CDC expands E. coli warning to all romaine lettuce

The CDC warns that an outbreak of E. coli is now connected to all types of romaine lettuce, including whole heads and hearts of romaine, as well as chopped romaine in salads and salad mixes.

Man asks German police for help breaking up with partner

A police officer in Ludwigshafen, Germany, an industrial city in Rhineland-Palatinate, received an unusual request in March.

Mother loses two sons in one night to opioids.

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.

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 of pain. You can’t breathe, because your chest is cramping up. Talking is nearly impossible. Your heart is pounding. Fear mounts — as it should. Without any protection, you may lose consciousness in…

A growing number of universities teach weed 101

There’s no weed major yet, nor are there textbooks, but a growing number of creative professors have come up with some clever ways to teach about marijuana.

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 carbohydrate-rich foods when using the drug.

Rodents and filth cited in FDA report on farm linked to egg recall

An inspection report released Thursday by the US Food and Drug Administration indicates that the North Carolina farm linked to a multistate outbreak of Salmonella from contaminated eggs had an ongoing rodent infestation, unsanitary conditions and poor employee practices.

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 operate your oxygen mask could be vital.

Pioneering physician Asperger sent children to their deaths, study claims

Hans Asperger has been recognized for decades for his groundbreaking studies on child psychiatry and pediatrics.

Participating in the #NationalSchoolWalkout? Robert DeNiro has your excuse lettter

The actor wrote a serious, moving letter providing “permission” to students to walk out in protest of gun violence

Marijuana-derived drug for epilepsy gets FDA committee recommendation

A US Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Thursday unanimously recommended approval of an epilepsy drug that would be the first plant-derived cannabidiol medicine for prescription use in the United States.

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 example of this procedure, called trepanation, dates to 7,300 B.C., according to findings from a site at the village of Vasilyevka in Azerbaijan. That means cranial surgery was happening as long…

Is sushi healthy?

Whether you eat sushi from a Japanese restaurant or from a local supermarket, there’s no arguing that it’s become a mainstream meal — and that’s good news.

Their DNA helps them dive deep on one breath, study says

The free-diving Bajau people of Southeast Asia, or “sea nomads,” can hold their breath for minutes at a time — thanks to genetics and their unusually large spleens, a study suggests.

16 states affected by 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 grow, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

Aging gracefully: Preventing falls

Falls, for older people, are serious. They can significantly impair mobility and independence. They may lead to hospitalization and subsequent placement in a long-term care facility or nursing home. And as you get older, recovery is slower.

‘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 that they want to move things to the bedroom — but one glance at the kitchen sink dampens any desire you might have felt. It’s stacked full of dirty dishes.…

Gene therapy for blood disorder offers ‘hope’ in new study

An experimental gene therapy for blood disorders was shown to be safe and effective in helping beta thalassemia patients avoid blood transfusions in a new study. However, more research is needed, and if approved for use, it could come with high costs.

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 developing Parkinson’s disease as well as a two years younger age at diagnosis, new research in veterans says.

He needed a kidney. A classmate from 50 years ago that 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 despite the time and distance between them, the two are now sharing more than high school memories.

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 that’s why they call it “dope”?). But new research in young people suggests that these cognitive effects, while significant, may not persist for very long, even among chronic users.

Months after Maria, Puerto Rican patients travel 12 hours for dialysis

Hurricane Maria totaled Vieques’ hospital, which housed the island’s only dialysis clinic. That set off an ongoing crisis for patients for whom the thrice-weekly round trip to a dialysis center on the main island takes at least 12 hours.

Every man’s nightmare: The serious case of the ‘Broken Bananah’

What may be every man’s worst medical nightmare happened to 32-year-old Ross Asdourian.

Baboons break out of a research center

Four baboons, having clearly read too much dystopian fiction, escaped a biomedical research lab in San Antonio by climbing a 55-gallon barrel and jumping out of their enclosure.

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.

Man’s second face transplant is a world first

A man in Paris with a genetic disorder called neurofibromatosis has become the world’s first to successfully receive two facial transplants. He is now debuting his third face.

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 penthouse suites.

More than 95% of world’s population breathing unhealthy air

More than 95% of the world’s population is breathing unhealthy air and the poorest nations are the hardest hit, a new report has found.

Maternal death rate in Texas was inflated, study shows

Pregnancy-related deaths in Texas doubled in two years, a 2016 study showed. A new study refutes that data, blaming the discrepancy on human error.

The new tech revolutionizing the global fight against ancient diseases

On the second floor of an infectious-disease research facility in this African capital, Dr. Joseph Kamgno, the country’s leading expert on parasitic roundworms, stood at his desk staring down at the black hard-shelled case that had just arrived from a bioengineering lab at the University of California-Berkeley.