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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...

Family is working to turn opioid tragedy into a positive

In one night, the Savage family lost two sons to opioid overdoses. Now they are working to prevent other families from experiencing the same pain.

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...

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...

Family is working to turn opioid tragedy into a positive

In one night, the Savage family lost two sons to opioid overdoses. Now they are working to prevent other families from experiencing the same pain.

Swimmers compete in some of the coldest water on Earth

In a pool cut out of a frozen river, adventurous racers swim in freezing water temperatures at the annual Winter Swimming World Cup in Skelleftea, Sweden

The man with three faces

A man in Paris has become the world's first to successfully receive two facial transplants.

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 "...

Why Bajau divers can hold their breath for minutes

The free-diving Bajau people of Southeast Asia, or "sea nomads," can hold their breath for minutes at a time -- possibly due to their unusually large spleens.

Thousands will walk out of class because of her

After the shooting in Parkland, FL, a teen in Connecticut created an online petition to get students across the country to walkout of class on April 20.

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 ...

Watch passengers inside Southwest plane

Passengers recount their near-death experiences on Southwest Airlines Flight 1380

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....

'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 ...

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 ...

New discovery on fish's face changes science

As if their deadly venom and spiny exteriors weren't enough, scientists at the University of Kansas have found that stonefish also have a hidden switchblade on their face that they can flick out whenever they feel like they're in danger.

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...

Baboons escape research lab, lead men on chase

Four baboons escaped a biomedical research lab in San Antonio by climbing a 55-gallon barrel and jumping out of their enclosure. One of them made it onto a nearby street and lead the staff on a chase.

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 ...

Scientists: Rise in flesh-eating ulcer cases

Researchers in Australia have documented a rise in the number of cases of Buruli ulcer, a flesh-eating disease.

Maternal death rate in Texas was inflated, new study shows

The maternal mortality rate in Texas inspired ...

What the Starbucks incident tells us about implicit bias

Could implicit bias training prevent an incident like the one ...

Starbucks arrests spark protests

Two black men were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks for sitting in the store without placing an order. The CEO is now calling the incident reprehensible.

Police find animal waste in bootleg makeup

The Los Angeles Police Department says it confiscated $700,000 worth of counterfeit makeup that tested positive for high levels of bacteria and animal waste.

How dad's pre-conception health can affect the baby, too

Many moms-to-be know that their health even before they become pregnant -- known as ...

Launch of NASA's planet-hunting satellite TESS postponed

The launch of NASA's planet-hunting satellite TESS has been postponed until Wednesday. The satellite had been schedul...

Sexual assault survivors are reclaiming the words used to discredit them: 'What were you wearing?'

Survivors of sexual assault at the University of Florida are reclaiming the four words often used to discredit them: ...

Malaria parasites present in 23% of donor blood in some African countries, study suggests

Almost one in four blood bank supplies in certain regions of Africa may have malaria parasites in them, a ...

Flesh-eating ulcer spreading in Australia, and reasons remain a mystery

Scientists in Australia have voiced concern about an apparent outbreak of Buruli ulcer, a flesh-eating disease that u...

Treatment combo nearly doubles survival time in lung cancer patients, study finds

Combining an immunotherapy drug with chemotherapy nearly doubled the survival time of some lung cancer patients compa...

How alcohol affects your health

Alcohol causes many diseases including cancer and stroke, accounting for more than three million deaths worldwide each year.

Boy with autism builds world's largest Lego Titanic replica

The world's largest Lego replica of the doomed Titanic liner was built over 700 hours -- 11 months -- by a 10-year-ol...

Police find animal waste in counterfeit makeup -- so it's not such a bargain after all

Buyers beware! Sometimes when you spot a good makeup deal, it's too good to be true.The Los Angeles Police Dep...

207 million eggs in nine states recalled over salmonella fears

A farm in Indiana is recalling more than 200 million eggs sold in nine states over salmonella fears.Rose Acre ...

Father quits job after 15 years

Arizona history teacher Justin McLellan is quitting his job of 15 years because he doesn't receive enough pay to support his family.

Romaine lettuce to blame for multistate E. coli outbreak

Chopped romaine lettuce grown in the Yuma, Arizona, area is to blame for a multistate E. coli outbreak, the US Center...

Drop in new opioid prescriptions to benzodiazepine patients could reduce overdoses, study suggests

The mixing of opioid medications and benzodiazepines has been found by the...

