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Disgusting Ingredients Found In Process Foods

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First it was pink slime. Then, it was crushed cochineal beetles in your favorite strawberry-flavored Starbucks drinks. Briefly, it was tuna scrape. And any day now, it’s going to be meat glue. More than ever before, it seems consumers are demanding to know what’s in their food and why. “I’m beginning to see now that consumers are pushing back,” Michael Doyle, Ph.D., director of the Center for Food Safety at the University of Georgia,…

Man Hides Crack,Marijuana & Oxycodone In His BUTT

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In what may be a record for narcotics recovered from a suspect’s rectum, Vermont cops last week arrested a New York City man who hid large quantities of crack cocaine, marijuana, and Oxycodone inside his body. Alex Boulet, 29, is facing felony drug charges stemming from a May 4 traffic stop in Rockingham. Boulet, a Staten Island resident, was driving a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu when a state trooper puled the vehicle over…

Woman Becomes An AMPUTEE After Butt Injections By Back Alley Doctor

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April Brown was once a cosmetologist, fashion designer, and working mother of two daughters. She’s now a multiple amputee. She says hospitalizations after unlicensed cosmetic procedures led to life-threatening infections. Professionals removed her limbs last year to save her life. “I got the butt implants five years ago,” said Brown. “For five years, I lived in pain. Excruciating pain.” April Brown won’t identify the unlicensed practitioner who injected her with…

Black, Fit and Healthy Series: Join The Root and Dominique Dawes for Family Fun Day May 12, 2012

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Deny it all you want, but the fact still remains too many Americans, specifically African-Americans, are carrying around an unhealthy amount of excess weight. Nearly 4 out of 5 black women are considered to be overweight or obese, and in general, blacks are 1.5 times as likely as non-Hispanic whites to be obese, leading to higher risks for many diseases like diabetes and thereby, shortening our life spans. It gets worse…

Playboy Magazine Offers Rihanna $1 Million To Pose In A “Classy” Way

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  Rihanna could soon be baring her bod for American men’s magazine Playboy. The sexy singer is renowned for her risqué on-stage performances and sexy music videos – so the publication’s founder Hugh Hefner, 86, reckonsRihanna would be a perfect cover star. ‘She is at the top of her game – beautiful, sexy and with huge international appeal,’ a source tells the Daily Star. ‘Playboy is not a sleazy magazine either, and allows the…

Doctors Find Blood Clot In Yankees Mariano Rivera’s Right Calf

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New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera has a blood clot in his right calf and is on blood thinners to dissolve the clot. The problem was discovered while he was being examined after injuring his knee during batting practice last week.Rivera will spend at least a week or two strengthening his knee before he has surgery for a torn anterior cruciate ligament, but he says that would have been the case regardless of…

Woman Finds Cocaine In Her Box Of Tampons

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  Consumers have long known that discount stores can offer up shopping surprises. But a woman in Salt Lake City said she has buyer’s remorse after finding cocaine inside a box of recently purchased tampons. Cindy Davidson, 39, told police that she bought the box of Boots tampons from an NPS store, which specializes in salvage and freight recovery and sells discounted products in Salt Lake City and online via…

Free Workplace Wellness Event at Your Office! Thursday, May 10 9:00a to 7:00p

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We offer a FREE Workplace Wellness Event each Thursday to one local Philadelphia business. Why? Because Dr. Ralph DeMarino is a local volunteer for the Foundation for Wellness Professionals, a prestigious national non-profit dedicated to providing health and wellness programs on a voluntary basis. Our goal is to help people live happier, healthier, more productive lives! We offer… •Free Chair massage •Free Spinal check-up •Free BMI •Free Adrenal Health Screening…

Amber Riley From “Glee” Collapses on Red Carpet

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  Amber Riley (Mercedes) fainted and collapsed on the red carpet in the midst of doing interviews with multiple media outlets before the cast’s panel presentation. So is she OK? Thankfully, we are told that Amber is “fine” and was simply “feeling dizzy” after working all day today on the show. Soon after the event ended, Amber took to her Twitter account to assure fans she is OK. “Hey guys, I’m okay…

College Freshman Dies From Drinking Too Much On His 19th Birthday

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The mother of a Lafayette College freshman who died after he was found unconscious in a residence hall says her son had been drinking heavily at a celebration for his 19th birthday. Everett Glenn of Montclair, N.J., was pronounced dead at Easton Hospital on Saturday afternoon, the school said. Officials said police and the Northampton County coroner’s office were investigating, but there was no sign of foul play. Glenn’s mother,…

After Arrangement Marriage 15 Year Old Child-Bride Locked In Basement For 6 Months And Tortured By In-Laws

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The in-laws of a child bride who became the bruised and bloodied face of women’s rights in Afghanistan have been sentenced to 10 years in prison for torture, abuse and human rights violations, a judge said Saturday. The plight of 15-year-old Sahar Gul captivated the nation and set off a storm of international condemnation when it came to light in late December. Officials said her husband’s family kept her in a basement for…

Woman Lies About Having Cancer Just To Get Breast Implants

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Woman wanted to enhance her bust, but she couldn’t afford breast augmentation surgery — so she allegedly started lying about having a deadly disease so people would donate to her ‘cause.’ Jami Lynn Toler has been accused of telling her mom, grandparents and co-workers that she had breast cancer and needed a double-mastectomy and reconstructive surgery — and she didn’t have insurance. She said it would cost about $7,800. Toler’s…

Study Shows: Extended Periods Of Sitting Down Can Increase Women’s Risk Of Diabetes

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Need another reason to search for alternatives to that boring office job? Here’s another one, your health! A new study finds that prolonged periods of sitting may increase the risk of Type 2 diabetes in women (lucky us). In the study, there was a positive correlation between a woman’s likelihood of having risk factors for diabetes, such as insulin resistance and chronic inflammation, and the amount of time she spent…

COOL: A Bra That Can Monitor Patients With Built-In GPS Locator And Tell Your Doctor If Your Having A Heart Attack And Where To Send Ambulance

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  Scientists have created an ‘e-bra’ that could help doctors monitor sick female patients anywhere in the world. The bra has integrated sensors that measures vital health signals and uploads the information to a wireless network such as Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, which the patient and their doctor can then access. It was developed by a team of engineers at the University of Arkansas who combined nanotextiles and smartphone technology. They…

NYC Salon To The Stars Being Sued For Discrimination, Owner Tells Employee “Black Hair Doesn’t Pay The Bills”

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One of New York’s most exclusive and expensive hair salons is embroiled in a bitter legal fight with an African-American hair stylist who is suing her former employers over racial discrimination she says she suffered while working there. George Casson, a part owner of Orlo, a Manhattan salon that is frequented by A-listers including Naomi Campbell and Kirsten Dunst, is accused of telling stylist Zandra Bennett ‘black hair doesn’t pay…