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Woman Who Posed With 20,000 Bees On Her Belly In Viral Maternity Shoot Suffers Stillbirth

The pregnant beekeeper in the viral maternity shoot that featured 20,000 bees covering her baby bump said she lost her unborn son. What is the possible cause of the stillbirth?

Feature | Health November 16, 2017

Child With Cancer Wants Cards For Christmas: Here's How To Send Him Early Holiday

Jacob Thompson has an incurable neuroblastoma, and he may not live until December. His family is now fast-tracking the holidays and encourages everyone to send him Christmas cards as presents.

Feature | Health November 6, 2017

Sex Change Regret: Growing Number Of Transsexuals Wants Gender Reversal Surgery

A genital reconstructive surgeon has been providing gender reversal surgery to transgender patients who regretted going through sex change procedures. Miroslav Djordjevic is also concerned over the psychiatric evaluation and counseling patients who consider gender reassignment receive.

Feature | Health October 3, 2017

Men With Wide And Square Faces More Likely To Cheat: Study

People whose face is wider and shorter as well as more square have higher sex drive. What are the physical traits of men comfortable with the idea of casual sex?

Feature | Health September 23, 2017

Boy Who Received Heart Transplant Dies On First Day Of School

Ohio teenager who got a new lease on life after a successful transplant collapses on the way to school. He passed away an hour later.

Feature | Health August 20, 2017

Iceland Close To Eradicating Down Syndrome As Prenatal Screening Tests Detect Chromosome Abnormality During Pregnancy

Combination tests available for pregnant women in Iceland can detect the likelihood a fetus will have chromosome abnormality. Only one or two babies with Down syndrome are born in the country per year.

Feature | Health August 17, 2017

Wife Of Marine Vet Who Died From Fentanyl Overdose Wants To Know How Husband Obtained Opioid Drug

Retired Marine Lance Cpl. Hank Brandon Lee's death certificate says he died from fentanyl overdose but how did this happen? How was he able to obtain the powerful opioid painkiller while under VA's watch?

Feature | Health August 7, 2017

59-Year-Old Woman Gives Birth After Decades Of Attempting To Get Pregnant

After nearly four decades of attempting to get pregnant, a 59-year-old woman finally gave birth to a baby boy. What helped Akosua Budu Amoako to have a successful pregnancy?

Feature | Health July 18, 2017

Transgender Fish: Contraceptive Pills Flushed Down Water Drains Cause Male Fish To Mutate Into Females

Male roach fish now exhibit more feminine traits, with some of them even starting to produce eggs. Chemicals present in birth control pills and other household products flushed down household drains are blamed for these changes.

Feature | Health July 4, 2017

Massive Bundle Of Joy: Indiana Woman Delivers 16-Pound Baby Boy

A family in Indiana was surprised when their expected bouncing baby boy turned out bigger than most. The newborn baby weighed 16 pounds at birth.

Feature | Health July 1, 2017

Contraceptive Use Lowers Teen Pregnancy In The US: Why It Matters

A CDC report reveals a sharp decline in teen pregnancy because of contraceptive use. Learn why efforts to prevent adolescent pregnancy are important to save lives.

Feature | Health June 24, 2017

India Government Advises Pregnant Women To Avoid Meat And Lustful Thoughts

Women in India are advised to avoid eating meat and engage in lustful thoughts during pregnancy. Doctors raised concern over the advice because of the danger it poses to pregnant women and their babies.

Feature | Health June 20, 2017

Teen Dances In Hospital Bed Days After Successful Heart Transplant [Video]

A 15-year-old teen danced in his hospital bed barely a week after he had a heart transplant. The boy from Maryland was born with a heart defect known as hypoplastic left heart syndrome.

Feature | Health June 13, 2017

Dog Owners, Beware: 5 Brands Of Rawhide Dog Chews Recalled As They Could Make Dogs Sick

United Pet Group has recalled five brands of rawhide dog chews that could make dogs sick because of chemicals used in the manufacturing process. Here are the affected products and brands.

Feature | Health June 12, 2017

Compression Tights: Can They Make You A Faster Runner?

Runners who want to go farther and faster during workouts believe compression clothing is a must-wear. A recently published study suggests this is just a myth.

