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

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:43:05 GMT

The US House of Representatives passed a federal "right-to-try" bill Wednesday night, leaving many Americans wondering what the move could mean for their health and that of their loved ones.(image)

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Live bee sting acupuncture is deadly for Madrid woman

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:23:16 GMT

Once a month for two years, a 55-year-old woman in Madrid had gone for acupuncture therapy using live bee stings. Apitherapy -- the medicinal use of bee hive products, including honey, pollen and bee venom -- was the woman's go-to treatment for stress and contractures, a tightening of her muscles that caused stiff joints.(image)

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Mumps outbreaks linked to waning vaccine protection, study says

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 18:00:09 GMT

The MMR vaccine, given in two doses to children, protects against the measles, mumps and rubella. Yet the United States and Europe have seen more than a few outbreaks of mumps, a contagious viral disease, in the past couple of years.(image)

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South Sudan reaches milestone in eradicating debilitating Guinea worm

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:07:41 GMT

Amid war and devastation in South Sudan came glimmers of hope Wednesday as the world's newest nation announced a milestone step toward eradicating a debilitating disease.(image)

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

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:40:29 GMT

For decades, birth control pills have exclusively been used by women. But a male birth control pill that is both safe and effective may be on the horizon, according to a new study.(image)

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Experts blast Trump's 'backwards' death penalty plan

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:59:05 GMT

Public health experts condemned President Trump's plan to impose the death penalty for drug traffickers, saying it shows a lack of understanding of the opioid epidemic and how best to deal with it. "We can't execute our way out of this epidemic," one expert says.(image)

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Researchers finally solve mystery of 'alien' skeleton

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:02:09 GMT

A mummified skeleton discovered in Chile's Atacama Desert 15 years ago doesn't look like anyone you've ever met. In fact, some would say it looks, well, alien.(image)

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Cut calories by 15% to stay young, study says

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 10:03:19 GMT

Maybe there's no need for a fountain of youth after all. New research suggests that cutting calories by 15% for two years can slow the metabolic process that leads to aging and protect against age-related diseases.(image)

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Teen walks while on life support: 'It was one step closer to getting home'

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:34:00 GMT

Zei Uwadia was the girl next door who would get lost in a good book, took quiet hikes in nature and preferred being alone in her room to socializing at another teen party.(image)

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Abortion restrictions don't lower rates, report says

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:23:54 GMT

Laws that seek to limit abortions around the world may not lower the rate of abortions but could make them less safe, according to a new report that illustrates the trend.(image)

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The shaky science of lie detectors

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 20:12:42 GMT

A polygraph, or lie detector test, given to porn star Stormy Daniels in 2011 shows that she gave truthful answers to the questions: "Around July 2006, did you have vaginal intercourse with Donald Trump?" "Around July 2006, did you have unprotected sex with Donald Trump?"(image)

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Young woman's skin condition leads to modeling contract

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:02:03 GMT

Amy Deanne was a high school senior when she first noticed the odd white spots on her hand.(image)

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Dr. Robert Redfield appointed CDC director

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 21:47:06 GMT

Dr. Robert Redfield has been selected as the next director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday.(image)

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Judge temporarily blocks 15-week abortion ban in Mississippi

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 20:28:40 GMT

Just one day after Mississippi's governor signed a law banning abortions after 15 weeks, a federal judge issued an order temporarily blocking it.(image)

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A 7-year-old found a 65 million-year-old fossil

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 15:06:50 GMT

What Naomi Vaughan found was the fossil of an ammonite, a sea creature that went the way of the dinosaurs millions of years ago.(image)

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Kids are now more likely to draw female scientists

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:10:52 GMT

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 men.(image)

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How your skin care could protect you from pollution

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 01:19:29 GMT

Like many teenagers, Nicolas Travis struggled with severe acne. But he did something about it.(image)

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Ocean plastic predicted to triple within a decade

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:45:29 GMT

Without intervention soon, the amount of plastic littering the world's oceans is expected to triple within a decade, a new UK government report warns.(image)

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

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:42:38 GMT

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

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Oklahoma plans to use new execution method

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 22:41:17 GMT

Unable to obtain drugs to use for its lethal injections, Oklahoma will use inert gas inhalation as the primary method for death penalty executions once a protocol is developed and finalized, the state's attorney general announced Wednesday.(image)

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

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 19:00:14 GMT

Not all of the 3 billion people who fly the friendly skies each year around the world are in tip-top health. Conventional wisdom says that you're more likely to catch a cold (or some other illness) if you're stuck on a long flight packed tight with possibly sick passengers.(image)

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HIV rates rise in at least two US hot spots

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 21:23:32 GMT

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

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Your guide to surviving allergy season

Thu, 24 Mar 2016 15:34:19 GMT

Between spring-cleaning and all that pesky pollen in the air, this is an especially itchy-sniffly-sneezy time of year. Run through this list to prepare yourself for the many irritants that can make you miserable.(image)

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The television trick to learning a new language

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:30:50 GMT

Every day for about five years, Israeli sisters Reut and Shoham Nistel ran home from school, made themselves sandwiches and plopped down on the couch to watch an Argentine telenovela with Hebrew subtitles.(image)

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Mysterious Denisovans interbred with modern humans more than once

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:57:10 GMT

Neanderthals, Denisovans and our ancestors were mixing and mingling a long time ago -- and some of our genetics can be traced back to these archaic humans.(image)

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

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:05:59 GMT

Strap on your blades; it's going to be a bumpy ride. Somewhere between Olympic event and "Jackass" stunt is Red Bull's Crashed Ice skating race series. Racers scream down a twisty, downhill motocross route that pours out of the Gothic facade of this city's iconic cathedral.(image)

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