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Risky surgery separates baby from parasitic twin
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 02:44:53 GMT
Baby Dominique was born with her parasitic twin's waist, legs and feet growing out of her back. She required a complicated surgery, and a foster family, to give her a chance at healthy, long life.
Born with her twin's legs and feet growing from her back
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:31:06 GMT
Dominique was born with her parasitic twin's waist, legs and feet growing out of her back. She required a complicated surgery, and a foster family, to give her a chance at healthy, long life.
Conjoined Twins Fast Facts
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:49:59 GMT
Here's some background information about conjoined twins.
US infant mortality rates down 15%
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:09:17 GMT
Infant mortality rates have reached new lows, according to a report released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday.
Coach's rant on 'me, me, me' generation of athletes
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:43:23 GMT
If you've been on Facebook this week, chances are you've seen someone share comments made by Geno Auriemma, coach of the University of Connecticut women's basketball team. UConn hasn't lost a game in more than two years and is in play for a fifth consecutive national title.
Why flu shots fail even when the match is right
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:03:25 GMT
In 2009, two flu vaccines manufactured by the same company did not equally protect against the circulating H1N1 flu virus. A study published Wednesday in the journal Science Translational Medicine examines the question: Why did one vaccine offer 35% less protection against the flu?
Cell phones when driving: Which countries have toughest laws?
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:30:58 GMT
If you are caught using a handheld device while driving in the United Kingdom -- whether it's for talking, texting, taking video or anything else -- your penalties just got significantly steeper, thanks to a law that went into effect this month.
The truth about 'gaydar'
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:38:35 GMT
Kids are often told that you can't judge a book by its cover.
Are vegetable oils healthy?
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:21:41 GMT
In small amounts, vegetable oils are healthy, as they contain fats that are essential in our diets.
How to keep kids occupied on flights without electronics
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:45:06 GMT
A new ban on most electronic devices in the cabins of certain flights to the US and UK from Middle Eastern countries is causing confusion and frustration among passengers -- many of whom are parents of restless children.
'Deaths of despair' fuel midlife mortality for white Americans
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 21:14:44 GMT
It's a midlife crisis of a different sort: "Deaths of despair" -- due to drugs, alcohol and suicide -- are largely responsible for rising mortality rates among middle-age white Americans. And a new analysis by Princeton economists delves into what they believe is behind this trend.
Is 100% fruit juice good or bad for your child's weight?
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:02:56 GMT
A new study suggests that drinking 100% fruit juice daily is linked to some, but not significant, weight gain in early childhood.
Is cancer just a matter of random bad luck?
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:00:15 GMT
For the first time, researchers have estimated what percentage of cancer mutations are due to environmental and lifestyle factors, hereditary factors and random chance. Overall, 66% of the genetic mutations that develop into cancer are caused by simple random errors occurring when cells replace themselves, according to a new study published in the journal Science.
Grieving father: 'I don't play Trump songs anymore'
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:26:45 GMT
Kraig Moss made financial sacrifices last year to follow Trump around the country and tell his own story. Now, he wishes he hadn't.
Living at risk of the world's greatest infectious killer
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:46:05 GMT
The roads are bright orange and unpaved through the agricultural district of Memot in Cambodia. Along the sides lie miles of maize fields and a few farmers tending to them.
People are skeptical about this record-setting trans weightlifting champ
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:02:33 GMT
New Zealand athlete Laurel Hubbard became the first transgender woman to represent New Zealand at the Australian International weightlifting competition -- a detail that has drawn praise and criticism.
86-year-old raises $400,000 and then gives it away
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:38:32 GMT
Thirty-two years' worth of recycled newspapers and magazines -- more than nine million pounds of it -- netted 86-year-old Johnny Jennings $400,000, all of which he gave away to those in need.
Phone device tests male fertility with 98% accuracy
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:53:00 GMT
A new smartphone attachment can evaluate a man's semen and determine his level of fertility with up to 98% accuracy, a new study has showed.
Living in the era of the Internet of Things
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:01:26 GMT
A recent WikiLeaks document dump, purportedly from the CIA, claimed that the agency can hack smart TVs and place them in "fake-off" mode, allowing an owner's private conversations to be recorded and sent to a covert server.
Could we trick the brain to stop tinnitus?
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:02:25 GMT
New research reveals some of the mechanisms underlying tinnitus' development and provides avenues for possible treatment, scientists say.