Feature | Health June 2, 2017

Do Fathers Treat Daughters Better Than Sons? Study Shows Differences In How Dads Treat Children

Fathers treat daughters and sons differently as shown by the way they speak to and play with their kids. Researchers said the difference in parental treatments may shape the personalities of the children.

Feature | Health May 29, 2017

Watch Video Of Newborn Baby Who Tried To Walk Immediately After Birth

In a viral video, a baby in Brazil appears to walk soon after birth. While some consider this a precocious behavior, some experts offer an explanation for the newborn's stepping motion.

Feature | Health May 29, 2017

Germany Vaccination Law To Oblige Kindergartens To Report Parents Who Refuse To Vaccinate Their Kids

Germany's parliament will vote on a law that will oblige kindergartens to report parents of children who refuse vaccination advice. What will be the consequences for those who refuse to attend vaccine consultations?

Feature | Health May 26, 2017

Girl Dragged By Sea Lion In Viral Video Treated To Avoid Seal Finger Infection

The 6-year-old girl who was dragged into the water by a sea lion in a viral video is at risk of a condition known as seal finger. What are the dangers of this infection, and how is it treated?

Feature | Health May 27, 2017

Are Fitness Trackers Beneficial For Your Health? High-Tech Wristbands Not Good At Measuring Calories

Recent study reveals that fitness wearables do not accurately track burned calories during physical activities. Is it still worth it to rely on fitness trackers?

Feature | Health May 26, 2017

Sextuplets Born To Couple Who Tried To Conceive For 17 Years

A couple who had been trying to conceive for the last 17 years welcomed their sextuplets last May 11. Ajibola Taiwo gave birth to three boys and three girls.

Feature | Health May 26, 2017

Can Zika Help Treat Aggressive Form Of Brain Cancer?

Zika is no longer a global health emergency but can it be turned into a remedy? Researchers from the UK plan to test the possibility of using Zika virus to treat glioblastoma.

Feature | Health May 20, 2017

New Ebola Outbreak In Congo: Can Vaccines Prevent An Epidemic?

A new Ebola outbreak has just been confirmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo but vaccine rVSV Zebov-GP could end it. Just how effective are vaccines in the face of epidemics?

Feature | Health May 14, 2017

EpiPens Still Potent 4 Years After Indicated Expiry: Can You Take Drugs Past Their Expiration Date?

Researchers find that epinephrine remains potent years after its marked expiration date, contrary to previous belief. How safe is it for patients to take expired medication?

Feature | Health May 12, 2017

WHO Celebrates Ebola Vaccine Success And Extends Gratitude To Guinea Citizens

The director-general of the World Health Organization has expressed her gratitude to the leaders and citizens of African countries who supported the Ebola vaccine trials. The president of Guinea wants the vaccine to be produced in Africa.

Feature | Health May 6, 2017

Partners, Brigham and Women's Agree To Pay $10 Million For Heart Research Fraud

Former stem cell researchers at a Brigham and Women's Hospital laboratory allegedly used fraudulent means to receive federal grant money. What were the problematic works in the laboratory?

Feature | Health April 28, 2017

Couple Says Goodbye To Their Baby Without Brain: Donates Organs To Save Other Infants

The Oklahoma couple who carried their terminally ill baby to full term says their heartbreaking goodbyes. Eva Young’s organs will be donated to give hope to other kids.

Feature | Health April 28, 2017

Couple Trying IVF Treatment Supposedly Learn They Are Twins: What Are The Risks For Children With Blood-Related Parents?

Reports of a young couple finding out they are twins while trying for IVF are circulating the internet. The legitimacy of the story is starting to crack, but what are the risks for children of consanguineous couples?

Feature | Health April 15, 2017

Atheists And Highly Religious People Least Afraid Of Death: Study

People at the far sides of the faith spectrum are least afraid of dying. Researchers found that atheists and people who are very religious are least scared of death.

Feature | Health March 27, 2017

Infant, Fetus Remains Found In Sewage System Of Former Home For Unwed Mothers In Ireland

The Irish Ministry finally confirms a gruesome speculation surrounding a former Mother and Baby home in Tuam in Ireland. A significant number of children's remains have been unearthed after two excavations.

