New pedicure fishy business
UK health experts are investigating the potential risks of people catching infections from fish pedicures. The popular high street treatment involves customers putting their feet in tanks of water containing dozens of tiny Garra Rufa fish, which nibble on dead skin. The pedicures are popular in Asia but have been banned in some US states. The Health Protection Agency is looking at whether the pedicures could spread infections. It has not received any reports of infections so far.