Woman was born with no vagina; can't have sex or babies

JACQUI Beck had no idea she didn't have a vagina until she was 17. Then on a routine trip to see her doctor about lower ... Full story

 

Bird flu strain infects human for 1st time

A STRAIN of bird flu that scientists thought could not infect people has shown up in a Taiwanese woman, a nasty surprise that shows scientists ... Full story

Deborah Cohen pre-surgery dance-off in San Francisco inspires

HAVING a double mastectomy can be a terrifying prospect. But one woman has danced her cares away in the operating theatre prior to her surgery ... Full story

'Deadliest known substance kept secret' - botox super-toxin

SCIENTISTS have discovered a new type of botox they believe is the "deadliest substance known to man" and have withheld the DNA sequence because an ... Full story

Stem cells a step closer to being used as therapy

IN a major breakthrough scientists have reprogrammed stem cells inside living mice so they can become any cell type in the mouse body. It is ... Full story

If your Chobani yogurt is hissing at you and tastes weird, here's why

Things haven't been so smooth for Greek yogurt maker Chobani after customers reported instances of bloated containers, odd tastes and illness. The company has quietly ... Full story

Huh? What? Where? 1 in 5 teenage boys have ADHD

Apparently our nation's lack of ability to focus on one thing for more than five damn minutes is more widespread than we thought. The New ... Full story

Audrina Cardenas: Baby born with heart outside body beats odds, heads home

Audrina Cardenas' smile will melt your heart; her story might break it (though this week brings good news for the adorable baby). Born in Houston nearly ... Full story

Marijuana's effect on teenagers' intelligence questioned

In news sure to have errant teens doing more toking than passing, a study which concluded that adolescent pot use lowers IQ has been challenged. Researchers ... Full story

Plastic surgery horror causes woman to grow bones in her eyelids

We always thought that "The Human Centipede" was the most unsettling medical procedure ever, but then we heard about this. After a California woman had ... Full story

Kids, warn your parents: It's possible to overdose on Brussels sprouts

Nurse! Light a match! An Australian medical journal printed the first known case of OD by sprout, when a Scottish man suffered heart trouble after ... Full story

Depressed and anxious? It's totally your stupid sibling's fault

As Christmas draws nears, it's time to embrace your siblings, hold them close and thank them for turning you into a depressed, anxiety-riddled mess with ... Full story

Pass the salt: It may not be as bad for you as you think

For years, we've been told that salt will kill us all. However, Australian research has added to growing evidence that salt may not only be ... Full story

Frequent adolescent marijuana use lowers IQ

Here’s a shocker – smoking a ton of weed as a teenager is probably going to make it, uh, harder to think. That is the blunt ... Full story

AZ bill says women could be pregnant 2 weeks before sex

If you are a woman who will be ovulating in the next two weeks, congratulations -- you're pregnant! According to new Arizona legislation, gestational age ... Full story

Transplanted cornea, older than Statue of Liberty, still works OK

A 123-year-old cornea is believed to be the world’s oldest living organ. Certainly, its proud owner, 80-year-old Norwegian man Bernt Aune, maintains it’s the oldest ... Full story

You will surely want sunscreen after seeing this man's face

We hope you're wearing sunscreen because here's the most compelling evidence we've ever seen of the damage the sun can do to skin. Pictured is a ... Full story

Take a look at this very ballsy ad for cancer prevention

Guys are always reaching for their toys, right? Well, a Peruvian ad agency took that idea to its most far-reaching conclusion -- and decided that ... Full story

Strong smells cue our brains to stop eating

If you're dieting, you might want to avoid smelly foods. Researchers in the Netherlands conducted a study in which subjects had the fun task of ... Full story

Wheelchair alternative allows Segway-like movement

An impressive alternative to the standard wheelchair will debut this week in Turkey, but it comes with a steep price tag. The new Tek Robotic ... Full story

Study says ambitious people live shorter, unhappier lives

People who attended America's most prestigious schools may seem to have the world by the tail, but it turns out all that high achievement may ... Full story

Study says nonviolent video games are good for your brain

Go ahead, launch another Angry Bird. According to research cited in the Wall Street Journal, frequent gaming can improve everything from decision-making processes to your ... Full story

Horrifying baby-swinging guru thinks it's healthy

If you haven't seen viral video footage of "baby-swinging yoga guru" Lena Fokina doing unspeakable things to crying babies, you're probably among the lucky (though ... Full story

Smokers spared from seeing horrific images on packs

Tobacco companies won't have to put graphic images on cigarette packages, thanks to a judge's ruling. A federal mandate had been in place that would ... Full story

World's first quadruple limb transplant has failed

In what was to be the world's first quadruple limb transplant, surgeons at Hacettepe University in Turkey attached limbs donated by the family of a ... Full story

Yes, you really might be addicted to ice cream

That standard complaint -- "I'm addicted to ice cream" -- might actually have some factual basis to it. Scientists at the Oregon Research Institute found ... Full story

Buyer, beware the toothbrush that can break your teeth

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a consumer safety update Thursday about a brand of electric toothbrushes that's been found to chip teeth, cut gums and generally ... Full story

High doses of new car smell could kill you

Jalopnik asks the question "is your car trying to kill you?" and the answer seems to be, well, maybe just a little. Citing a new ... Full story

Drinking diet soda could kill you

Feeling good about yourself for trading sugary soda out for calorie-free diet soda? Not so fast there, bones. A study published in the Journal of General ... Full story

Yale eggheads say obesity is contagious

If you have a gut feeling that your partner may be the reason you're packing on the pounds, you may be onto something. A study out ... Full story