Designer Fernando Altamirano, who previously dressed Cognac Dudognon Heritage Henri IV in the most expensive cognac bottle in the world, recently sold his newly-designed water bottle for $60,000, winning his second Guinness record for the highest priced bottle sold at auction. Proceeds for the sale were donated to a foundation to stop global warning.
Perhaps you've heard about Clostridium difficile or C. difficile, or C. diff. It's been spreading more and more every year through hospitals and other health care facilities to the point where in some regions, like the southeast U.S., it is even more aggressive than the more well-known superbug, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bug. But others can get it, even if they are generally healthy and not in a hospital setting.
There is so much medical and health news coming out daily, it's hard to keep up with it. I attempt to cover what I think are the most interesting and most relevant stories to our readers, but miss so many that fit into that big pond. So today, I thought I would cover more news in less space by blurbing instead of blogging. These are stories that have come out in the last few days. I'll start with something on the light side....