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Store makeup tester samples revealed harmful bacteria, including E. Coli
A good reason not to try out makeup testers in the store: "You could literally be applying and smearing someone else's fecal matter directly onto your lips," dermatologist Dr. Whitney Bowe said. That's gross even if it's not on your lips.  And, "You can catch the herpes simplex virus from an inanimate object such as lipstick. In fact, that virus can survive on the surface of a lipstick tube...[ Read More... ]
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A 3-year old boy has been hospitalized for E. Coli with severe intestimanl symptoms after swimming in at Lake Wildwood Beach in Nevada County.  Three other kids have also been treated for E. Coli.The health deparment closed down the beach after the water test results showed it had the high levels of fecal colforms - bacteria that can cause serious illness:“Real upset stomach,...[ Read More... ]
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Experts warn wearing flip flops can cause permanent damage.  They say the shoes can alter your natural stride, and lead to shin splints, Achilles tendon problems, and even lower back pain. Wearing flip flips too often can also cause soreness, chafing, and blisters.  Doctos advise to only wear flip flops for short periods of time and to purchase those that have arch support and a...[ Read More... ]
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...Like Cryptosporidium.  It is the cause of an Alabama water pak being temporarilty closed until they "super chlorinate" the water, planning to be running in time for this weekend, August 20 and 21.The Spring Valley Beach Water Park in Blountsville, Alabama, was closed this weekend after health officials traced a parasite called cryptosporidium to the park. The microscopic...[ Read More... ]
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The Salmonella bacteria can be found in raw/lightly cooked eggs that have not been pasteurized ane make you sick (CDC: "Salmonella and Eggs").. Cartons of eggs that are not pasteurized must carry the FDA-required label:Safe Handling InstructionsTo prevent illness from bacteria: keep eggs refrigerated, cook eggs until yolks are firm, and cook foods containing eggs thoroughly. (via FDA:...[ Read More... ]
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