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McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize...More >>
McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the...More >>
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It's a crime that continues to generate anger and disbelief in Montgomery and beyond- the destruction of the home of Civil Rights icon Rosa Parks. The case took center stage this Labor Day at an annualMore >>
The community is uniting to help catch the criminals who desecrated a piece of Montgomery history. The vandalism of Rosa Parks' home angered many across the city and hundreds have donated in an effort to help find those responsible. Crimestoppers is hoping a bigger reward will crack the case.More >>
It's a bizarre and dangerous new diet trend eating something commonly found in the bathroom, not the kitchen, in an effort to shed pounds.
Doctors warn this is not the kind of fiber you want in your diet.
Videos on YouTube tout the cotton ball diet as a quick way to lose weight. Basically you eat a cotton ball soaked in some sort of juice, rather than eating a real meal.
Doctor Fred Campbell says you should never try to eat something like a cotton ball.
"Since cotton is non-digestible and has something of a sponge-type effect, it might be an initial feeling of fullness in the stomach," said Dr. Campbell. "It possibly could cause some sort of obstructive effect lower in the intestines. I would consider that a fairly dangerous technique," he said.
Most cotton balls aren't actually made out of cotton, but rather bleached, polyester fibers that contain a lot of chemicals.
Doctors warn that over time, the cotton balls could create severe blockages or a full obstruction and could even be life-threatening.
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