What too much alcohol can do to your health

This feature is part of CNN Parallels, an interactive series exploring ways you can improve your health by making sma...

Teachers and students play as walkout continues

Teachers in Oklahoma have entered the second week of a walkout over school funding, but before heading to the Capitol, teachers at Wilson Elementary School decided to have a play date with their students.

Even one drink a day could be shortening your life expectancy

Drinking one alcoholic drink on a daily basis could shorten your life expectancy, a new study suggests.The res...

Stonefish are already scary, and now scientists have found they have switchblades in their heads

If you're interested in fish who are scary-looking, poisonous and chock-full of elaborate defense mechanisms, look no...

The new frontier of doping will modify athletes' DNA

In 2008, an Olympic year, Lee Sweeney's phone was ringing nonstop.For a busy physiologist at the University of...

Fewer dental cavities found in young people, but minorities still most at risk

The percentage of young people with dental cavities in the United States dropped from 50% in 2012 to just over 43% in...

Lead found in hundreds of Chicago homes' tap water, report says

Toxic lead was found in tap water drawn from nearly 70% of 2,797 homes across Chicago within the past two years, acco...

His rendition of the 'Star Spangled Banner' blew away the audience and shattered stereotypes

This is Ridge Brown holding the guitar he used to play the national anthem at a high school event in Glendale, Arizon...

New restrictions on abortion in Kentucky face immediate challenge

Several weeks after Mississippi's governor signed into law a bill prohibiting women in his state from getting abortio...

Night owls have 10% higher mortality risk, study says

If the early bird catches the worm, what is the night owl more likely to catch? According to a new study, it's diabet...

Why girls can be boyish but boys can't be girlish

For his birthday this year, my 5-year-old son asked for a My Little Pony sweatshirt. He didn't know that it was categ...

More than 80 dead from drinking bootleg alcohol in Indonesia

Indonesian police have vowed to crackdown on the distribution of bootleg alcohol, as deaths this month connected to t...

Her classroom is inside a supply closet and it has a snake

A snake slithered into a classroom in Arizona and it's not the first time it's happened.There's nowhere to hid...

Beyond beauty: Korean makeup provides 'cosmeceuticals'

There's face powder in panda palettes, hand gel in gummy bears and bubble tea sleeping packs.Often packaged in...

Investigation underway in multistate E. coli outbreak

Health officials are working to find the source of an ...

New Jersey couple awarded $117 million in talcum powder case

Johnson & Johnson and talc company Imerys SA must pay $117 million in damages to a couple after the husband, a New Je...

Teachers who walked out in Oklahoma were missing their students. So they set up a playdate

Over the past 10 days, teachers at an Oklahoma City elementary school have been busy protesting for higher wages and ...

Ovarian cancer vaccine shows promising results in human study

Immunotherapy has gained ground against a stubborn opponent: ovarian cancer. A personalized cancer vaccine is safe an...

Does talcum powder cause cancer? A legal and scientific battle rages

Visitors who walk into Deborah Giannecchini's ranch house in Modesto, California, will notice a well-tended garden, f...

Oklahoma teachers are swarming to run for office

Oklahoma teachers have been rallying at the state Capitol for eight days, but on Wednesday, many showed up for a new ...

A sperm whale that washed up on a beach in Spain had 64 pounds of plastic and waste in its stomach

When a young sperm whale washed up on a beach in southern Spain, scientists wanted to know what killed it. They now k...

What you 'like' says a lot about you

How much can you really learn about someone from what they "like" on Facebook? CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.

Anti-abortion protests banned outside London clinic

A London council has taken the unprecedented step of establishing a buffer zone outside a sexual health clinic in a b...

Fertility doctor is father to 11 of clients' kids, lawsuit says

A doctor who ran a fertility clinic in Canada used his own sperm to father at least 11 children, a class-action lawsu...

The states where disease and death are highest: A visual guide

There's no question that the impact of diseases varies drastically across the United States, depending on which state...

Woman dies after being given formaldehyde instead of saline

It's a familiar nightmare for many people: becoming the victim of a medical mistake.Ekaterina Fedyaeva, 28, ex...

Brain effects of 'hottest pepper in the world' put man in hospital

What happened to a contestant in a hot-pepper-eating contest may give spicy food aficionados one more reason to "fear...

Louisiana is close to lifting its ban on bulletproof backpacks in schools

The Louisiana Senate has approved a provision that would allow students to carry bulletproof backpacks on school grou...

