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8 Fruits and Veggies That Could Be Considered Poisonous

What do ackee, cassava, cycad, lychee, potatoes, red kidney beans, starfruit and sugar cane have in common? While that question may sound like the opening line of an offbeat joke, the health-related similarity these fruits and vegetables share is no laughing matter. Plants, like animals, employ various strategies to ensure their survival, and naturally occurring… Read More »

Pennsylvania mom says daughter ‘screamed bloody murder’ after touching poisonous caterpillar

Close-up of a hickory tussock moth caterpillar on a branch. (iStock) A fluffy-looking white caterpillar caused quite a problem for a young Pennsylvania girl, who developed a rash after coming into contact with the creature. After attending a community fair in October, Lisa Shychuk, her husband PJ, and their 6-year-old daughter Katie, headed home. The young girl… Read More »