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World’s First Colored Human X-Ray Applies CERN Technology Used In Search Of ‘God Particle’

The world’s first colored x-rays of a human’s body parts were released on July 10. The historic images were taken by the breakthrough technology called the MARS spectral x-ray scanner.

Feature | Health July 13, 2018

3-Year-Old Girl FaceTime's Mom At Work To Save Dad Who Had A Stroke

More than 85 percent of people who experience the same stroke as Trevor McCabe end up dead. His survival is thanks to his 3-year-old daughter's quick thinking to call her mom for help.

Feature | Health July 13, 2018

A ‘Parasite’ Jumping Gene Turns Out To Be Critical For Embryo’s Survival

An experiment revealed 'jumping gene' that was rendered by experts as useless is actually integral to the process of embryonic development. The study revealed that while cells normally restrained this jumping gene, embryonic cells actually unleashes them.

Feature | Health June 22, 2018

‘Second Brain’ Found In The Gut Might Be Smarter Than Brain In The Head

Scientists described for the first time how the ‘second brain’ in the gut perform its specific functions. The team found that this ‘second brain’ work autonomously from the central nervous system.

Feature | Health May 31, 2018

Former US President George HW Bush Hospitalized Due To Low Blood Pressure And Fatigue

George HW Bush, the country’s 41st president was hospitalized on Sunday for low blood pressure and fatigue. He attended a pre-Memorial Day event where he spent a day with military veterans before he was admitted to a hospital in Maine.

Feature | Health May 27, 2018

TLC Launches Show About Family With Over 80 Pets

TLC's controversial new show 'Our Wild Life' shows what it’s like to live with over 80 animals at home. The show has since gotten reactions that vary from amused to critical.

Feature | Health May 27, 2018

Parked Cars Can Hit Deadly Temperatures In Just 1 Hour: How To Prevent Hot Car Deaths

The heat inside a parked car could be deadly for kids in just one hour. Here are tips on how to prevent hot car injuries and death.

Feature | Health May 26, 2018

Surgeon General Attends To Medical Emergency On Delta Flight

Surgeon General Jerome Adams responded to a medical emergency when a co-passenger on a Delta flight lost consciousness. Adams said he was 'glad to be able to assist.'

Feature | Health May 17, 2018

US First Lady Melania Trump Undergoes Procedure For Kidney Condition: What Is Embolization?

The White House did not elaborate on Melania Trump's kidney condition but it is highly likely the first lady had angiomyolipoma. What is angiomyolipoma and how can an embolization procedure treat this condition?

Feature | Health May 14, 2018

What Killed Sultan Saladin 800 Years Ago? Experts Finally Have An Answer

Sultan Saladin is a legendary historical figure who unified the Muslim world in the 12th century. His death was a mystery for centuries but now, doctors reveal typhoid as a likely cause of death.

Feature | Health May 6, 2018

Brain Dead Boy Regains Consciousness Just When Parents Signed Consent To Donate His Organs

Trenton McKinley sustained multiple skull fractures and a damaged brain stem. Doctors at UAB Children's Hospital in Birmingham said even if they revive him, his brain would suffer due to problems in oxidation.

Feature | Health May 7, 2018

Scientist Regrets Reaching Age 104 And Now Heads To Switzerland For Assisted Suicide

Australia’s oldest working scientist and renowned ecologist and botanist David Goodall had secured an appointment for an assisted suicide in Switzerland almost a month after he celebrated his 104th birthday.

Feature | Health May 2, 2018

Fruit's Pungent Smell Causes Gas Leak Scare At Australian University

The smell of a rotting fruit left on a cupboard was mistaken as a potentially dangerous gas leak. The incident prompted the evacuation of more than 500 people in a university in Melbourne.

Feature | Health April 29, 2018

Microscope Captures 3D Views Of Cells Moving Within Living Organisms

Researchers developed a microscope that can produce 3D videos of living cells as they carry out their function. The technology used adaptive optics and lattice light sheet microscopy.

Feature | Health April 20, 2018

Autism Pioneer Alleged To Have Worked With Nazis: Who Is Hans Asperger?

Who is Hans Asperger? He's credited for the first descriptions of what's now known to be Asperger's syndrome, but he's also allegedly involved in a Nazi euthanasia program.

Feature | Health April 20, 2018

Bajau Sea Nomads Evolved Bigger Spleen To Dive Deeper, Longer: Other Proof That Humans Are Evolving

The diving ability of the Bajaus is a genetic adaptation, having larger spleens allows them to hold their breath longer underwater. Here are other groups of people who evolved to adapt to their surroundings and lifestyle.

