News Above the Noise: Week of January 15, 2023
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1. Making Sense of the Gas Stove Debate
Potential health risks of gas stoves ignited a debate in Washington this week that has spread across the country, after the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission suggested it might begin regulating these kitchen appliances that are used in about 40 million homes nationwide. While the agency has clarified that a ban is not in the works, researchers say it’s important to understand the dangers involved. Click here to read more about possible health hazards of gas stoves and how to lower your risk.
2. Biden, Trump and Classified Documents: An Explainer
The classified documents found at one of President Biden’s offices and at his residence in Delaware raised instant comparisons with the Justice Department’s investigation of former president Donald Trump, who retained hundreds at his Mar-a-Lago home in Florida. Check out an explainer article here about which documents were found, the significance of their discovery, and how they stack up against those found with Trump.
3. Lisa Marie Presley’s Death at 54 from Cardiac Arrest Shines a Light on the Leading Cause of Death for Women in the United States
The sudden cardiac arrest and death of Lisa Marie Presley, singer-songwriter and daughter of Elvis Presley, at just 54 years old came as a shock to many. But according to the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death for American women. To learn more about cardiac arrest, why CPR is so crucial for brain health, and how to give CPR, click here.
4. Did Prince Harry Have Another Option?
Prince Harry has expressed a wish in his new memoir, Spare, that his relationship with his brother and his father will heal. In a recent op-ed for The New York Times, author and daughter of President Ronald Reagan Patti Davis writes that maybe his wish will come true, but to get there the royal family will have to walk a long distance across a battlefield that he has now expanded. She explains that people are always going to be curious about famous families, but not every truth needs to be shared with the entire world. To read more about her case for the power of silence, click here.