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Health Highlights: April 6, 2015

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Texas Grocery Store Chain Pulls Blue Bell Ice Cream

Blue Bell Ice Cream has been removed from more than 300 H-E-B grocery stores in Texas and northern Mexico after some of the ice cream maker's products were linked to three deaths in Kansas.

Texas-based H-E-B said the decision was a "precautionary measure due to food safety concerns," the Associated Press reported.

On Friday, Texas-based Blue Bell suspended operations at its plant in Broken Arrow, Okla., which has been connected to contaminated ice cream.

Products made at that plant and another one in Texas have been linked to a foodborne illness associated with three deaths, the AP reported.


Bill to Ban Ultrathin Models Moves Forward in France

New rules to ban dangerously thin models have moved forward in France.

The measures that prohibit modeling agencies from hiring very thin models and require clear labeling of retouched photos of models were approved Friday by the National Assembly, the lower house of Parliament, The New York Times reported.

If the new rules are approved by the Senate, it would make France a leader in fighting the fashion world's use of ultrathin models.

"A person should not be obliged to starve herself in order to work," said Dr. Olivier Vran, the legislator and neurologist who championed the bills, The Times reported.

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