3 dead from tainted ice cream

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Time) Three people in Kansas have died after eating contaminated Blue Bell Creameries brand ice cream products, health officials said. A total of five people in the state more…

Injured spinal cord: regeneration possible?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Science Daily) Damage to the spinal cord rarely heals because the injured nerve cells fail to regenerate. The regrowth of their long nerve fibers is hindered by scar more…

Scientists try to genetically modify human eggs

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (The Independent) American scientists have attempted to modify the DNA of human egg cells using a new gene-editing technique that could eliminate inherited diseases from subsequent generations of more…

World's 1st successful penile transplant performed

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (News24) The University of Stellenbosch's medical department on Friday announced the performance of the world's first successful penile transplant. The Stellenbosch University health faculty described the procedure as more…

Chuck Norris gives parents an allergy 'gut check'

by Chuck Norris -- [caption id="attachment_187559" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Chuck Norris[/caption] Before the adoption of the mechanical dishwasher by the general public in the 1950s, "doing the dishes" had a whole other meaning. more…

Boy gets real 'bionic arm' from Iron Man

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WASHINGTON POST) Tony Stark never imagined his bionic suit would earn the superhero title of “Iron Man” (because technically, the suit is titanium alloy). Tyler Petresky, director of more…

Infected Ebola worker arrives in U.S.

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NBC NEWS) An American healthcare worker infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone landed in the United States Friday for treatment at a specialist unit in Maryland. The unidentified more…

Employers push workers to wear fitness trackers

by Cheryl Chumley -- [caption id="attachment_667797" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Employers have a vested interest in seeing their employees stay healthy.[/caption] Fitness tracking devices like Fitbit and the new Apple Watch could very well more…