More than 30 people in Madagascar have died from an outbreak of the plague, and nearly 200 have fallen ill since August, according to news reports.
Doctors in Mexico snapped a stunning photo of an acrobatic arthropod flipping and twirling. But the critter was far from a medical marvel — rather, the crab-shaped parasite was a lowly pubic louse.
What do egg whites and human tears have in common? According to a new study from Ireland, both materials can generate electricity, thanks to an enzyme they contain.
One boy's vision problems and odd changes to his eyes turned out to be caused by a highly restrictive diet, according to a new report of the boy's case from Canada.
Musician Tom Petty died last night (Oct. 2) at UCLA Santa Monica Hospital, where he had been put on life support following a cardiac arrest, according to news reports.
The weather forecast for the coastal city of Tampico Mexico on Sept. 28 may have called for light rain; instead, it got light rain with a side of fish.
A Colorado toddler narrowly avoided surgery after she swallowed 28 Buckyball magnets, according to news reports.
A liposuction procedure turned nearly deadly for a 45-year-old woman in England, according to a new report of her case.
Children who watch movies that include gun violence may be more likely to use guns themselves, a new study finds.
Reports of methamphetamine-laced 7Up in Mexico have prompted Arizona health officials to warn travelers about the potential contamination, according to news reports.
A woman in Australia lost vision in her left eye due to a decade-long parasite infection, the Daily Mail reported yesterday (Sept. 20).
A 16-year-old girl in England died from an extremely rare condition called Rapunzel syndrome, according to news reports.
When doctors in Mexico peered into a 17-year-old boy's eye, they got a squirming surprise: a flatworm wriggling in and out of the teen's eyeball.
The levels of magnesium in your blood may be linked to your risk of developing dementia later in life, a new study from the Netherlands finds.
Life expectancy in the United States ticked upward between 2000 and 2015, but that rise was blunted by increasing rates of opioid-related deaths, a new report finds.
People whose brains respond strongly to rewards may be less prone to some of the negative effects of sleep deprivation, a new study finds.
It's not uncommon to find raw foods on a restaurant menu — think sushi or steak tartare — but if uncooked poultry pops up on a menu, stay away.
An online therapy program designed to treat insomnia also appears to reduce levels of anxiety and depression, a new study from the United Kingdom finds.
Bladders stones — mineral masses that form in the bladder — can cause problems even when they're small: The stones can be painful and make it difficult to urinate.
Your height may be linked to your risk of blood clots: A new study from Sweden finds that taller men and women were more likely to develop blood clots in their veins than their shorter counterparts.