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Johnson & Johnson hit with $25.75 million verdict in talc-asbestos case

A California jury hit Johnson & Johnson and other companies with a $25.75 million verdict, saying the company was neg...

Faculty seeks USC president's ouster over campus gynecologist scandal

A University of Southern California faculty organization is asking school President C.L. Max Nikias to resign amid a ...

Sleep in this weekend -- you might live longer

Your pets may be pestering you to get up and feed them, and your spouse may want you to get started on that honey-do ...

These were the unlikely survivors after dinosaurs went extinct

When an asteroid hit the Earth 66 million years ago, it unleashed a violent force millions of times more massive than...

Younger American women more likely to get lung cancer than men

Historically, men have been more likely to develop lung cancer than women in the United States, but new research indi...

Using a CPAP machine can improve sex lives for some, study says

Regular use of a continuous positive airway pressure or CPAP machine could improve the sex lives of people with obstr...

As Nipah virus spread is suspected, government to compensate victims

The Nipah virus outbreak in India's southern state of Kerala is suspected to have spread to the neighboring state of ...

2 Ebola patients escape from treatment facility in Congo, raising fears virus could spread

Two Ebola patients slipped out of a treatment center this week in the Democratic Republic of Congo, aid agency Doctor...

Trump's ban on global abortion funding has led to more abortions

Nairobi, Kenya - Health worker Elizabeth Wanjiru was walking through the narrow streets of ...

How Trump's anti-abortion agenda impacts women around the world

For more than 50 years, the United States Agency for International Development has been the largest financial support...

First pets around the world: Puppies, bunnies -- or beetles

The man had desperation in his eyes while his three children held an ailing puppy in their arms. At that moment, Sean...

Missing CDC worker's death was a suicide by drowning, medical examiner rules

The CDC worker who was missing for nearly two months before his body was found in a river in Atlanta died of suicide ...

Ebola outbreak death toll reaches 27 in Congo, WHO says

Ebola virus disease has taken the lives of 27 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organizati...

USC, ex-school gynecologist face lawsuits over alleged inappropriate touching

Daniella Mohazab is the seventh woman to file suit against Dr. George Tyndall and the University of Southern Californ...

Why a terminally ill young woman has changed her mind about living

To face each day, Claire Wineland undergoes hours of breathing treatments. It's a reality of living with cystic fibro...

What we know about the possible 'sonic attacks' in Cuba and now China

The US State Department is looking into what could be a new "sonic attack" in China, "similar to ...

Ebola vaccination campaign to begin in Congo

Authorities will begin distributing an experimental Ebola vaccine in Mbandaka, a major city in the Democratic Republi...

Meet the top 10 new species of 2018

From the tops of a massive tree all the way to the bottom of the ocean, new species from around the world make the li...

What is the Nordic diet? (And why should you start eating it?)

You are probably familiar with the Mediterranean diet, which emphasizes fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains and ol...

How a group of teenagers convinced the Utah legislature to recognize climate change

Piper Christian has yet to vote in her first election, but she's already changing the political landscape in her stat...

'Right-to-try' bill passes Congress

With a House of Representatives vote Tuesday, Congress passed legislation that could give terminally ill patients ...

Sarin Fast Facts

Here's some background information about sarin, a man-made nerve agent developed for chemical warfare....

A germ-free childhood could trigger leukemia, scientist suggests

Germ-free childhoods followed by infections later in life can trigger the onset of childhood leukemia, a new study su...

Trump move to defund Planned Parenthood fulfills a promise -- and promises a battle

Before the Trump administration even announced a rule to stop Title X family planning program sites from providing ab...

Do kids need a different kind of sunscreen?

A busy sunscreen aisle can leave parents confused about which lotions, sticks or sprays to buy for their kids....

An egg a day might reduce your risk of heart disease, study says

Eating an egg a day may lower your risk of cardiovascular disease, a study of more than 400,000 adults in China sugge...

Nipah virus claims three lives in India, more than 40 being tested

Three people in the southern Indian state of Kerala have died of the Nipah virus.Two brothers in their late 20...

Unnecessary and accidental use of ADHD drugs increases over 60%, study suggests

Exposure to common medications used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has increased by more than 60% ...

