Today's Top Medical Stories for Thursday, April 17, 2014

By CBS News

Published 04/17 2014 06:11AM

Updated 04/17 2014 06:12AM

CBSNews -- Your contact lens solution may not be enough to protect you from a dangerous eye infection.

If you wear contact lenses, a new study may have you reaching for your glasses.

British researchers say lens cleaning solutions may not kill bacteria as effectively as you may think.

They found that a dangerous bacterial strain was able to survive in a popular cleaning solution for over four hours. That particular strain is a major cause of severe eye infections that can lead to vision loss.

There is more news on the potential dangers of football.

A new study suggests the off-season may not be enough time for the brains of football players to recover from a season of hits.

Researchers studied the brains of ten college players at the end of their season and again six months later.

They found that, even after the six months of rest, half the players still had signs of mild brain injury.

Researchers are warning of a substantial risk to patient safety.

A new study finds at least one in 20 adult outpatients is misdiagnosed in U.S. clinics every year. That amounts to 12 million people.

The study also finds that half those errors are potentially harmful.

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