4-Year-Old Dies After Steady Diet of Mountain Dew

An Ohio woman, Tamara Banks, 41, has been sentenced to a minimum of nine years and a maximum of 13.5 years in prison after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of her four-year-old daughter, Karmity Hoeb. The child’s death in January 2022 was attributed to diabetes and tooth decay, both caused by a diet of baby formula mixed with Mountain Dew, a sugary soft drink. The child’s father, Christopher Hoeb, 53, also pleaded …

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Biden Responds To Formula Shortage

Biden invokes Defense Production Act to increase infant formula supply – Reuters President Joe Biden directed agencies to use Defense Department commercial aircraft to bring infant formula into the United States from overseas. Abbott said it would resume production of baby formula at its Michigan plant, a major step toward resolving the nationwide shortage. The President’s late-day announcement is the administration’s latest move to try and ease the baby formula shortage, but for many desperate …

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