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Growing up intersex in a country where it is believed to be bad luck

Growing up intersex in a country where it is believed to be bad luck

Babalwa Mtshawu never experienced puberty. When she was growing up she didn’t get her period or grow breasts like the other girls around her. Born in Mthatha, east of South Africa, she says her family’s conservative nature made it difficult for her to talk to anyone about her body. “I was aware that something was…MORE

How to handle the adult bully in your life

How to handle the adult bully in your life

Most of us behave like a jerk at times. The stresses of today’s fast-paced society combined with a national epidemic of sleep deprivation can turn anyone temporarily toxic. That’s ok if it’s not a habit, experts say. It’s frequent boorish behavior that can become contagious. “Bad behavior is actually more contagious than good behavior,” said…MORE

Sex work is legal here. But only if you register with the police

Sex work is legal here. But only if you register with the police

Due to the stigma associated with sex work in Senegal, the women CNN interviewed asked that their identities be protected. They are identified using pseudonyms. Dakar, Senegal — On a sweltering afternoon in a suburb of Dakar, Binta is among a group of women waiting to be seen in the back of a Senegalese government…MORE

Drugmaker halts shipments of ranitidine heartburn medication after contaminant found

Drugmaker halts shipments of ranitidine heartburn medication after contaminant found

Drugmaker Novartis said it is halting distribution of all ranitidine medicines made by Sandoz, a measure it called “precautionary” after the acid-reducing medications were found to contain an impurity. The move comes after the US Food and Drug Administration and European Medicines Agency announced earlier this month that tests showed some ranitidine products contained NDMA,…MORE

Eighth death linked to vaping as illnesses surge around the United States

Eighth death linked to vaping as illnesses surge around the United States

Missouri health officials announced on Thursday the vaping-related death of a man in his mid-40s. This is the United States’ eighth death linked to severe lung injury and illness tied to e-cigarettes. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said the man had normal lung function before he started to vape in May. He…MORE

A numbing medicine turned a woman’s blood blue

A numbing medicine turned a woman’s blood blue

A 25-year-old woman walked into an emergency department in Providence, Rhode Island, complaining of generalized weakness, fatigue, shortness of breath… and an unusual symptom you don’t see every day. She was turning blue. Literally. Physicians Otis Warren and Benjamin Blackwood wrote about the case in a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine…MORE

ENTERTAINMENT

‘Hot Priest’ and other reasons to watch Emmy winner ‘Fleabag’

‘Hot Priest’ and other reasons to watch Emmy winner ‘Fleabag’

Amazon’s dark dramedy “Fleabag” won the Emmy Award for best comedy series on Sunday night. And, if Twitter and series star and creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge are to be believed, this is in part because of her character’s Season 2 love interest. “If it wasn’t for Andrew Scott,” Waller-Bridge joked while accepting the comedy series Emmy…

Michelle Williams calls for gender pay parity in Emmy acceptance speech

Michelle Williams calls for gender pay parity in Emmy acceptance speech

Michelle Williams used her time on the Emmy stage to put out an impassioned call for gender pay parity and equality in the workplace. Below is the speech delivered by Williams, who won the award for best lead actress in a limited series for her role in FX’s “Fosse/Vernon.” “Thank you so much to the…

Billy Porter makes history with Emmy win

Billy Porter makes history with Emmy win

“The category is love, y’all,” actor Billy Porter said while accepting his Emmy award for lead actor in a drama series. Porter, who was honored for his work in FX’s ground-breaking period drama “Pose,” made history Sunday night by becoming the first openly gay black man to win in this category, according to the Television…