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Suit up with your favorite Marvel heroes in ‘Avengers: Damage Control’ virtual reality experience

Suit up with your favorite Marvel heroes in ‘Avengers: Damage Control’ virtual reality experience

Marvel Studios/ILMxLAB(NEW YORK) — The Void, the company behind stunning virtual reality experiences, is letting fans be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with its latest adventure: Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Damage Control.  The full trailer for the experience created by ILMxLAB has just been released online. Like its predecessor, Star Wars: Secrets of the…

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1 person injured after false panic over shooting at mall, police say

1 person injured after false panic over shooting at mall, police say

iStock(BOCA RATON, Fla.) — One person was injured after shoppers fled during a false alarm over a suspected shooting at the Town Center Mall in Boca Raton, Florida, according to police.The male victim suffered a non-life threatening “trauma wound” and was transported to the Del Ray Medical Center after first responders arrived, Boca Raton Police…

New Orleans mayor vows ‘relentless’ investigation in deadly Hard Rock Hotel collapse

New Orleans mayor vows ‘relentless’ investigation in deadly Hard Rock Hotel collapse

Twitter/@ABC(NEW ORLEANS) — Crews were feverishly working on Sunday to stabilize the Hard Rock Hotel in downtown New Orleans a day after the building partially collapsed, killing two construction workers, leaving a third trapped in the rubble and injuring 30 others, officials said. One body has been recovered from the scene, according to New Orleans…

No active shooter at mall in Boca Raton, Florida, police say

No active shooter at mall in Boca Raton, Florida, police say

iStock(BOCA RATON, Fla.) — There is no active shooter at the Town Center Mall in Boca Raton, Florida, according to police.Officers responded to the mall after receiving reports of a shots fired Sunday afternoon, according to a tweet by the Boca Raton Police Department.Police asked residents to avoid the area and shelter in place.A video…

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New opioid prescribing guidelines reverse course on strict restrictions

New opioid prescribing guidelines reverse course on strict restrictions

iStock/Eugeneonline(WASHINGTON) — The Department of Health and Human Services reversed course on its opioid guidelines this week and advised doctors that cutting off pain patients’ prescriptions suddenly could do more harm than good. The new guidance, published Thursday, stressed that that abrupt changes to long-term pain patients’ medication regimens could “put the patient at risk…

STD cases hit record high for fifth year running, as prevention efforts hit by budget cuts

STD cases hit record high for fifth year running, as prevention efforts hit by budget cuts

jarun011/iStock(NEW YORK) — Sexually transmitted infections hit a record high 2.4 million cases in 2018, making it the fifth year in a row that cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis have spiked, according to new numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The agency pointed to the budget cuts that have hit sexually transmitted…

‘Weed moms’ are the new ‘wine moms’

‘Weed moms’ are the new ‘wine moms’

Nastasic/iStock(NEW YORK) — Are weed moms the new wine moms?Though “wine mom” culture has long been the source of many a mommy meme and largely socially acceptable, marijuana-using moms are stepping out of the shadows and proudly extolling the virtues of cannabis.In a recent essay for Parents magazine, writer Leah Campbell claimed micro-dosing marijuana makes…

‘Freak Shakes’ are one bakery’s tool to help a woman battling breast cancer

‘Freak Shakes’ are one bakery’s tool to help a woman battling breast cancer

Julie Curry, owner of Bake’n Babes(TAMPA, Fla.) — Milkshakes are changing a Florida woman’s fight against breast cancer after a bakery owner surprised her with a fundraiser.“It felt really good,” recipient Victoria Burnham, 25, said. “I know there are … people out there who are going through worse out there, but they chose me.”Burnham was…