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New DNA Research Method Solves Ancient Epidemic Mystery in Mexico

New methods of DNA research in skeletons helped scientists dig into the cause of an ancient epidemic. The study points to Salmonella as the possible killer of millions of Mexicans in the 16th century cocoliztli plague.

Feature | Health January 17, 2018

Asia's Smallest Surviving Baby Was Born Weighing Less Than A Chocolate Bar

Manushi was born weighing only 400 grams and her feet were only slightly bigger than a fingernail. On Thursday, the now 6-month old baby was finally discharged from the hospital.

Feature | Health January 13, 2018

Study: Labeling Women As ‘Witches’ In China Has Deep Social Causes And Implications

A new study has found that some women in rural China are branded as 'witches' and are known as ‘zhu’. These women are ostracized by society and face many social stigmas.

Feature | Health January 10, 2018

Nursing Could Be A Promising Career For Men

Could nursing be the next big career opportunity for men in the United States? Find out how nursing has steadily grown as a promising career and can bring about more employment for men.

Feature | Health January 8, 2018

Parents In Portuguese Village Encourage Young Children To Smoke At Epiphany Festival

Parents in the village of Vale de Salgueiro in Portugal give cigarettes to children as young as 5 years old during the annual Epiphany celebrations. Why do they do this?

Feature | Health January 7, 2018

Bangkok Hospital Offers Penis Whitening Laser Treatment For Men

A hospital in Bangkok started to offer a laser treatment to change the pigmentation of the penis' skin. Most of the clients belong to Thailand's LGBTQ community. Is the procedure safe?

Feature | Health January 5, 2018

Ketchup Packet Found In Intestine Of Woman Who Complained Of Crohn's Symptoms

Ingested Heinz ketchup package left in a woman’s stomach mimics symptoms of Chron’s disease. The woman thought she had an intestinal bowel disorder but it turned packets of ketchup in her gut is causing her stomach pain.

Feature | Health January 4, 2018

Doctor Created 3D-Printed Euthanasia Machine That Can End Life Painlessly

Sarco capsule, a euthanasia machine that can be created using a 3D printer and can be assembled anywhere, can end life painlessly. What happens to users who change their mind?

Feature | Health December 5, 2017

What Is Pica? Depressed Man With Eating Disorder Swallowed Coins And Nails

A man with mental health problems swallowed 7 kg of bizarre objects that include metals and coins. He suffered from pica. What characterized and caused this eating disorder and how can it be treated?

Feature | Health November 28, 2017

84-Year-Old Doctor Who Does Not Use Computer Can't Regain Medical License

Anna Konopka, the doctor who does not use computer, surrendered her medical license earlier this year over allegations from the New Hampshire Board of Medicine. A judge now dismissed her request to regain her license.

Feature | Health November 27, 2017

Doctors Find Hundreds Of Coins, Blades, And Glass In Man's Stomach

Doctors found coins, nails, and shards of glass in the stomach of a man who has been complaining of abdominal pains. What caused the 32-year-old man to swallow these objects?

Feature | Health November 27, 2017

Cancer In Vietnam War Veterans May Be Linked To Lethal Parasite From Southeast Asia

War veterans suffering from cholangiocarcinoma, a rare bile duct cancer, may have been infected by liver fluke from the rivers of Vietnam. How did the soldiers contract the slow-killing parasite?

Feature | Health November 22, 2017

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

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