By Christine Hsu | Jan 23, 2013 09:19 AM EST
A Texas mother-of-four had her legs and fingers amputated on Tuesday after a family dog bit and infected her with a rare blood infection on Christmas Day.
By Christine Hsu | Jan 17, 2013 04:05 PM EST
People who keep tropical fish in tanks at home or at work may be at risk from bacterial infections and life-threatening disease.
By Christine Hsu | Nov 16, 2012 04:55 PM EST
A giant rat attacked a baby girl as she lay sleeping in her crib.
By Makini Brice | Oct 12, 2012 12:38 PM EDT
A lot of weird things have surfaced on beaches, but this one may be the oddest in the cornea-copia.
By Christine Hsu | Oct 08, 2012 04:50 PM EDT
The endless meowing and stumble of an old, grumpy cat may indicate significantly more than feline aging: Japanese scientists have discovered protein deposits found in human Alzheimer's patients in the brains of wild cats.
By Christine Hsu | Sep 24, 2012 04:54 PM EDT
An unidentified man from New Zealand checked into the hospital with a rather embarrassing problem: he needed doctors to extract an asparagus-sized eel from his bottom.
By Makini Brice | Sep 21, 2012 03:40 PM EDT
Call them the Razzies of science, providing awards to the wackiest, wildest and seemingly silliest studies of recent history. The ceremony was last night and we have collected all of the health-related ones for you.
By Christine Hsu | Sep 17, 2012 03:59 PM EDT
Sharks may actually be quite compassionate. A Kiribati fisherman who had been stranded on a wooden boat in the Pacific Ocean with his brother-in-law for nearly four months claims that he had been saved by a friendly shark.