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Not pictured: the bacteria in raw milk that can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and other stomach woes.

Armie Hammer drank goat milk straight from the teat, and an expert said ‘this should never be done’

"Fresh" milk may sound healthier, but experts say pasteurization is important to kill pathogens without taking away nutrients.

Your makeup and sponge applicator may be teeming with dangerous bacteria and fungus

93% of beauty sponge users have never cleaned their tools and many use makeup products past their expiration dates.
Most household dogs and cats have the bacteria in their saliva.

A man died after his dog licked him, leading to a rare infection that caused blisters and strange bruises

Most pet dogs have the bacteria that caused the infection in their saliva, but most people who come in contact with it don't get sick.
Eye infections can cause pain, blurry vision, and sensitivity to light.

A man was pulled over for drunk driving but he really had a condition that made his gut produce booze

Auto-brewery syndrome is a rare disorder caused when yeast colonizes in the gut, brewing alcohol and causing drunkenness without drinking.
The microbiome testing company uBiome has come under scrutiny after an FBI raid.

Bankrupt poop-testing startup uBiome is shutting down

The buzzy Silicon Valley startup is converting from chapter 11 to chapter 7 bankruptcy, which means it'll cease operations and liquidate. uBiome once convinced VCs that testing poop was worth $600 million.
Naegleria fowleri, or a brain-eating amoeba, is a microorganism found in fresh water that causes the brain infection primary amoebic meningoencephalitis, or PAM.

A 10-year-old Texas girl has been killed by a brain-eating amoeba after a swim in the Brazos river

Naegleria fowleri, a brain-eating amoeba, can cause deadly brain swelling. The infection killed a 10-year-old Texas girl who swam in the Brazos river.
The microbiome testing company uBiome has come under scrutiny after an FBI raid.

Poop-testing startup uBiome was once valued at $600 million by Silicon Valley’s top VCs. It just filed for bankruptcy.

The poop-testing firm said it hopes to entice an investor to purchase it for its scientific knowledge. It also aims to sell its sole remaining product at CVS.
A culture dish with colonies of legionella.

A woman is the first to die from an Atlanta outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease, an extreme form of pneumonia that can spread through shower heads...

People who are older than 50 and those who have weakened immune systems from cancer, diabetes, or other conditions are at risk for the disease.
He may be a good boy, but his mouth is full of bacteria.

A woman’s limbs were amputated after her dogs licked her and gave her a bacterial infection. Most dogs carry the same bacteria.

Capnocytophaga canimorsus can cause flu-like symptoms. People with weakened immune systems are most susceptible.
You might be lifting germs, not just weights.

9 skin diseases you can pick up at the gym, and how to avoid them

Gym equipment, locker room floors, and community yoga mats can host germs that cause skin conditions like warts, staph infections, and athlete's foot.