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Fish pedicures: Don’t do it

In our "one more damn thing to worry about" category comes this news from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Emerging Infectious Diseases journal:

Have you have tried the new spa trend of having a pedicure in which your feet are nibbled on by fish for cosmetic reasons or to ease skin conditions?

The CDC message? Don't do it. Here's why:

"Examinations of doctor fish destined for these spas found that they can carry harmful bacteria. Thus, although reports of human infection after fish pedicures are few, there may be some risks."

Have you ever had a fish pedicure?

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