Christianity and depression: It's complicated

I've always been a happy person. I'm the one others seek out for moral support, or a kind, loving word. It gives me j...

25 people hospitalized in New York from what police suspect was synthetic marijuana

Twenty-five people have been hospitalized in the same area of Brooklyn after having negative reactions from what's be...

FDA approves preventive migraine treatment

Migraine sufferers across the United States have their eyes on a newly approved drug that's offering hope for reducin...

These sharks will take Ellington over Mozart any day

Sharks, it turns out, are very jazzy creatures.That's one way to look at a new study conducted by researchers ...

These high schoolers were tired of lawmakers' inaction. So, they wrote their own gun control legislation

Like many schools across the nation, the halls of Alhambra High School, just outside Los Angeles, were buzzing with q...

WHO raises Ebola health risk to 'very high' in DR Congo, not yet international emergency

The World Health Organization (WHO) has raised the Ebola health risk assessment to "very high" in the Democratic Repu...

Conjoined Twins Fast Facts

Here's some background information about conjoined twins.Conjoined twins are physically connected to one anoth...

2001 Anthrax Attacks Fast Facts

Here's what you need to know about the 2001 anthrax attacks, also referred to as Amerithrax.Facts a...

Experimental Ebola vaccine could be 'game-changer' in Congo outbreak

Health officials remain hopeful that an experimental Ebola vaccine will help control the outbreak sweeping the Democr...

Ebola outbreak in Congo enters 'new phase' as it spreads to large city

An Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has entered a "new phase" after it spread to a large city, the ...

Do school buses need seat belts?

Impassioned debates about safety tend to follow every deadly wreck involving a school bus -- such as Thursday's trage...

Parasites and bacteria may be lurking in hotel pools, hot tubs, CDC warns

Hotels set the stage for nearly a third of all disease outbreaks in the United States linked to chlo...

Why Americans are having fewer children

US birthrates hit "another record low" in 2017, according to a ...

Scientists have transplanted memory from one snail to another. So, what does it mean for humans?

It's the kind of study science fiction dreams are made of: A team of neurobiologists at UCLA "transplanted" a memory ...

The Smithsonian unveils a portrait of Henrietta Lacks, the black farmer whose cells led to medical miracles

Her cells are responsible for the polio vaccine, gene mapping and in vitro fertilization to name a few. But for a lon...

Ozone-destroying emissions are on the rise and scientists don't know why

Banned chemicals which can cause holes in the ozone layer are on the rise, ...

Teen develops 'wet lung' after vaping for just 3 weeks

An 18-year old woman working as a hostess in a rural Pennsylvania restaurant decided to try e-cigarettes, perhaps ano...

Former USC doctor accused of inappropriately touching students

Complaints about a gynecologist for students at the University of Southern California went back decades. His behavior...

Laurel or Yanny? What science has to say

As if we needed another thing to divide America.Some people who listen to this audio file hear one thing; othe...

Untangling Myanmar's trade in human hair

Aye Aye Thein, 55, cuts hair for a living at Insein market in the north of Yangon, Myanmar's largest...

California judge overturns End of Life Option Law

A California superior court judge on Tuesday ...

Astronomers have found the fastest-growing black hole ever seen, and it's got a monster appetite

Astronomers have found the fastest-growing black hole ever seen in the universe, and they're calling this one a monst...

This isn't a car crash. This is one of the best senior pranks cops ever saw

Seniors at a Wisconsin high school pulled off what police are calling one of the best senior pranks they've ever seen...

Treasure trove reveals origins of 800-year-old shipwreck

The discovery of a shipwreck, thousands of luxury items and the equivalent of a centuries-old "Made in China" label s...

Old data reveal 'plumes' on ocean world that could host life

Although Jupiter's icy moon Europa was discovered by Galileo Galilei in 1610, astronomers are still uncovering the se...

Aging gracefully: Tightening your skin safely and effectively

When it comes to aging, skin shows some of the most visible signs. Wrinkles, thinning and sagging skin, and sun spots...

A name for grief that goes on and on

Stephanie Muldberg felt like she would be sad forever. She felt isolated and preferred to sit alone at home, overcome...

