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The microbiome testing company uBiome has come under scrutiny after an FBI raid.

Bankrupt poop-testing startup uBiome is shutting down

The buzzy Silicon Valley startup is converting from chapter 11 to chapter 7 bankruptcy, which means it'll cease operations and liquidate. uBiome once convinced VCs that testing poop was worth $600 million.
Naegleria fowleri, or a brain-eating amoeba, is a microorganism found in fresh water that causes the brain infection primary amoebic meningoencephalitis, or PAM.

A 10-year-old Texas girl has been killed by a brain-eating amoeba after a swim in the Brazos river

Naegleria fowleri, a brain-eating amoeba, can cause deadly brain swelling. The infection killed a 10-year-old Texas girl who swam in the Brazos river.
The microbiome testing company uBiome has come under scrutiny after an FBI raid.

Poop-testing startup uBiome was once valued at $600 million by Silicon Valley’s top VCs. It just filed for bankruptcy.

The poop-testing firm said it hopes to entice an investor to purchase it for its scientific knowledge. It also aims to sell its sole remaining product at CVS.
A culture dish with colonies of legionella.

A woman is the first to die from an Atlanta outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease, an extreme form of pneumonia that can spread through shower heads...

People who are older than 50 and those who have weakened immune systems from cancer, diabetes, or other conditions are at risk for the disease.
He may be a good boy, but his mouth is full of bacteria.

A woman’s limbs were amputated after her dogs licked her and gave her a bacterial infection. Most dogs carry the same bacteria.

Capnocytophaga canimorsus can cause flu-like symptoms. People with weakened immune systems are most susceptible.
You might be lifting germs, not just weights.

9 skin diseases you can pick up at the gym, and how to avoid them

Gym equipment, locker room floors, and community yoga mats can host germs that cause skin conditions like warts, staph infections, and athlete's foot.
An apple a day enhances the diversity of your gut biome to keep the doctor away.

A single apple could harbor as much as 100 million bacteria, but it’s probably a good thing

The more variety of bacteria in your gut, the less likely it is for one to be dominant enough for you to get sick.
Cheryl posted a picture of the spot that formed on her father's back.

A woman says her father died after contracting flesh eating bacteria at a Florida beach

In a Facebook post, Cheryl Bennett Wiygul described how her dad went from swimming in the ocean to the ICU in a matter of 48 hours.

One-third of Americans admit that they don’t wash their hands after using the bathroom. Here’s why you should.

Public restrooms are covered in fecal bacteria. The CDC recommends you wash your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds to stay clean.