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Refilling water bottles is 'as dirty as licking your toilet'

The amount of germs on re-used plastic water bottles will surprise you. And worse still, researchers found that a whopping 60% of the germs found were capable of making you sick - meaning that if you've been randomly under the weather lately, you may have just found the culprit.

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U.S. Retail Sales Miss Expectations

Morgan Chase. Year-over-year core sales increased 2.2 percent. This mid-summer retail sales report has a couple key stories to tell: When Americans are buying, many are saving their dollars to buy cars, and they're buying a lot of the other stuff online.

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Belgian sailor reports illness after racing on polluted bay

She reported feeling sick after placing 16th and 15th in yesterday's two races. Now she is in danger of missing the medal round on Monday. Van Acker's coach, Wil Van Bladel, revealed that the athlete had suffered from an intestinal infection while training in Rio during July and became sick again on Wednesday.

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Death of Texas infant linked to Zika virus

The health agency said the girl's mother had traveled to Latin America - a hotbed for Zika - while pregnant and became infected before returning to Texas . The death of a newborn in the Houston area has been linked to the Zika virus, Texas public health officials said Tuesday. Nearly 100 of the 1800 Zika cases were reported in Texas .

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CDC director: Miami mosquitoes succumbing to aerial sprays

But the state's health officer, Tom Miller, says it's "very likely" Alabama will have local transmission of the virus through mosquitoes similar to what Florida is experiencing. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded more than $16 million to 40 states and territories to establish, enhance, and maintain information-gathering systems to enable real-time, population-based monitoring for microcephaly and other birth defects caused by the Zika virus.

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24 treated after eating drug-laced candy at rap concert

No one from EST Fest was seriously injured in the THC matter. Those who ended up at the hospital were treated with naloxone, which has become a household name as the heroin overdose crisis spreads farther and wider across the country. THC is a mind-altering drug found in the cannabis plant. " They just felt different ". The Richland County Sheriff's Office was holding 28-year-old Matthew Lee Gross, of Ypsilanti, in jail Sunday.