing pus from acne, is a different kind of voyeur when she's off the clock.

When and Where Do You Floss?

When and Where Do You Floss?

Jul 17
A new national survey released today reveals Americans are, in fact, flossing; albeit in somewhat odd places.

Kids Fleeing Venezuela Left Hungry, Sick and Even Abandoned

Kids Fleeing Venezuela Left Hungry, Sick and Even Abandoned

By Christine Armario | Jul 16
As Venezuelans flee their country's collapsing economy and an autocratic government in rising numbers, a grim toll is becoming evident among the youngest arrivals in Colombia.

Finland Protests: Human Rights for All - and Save the Planet

Finland Protests: Human Rights for All - and Save the Planet

By Jamey Keaten | Jul 16
One sign in Helsinki read: "Build saunas not war!"

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