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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.

After a toddler’s limbs fell off in his mom’s arms, she’s warning other parents about the risks of sepsis, a type of organ failure t...

The 11-month-old had been in a coma after an undiagnosed and untreated throat infection led to sepsis. Doctors didn't expect him to survive.

Some urinary tract infections are becoming antibiotic-resistant, making them potentially deadly even for healthy people

E. coli bacteria, which is often responsible for causing UTIs, has evolved so it can't be easily killed with antibiotics.
A case of chicken pox.

A man had chicken pox so severe he developed gangrene and then his body went into organ failure

After a man contracted chicken pox, his open scabs became infected and he developed gangrene, a condition that kills body tissue.

An artist found an inch-long parasitic worm in his eye — and created a haunting image

Parasitic nematodes, also known as Loa loa worms or African eyeworms, are parasites spread primarily by the bites of flies. People often don't notice they're infected until they spot a worm wriggling in their eye.
Salads sold at McDonald's and wraps containing contaminated lettuce infected at least 286 people with cyclosporiasis.

A foodborne illness has sickened at least 395 people who ate at McDonald’s, and forced recalls from Trader Joe’s and Walgreens —...

The single-celled parasite that sickened customers at McDonald's, Trader Joe's, and Walgreens is called Cyclospora cayetanensis. It causes an illness known as cyclosporiasis, which can leave sufferers with diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, fatigue, weight loss, gas, and cramping.
Perez was infected with flesh-eating vibrio bacteria while wading in the brackish waters of the Maurice River.

A New Jersey man infected with flesh-eating bacteria looks like he’ll lose his battle with the infection — here’s what to know about...

Angel Perez was infected with bacteria that can cause necrotizing fasciitis, also known as flesh-eating disease. Different bacteria can cause the infection, which kills soft tissue like skin, muscle, ligaments, blood vessels, and fat. The disease kills up to 30% of infected people.

A parasite found in cat poop has been linked to a higher likelihood of entrepreneurial behavior in people who get infected

People who test positive for Toxoplasma gondii are more likely to start their own business than uninfected people, a team of researchers found. Humans can become infected with Toxoplasma gondii if they consume contaminated water or ingest something that came into contact with cat feces.
Former Fiat Chrysler and Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne died after shoulder surgery.

Former Fiat Chrysler and Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne has died after complications following surgery — here are some of the biggest risks peopl...

Former Ferrari and Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne, an auto industry legend, has died at age 66 after having shoulder surgery. Although surgical procedures are common, it's important to remember that there are serious risks involved in surgery.