Maintaining a daily rhythm is important for mental health, study suggests

Sticking to a normal daily rhythm -- being active during the day and sleeping at night -- can have more benefits than...

What we know -- and don't know -- about Melania Trump's procedure

President Donald Trump tweeted early Tuesday that first lady Melania Trump "is doing really well" and will leave the ...

Florida man dies in e-cigarette explosion, police say

An explosion from an electronic cigarette has killed a man in St. Petersburg, Florida, according to authorities who a...

Lawmakers on British island of Guernsey to vote on assisted dying bill

A small island 30 miles off the coast of France could soon become the first place in the British Isles to legalize me...

Melania Trump's kidney procedure explained

First lady Melania Trump, 48, underwent an embolization procedure Monday morning at Walter Reed National Military Med...

Dear kids, sorry for 'just checking' my phone

Children, can you stop what you're doing and listen to me for a moment? ... Thank you.I wanted you to know tha...

An Ohio woman, 113, is oldest person in US after the death of 114-year-old

There's a new person holding the title for oldest in the United States.After the death of ...

E. Coli Outbreaks Fast Facts

Here's a look at E. coli outbreaks.General ...

WHO deploys vaccines, emergency teams to control Ebola outbreak

The World Health Organization has deployed 4,000 doses of vaccine along with emergency teams and equipment to the Dem...

US stillbirths and newborn deaths down 11.5%, study says

A recent drop in stillbirths and newborn deaths in the United States might be linked to an increase in term or near-t...

WHO calls for elimination of trans fat in foods by 2023

The World Health Organization wants to eliminate artificial trans fats from the global food supply and has a step-by-...

Her only chance at life is a new liver, but her insurer said no. Then she wrote a powerful plea to the CEO

All Erika Zak wants to do is play with her daughter on the playground. Take her to the zoo. Walk her to school....

'Our future family ... is gone': Parents in two cities grieve their lost embryos

When Kate and Jeremy Plants were making plans for their 2014 marriage, they had no idea the future they would face. J...

Is your pharmacist under a 'gag rule' about drug prices?

Independent pharmacist Ira Katz has been serving the eclectic community of Little Five Points in Atlanta for 37 years...

The 5 most expensive drugs in the United States

In January 2017, President Donald Trump accused the pharmaceutical industry of ...

He donated blood every week for 60 years and saved the lives of 2.4 million babies

Most people, when they retire, get a gold watch. James Harrison deserves so much more than that.Harrison, know...

Classics on the rise on list of most popular US baby names

It looks like the name Emma will not go out of style any time soon.For the fourth year in a row, it's No. 1 fo...

A mom with terminal cancer sees her son graduate in a special hospital ceremony

Like many parents, Stephanie Northcott dreamed of the day she would get to see her son Dalton walk across the stage t...

A dying woman calls emergency services. She is told 'everyone' dies

In pain too agonizing for her to describe, a young woman calls emergency services."I'm going to die," she says...

A school district in Oregon is accused of forcing LGBTQ students to read the Bible as punishment

A school district in Oregon is accused of a disturbing pattern of intimidation and harassment against LGBTQ students....

WHO preparing for worst-case Ebola scenario

The World Health Organization is preparing for the "worst case scenario" as it continues to respond to the Ebola outb...

Eurovision song contest could make you happier, study suggests

On Saturday, 26 countries stand to be a lot happier -- simply by taking part in an iconic singing competition....

11 additional cases of hemorrhagic fever in Congo including 1 death

Eleven new cases of hemorrhagic fever, including one death, have been reported since Tuesday in the Democratic Republ...

That photo of a professor holding a student's baby while he taught? It's not the first time he's done that

By now, you've seen the photo on your social feed: A student, in a childcare bind, brings her baby to class. The phys...

Patients who can't afford medications pin hopes on Trump

When President Trump gives his speech about prescription drug prices Friday, perhaps no one will be listening more in...

A soldier lost her ear in a car accident. So the doctors grew her a new one -- in her forearm

Shamika Burrage survived a near-fatal car accident two years ago, but not without losing something pretty important: ...

