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Science shows party dip can give you herpes
iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- If you need another reason to avoid parties, consider this finding from the U.K. show Food Unwrapped: you can get a nasty stomach bug, and even herpes, from party dip. While the scourge of double-dipping came to the fore thanks to that famous Seinfeld moment, scientists on Food Unwrapped noted that norovirus -- which can give you projectile vomiting and uncontrollable diarrhea -- can lurk in your favorite dips, as well as the nasty streptococcus bug, and yes, even herpes simplex.Meaning thanks to the trace amounts of an infected person's saliva in the dip -- thanks...
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Life after attempting suicide: What 4 survivors want you to know
iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- With the shocking deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain still fresh in our minds and dramatic new statistics showing suicides on the rise, we’re all grappling with how pervasive and devastating suicide is.Around 1.4 million in the United States alone are estimated to attempt suicide every year. Someone in your life could be struggling right now and you may not even realize it, experts say.Behind the statistics of suicide are real people, survivors, who struggled in their darkest days and was able to break through, emerging with a story of resiliency and hope.“They’ve been there...
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Around 30 noxious Hogweed have been found in Virginia
ABC News (CLARKE COUNTY, VA.) -- Scientists and officials on the East Coast are working to locate invasive plants known as giant hogweed that can cause third-degree burns and even permanent blindness to those who come in contact, after Virginia residents reported discovering the noxious plants in their yards.Giant hogweed looks very similar to the common native species cow parsnip, but if the hogweed's sap touches the skin it can cause chronic, burning pain that can last several weeks, according to experts at Virginia Tech University's Massey Herbarium.“Once you get the sap on your skin, and you are exposed to...
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