How Facebook 'likes' predict race, religion and sexual orientation

It's true: Actions really do speak louder than words, even when you don't want them to.Last month, a former em...

After Craigslist personals go dark, sex workers fear what's next

For a year and a half, River Stark took down all the mirrors in her home.Seeing her own reflection "was so tra...

Strawberries again top 2018's 'Dirty Dozen' fruits and veggies

Once again, strawberries top the list of the 12 "dirtiest" fruits and vegetables, according to the Environmental Work...

FDA tightens restrictions on Essure birth control device

Since it was approved to go on the market in 2002, Essure, an implantable permanent contraceptive device, has been pl...

This could be why our eyebrows evolved

If we could meet our human ancestors from hundreds of thousands of years ago and have a conversation with them, we mi...

Vaping an epidemic in US high schools

High school fads come and go, but one trend most concerning right now is the prevalence of e-cigarettes in high schools. Vaping, which is being concealed by students, has become insidious. Dr. Sanjay Gupta takes us inside.

How school lunches measure up in countries around the world

For many children, it may be their favorite part of the school day: lunchtime.Yet what's on the menu for this ...

FDA worried drug was risky; now reports of deaths spark concern

Two years ago, Brendan Tyne pleaded with the Food and Drug Administration to approve a drug that he was hopeful could...

Victim of gun violence returns to the E.R., this time as the surgeon

Joseph Sakran was 17 when a gunshot almost cost him his life. Now, he's giving others a second chance at life.

Mom donates 14 gallons of breast milk to NICU babies in need

There are plenty of ways moms use extra breast milk. They pump it, dump it, save it, bake with it or even drink it ...

Life-threatening bleeding linked to synthetic cannabinoids, CDC warns

A warning about life-threatening bleeding linked to use of synthetic cannabinoids -- commonly known as fake weed or s...

Vaping now an epidemic among US high schoolers

A sharp spike in vaping and the use of e-cigarettes by students has grabbed the attention of the US Food and Drug Adm...

Gunshot survivor dedicated to giving others a 'second chance'

In the blink of an eye, Joseph Sakran's life was forever altered.He was 17 years old and attending a high scho...

Gang-raped and left without a voice: Living with disability in India

In 2014, a 23-year-old woman with cerebral palsy was allegedly gang-raped and thrown from the rooftop in the eastern ...

Explain it to me: Fertility

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen explains factors that can influence fertility and options to pursue if you're faced with fertility challenges.

No signs of foul play in death of CDC scientist

There were no signs of foul play in the death of a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention epidemiologist who l...

Fertility clinic embryo failures are 'a tale of two cities,' lawyer says

Two incidents of accidental human embryo destruction that occurred days apart at two different fertility clinics in s...

Surgeon general urges more Americans to carry opioid antidote naloxone

The US surgeon general issued an advisory Thursday recommending that more Americans carry the opioid overdose-reversi...

FDA chief: Opioids are 'biggest crisis facing the FDA'

Running the Food and Drug Administration is one of the toughest jobs in government. Running it for a boss with a reco...

Past surgical patients at a Denver hospital may be at risk of HIV, hepatitis, state warns

A sterilization breach at Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver may have put patients at risk for infection of HIV, hep...

FDA head calls for mandatory education, internet policing to fight opioid crisis

The head of the US Food and Drug Administration, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, believes that the nation's physicians should und...

CNN Hero Jon Albert

Since 2006, Jon Albert's nonprofit has helped more than 1,000 families facing late-stage cancer to create lasting memories on free, fun-filled trips.

DNA test reveals fertility doctor's dark secret, lawsuit alleges

At first, it didn't make sense why Sally Ashby's fertility doctor would weep upon hearing the news that her family an...

Why female shooters are rare

As the investigation continues into why a female shooter opened fire at ...

How close are we to video-recording our dreams?

Although most of us dream four to six times...

Unusual forms of 'nightmare' antibiotic-resistant bacteria detected in 27 states

More than 200 rare antibiotic-resistant genes were found in "nightmare" bacteria tested in 2017, according to a ...

How synthetic drugs are killing kids (2014)

Two teens died after they used a synthetic LSD. Drew Griffin speaks to a drug trafficker who's facing a prison sentence.

FDA issues rare mandatory recall over salmonella risk in kratom products

The Food and Drug Administration issued a mandatory recall Tuesday for all kratom products manufactured, processed, p...

