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Mom on 4-Year-Old's Death: 'Cinnamon Can Kill'

Boy ingested ground cinnamon found in mom's kitchen

(Newser) - A Kentucky mom is warning teenagers against attempting the so-called "cinnamon challenge" after her 4-year-old son's death. Matthew Rader was in his mom's kitchen Wednesday when he got on top of the stove, found a container of ground cinnamon, and decided to have a taste. "He... More »

'Cinnamon Challenge' Damages Lungs: Study

Spice powder poses danger for asthmatics, researchers find

(Newser) - Attempting the "cinnamon challenge"—a long-running online fad in which people try to swallow a dry spoonful of cinnamon powder—is an even worse idea than it may first appear, a new study warns. Researchers using data from tests on animals found that lungs became inflamed after exposure... More »

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