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Here’s why you should never use decorative contact lenses—in graphic pictures

Enlarge Getty / Aurich Lawson Unless you’d like to keep the pirate look going, it’s best to avoid costume contact lenses this Halloween. Like every October, health authorities and medical organizations want to remind you that the decorative, over-the-counter lenses are not only illegal, they’re also terrible for your eyes. And they’re not telling tall …

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Lawsuit: Juul sold tainted e-liquids to users “drunk and vaping like mo-fo’s”

Enlarge / Mint and menthol pods for Juul Labs Inc. e-cigarettes are displayed for sale at a store in Princeton, Illinois, on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. Getty | Bloomberg Leading e-cigarette-maker Juul knowingly sold a large amount of contaminated mint-flavored e-liquid, endangering public health in the name of profits, according to a lawsuit brought by …

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CDC refines definition of vaping-linked illnesses, lowers case count

Enlarge / A man smokes an e-cigarette. Getty | Picture alliance The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated and revised the national tally of illnesses linked to the use of e-cigarettes, aka vaping, dropping the count from 450 possible cases to 380 confirmed and probable cases, the agency announced late Thursday. The new …

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Deadly superbug outbreak in humans linked to antibiotic spike in cows

Enlarge Getty | Sebastien Bozon A deadly outbreak of multi-drug resistant Salmonella that sickened 225 people across the US beginning in 2018 may have been spurred by a sharp rise in the use of certain antibiotics in cows a year earlier, infectious disease investigators reported this week. From June 2018 to March of 2019, officials …

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Vaping-linked lung disease cases jump from 94 to 153 in 5 days, CDC says [Updated]

Enlarge / A person exhales vapor while using an electronic cigarette device in San Francisco, California on Monday, June 24, 2019. Getty | Bloomberg Update, August 23, 2019 (3pm ET): In a press briefing hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Friday, health officials reported that the count of severe lung disease linked to …

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Vaping linked to 94 mysterious cases of severe lung disease in 14 states

Enlarge / A person smokes a Juul Labs Inc. e-cigarette. Getty | Bloomberg The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Saturday that it’s investigating a puzzling burst of severe lung-disease cases linked to e-cigarette product use or “vaping.” Between June 28 and August 15, health officials have counted 94 probable cases of severe lung …

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Brain-eating amoeba kills again—here’s how it kills and how to avoid it

Enlarge / Ahhhhhhhhhhhh Getty | James Morgan A 59-year-old North Carolina man died Monday, July 22, from an infection caused by the free-living amoeba Naegleria fowleri, aka the “brain-eating amoeba.” According to state officials, the man fell victim to the single-celled organism after swimming at the Fantasy Lake Water Park in Cumberland County on July …

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Hawaii warns tourists of parasitic worm that can burrow into human brains

Enlarge / Male Angiostrongylus cantonensis Punlop Anusonpornperm Hawaii’s health department has released fresh warnings about a parasitic worm that can infest human brains after officials confirmed that three more visitors to the state picked up the infection. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed three new cases in unrelated adults visiting Hawaii Island from …

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“Natural” bottled water has natural arsenic contamination, testing finds

Enlarge / Water can pick up arsenic from geological, agricultural, or industrial sources. Getty | Nurphoto Several brands of bottled water contain concerning levels of arsenic contamination, according to an investigation by Consumer Reports. The worst offenders in the report were Starkey, a brand owned by Whole Foods and marketed as water in its “natural …

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Cook your burgers well this weekend: Beef tied to massive E. coli outbreak

Enlarge / Organic hamburgers are grilled at a outdoor Farmer’s Market August 15, 2013, in Washington, DC. PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images Getty | Paul Richards It may be safe to eat salad again, but tasty meatballs and juicy burgers are in for some side eye. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday announced …

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