Tampon Safety

A widely circulated rumor spread over the Internet alleges that tampons are contaminated with asbestos and dioxin, and that the rayon in some tampons causes toxic shock syndrome.

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Do Patients in “High-Performing Hospitals” Live Longer?

A study of the survival rates of heart attack patients treated between 1994 and 2012 suggests that patients treated better in hospitals live longer than patients who are not treated as well. The researchers looked at short-term survival but also followed the patients for 17 years.

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