Moisture-Wise

Intensive-care patients at a hospital in Barcelona suffered from lower-body respiratory tract infections and urinary tract infections after using a contaminated body moisturizer, according to the medical journal Critical Care. If you're healthy, the low levels of bacteria occasionally found in cosmetics won't harm you, but severely-ill patients can contract life-threatening infections. Sealed products were tested and found to have bacteria that invaded during manufacturing, transportation or storage. (Skin care items sold in the European Union are not required to be sterile.) Dry skin sucks, but a UTI sucks more. [EurekAlert!]