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Another person gets blind after having had contacts in the shower

A woman in the UK was diagnosed with Acanthamoeba keratitis, a rare parasitic eye infection. She reported using contact lenses while bathing and showering, which is known to increase the risk of the condition. Above, a picture of the woman's infected eye. The green color is from a special dye used to detect damage to the cornea, or the eye's …

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Kentucky man infected by flesh eating bacteria during camping trip

LANCASTER, Ky. (WKYT) – A Kentucky man says he believes he became infected with a flesh-eating bacteria during a camping trip, and he is still recovering weeks later. The beginning when Jonathan Metcalf of Lancaster took a Memorial Day weekend trip to the Green River with his family. He described the pain he suffered when he was experiencing discomfort. "It …

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California woman foot ravaged by carnivorous bacteria exposing her legs

WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES BELOW While most cases diagnosed as carnivorous bacteria cause a water source, a California woman who lost most of her muscles and skin on her left foot said the excuse for her infection remained a mystery. Guastucci said she celebrated the fourth of July suddenly, she suddenly felt a severe pain in her foot followed by swelling. …

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Third person died after breathing out at Greenspring Village, Fairfax officials say.

A third person died after an outbreak of respiratory disease at a Fairfax County assistant who began more than two weeks ago, said County Health Care Professionals Wednesday. The outbreak at Greenspring Village in Springfield also spread to the unit's staff, affecting 19 employees, said Fairfax County Health Department officials. At a press conference on Wednesday at the agency's headquarters, …

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FDA Big Penis warning: Avoid sexual enhancement supplement

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How to avoid flesh eating bacteria

MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) – Recent reports of flesh eating bacterial infections have come out of Florida and other common vacation destinations. Val Betkoski, the director of nursing at the Washington County Health Department, says the infection is called necrotizing fasciitis. According to the Center for Disease Control, more than one type of bacteria can cause necrotizing fasciitis. However, the most …

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Researchers find a new way to kill disease-bearing mosquitoes

N EW YORK – Scientists say they almost eliminated disease-bearing mosquitoes on two islands in China using a new technology. The downside: It cannot be practical for larger areas and can cost a lot of money. In the experiment, researchers targeted Asian tiger mugs, invasive white striped bugs that can spread dengue fever, Zika and other diseases. They used a …

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How exercise can prevent Alzheimer's, according to a new study

About 5.8 million Americans live with Alzheimer's today, and although the cause of the disease is largely unknown, we suspect that genetics and lifestyle both play a role. A new study from Massachusetts General Hospital provides some fresh clues on how we can protect ourselves from this aggressive form of dementia. By studying the routines of 182 older adults in …

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Mosquitoes have almost been wiped out on two Chinese islands

The experiment successfully reduced the female Asian tiger's mosquito population – the main source of bite and disease transmission – by up to 94%, reducing the number of reported human bites by 97%. It is not the researchers' first attempt to reduce mosquito populations worldwide. In 2018, researchers from the Imperial College of London used gene editing tools to make …

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