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Claire's Pulls Child Makeup Products After Asbestos Claims

Kristi Warner was anxious what made-up her daughter's glitter make-up kit, with the results revealing it contained tremolite asbestos, a substance which can cause malignant mesothelioma . "We work closely with our vendors to ensure our products are tested and assessed in line with relevant country regulations and guidelines". Many asbestos-containing products stayed on store shelves much longer than they should have, in part because of the lag time between asbestos exposure and malignant ...

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City of Lafayette offers drop-off sites for Christmas tree disposal

Christmas trees account for a large of amount of green waste this time of year - 185,000 trees in New Mexico alone - which is why officials are making it easy to "go green" for the holidays. Christmas tree recycling begins today in Brunswick County. If you're taking down your Christmas decorations and you have a real tree you'd like to recycle, Chicagoans will have 25 places to take them again this winter.

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More women in California are using marijuana during pregnancy, study finds

In January 2017, after JAMA published another study showing an uptick in marijuana use among pregnant women , Nora D. Volkow, who heads up the National Institute on Drug Abuse , authored a counterpoint outlining the risks of smoking pot while pregnant .

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Suspect sought in Woodbridge bank robbery

The second suspect is also described as an African-American male, in his early 20s, possibly with freckles. Meanwhile, the other suspect removed all the cash from a drawer at the front desk. A 29-year-old Yonkers man has been charged with first-degree robbery, a felony, but police have not yet released his name because of the ongoing investigation, which is expected to yield more arrests, city police Sgt.

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World Health Organization to classify video game addiction as mental illness

After the WHO released the draft version of the ICD, many took to Twitter criticizing the decision to link playing a lot of video games to a mental health problem. The Independent reports that only 2 to 3 percent gamers reported five or more symptoms associated with gaming disorder, according to a 2016 University of Oxford study of 19,000 gamers in Germany, the United Kingdom, the USA and Canada.

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Husband arrested in connection with woman's stairwell death in Brooklyn

Tonie Nicole Wells, who according to multiple reports was eight months pregnant with her second child, was discovered unresponsive on Wednesday morning at the bottom of the staircase leading to the basement in a three-story home in Crown Heights, which she shared with her newlywed husband, Barry Wells, and their two-year-old daughter.