Want to cook chicken in NyQuil? Overdose on antihistamines? Swallow laundry detergent pods?

While most of us would recoil in horror from such dangerous suggestions, adolescents and young adults continue to be susceptible to social media dares like these, according to the US Food and Drug Administration. Continue reading “Don’t cook chicken in NyQuil: FDA warns about dangerous social media challenges”

MedPage Today – by Sophie Putka

The Froedtert Health network in Wisconsin has sent a clear message to employees claiming religious exemptions from COVID-19 vaccination: with an alternative to mRNA vaccines now available, get vaccinated or resign.  Continue reading “Health System Warns Exemptions to COVID Vaccines May Expire With New Options”

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Secretary Rumsfeld and other officials talked with reporters about the need to refine the Defense Department’s business practices. An opening ceremony will kick off Acquisition and Logistics Excellence Week. They answered questions from members of the media. Continue reading “Flashback September 10, 2001: Defense Business Practices”

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As updated Covid booster shots roll out across the nation, many experts are raising an eyebrow — and perhaps squinting at the label. That’s because the new doses come in capped vials that look strikingly similar to the old ones. Continue reading “New Covid boosters look a lot like the old ones. Doctors worry that could lead to errors.”

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It is illegal for New Yorkers under age 21 to purchase a can of whipped cream, according to recently-passed state law.

The law, which went into effect in November 2021, is meant to prevent teenagers from using canned whipped cream to inhale nitrous oxide, otherwise known as “whippets.” Continue reading “It’s now illegal for anyone under 21 to buy canned whipped cream in New York, officials say it’s to stop teens from inhaling nitrous oxide”

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Question  What is the risk of myocarditis after mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccination in the US?  Continue reading “Myocarditis Cases Reported After mRNA-Based COVID-19 Vaccination in the US From December 2020 to August 2021”

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On the same day that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased COVID-19 guidelines, the Food and Drug Administration issued a statement warning that at-home rapid antigen tests can deliver false negative results and people who need tests should should plan to do so more than once to make sure they are not “unknowingly spreading the SARS-CoV-2 virus to others.” Continue reading “The FDA recommends repeated at-home COVID tests to avoid false negatives”

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Fashion tycoon Peter Nygard’s New York office was raided Tuesday as the magnate faces allegations of sex trafficking in a civil lawsuitContinue reading “Flashback: FBI raids fashion mogul Peter Nygard’s California and New York offices after he was accused of sex assault and sex trafficking”

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WEST CHESTER — A common pleas judge has ordered Richard Greist, the man who killed his wife and their unborn child in a mental rage more than four decades ago, to be released from Norristown State Hospital, where he had been incarcerated since 1981. Continue reading “A Chester County judge ordered Richard Greist released from Norristown State Hospital”

Patch – by Max Bennett

DELAWARE COUNTY, PA — Delaware County’s Satanists have once again honored local students who embody the positive aspects of being an outsider.

Satanic Delco recently awarded two high schoolers with their Outsider Achievement Award.

Lucas Sampson from Penncrest High School Lisa Travis from Ridley High School are this year’s recipients of $666 scholarships from the group.

Continue reading “Delco Satanists Award 2 With $666 ‘Outsider Achievement’ Scholarships”


In May, a South Philadelphia man stepped out of his house for a smoke when police said a gun-wielding man rode up on a bicycle and demanded money. The homeowner dropped his cigarette, pulled out his licensed gun, and fatally shot the would-be robber in the head. Continue reading “As more people get guns and carry permits, Philly sees a sharp rise in homicides ruled justified”

Patch – by Jon Campisi

COLLEGEVILLE, PA — A man had to be treated for a self-inflicted gunshot wound earlier this week after he accidentally shot himself while trying to adjust his handgun inside his waistband, according to police.

Continue reading “Montco Man Accidentally Shoots Himself While Adjusting Gun In Pants”


Crews rescued two workers who fell into a tank full of chocolate at a Mars Wrigley facility in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

On Thursday, around 2 p.m., first responders were called to the Mars Wrigley Confectionery on 295 Brown Street in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania.  Continue reading “2 Workers Rescued After Falling Into Chocolate Tank at Mars Wrigley Facility”

MedPage Today – by Kristina Fiore

A West Virginia man has pleaded guilty to making death threats against Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and his family, and against other federal health officials, including former NIH Director Francis Collins, MD, PhD, and HHS Assistant Secretary for Health Rachel Levine, MD. Continue reading “Man Pleads Guilty to Sending Fauci Death Threats”