Health Experts Reveal the Real Reason Behind Red Eyes After Swimming: It’s Not Chlorine

In today’s edition of extremely gross news, for their Healthy Swimming Program— the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) teamed up with Water Quality, the Health Council and the National Swimming Pool foundation to drop some knowledge about how to stay healthy while swimming and let us really know what’s up with our eyes turning red after a day at the pool.

Spoiler alert: it’s not the chlorine.

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Eating Brains: Cannibal Tribe Evolved Resistance to Fatal Disease

The practice of cannibalism in one Papua New Guinea tribe lead to the spread of a fatal brain disease called kuru that caused a devastating epidemic in the group. But now, some members of the tribe carry a gene that appears to protect against kuru, as well as other so-called “prion diseases,” such as mad cow, a new study finds.

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