We thought the most dangerous thing in the ocean was a shark… but as it turns out, it might be bacteria!
Health officials in Florida say a strain of Vibrio vulnificus is to blame for sending dozens of beach-goers to the hospital this summer, with 10 people dying from their infections so far.
This bacteria is very similar to cholera and thrives in the warm salt waters off the Florida coast.
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What's better than having diarrhea and throwing up at the same time?
Basically everything ever. Let's rephrase: What's WORSE than having diarrhea and throwing up at the same time?
Having diarrhea and throwing up at the same time while trapped on a cruise ship.
This isn't the first time we've heard of
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Lance Armstrong just doesn't seem like a very good guy to anyone anymore, and that's before we heard that he turned his back on his dying father, who was asking forgiveness.
Asking for forgiveness? Sound familiar, Lance??
According to Lance's stepmother, Rebecca Gunderson:
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It's that time of the year again… flu season!
We hope everyone got their flu shots!
Google has been tracking how bad the flu is based on aggregated google search data.
Basically that means they're probably looking at the frequency of searches like "how long does flu last?" or "flu remedies" or "I have the flu."
According to google, everywhere has "intense" flu activity, except
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Bono is known for ALWAYS wearing sunglasses, almost more than he is for being U2's lead singer! LOLz!
It turns out that the sunglasses aren't just a fashion statement.
His good friend Julian Lennon said that Bono wears the glasses because his eyes are
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George Michael didn't do so well during his BRIT Awards appearance and it's causing quite the stir!
The singer flubbed his lines while presented the Album of the Year award to Adele, and many speculated as to why his speech was impaired.
Some thought he was sick while others made light of the situation
A few even thought he was just plain drunk! We think George has a bit more class than that!
While his spokeswoman claims he was 100% sober, sources say that George is still feeling woozy from his illness and the jet lag from Australia through him for a loop.
We're willing to give George the benefit of the doubt.
Feel better, George!
[Image via WENN.]
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Anyone putting off getting their measles vaccine should listen up!
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, measles cases in the United States have reached their highest in 15 years!
So far, there have been 220 recorded cases of the contagious illness in our country, compared to the usual 60 to 70 cases per year.
Across the pond in Europe, there have been 26,000 cases reported between January and July of this year, with 9 deaths!
Luckily there have been no deaths in the U.S. because about 91.5% of the population is immunized, but the increased presence of the illness may be the result of unvaccinated people traveling overseas.
Experts note that measles is one of the leading causes of death among young children, so why risk it? All it takes is two doses of the vaccine for an estimated 98-99% chance of lifelong immunity!
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