Inspired by Tyler Perry's Madea, mom fights -- and wins -- health insurance battle

An Iowa mom drew inspiration from filmmaker Tyler Perry's character Madea as she battled to get an insurance company ...

Legal actions grow after loss of frozen embryos

The University Hospitals Fertility Clinic in Cleveland is facing dozens of legal actions after the failure in early M...

Federal agency scrutinized over potential alcohol industry links

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism is coming under scrutiny over communications with the alcohol ...

Two deaths, 54 other cases of severe bleeding tied to fake weed in Illinois

Synthetic cannabinoids -- often called Spice, K2 or fake weed -- have been tied to ...

Kentucky resident: Rainwater better to drink

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta follows residents in Martin County, Kentucky, as they urge President Donald Trump to take the clean water issue seriously a part of his touted infrastructure plan.

Lawsuit claims CVS unintentionally revealed HIV status of 6,000 customers

CVS Health is being sued for allegedly revealing the HIV status of 6,000 patients in Ohio.A federal lawsuit cl...

Schwarzenegger stable after heart surgery

Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is in stable condition after undergoing heart surgery.

He applied to 20 of the best colleges and got a full ride to all of them

Micheal Brown stared at the acceptance letter in front of him: It said yes.So did the next one. And the one af...

A barber soothes a child with autism by singing -- and finds a new purpose

Clippers buzzing, scissors clinking, men talking loudly in the Talcum-scented air. It's a comforting barbershop cacop...

NBA makes space for fans with autism spectrum disorder

When crowds of noisy fans pack sports and entertainment arenas, many people go expecting -- even hoping -- to experie...

Arnold Schwarzenegger has open-heart surgery to replace valve

Former California governor and film star Arnold Schwarzenegger had open-heart surgery in California on Thursday to re...

Iranian man granted visa to donate bone marrow to brother in US

After almost two months, the US State Department approved a visa for an Iranian man to come to the United States in o...

Watch boy who survived cancer get Pope's kiss

Peter Lombardi, a 12 year-old cancer survivor with Down Syndrome, got his wish when the Pope kissed him and invited him onto his Popemobile.

The Kentucky county where the water smells like diesel

For the past 20 years, Hope Workman has hustled up a dirt path on the side of a mountain in Lovely, Kentucky,...

Flu is still hanging around in some regions, CDC warns

You may want to take a little extra time washing your hands if you're visiting relatives this Passover and Easter wee...

Coffee may come with a cancer warning label in California

A preliminary decision from a California superior court judge in Los Angeles could affect thousands of coffee shops i...

One state's novel idea to make Big Pharma pay for opioid epidemic

Big Pharma should pay the billions it will take to fix the opioid crisis it created in Arkansas, a first-of-its-kind ...

How to lose underarm 'batwing' fat

Chances are, if you are a woman over 40, you are probably familiar with the term "batwings" to describe the stubborn ...

Here's a new reason why eating out might be bad for your health

Dining out frequently is known to increase one's intake of unhealthy sugars and fats. But a new study suggests that t...

Hockey player breastfeeds her baby during game breaks -- like a total mom boss

Serah Small loves hockey. So much so that just eight weeks after giving birth, she was on the rink playing games....

Austin victim Draylen Mason never got to go to college. There's an effort to make sure other minority students can

Joshua Blue didn't know Draylen Mason. The two never met.But when Blue learned Mason, a promising young bass p...

Every single teacher on a crowd-funding site just got their wishes fulfilled

When it comes to educating America's children, how much of a difference could $29 million make? Could it send a secon...

The inside of rubber duckies are full of bacteria. You don't seem surprised

A new study confirms what parents already know: the inside of a rubber ducky is gross.Yes, those must-have pie...

Before you go to an amusement park, read this

Two years after a child was decapitated on the world's tallest water slide in Kansas, ...

A boy who survived cancer got his wish when the Pope kissed him

An Ohio family got a miracle this Holy Week: Pope Francis granted their son's wish with a papal kiss.Peter Lom...

Trump travel ban hinders man's ability to have lifesaving surgery

President Donald Trump's travel ban is throwing up road blocks for a US citizen who needs a bone marrow transplant t...

Sudden infant death syndrome may have genetic basis, study suggests

Sudden infant death syndrome -- long regarded as an unexplained phenomenon affecting apparently healthy ...

