If you're Russian, you shouldn't hope too hard for a Barbie doll for Christmas: President Putin, ex-KGB, wants to join Iran in banning the things, on the grounds that their unrealistic dimensions are sexing up children before their time. Several other toys face new rules as well: Pokemon, for example, is being told to tone down the violence–and to translate the cards into Russian.
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A new study in Lancet Infectious Diseases makes a somewhat lower estimate
Rules designed to keep alcohol safe for children are slowing down production of a product that’s in short supply.
Early and wide testing helps curtail the epidemic while casting light on the prevalence and lethality of the virus.
Students who would have graduated this spring can start practicing medicine immediately.