Feature | Health April 20, 2018

Science Says Know-It-All-people Only Exaggerate Their 'Superior' Political Knowledge

Scientists corroborated what people have always suspected and observed among know-it-all people. They merely exaggerated their points of views, which were based on incorrect and biased information most of the time.

Feature | Health April 16, 2018

Man Donates Toes Lost To Frostbite For Famous 'Sourtoe Cocktail'

A man from Britain who lost his toes to frostbite donated the appendages for the traditional "sourtoe cocktail." What is frostbite and how can one avoid it?

Feature | Health April 8, 2018

Florida Woman’s Excruciating Stomach Pain Due To Bad Chinese Food Found To Be A Surprise Pregnancy

A Pensacola woman, presumably suffering from food poisoning, gave birth to a surprise baby Sunday morning aboard an ambulance. Baby Oliver James was delivered 37 weeks and is included in the list of rare cases of unknown pregnancies.

Feature | Health April 2, 2018

WATCH: Woman Plays The Flute During Brain Surgery

A musician suffering from tremors played the flute while lying on the operating table during a brain surgery. Why is playing the musical instrument important in her procedure?

Feature | Health March 31, 2018

Poor Grades Linked To Class Schedules That Do Not Match Students' Biological Clocks

Students whose circadian rhythms are not in sync with their class schedules are more likely to have lower grades. Which students are most vulnerable to the effects of class-induced jet lags?

Feature | Health March 30, 2018

Scientists Identify Potential New Human Organ Called Interstitium

The human interstitium could be a previously unknown organ of the body. Here's the reason why it took a while before researchers were able to discover and identify this network of fluid-filled channels.

Feature | Health March 27, 2018

Girl With Chronic Eating Disorder Crowned Pageant Queen

A 15-year-old girl who weighs 380 pounds because of her insatiable hunger was crowned Miss Amazing. Anna Hankins suffers from Prader-Willi Syndrome, the most common genetic cause of obesity.

Feature | Health March 26, 2018

'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli Who Raised Daraprim Drug Price By More Than 5,000 Percent Gets 7 Years In Prison

The most hated man in America, Martin Shkreli, was sentenced to 7 years in prison. The judge said that the punishment for the founder of Turing Pharmaceuticals is not for jacking up the price of a lifesaving drug, nor for his abrasive behavior.

Feature | Health March 10, 2018

Study Reveals Truth About Premonitions That Accompany Déjà Vu

Researchers used a video game to create virtual reality scenarios that can induce a sensation of déjà vu. What did they learn about the premonitions people sometimes feel when they have the feeling of “being there before?"

Feature | Health March 4, 2018

Minnesota Toddler Is Allergic To Water And Her Own Tears: Other Odd Allergies You May Not Know Exist

A toddler in Minnesota was diagnosed with aquagenic urticaria, a condition that makes her allergic to water. Here are other things that oddly cause allergic reactions to some people.

Feature | Health February 27, 2018

New Study Confirms Prevalence Of Sexting Among Teens

Analysis of 39 sexting studies showed that one in seven teens have sent sexts and one in four have received them. Up to 13 percent of kids forward sexually explicit images and videos they received without sender’s consent.

Feature | Health February 27, 2018

High-Pitched Sounds May Have Caused Neurological Symptoms Among US Personnel In Cuba

Could high-pitched sounds be the reason behind neurological symptoms suffered by U.S. Embassy personnel in Havana? American scientists believe they could be the result of exposure to a non-natural source.

Feature | Health February 16, 2018

Naked Mole Rats May Hold Clue To Fountain Of Youth

Naked mole rats should have a lifespan of six years but they can live to more than 30 years. These burrowing rodents may hold the secrets of longevity and treatment to age-related conditions such as Alzheimer's.

Feature | Health January 30, 2018

Dying Teenager Diagnosed With Rare Cancer Marries High School Sweetheart

With only weeks to live, a Florida teenager wished to marry his longtime girlfriend. With the help of family, friends, and strangers, they were able to turn his dream into reality.

Feature | Health January 29, 2018

Dog Almost Died From Skin Burns Caused By Human Hair Dye

A Maltese mix was badly injured from the hair coloring product her previous owner used on her fur. Here's why human hair dye should not be used on pet animals.

Feature | Health January 26, 2018

Federal Judge Rules 11-Year-Old Leukemia Patient Can Bring Medical Marijuana To School

Ashley Surin is now back in school. She was earlier prohibited from attending class because she uses a prescribed marijuana patch and cannabis lotion. Can school staff help her with her medication?

Feature | Health January 23, 2018

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

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