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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

6.2 Magnitude Earthquake Devastates Central Italy, Kills 37 People

At least 37 people have been killed while others remain trapped under the rubble after a magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck central Italy on Wednesday, Aug. 24. Italian officials are appealing for assistance and emergency services.

Feature | Health August 24, 2016

Oldest Cancer Found In 1.7-Million-Year-Old Human Ancestor Bone Excavated In South Africa

A fossilized bone of a hominin child has evidence of the oldest malignant tumor. The mass, which was found in the metatarsal, is believed to be a form of an aggressive bone cancer called osteosarcoma.

Feature | Health July 31, 2016

Is There Life After Death? Hundreds Of Zombie Genes Come Alive After Life Ends

Among the genes that become active after death are developmental genes that sculpt embryos and those that promote cancer. Does this mean dead organisms can be brought back to life?

Feature | Health June 24, 2016

Mother Of Child With Down Syndrome Writes Open Letter To Doctor Who Advised Abortion

'My child was perfect,' a mother of a child with Down syndrome recently wrote in a heartfelt open letter to her specialist who suggested she abort her baby. Here is her story.

Feature | Health June 9, 2016

Prince Died From Accidental Overdose Of Opioid Fentanyl, Toxicology Tests Reveal

Toxicology tests reveal that the iconic singer Prince died from an accidental overdose of opioid fentanyl, which is 25 to 50 times more powerful than heroin and 100 times stronger than morphine.

Feature | Health June 3, 2016

8-Year-Old Girl Receives New Kidney From Teacher

A first-grade teacher donated her kidney to save the life of her 8-year-old student. Natasha Fuller, who was suffering from chronic kidney disease, is now recovering well after the successful surgery earlier this week.

Feature | Health May 30, 2016

72-Year-Old Indian Woman Gives Birth Through IVF

An Indian couple in their 70s became parents after 46 years of marriage. A 72-year-old Indian woman becomes a first-time mother through IVF but several ethical issues surround the successful birth.

Feature | Health May 15, 2016

Army Man From Florida Immediately Demands Taco Bell After Waking Up From 48-Day Coma

After emerging from 48-day coma, a 35-year-old army veteran from Florida had one simple request: 'I want Taco Bell.' Here's his story.

Feature | Health May 14, 2016

Doctors Post Warning After 18-Year-Old Boy Suffers Severe Liver Damage During Paintball Game

Paintballing is a popular recreational sport that entails potential risks. Such is the case of an 18-year-old boy in London who suffered severe liver damage during a paintball game.

Feature | Health May 6, 2016

Siblings Inherit Rare Disease That Prevents Deep Sleep: What You Need To Know About Fatal Familial Insomnia

A brother and sister from Queensland, Australia have inherited a rare genetic disease that prevents deep sleep and eventually leads to mental deterioration. Known as fatal familial insomnia, the ailment targets a specific part of the brain.

Feature | Health May 3, 2016

Mark Zuckerberg Wants To Help Cure All Diseases By The End Of This Century

Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, wants to cure all diseases by the end of this century. He and his wife, Priscilla Chan, will donate 99 percent of their Facebook shares for humanitarian work.

Feature | Health April 29, 2016

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