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Florida panthers suffering from mysterious disorder affecting their ability to walk, officials say

An inexplicable crippling disorder appears to be affecting some Florida panthers and bobcats, puzzling wildlife officials who are working to determine what is ailing these endangered animals. 

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Woman left with ‘Harry Potter’ scar after skin cancer removed from forehead

A British woman who used tanning beds for years later developed skin cancer on her forehead that, after it was removed, left her with a “Harry Potter”-looking scar.

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Mysterious sea creature spotted on beach draws ‘Alien’ comparison: ‘Fascinating!’

A woman taking an evening stroll on a beach in the United Kingdom came across a mysterious pale-blue creature she would later learn was a so-called “buoy barnacle,” an unusual and reportedly rarely-seen crustacean. 

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Rare ‘strawberry’ leopard spotted in South Africa

A couple captured stunning images of a rare “strawberry” leopard feasting on a dead giraffe at a South African game reserve. 

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Possible vaping, severe lung illness link sparks CDC probe

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating whether or not lung illnesses reported across multiple states are linked to vaping. 

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Deadly mosquito-borne virus found in second Massachusetts resident, state health officials say

A second Massachusetts resident has been diagnosed with the potentially deadly Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus, state health officials announced late last week. 

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Plague kills off Colorado prairie dog colony, state officials say

A prairie dog colony in Weld County, Colorado suffering from plague —  a serious bacterial disease that can spread to humans — has since died off, state wildlife officials announced this week. 

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Cat allergy vaccine in the works could be game-changer for pet lovers

Allergic to cats? A team of scientists in Switzerland could have your solution. 

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Golden eagle spotted flying in Scotland with trap attached to leg

A tourist in Scotland spotted a golden eagle — a protected species in the U.K. — flying with what appears to be a trap on its leg. 

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Vaping among Illinois teens possibly tied to increase in hospitalizations, health officials say

An increase in hospitalizations among adolescents in Illinois may be linked to vaping, state health officials recently announced.  

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New Mexico woman diagnosed with West Nile virus in state’s first human case this year

A New Mexico woman has been diagnosed with West Nile virus, marking the first human case of the mosquito-borne ailment in the state this year. 

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UK baby loses all 4 limbs following horrific sepsis infection, mom claims one leg ‘came off in her hand’

A United Kingdom mother is warning other new parents after her 11-month-old son, Oliver, developed a sepsis that led to the removal of all four of his limbs. 

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‘Vaginal steaming’ leaves woman with second-degree burn: report

A woman who attempted so-called “vaginal steaming” suffered a second-degree burn.

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Dole recalls baby spinach over salmonella concerns

Heads up, consumers: Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. announced a voluntary recall of some of its baby spinach over possible Salmonella contamination. 

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Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at Atlanta hotel is now largest ever recorded in Georgia, health official says

The outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease linked to an Atlanta hotel is now considered to be the largest ever recorded in Georgia, a state health official told Fox News. 

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Man undergoes emergency surgery after dentures found lodged in throat days following procedure

A 72-year-old man’s dentures were found lodged in his throat eight days after he had surgery, leading to complications and forcing him to later undergo an emergency procedure. 

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Vape pen explodes in UK man’s car, causes third-degree burns: ‘It felt like I was being burnt alive’

A man in the United Kingdom is lucky to be alive after his vape pen exploded while he was driving, setting both himself and his car ablaze and leaving him with third-degree burns. 

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‘Multiple’ Minnesota counties affected by hep A outbreak; officials say drug users, homeless hit hardest

At least nine counties in Minnesota are experiencing a hepatitis A outbreak, state health officials announced this week. 

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Connecticut man has leg amputated after contracting flesh-eating bacteria during beach day: report

A Connecticut man has reportedly lost a leg after contracting necrotizing fasciitis, or flesh-eating bacteria, following a day at a local beach. 

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Bride nearly loses leg after freak bachelorette party accident: It ‘just went snap’

A UK woman who severely broke her leg during her bachelorette party is thanking her bridesmaid — who has no formal first-aid training — for her quick thinking that likely saved the limb in its entirety. 

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