Hawaiian vacation planned, but worried about air quality? Go

The natural disaster in Hawaii is unspooling in stops and starts, beginning last week with a series of earthquakes an...

104-year-old scientist David Goodall ends life listening to 'Ode to Joy'

A 104-year-old Australian scientist who had campaigned for the legalization of assisted dying in his home country has...

Marijuana shops recommend products to pregnant women, against doctors' warnings

A majority of cannabis dispensaries in Colorado recommended their products to women posing as pregnant customers with...

The countries where 1 in 5 children are never breastfed

Physicians have long recommended that mothers ...

Deadly E. coli outbreak tied to romaine spreads

An outbreak of E. coli linked to romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona, growing region has spread to four additional...

Side effects include ... a potential treatment for baldness

Though it's normal to lose up to 100 hairs from y...

Woman's runny nose was actually fluid from inside her brain

For the past two years, 52-year-old Kendra Jackson of Omaha, Nebraska just thought she had a bad cold."When it...

Punished for taking part in a school walkout, a student is now running for the school board

Many soon-to-be graduates are ready to close the door on high school, but Gabrielle Anzalone has her mind set on join...

Ebola outbreak declared in Democratic Republic of Congo

The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo declared an outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever, a rare and deadly...

Melanoma remains Australia's 'national cancer' with 14,000 diagnosed each year

Mandy Johnson believes that she owes her life to a 90-second ...

'Chore-play'? When couples share the dishes, they're happier

It's Friday night, you've just enjoyed a nice meal at home with your significant other, and they're giving you signs ...

104-year-old Australian scientist 'welcomes death' at Swiss clinic

A 104-year-old Australian scientist who is set to end his life at a clinic in Switzerland later this week told CNN th...

Ebola Fast Facts

Here's some background information about Ebola, a virus w...

Prostate cancer screening recommendations get rolled back by US task force

Men between the ages of 55 and 69 -- particularly those at high-risk for prostate cancer -- should talk to their phys...

Doctors raise alarm about ancient HTLV-1 virus: 'Prevalence is off the charts' in Australia

An ancient virus infecting residents across Australia's Northern Territory is leaving death and despair in its path, ...

Opioid deaths barely slowed by prescription monitoring, study suggests

Prescription drug monitoring programs -- believed to be an important tool in the fight against the opioid epidemic --...

Volcanic bombs, lava fountains and rift zones: Here are the definitions to some commonly used volcanic terms

Unless you're a meteorologist or you live in an area with an active volcano, you may not know that a hot spot can ref...

Obamacare's calorie count rules go into effect

President Donald Trump has found one part of the federal health law palatable: He's allowing Obamacare rules that req...

Number of children in Japan shrinks to new record low

The number of children in Japan has fallen for the 37th straight year in a row, a sign the country's attempts to offs...

Cholera Fast Facts

Here's a look at cholera, an acute diarrheal illn...

132-pound ovarian tumor removed from Connecticut woman

A 132-pound ovarian tumor was removed from a 38-year-old Connecticut woman this year, according to two doctors involv...

Want to increase fertility? Try dropping fast food

A healthy diet is just as important before pregnancy as during it. Women who eat more fast food and those who eat ver...

Basketball star who uses wheelchair is unstoppable on court and in life

Not all basketball stars tower on the court -- University of Illinois athlete Mckayla Jones dominates the sport from ...

Humans were in Philippines 700,000 years ago

About 709,000 years ago, someone butchered a rhinoceros using stone tools on the Philippine island of Luzon. That may...

The enduring mystery of the postpartum pooch

Culturally, the postpartum body is a source of abiding fascination. We are enthusiastic observers of women's shapes a...

Embryo-like structure synthesized in a lab could help decipher infertility

Stem cells have the remarkable potential to develop into many different cell types. Now, using mouse...

A Kroger supplier recalls ground beef because it might be contaminated with bits of plastic

A North Carolina food processing company that supplies meat to Kroger is recalling more than 35,000 pounds of ground ...

Active ingredient in ecstasy may help veterans with PTSD, study finds

MDMA -- the active ingredient in the banned street drug ecstasy -- is safe and enhances the treatment of post-trauma...

