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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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