Tough Mudder runner nearly lost leg in freak mid-race injury, suit says
A Long Island man competing in a military-style competition that bills itself as “the world’s toughest race’’ had to call it quits after nearly...
'Dead' woman wakes up screaming at funeral home
Prosecutors in Germany have charged a doctor with negligent bodily harm for declaring a 92-year-old woman dead, only for her to awaken again in a...
What's causing Florida's leprosy cases?
Leprosy is often thought to be an ancient disease, but leprosy-causing bacteria continue to infect people in the southern United States, including...
Naturally Occurring Protein Fragment Found in the Brain Inhibits Key Enzyme Implicated in Alzheimer's Disease
For the first time, UCLA researchers have shown that a natural protein fragment produced in the brain can act as an inhibitor of a key enzyme...
MovNat fitness movement hones hunter-gatherer skills
Forget the bench press, treadmill and rowing machine. Some experts believe the best way to get fit is to go back to nature and hoist a boulder,...
Surgeon who helped pioneer key CPR technique dies at 87
Dr. James Jude, one of the experts credited with pioneering life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation, has died. He was 87.
Ohio city detects Lake Erie toxins that led to 2014 crisis
Toledo has detected the first signs in Lake Erie of the dangerous toxin that resulted in a water crisis last year that left 400,000 people in...
Immigrants, poor fish for their dinner, unaware of mercury risk
It's midday and the white bucket balanced on the rocky shore at Mountha Uppasay's feet holds five or six white bass, moving sluggishly in the water...
Insulin resistance might increase Alzheimer’s risk
Insulin resistance may increase the risk for Alzheimer’s disease by depriving the brain of sugar needed for normal cognition, a small study suggests.
Human fetal tissue long used for variety of medical studies
Controversy over Planned Parenthood's supplying fetal tissue for research has focused attention on a little-discussed aspect of science.
App offers key to restful sleep
Do you hate being jolted awake by your alarm clock in the morning? The creators of the app Sleep Cycle say it can wake you up gently to ensure you...
Well: A Way to Get Fit and Also Have Fun
Researchers in Denmark recently developed a new approach to intense interval training that could appeal even to those of us who, until now, have...