Serena Williams reveals 'whole new kind of fear' during daughter's birth

Serena Williams is giving fans a glimpse into her life as a top athlete, wife and new mother in an HBO documentary se...

Peak experiences, perfect moments and the extra-ordinary

The closest I've come to a profound religious experience happened at a Zen Buddhist monastery in the mountains. I was...

Canadian oysters sicken dozens in California, officials say

California health officials are warning residents not to eat oysters from British Columbia, Canada, following a norov...

104-year-old Australian scientist to fly to Switzerland to end life

A 104-year-old Australian scientist has started his journey to Switzerland where he plans to end his life, saying he ...

Iowa lawmakers pass the nation's most restrictive abortion ban -- as soon as a fetal heartbeat is detected

The Republican-led legislature in Iowa has passed a bill that, if signed into law, will become the nation's most rest...

Hawaii is about to be the first state to ban certain sunscreen sales to protect its coral reefs

Sunscreen does a good job of protecting our skin, but it may not be so good for marine life.Research studies h...

Trump administration hit with lawsuits over low-income family-planning dollars

Changes to a decades-old federal program that provides birth control and other reproductive health care services to m...

Why what's lurking in leafy greens can make you seriously sick

Why is lettuce so often the culprit in illness outbreaks linked to the bacteria E. coli?A total of ...

Group of rare eye cancer cases baffles experts

A group of patients with a rare type of eye cancer called ocular melanoma has researchers and epidemiologists stumped...

Spelman College investigating hateful notes sent to LGBTQ students

Some LGBTQ students at Spelman College, a predominantly African-American women's school in Atlanta, say that someone ...

E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce turns deadly

One person has died from the E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region, the US...

Tick- and mosquito-borne diseases more than triple, since 2004, in the US

With summer around the corner, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention experts are warning --- beware the bugs!...

In #MeToo era, a call for more scrutiny of doctors who get arrested

A Miami hospital's decision not to suspend a pediatric surgeon who was arrested on felony charges is renewing questio...

Up to 270 women may have died after England breast cancer screening failures

Up to 270 women in England may have died because they were not called for a final breast cancer screening, the Britis...

What makes ice cream so addictive?

Ahhh ... just thinking about why ice cream is so "addictive" brings with it cravings for the sweet frozen treat. Even...

Kentucky, Indiana latest states to report hepatitis A outbreaks

Kentucky and Indiana have become the latest states to experience hepatitis A outbreaks.The ...

Which cities face most, least air pollution according to new WHO data

Nine out of every 10 people on the planet breathe air that contains high levels of pollutants and kills 7 million peo...

A Catholic high school tells girls to cover up at prom or get a modesty poncho. It swiftly backtracks

Sparkly evening dresses, corsages, and... modesty ponchos?That was a Catholic high school's solution for girls...

Skeletons tell story of 'truly horrifying' fifth-century massacre

About 1,500 years ago, something terrible happened at Sandby borg, a ringfort on the beautiful island of -land, off S...

Flu vaccine, even when just 20% effective, saves tens of thousands of lives

Each winter, many people wonder whether its worth getting a flu shot while health officials repeatedly warn against n...

Playing football young may mean earlier cognitive, emotional problems

Sports may be a great way to keep kids active, but a new study of players finds that the earlier players with CTE sta...

These 5 healthy habits could help you live a decade longer, study suggests

Want to prolong your life expectancy by more than a decade? A new study suggests that you can do just that by followi...

Jazz improv and your brain: The key to creativity?

Fingers graze a keyboard, poised to play. A trumpet rises to the lips. Drumsticks perch in the air, ready to fall. Th...

British toddler Alfie Evans dies after life support is withdrawn

Terminally ill British toddler Alfie Evans died overnight, days after life support was withdrawn, according to messag...

What the Golden State Killer case means for your genetic privacy

Fears about the privacy of our data have become commonplace amid credit monitoring hacks and a political firm accessi...

Blue light like that from smartphones linked to some cancers, study finds

Exposure to the kind of blue light emitted by outdoor LEDs, smartphones and tablets may increase your risk of breast ...

E. coli outbreak expands; still no source identified

Fourteen more people have become ill from E. coli linked to romaine lettuce, ...

