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One-third of Americans admit that they don’t wash their hands after using the bathroom. Here’s why you should.

Public restrooms are covered in fecal bacteria. The CDC recommends you wash your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds to stay clean.
A tick gave Jackson Oblisk Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF), a bacterial disease that is one of the most deadly tick-borne illnesses in the Americas.

A mother is warning others about life-threatening tick bites after her 2-year-old was hospitalized: ‘He wailed because it hurt so badly to be to...

Rocky Mountain spotted fever can be deadly, but if it's correctly diagnosed, it can be treated with antibiotics.
Six kinds of ink were found to contain bacteria.

The FDA is warning people about contaminated tattoo ink that could lead to dangerous bacterial infections

On Wednesday, the FDA warned the public that about six tattoo inks were found to be contaminated with microorganisms and could cause infections.
After the swab was removed, the doctors removed the excess air cells and gave the man antibiotics.

A man got an infection in his brain lining after using a cotton swab to clean out his ear

After using a cotton swab, a man had a seizure and was diagnosed with a brain infection.
A woman (not the one pictured) died after using non-sterile water to clean out her sinuses, doctors say.

Here’s why you should never use tap water with your neti pot

Using a neti pot with tap water may be dangerous or deadly if the water is contaminated. Experts recommend distilled or boiled and cooled water.
A microscopic view of adenovirus.

A freshman at the University of Maryland died after getting adenovirus — here’s what to know about the common illness

There have been nine cases of adenovirus-associated illness at the University of Maryland, including one case that resulted in student's death.
EDs aren't just mental illnesses — they can have wide-ranging physical effects.

11 children have died after a virus outbreak in New Jersey — here’s what to know about the illness

11 children have died after an outbreak of adenovirus infected patients at a medical facility, according to health officials in New Jersey.

Drinking more water helps women prevent repeat UTIs, a new study says

A new study found that women got fewer cases of repeat urinary tract infections (UTIs) when they drank an extra one and half quarts of water every day for a year. Women can also prevent UTIs with habits like peeing before and after sex, wearing breathable underwear, and wiping front to back.
Frabrizio Stabile

A New Jersey surfer died from a brain-eating amoeba days after visiting a wave pool in Texas

Fabrizio Stabile of Ventor, New Jersey, swam in the wave pool at BSR Cable Park’s Surf Resort in Waco, Texas, prior to testing positive for Naegleria fowleri, a brain-eating amoeba that usually occurs in warm fresh water. He died on September 21.
Symptoms of monkeypox on patients' hands.

Three people in England have been diagnosed with monkeypox — here’s what to know about the illness

Three people in England have been diagnosed with monkeypox, according to health officials. Monkeypox is a rare viral illness that is primarily transmitted from animals to humans. Experts say it doesn't spread easily among humans, and most cases are mild and clear up on their own within a few weeks.