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Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer's wife of 13 years Linda Kramer dies aged 55

Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer's wife of 13 years has died. A representative for the musician confirmed Linda Kramer, a former contract administrator for Hewlett-Packard, had passed away on June 22 aged 55. The cause of death has not yet been made public.
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Why Tampax blames Amy Schumer for national tampon shortage
Time magazine, saying demand is up 7.7% since the Oscars 2022 host starred in the series of commercials for the corporation almost two years ago.Tampax tampons are currently hard to come by at grocery stores in many parts of the country, “with Amazon sellers taking advantage of the shortage.” In January, the outlet reports, one box of 18 Tampax “listed for $114, about $6 more more — per tampon — than women usually pay.” In addition to raging shortage complaints in Reddit threads, a charity that supports homeless women has also seen a “big drop off” in donations of the feminine feminine hygiene product.The company is apparently running Tampax factory workers ragged in Maine — with McMaster claiming the manufacturer is operating 24 hours a day in an attempt to plug the dam of demand.Is Schumer’s effective hype job to blame? The Post has reached out to both Schumer and P&G for comment. Meanwhile, P&G “posted its biggest sales gain in decades in the most recent quarter, and the amount of money it made from sales in its feminine care division was up 10%.”But the magazine appears skeptical of P&G’s claim that “Life or Beth” star Schumer is responsible for the shortage — questioning whether contemporary commercials alone actually have the power to move products out the door.Plus, other brands of tampons, including Playtex, are also in short supply, and they don’t have the star of “Trainwreck” to blame.
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Man infected by deadly and rare brain virus which has no vaccine after tick bite
tick is recovering from a deadly brain virus just three weeks after a death from the same virus was reported.The unnamed American man in his fifties was hospitalised after falling ill in March, according to the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH).The extremely rare Powassan virus attacks the brain and nervous system and there is currently no vaccine or effective treatments against it.The death three weeks ago came in the nearby state of Maine, meaning that America's Northeast has had two high profile cases in less than a month.Humans are typically infected with the Powassan virus via tick or woodchuck bites.People were urged to take precautions after it was confirmed that the man in the most recent case was bitten by a tick.Dr Manisha Juthani, commissioner of the DPH, said in a statement: "The identification of a Connecticut resident with Powassan virus associated illness emphasises the need to take actions to prevent tick bites from now through the late fall."Using insect repellent, avoiding areas where ticks are likely, and checking carefully for ticks after being outside can reduce the chance of you or your children being infected with this virus."Symptoms of the virus include fever, headaches, vomiting, weakness, seizures, swelling of the brain and meningitis.For the latest breaking news and stories from across the globe from the Daily Star, sign up for our newsletter by clicking here.It often takes between a week and a month after the bite for people to experience those symptoms, and officials say that half of infected persons will suffer long term symptoms as well.Terrifyingly, around one in 10 people who suffer from the Powassan virus will die.Many of those infected will not even realise as the majority
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