7 years after a football accident paralyzed him, she helped him walk down the aisle

Her floor-length veil blowing gently in the wind, the young bride glances at her beloved, dressed in a navy, three-pi...

Come aboard the cannabus: More seniors taking trips to get weed

An 86-year-old man in a bright yellow sweatshirt and matching baseball cap grips his walker tightly. He stands near t...

Jack Nicklaus' secret stem cell therapy: 'I didn't keep it private; no one asked me about it'

On February 22, 2016 in Jupiter, Florida, Jack Nicklaus teed off at his famous fundraiser, The Jake, to benefit child...

Here's how far teacher salaries have fallen behind

Twenty-five years ago, teaching public school was a pretty attractive gig.Teachers got to help mold young mind...

Common antibiotic significantly reduces child deaths across Africa

Giving the antibiotic azithromycin twice a year to young children in sub-Saharan Africa reduced childhood deaths by 1...

Autism prevalence increases: 1 in 59 US children

One in 59 US children has autism, according to a ...

British toddler Alfie Evans not allowed to leave country, UK court says

Judges on the UK Court of Appeal once again ruled against 23-month-old Alfie Evans' family.Wednesday's ruling ...

Medieval grave reveals rare 'coffin birth' and neurosurgery

When the brick coffin of a young woman from medieval Italy was opened after its discovery in 2010, two peculiar thing...

Curbing salt intake could add years to your life

Potato chips. Pretzels. Pizza. French fries.Thoughts of these foods can make our tongues dance as we anticipat...

Advocates counter abstinence-only push with Facebook Live sex ed

In one video, a bearded young man sits with an inflatable penis on a shelf behind him and talks frankly about sexuall...

The health benefits of a colorful life

Color permeates all aspects of our lives. It shapes how we perceive the world, it's an essential part of our cultural...

EPA gives $1.9 million to researcher to find lead in water

The EPA has awarded the Virginia Tech researcher who first identified lead in water systems in Flint, Michigan, and W...

FDA re-examines safety of controversial new drug

The Food and Drug Administration says it is re-examining the safety of a medication that was approved despite concern...

Synthetic cannabinoids, laced with rat poison, tied to fourth death in Illinois

A fourth death in central Illinois has been connected to synthetic cannabinoid use, the ...

The costs of child care around the world

Finding the right child care can be a f...

Japan's 'Bosai Girls' bring fashion to disaster relief

It took a devastating earthquake and ensuing tsunami to transform Misaki Tanaka's view of disaster relief and inspire...

FDA 'blitz' aimed at reducing youths' use of Juul, other e-cigarettes

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, announced Tuesday a ...

Wounded veteran receives first penis and scrotum transplant

The world's first successful total penis and scrotum transplant was completed at Johns Hopkins Hospital on March 26, ...

Listeria Fast Facts

Here's a look at listeriosis, a serious infection generally caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Lis...

Dr. Sanjay Gupta to Jeff Sessions: Medical marijuana could save many addicted to opioids

Dear Honorable Jeff Sessions,I feel obligated to share the results of my five-year-long investigation into the...

How much exercise your kid needs, based on the latest research

It's a question with an answer that researchers are still trying to better understand: How much exercise do kids need...

After helping to save a young man, a 're-gifted' kidney is giving new life to a 70-year-old woman

Vertis Boyce is a 70-year-old African-American woman. But her new kidney used to belong to a 24-year-old Hispanic man...

Caffeine in pregnancy linked to childhood weight gain in new study

Most pregnant women know to avoid certain foods and drinks, such as raw meat and alcohol. But a new study lends weigh...

The disparities in how black and white men die in gun violence, state by state

America's gun violence problem is evident nationwide, but a new study reveals that how different groups of people acr...

Artificial sweeteners: Where do we stand?

Could the no-calorie sweetener you rely on to replace sugar in your diet actually cause weight gain instead of the we...

Woman lost 2 sons in one night to opioids; fighting the crisis is now her life's work

"Everything just kind of seemed like a blur that day," Becky Savage said. "Your mind is not really meant to process s...