Parents in Utah can no longer be prosecuted for 'free range' kids

Helicopter parents are taking a hit in Utah.That's because Gov. Gary Herbert ...

Ice age throwback: 13,000-year-old footprints found off Canadian coast

Searching the shoreline sediment of British Columbia's Calvert Island, researchers uncovered 29 footprints that are 1...

First case of super-resistant gonorrhea reported

Public Health England is investigating the case of a UK man infected with a multidrug-resistant form of gonorrhea....

Australia investigates implants that left some women with 'rotting pelvises'

Like more than 100,000 Australian women, Linda Schulz had a pelvic mesh implant to treat complications from childbirt...

More than 4,000 eggs and embryos lost in Cleveland fertility clinic tank failure

An Ohio fertility clinic says more than 4,000 eggs and embryos were affected by a freezer malfunction, double the num...

Hormone replacement may fight belly fat, study says

If you're a "woman of a certain age," you might have wondered: Where did this belly fat come from? You're eating and ...

Health agency warns UK parents as scarlet fever cases soar

England's health agency is warning parents to be aware of the signs and symptoms of scarlet fever as infections conti...

Prince had an 'exceedingly high' concentration of fentanyl in his body when he died

A toxicology report from Prince's autopsy has provided a more detailed picture of the cause of the singer's death....

Bread's crust not more nutritious than the rest

I always find it a challenge to make interesting, fun lunches for my daughters to take to school, the kind of stuff t...

Medicare drug prices soar at 10 times rate of inflation, report says

The prices of the 20 most commonly prescribed brand-name drugs for seniors have risen nearly 10 times more than the a...

11,000 years ago, our ancestors survived abrupt climate change

Imagine if, instead of heat this summer, we were faced with a sudden, dramatic cold front that lasted the next 100 ye...

Children with autism less likely to be fully vaccinated, study finds

Children with autism spectrum disorder are significantly less likely to be fully vaccinated than children unaffected ...

76% of sports sponsorships tied to junk food, study says

Cheering on your favorite sports team and snacking on junk food often go hand in hand in the United States, but a new...

Finding healing through comedy

Danielle Perez lost her feet in a tragic accident. Despite her challenges, the comedian just wants to make people laugh.

Liver transplant saves one teen, but identical twin dies

Eighteen-year-old Nicholas Coats died Monday night after doctors said he was too sick to receive a lifesaving liver d...

Parents of young children have reason to be watchful as flu season ends

The flu season may be winding down, but parents of young children have reason to remain watchful.As flu activi...

Is the return of government gun research near?

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may be back in the gun violence research business.The agency...

16-year-old walks while on life support

Zei Uwadia has been on life support for more than 130 days but she is changing what life support looks like for her and future patients.

A super hero soars to rebuild Puerto Rico -- with a little help from Wonder Woman

A new heroine is flying alongside Wonder Woman and Superman to pull Puerto Rico through hurricane Maria's aftermath....

She lost her feet in an accident. Now, her standup comedy helps her heal

Danielle Perez has been carried on stage, Cleopatra-st...

Sad in the spring? Allergy-mood link is real

You know spring has sprung when hundreds of people daily turn to Twitter to vent about their itchy eyes, dripping nos...

He's making electronic skin so robots can feel

A seven-year-old Benjamin Tee watched Luke Skywalker fitted with a new prosthetic hand in 'Star Wars.' Now he's making electronic skin for limbs just like it.

Former cancer patient now a doctor at the hospital that helped her survive

People say it's important to give back to your community. Jennifer Pratt is doing exactly that.She was diagnos...

Parents with late-stage cancer share one last family adventure

Back in 2002, cancer wasn't on Jon Albert's radar. He and his wife Jill had successful careers and busy lives, caring...

Tired of not being able to post your gun pictures? Forget Facebook. There's now Gunbook

A social network for gun lovers who might be frustrated by Facebook's policies allows them to showcase their weapons,...

Live bee sting acupuncture is deadly for Madrid woman

Once a month for two years, a 55-year-old woman in Madrid had gone for acupuncture therapy using live bee stings. Api...

What you need to know about right-to-try legislation

The US House of Representatives passed a federal "right-to-try" bill Wednesday night, leaving many Americans wonderin...

Cut calories by 15% to stay young, study says

Maybe there's no need for a fountain of youth after all. New ...

How Luke Skywalker's robotic hand inspired the prosthetics of tomorrow

Luke Skywalker losing his right hand may turn out to be a blessing in disguise for real-life amputees. Because at the...

