Over the last month, 19 children in a care home in New Jersey have fallen ill with adenovirus infections. Seven of those children have died, and it’s possible that more cases will be confirmed. The investigation into the causes of the outbreak, and the reasons for the extent of it, is ongoing. The Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell, New Jersey, provides long-term care for “medically fragile children,” including children in comas or on ventilators. Although adenoviruses usually only cause mild illnesses like common colds or pink eye, they can have more serious effects in people who already have other conditions, which is probably why the viruses have been so fatal in this instance. “Unfortunately, the particular strain of adenovirus (#7) in this outbreak is affecting medically fragile children with severely compromised immune systems,” said New Jersey Health Commissioner Shereef Elnahal in a public statement. “The strain has been … [Read more...] about A look at the virus behind seven deaths at a New Jersey facility
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Don Jr., he of the many nicknames, showed up on Good Morning America this morning looking decidedly worse for wear. He was there ostensibly to defend his dad, but all of us here at Jezebel could only focus on one horrifying detail: Junior Mint, what’s going on with your eyes??? Here’s a close-up: I have some theories about what’s happening here, because in addition to being an expert blogger I am also a doctor. Symptoms: pink eyes, a little watery which suggests a period of sustained crying, possible formation of butthole eyes. Diagnosis: swam in a swamp. … [Read more...] about What Is Going on With Don Jr.’s Fucked Up Eyes?
I usually find it lazy to begin writing with a disclaimer, but I’m already breaking my rules by writing about my face, so here goes nothing: My name is Maria Sherman, and I’m product-phobic. I’ve always been this way. My Puerto Rican mother was blessed with perfect, softer than a cloud, hazelnut skin (perhaps due to her fairly conservative young adulthood—she’s never picked up a cigarette, drank more than three drinks in one sitting, seen a drug, stayed out past 9:30 p.m., been outside, etc.) and for some reason, I’ve banked on genetics to get me through life as a baby butt-faced beaut. If that’s the name of the game, I failed to include my father’s DNA in the equation—that fair skinned, blue-eyed yank is perpetually pink with a light sunburn and who knows what lies beneath his beard. This is all relevant: Over the weekend I took a last-minute flight to accompany my mother to a few oncology appointments (she’s been in … [Read more...] about Maria’s 24-Hour Product Diary: Live Cheap, Die Cheap, Look Cute?
A woman in Kelowna, British Columbia says she has pink eye after human feces fell from the sky and through her sunroof, hitting her in the face. Susan Allan says she and her 21-year-old son were struck by the mass of sky poo when they were stopped at a traffic light on May 9. According to Allan, the feces covered her car and splashed the car idling next to them. She then looked up and saw a plane flying above. “I just want everybody to know that although this seems like a surreal type of story, this happened to me and my son,”Allan told The Canadian Press. “All we want people to know is that it was quite devastating to be covered in poop and I hope it never happens to anybody else.” Allan shared a doctor’s note with the new outlet, which stated she had conjunctivitis because she was “inundated with sewage from an overhead plane.” She told Global News that her eye swelled the size of a golf ball. Initially, Allan kept the incident to herself. … [Read more...] about Woman Says Poop Fell From Plane and Into Her Sunroof, Splattering Her Face and Giving Her Pink Eye
Reading glasses for makeup are a thing. Tweezers with a built-in flashlight are a thing. Those two things together, and you have the best team ever when it comes to plucking your brows, putting on false eyelashes, or drawing on eyeliner. I don’t wear glasses just to look smart—I need them—but who the hell can pluck their brows with their glasses on? There’s no room to get the tweezers between your glasses and your brow, so the glasses have to go. And plucking my eyebrows while flying blind, I’ve ended up looking like a bald chicken. Same goes for eyeliner; not being able to see is not cute when you’re trying to look good for work or get cute for a night out. So, I’m in the drugstore the other day—with my brows in full beast mode—when I come across Tweezerman ExperTweeze lighted tweezers. Feeling both adventurous and desperate not to be dependent on the threading salon or friends and family to help with my brow grooming, I forked … [Read more...] about Can You See Me Now? Tools To Tackle Even the Most Detailed Eye Makeup