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A new bill in the Illinois Senate aims to ban the sale of processed foods, including Skittles and Mountain Dew, in an effort to combat obesity and promote healthier eating habits. The bill, which has advanced to the House, would prohibit the sale of foods with high levels of sugar, fat, and sodium in schools and vending machines. Supporters of the bill argue that it is necessary to address the growing obesity epidemic, while opponents argue that it is an overreach of government control and could harm small businesses. The bill has sparked debate and will continue to be a topic of discussion as it moves through the legislative process.

Read more at: https://wgntv.com/news/illinois/skittles-mountain-dew-other-processed-foods-could-be-banned-in-illinois-as-senate-bill-advances/

A woman in Australia had a parasite living in her eye for two years, which was likely contracted from eating undercooked crocodile meat. The parasite, Thelazia callipaeda, is typically found in animals and can cause eye infections in humans. This is the first known case of this parasite infecting a human in Australia, highlighting the potential risks of consuming undercooked or raw meat. The woman’s eye infection was successfully treated with medication, but this case serves as a reminder to thoroughly cook all meat to prevent the spread of parasites and diseases.

Read more at: https://www.livescience.com/health/viruses-infections-disease/parasite-that-lived-in-womans-eye-for-2-years-likely-came-from-crocodile-meat