Plastic surgery game apps send wrong message to children, parents say

Plastic surgery isn't a game, but some apps have turned it into one for kids.Children can simulate procedures ...

CDC expands E. coli warning to all romaine lettuce

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has expanded its warning about an E. coli outbreak connected to rom...

New species among rare treasure trove of fossils found in California

Finding fossils can be a fact of life for construction crews excavating in California. That's what happened when crew...

19 years ago, Columbine shook America to its core. Now, it's not even among the 10 deadliest shootings in modern US history

After Columbine, it was hard to imagine things getting much worse.At the time, the shooting at a Colorado high...

Ice swim racing is not for the faint of heart -- literally

Plunge into water at near-freezing temperatures, and your body goes into extreme distress. Your skin screams signals ...

Universities meet growing demand with Weed 101

As the first executive director and general manager of the city of Los Angeles' Department of Cannabis Regulation,...

Why does smoking pot give you the munchies?

If you smoke or eat pot, you might have encountered the "marijuana munchies," or the desire for salty, sweet or fatty...

It's time you learned how 4/20 became 'Weed Day'

There is something in the air today. Maybe you've noticed.April 20, or 4/20, is known as "...

A lot of people wore their oxygen masks wrong during the Southwest emergency landing

Should you ever find yourself flying in a crippled airliner with an open window at 30,000 feet, knowing how to operat...

Participating in the #NationalSchoolWalkout? Robert DeNiro has your excuse letter

Friday is the day of the National School Walkout, ...

Skull surgery was performed on this Stone Age cow, study says

Humans have been performing cranial surgery and drilling holes in other people's skulls for a long time. The oldest e...

Marijuana-derived drug for epilepsy gets FDA committee recommendation

A US Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Thursday unanimously ...

Diving deep on one breath could be in a 'sea nomad's' DNA

The Bajau people of Southeast Asia, known to many as "sea nomads," are renowned for their amazing diving abilities....

Aging gracefully: Preventing falls

Falls, for older people, are serious. They can significantly impair mobility and independence. They may lead to hospi...

More illnesses reported in E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce

The number of people hospitalized due to a multistate E. coli outbreak linked to chopped romaine lettuce continues to...

Gene therapy helps patients avoid blood transfusion, study says

Memories of classical ballet performances dance in Wanda Sihanath's head when she thinks about her childhood in Elgin...

One concussion could increase risk of Parkinson's disease, study says

A diagnosis of traumatic brain injury -- whether mild, moderate or severe -- is associated with an increased risk of ...

H1N1 United States Fast Facts

Here's a look at the H1N1 influenza virus, also ...

He needed a kidney. A classmate from 50 years ago whom he barely knew answered the call

Charlie Ball and Kenneth Walker went to school together more than 50 years ago and now live on opposite coasts. But d...

Global warming is killing the Great Barrier Reef, study says

Marine heat waves caused by global warming are killing off the corals of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, the world's ...

Marijuana's effects on young brains diminish 72 hours after use, research says

Marijuana is notorious for slowing certain cognitive functions such as learning, memory and attention span (maybe tha...

A comedian broke his penis and wrote a book about it

What may be every man's worst medical nightmare happened to 32-year-old Ross Asdourian."I think that all men i...

Barbara Bush had a passion for literacy. Here's how to honor her legacy

One of Barbara Bush's enduring legacies is her commitment to books and reading.Motivated by her son Neil's dys...

There's a 24-fold rise in organ transplants from drug overdose donors

As the opioid epidemic has skyrocketed in the United States, a rise in the number of drug overdose deaths has contrib...

Man's second face transplant is a world first

A man in Paris has become the world's first to successfully receive two facial transplants.J-r-me Hamon, 43, u...

Baboons break out of a research center using a barrel and savor a fleeting taste of rebellion

Four baboons, having clearly read too much dystopian fiction, escaped a biomedical research lab in San Antonio by cli...

More than 95% of world's population breathing unhealthy air, says new report

More than 95% of the world's population is breathing unhealthy air and the poorest nations are the hardest hit, a new...

New viruses, superbugs found in study of New York house mice

House mice don't carry door keys, but they can freely enter any residence in New York City, from low-rent studios to ...

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