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Hundreds Infected in Deadly Hepatitis Outbreak in California

16 people have died

(Newser) - Declared a public health emergency on Sept. 1, a hepatitis A outbreak in California is only getting worse, the Los Angeles Times reports. There have been 421 confirmed cases of hepatitis A in San Diego County, and 292 people have been hospitalized. Sixteen people have died. The county has vaccinated... More »

He Drank 4 or 5 Energy Drinks Daily. Then He Turned Yellow

Too much niacin caused acute hepatitis: doctors

(Newser) - For three weeks, a construction worker drank four or five energy drinks per day to help keep up with his intense workload. Then his body went haywire. In a bizarre case Florida doctors describe in the British Medical Journal , the 50-year-old man started gulping down energy drinks on the job... More »

Teen Drinks Green Tea to Lose Weight, Gets Hepatitis

'I will never buy any online tea again'

(Newser) - A 16-year-old girl in England decided she was going to lose weight by drinking green tea, so she ordered two boxes online, the Telegraph reports. Most of the ingredients were written in Chinese, but the girl spent the next three months drinking three cups a day. According to ABC News... More »

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