Don Rickles, the legendary comedian himself, has been fighting a flesh eating disease — something we thought only affected people hanging out in bacteria-laden water.
He even had to cancel SEVERAL shows because of the infection, located in his 87-year-old leg. The culprit? Necrotizing fasciitis!
Don then underwent three
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Health officials in Minnesota are investigating an E. Coli outbreak linked to a pumpkin farm's petting zoo.
We had no idea petting zoos held any danger worse than maybe getting nipped by a goat!
According to the state's Department of Health three kids between the ages of 1 and 7 have gotten the particularly dangerous O157:H7 strain of the infection.
The chairman of prevention at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville said:
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Remember when the worst thing that happened during the government shutdown was we lost our precious panda cam??
That was totes the worst!
During the government shutdown the Smithsonian's National Zoo had to close its gates! And it lead to the saddest photo we've ever seen!
Well the zoo is now back open! Huzzah!
While it was closed, some inneresting shiz went down: there was a departure, two deaths and some SEX!
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Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, something like this happens.
Willow Springs Water Park in Little Rock, Arkansas decided to shut down after a young swimmer was diagnosed with primary amoebic meningoencephalitis, a rare but deadly infection.
The disease is cause by Naegleria fowleri, an extremely rare amoeba that travels through the nose and directly attacks the brain.
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As an update to our clarification that Randy Travis had NOT yet had his heart surgery, we're now hearing from CBS that he's had a device implanted into his heart to keep it pumping, and that he's still in critical condition.
We hope it helps!
As a reminder, Randy was hospitalized on Sunday, and is currently being treated for viral cardiomyopathy
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Despite Nelson Mandela's small signs of improvement while in critical yet stable condition, his family isn't optimistic for a recovery. On the flip side, though, it sounds like they're optimistic about his passing — which is less about them wanting him to pass, and more of them putting their faith into God and his plans.
Whether you believe in a higher power or not, it sure is comforting to know that such a sad situation isn't breaking an entire family down. Nelson has been battling and intense lung infection, which is a lot to handle at 94 years old.
Here's what Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, who was married to Nelson for almost 40 years, had to say:
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Ew… this is kinda waaay TMI!!
Julie Benz took to twitter recently to announce to the world that one of her dogs has a penis infection!!
How the hell does that even happen??
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