There might be dangerous chemicals in your tap water — here’s how to stay safe

Remember the movie "Erin Brockovich"? Of course, you do. But unless you've rewatched it recently, you may not remember that Brockovich—in real life, and in the movie—was fighting a company suspected of polluting a small California town's drinking water with a cancer-causing contaminant called chromium-6 (aka, hexavalent chromium). Fast-forward 20 years, and it may shock you to learn that chromium-6 is still a threat to 218 million Americans, including residents of every state. That's just one Read more [...]

10 Reasons to Say No to Botox

It seems that everyone is getting Botox these days, but did you know that Botox is just a toxic byproduct of bacteria? In fact, the name Botox derives from the phrase Botulinum toxin, the same toxin responsible for some cases of food poisoning. This is just one reason to consider saying no to Botox. Here are ten more. 1. It Doesn’t Work Botox has some great medical applications that make it a valuable treatment for serious ailments, such as migraines. What it isn’t so great at, however, is Read more [...]

This woman’s pimple turned out to be a dangerous staph infection

A woman's pimple turned out to be a dangerous staph infection caused by a dirty eyebrow brush  (iStock) In the age of Dr. Pimple Popper, the previously repulsive act of pimple-popping has become an almost euphoric experience. Watching videos of enlarged cysts, deep-rooted blackheads, and even inflamed whiteheads getting slowly extracted has become an oddly satisfying pastime, which, admittedly, Allure editors take part in. But watching said stomach-churning clips is one thing, acting on them Read more [...]

Investigation shows Australian supermarkets are selling dangerous or banned foods

AN alarming number of heavy metals, carcinogenic insecticides and arsenic chemicals has been found in foods being imported into Australia, and stocked on the shelves of various ethnic grocery stores. SBS Radio’s Punjabi program exclusively investigated 18 common food products found in small grocery stores across Melbourne, including well known brands of basmati rice, Indian spices and even Ghee (rendered fat used in cooking). After receiving tip offs from listeners and social media posts, Read more [...]

How genetically-altered E.coli strain can kill dangerous bone-eating superbug Pseudomonas aeruginosa

A BONE-EATING superbug named by the World Health Organisation as one of the three most dangerous antibiotic-resistant threats to humans may be foiled by a turbocharged E.coli gut bug. Scientists have trained an E.coli strain to search and destroy the dangerous pathogen by acting as suicide bombers. The genetically-altered E.coli strain hunts the Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria then explodes and releases a toxin that selectively kills the pathogen. The work in Singapore gives new hope Read more [...]

The world’s most dangerous roads claims thousands of lives a year

ABOUT 1.3 million people die in road accidents every year — an average 3,287 deaths a day — according to global figures from the Association for Safe International Road Travel. But some of the roads that claim the most lives worldwide are still among the most popular tourist attractions. The Sun has taken a look at ten of the most dangerous roads around the globe where extreme caution is advised. World’s scariest roads View of the El Camino della Muerte, Yungas Valley, Bolivia, Read more [...]

Rio’s Christ the Redeemer statue is becoming the most dangerous wonder of the world

DOES Brazil’s Christ shed a tear looking down over the sadness below him? It’s a question Rio de Janeiro’s residents ask as they gaze up to what has become the most dangerous wonder of the world. Last Friday the steep 4km Corcovado jungle trail to the giant Christ the Redeemer statue was closed the day after a Polish man was stabbed, one of 58 people to have been robbed along the trail in just 10 days. More than 150 people have been robbed this year. Young, armed criminals from Read more [...]

Mark Zuckerberg might be the most dangerous presidential candidate who isn’t yet

© AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File FILE - In this March 25, 2015, file photo, Mark Zuckerberg talks about the Messenger app during the Facebook F8 Developer Conference in San Francisco. Facebook reports… Editor’s note: The opinions in this article are the author’s, as published by our content partner, and do not necessarily represent the views of MSN or Microsoft. If I’m honest, the main reason I can hardly bear to look at Facebook isn’t its well-documented negative effect on mental Read more [...]

A ‘Month of Silence’ After Birth Isn’t Just Unrealistic, It’s Downright Dangerous

On August 10, Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder welcomed their daughter Bodhi Soleil Reed Somerhalder, who will most likely be one of the most beautiful human babies ever created. E! News announced the arrival, but there was no official word from the celebrity couple. That's because, just a day earlier, they announced that they would institute a "month of silence" following the birth. Reed explained their reasoning in an interview with Fit Pregnancy. "We'll take the baby's first month for ourselves. Read more [...]

Herbal Viagra: Just plain dangerous

Herb capsule spilling out of a white bottle in wooden spoon with green leaf on sack background.  (Gam1983) These days, anyone that labels their products as natural gets a leg up in the consumer world. Consumers by the thousands are looking for natural alternatives to traditional medicines, including the erectile dysfunction pill known as Viagra. They turn to DIY mixtures, vitamins, and herbal supplements to take its place. In the case of herbals, though, men should be careful: herbal Viagra poses Read more [...]