Abortion restrictions don't lower rates, report says

Laws that seek to limit abortions around the world may not lower the rate of abortions but could make them less safe,...

Dr. Robert Redfield appointed CDC director

Dr. Robert Redfield has been selected as the next director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the ...

The shaky science of lie detectors

A polygraph, or lie detector test, given to porn star Stormy Daniels in 2011 shows that she gave truthful answers to ...

South Sudan reaches milestone in eradicating debilitating Guinea worm

Amid war and devastation in South Sudan came glimmers of hope Wednesday as the world's newest nation announced a mile...

Mumps outbreaks linked to waning vaccine protection, study says

The MMR vaccine, given in two doses to children, protects against the measles, mumps and rubella. Yet the United Stat...

Young woman's skin condition leads to splotchy appearance -- and a modeling contract

Amy Deanne was a high school senior when she first noticed the odd white spots on her hand."I began to get the...

A 6-year-old girl goes digging in the dirt at her sister's soccer game -- and finds a 65 million-year-old fossil

Naomi was bored. A 6-year-old can stay riveted by her older sister's soccer game for only so long.So she went ...

Ocean plastic predicted to triple within a decade

Without intervention soon, the amount of plastic littering the world's oceans is expected to triple within a decade, ...

The 16-year-old girl who walks and eats tacos while on life support

Zei Uwadia was the girl next door who would get lost in a good book, took quiet hikes in nature and preferred being a...

How your skin care could protect you from pollution

Like many teenagers, Nicolas Travis struggled with severe acne. But he did something about it."My experience w...

The identity of the lone woman scientist in this 1971 photo was a mystery. Then Twitter cracked the case

Illustrator Candace Jean Andersen was doing some research for a children's book on orcas when she stumbled into a mys...

Judge temporarily blocks 15-week abortion ban in Mississippi

Just one day after Mississippi's governor signed a law banning abortions after 15 weeks, a federal judge issued an or...

Male birth control pill one step closer to reality, researchers say

For decades, birth control pills have exclusively been used by women. But a male birth control pill that is both safe...

Kids 50 years ago almost never drew scientists as women. Now they do almost a third of the time

If you had asked a young child 50 years ago to draw a picture of a scientist, about 99% of the drawings would be of m...

This is how lawmakers plan to end the opioid crisis

Fresh on the heels of President Donald Trump's plan to tackle the ...

Mississippi bans abortions at 15 weeks, earliest in the nation

With a swipe of a pen Monday, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed into law a bill that prevents women from getting ab...

Trump's death penalty plan for drug dealers a 'step backwards,' experts say

President Donald Trump on Monday rolled out his three-part plan to tackle the opioid epidemic -- including some progr...

Your chances of getting sick in the air soar if your neighbor is ill

Not all of the 3 billion people who fly the friendly skies each year around the world are in tip-top health. Conventi...

The television trick to learning a new language

Every day for about five years, Israeli sisters Reut and Shoham Nistel ran home from school, made themselves sandwich...

This is the fastest sport on skates

What started on a whim in the frozen streets of the Alps has evolved into downhill ice cross racing -- the fastest sport on two skates

Accidentally famous: The psychology of going viral

Rebecca Black ("Friday") and Tay Zonday ("Chocolate Rain") didn't expect to go viral, launching their careers. But sudden fame was both a blessing and a curse.

HIV rates rise in at least two US hot spots

Milwaukee is seeing an unexpected spike in cases of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, according to health ...

'You gotta be a little bit crazy' for the Crashed Ice skate derby

Strap on your blades; it's going to be a bumpy ride. Somewhere between Olympic event and "Jackass" stunt is Red Bull'...

Mysterious Denisovans interbred with modern humans more than once

Neanderthals, Denisovans and our ancestors were mixing and mingling a long time ago -- and some of our genetics can b...

Accidentally famous: The psychology of going viral

Fame struck Adam Nyerere Bahner like a random bolt of lightning.At the time, Bahner was a graduate student liv...

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Hi: 51° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 39°
Albert Lea
Clear
37° wxIcon
Hi: 49° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 37°
Austin
Scattered Clouds
36° wxIcon
Hi: 49° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 36°
Charles City
Overcast
45° wxIcon
Hi: 57° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 41°
Rochester
Scattered Clouds
43° wxIcon
Hi: 51° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 40°
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