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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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Baby Juliano, suffering from cold sores
Two stories in the news recently within weeks of each other of babies who have contracted herpes from an unknown source.  Herpes can cause really painful cold sores and even life threatening effects on the body.According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, cold sores are highly contagious. They can be spread through saliva, skin-to-skin contact, or even touching an object contaminated by...[ Read More... ]
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High school wrestler Blake Flovin contracts herpes from wrestling match
San Jose High School wrestler Blake Flovin says he contracted herpes gladiatorum, caused by the herpes virus, during a match.  He wants this weekend's state tournament postponed until after an incubation period is over to protect other students, as he may have exposed students during practice."Either they need to be stopped from wrestling or the state tournament needs to be postponed. Just...[ Read More... ]
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