Feature | Health March 4, 2017

What Is Misophonia? Scientists Discover Why Some People Lash Out Over Sounds Of Eating Or Breathing

Scientists uncover the reason why some people get excessively angry over sounds of someone chewing or dripping water. The condition, known as misophonia, is traced on the brain's anterior insular cortex -- the part of the brain that connects senses and emotions.

Feature | Health February 6, 2017

Fukushima Nuclear Plant Worker Sues Power Companies Over Leukemia Linked To Radiation Exposure

A welder diagnosed with leukemia after working at Fukushima nuclear sites damaged by the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami is suing two power companies. He demands around $524,000 in damages.

Feature | Health February 3, 2017

Box Office Thriller 'Split' Tells Harrowing Tale Of Multiple Personalities: But What Is Dissociative Identity Disorder?

The intriguing take of the movie 'Split' on Dissociative Identity Disorder has critics raving about M. Night Shyamalan's latest thriller. Learn about Dissociative Identity Disorder and the reality behind the mental illness.

Feature | Health February 4, 2017

Skeleton Of Pilgrim Sheds Light On How Leprosy Spread In Medieval Europe

A skeleton of a young pilgrim who died of leprosy during the Middle Ages has shown another means leprosy spread in Europe during medieval times. The man may have contracted the disease during his travels.

Feature | Health January 27, 2017

George And Amal Clooney Expecting Twins Thanks To IVF: Here's The Science Behind In Vitro Fertilization

George and Amal Clooney are expecting twins, a boy and a girl, to complete their family. Learn the basic science behind the artificial reproductive technology that made this possible.

Feature | Health January 29, 2017

Conjoined Twins In Mexico With One Body, Two Separate Heads Die Prior To Any Treatment

The conjoined twins in Mexico who were born sharing the same body but having separate heads and brains have died. A video of the twins was earlier posted on YouTube.

Feature | Health January 11, 2017

Cannabis Cookies? Mother Shares How Medical Marijuana Helped Her Son With Autism

Marie Myung Ok-Lee shares how cannabis use has changed the life of her son with autism and a painful gut disease. She calls it a 'miracle' after seven years of successful treatment.

Feature | Health January 7, 2017

How To Reduce Noise Pollution At Home

A recent study shows that living near areas with busy traffic can increase people's risk for dementia. Find out how you can tackle the problem of noise pollution at home.

Feature | Health January 6, 2017

In Depth: After Scientists Classify The Mesentery As An Organ, What Now? Here's A Closer Look At Mesenteric Science

Scientists have discovered a new organ in the body, bringing the total to 79. The mesentery, which is composed of membranes located in the digestive system, has been reclassified as an organ.

Feature | Health January 5, 2017

Fraternal Twins In Arizona Born In Different Years

Everett and Sawyer Shay were born one minute apart but they ended up being born in different years. A spokesperson for the hospital where the twins were born said that the younger of the boys was a true new year's baby.

Feature | Health January 2, 2017

First Intersex Birth Certificate Marks New Option For People With Non-Binary Gender

The first intersex birth certificate in the United States marks efforts to accommodate people with non-binary gender. This could simplify access to legal documents that more accurately reflect a person's sex.

Feature | Health January 2, 2017

US Issues First Intersex Birth Certificate To Sexually Ambiguous Sara Kelly Keenan

Sara Kelly Keenan, who was born with male genes and female genitals, received the first known birth certificate in the U.S with intersex in the gender field. This is hailed as historically significant especially for sexually ambiguous people.

Feature | Health December 30, 2016

One Dead, One Injured In Mexican Teenager's Viral Birthday Party

Rubí Ibarra García's quinceañera was marred by accidents. One person died and another was injured in the horse race at the viral birthday party.

Feature | Health December 27, 2016

Johnson & Johnson Ordered To Pay More Than $1 Billion To Patients Injured By Pinnacle Hip Implants

Johnson & Johnson and DePuy Orthopedics were ordered to pay $1.04 billion in compensatory and punitive damages to patients who were injured by the metal-on-metal Pinnacle hip implants. The amount is the third largest jury award of 2016.

Feature | Health December 1, 2016

Cannabis Plants Used As Burial Shroud In Ancient Tomb In China

Thirteen cannabis plants were discovered in a tomb in Turpan Basin in northwest China. It was the first time archaeologists found marijuana being used as a burial shroud.

Feature | Health October 7, 2016

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