A man in North Carolina died from a rare "brain-eating" amoeba infection after swimming in a lake at a local water park, according to news reports.
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Contrary to the common surfing myth, if you see sharks, there are probably dolphins nearby, experts say.
Not to spoil your summer pool fun, but outbreaks of "crypto," a swimming-related diarrheal illness, are on the rise.
Elite athletes not only have stronger hearts and fitter muscles than the average Joe, but they also sport special gut bacteria that may actually boost their performance.
According to some news outlets, March Madness is tied to an increase in men getting vasectomies. But is this real, or just hearsay?
Former NHL player Lyle Odelein developed a life-threatening infection after a spiky cactus pierced his leg
Chlorine helps keep us safe from an otherwise bacteria-filled soup of pool water and pee. But should we fear the chemical itself?
College football player Shaquem Griffin lost his left hand when he was 4 years old due to amniotic band syndrome.
The Olympics are designed to test elite athleticism, at least in the human realm. But what about the animal world? How would arctic foxes fair in the Winter Olympics, or snowy owls for that matter?
Boaters, cruising off the coast of Hawaii, came across what looked like a giant, used tissue floating in the water.
The mental preparations figure skaters must go through to spin at Olympic levels without dizzily toppling over are at least as intense as their physical workouts.
Olympic audiences went wild last week when Mirai Nagasu landed a triple axel, becoming the first U.S. female figure skater to turn an entire 3.5 rotations in the air at the Winter Games.
There's an added challenge at the 2018 Winter Olympics, according to news reports: An outbreak of norovirus.
The evidence that football leads to brain injury is mounting, but there are two big reasons why it's not likely to change anytime soon.