Kristen Thompson

Woman Gives Birth Moments After Almost Getting Mugged

By | Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:45

Pregnant mother of two Kristen Thompson fought off a would-be robber shortly before she went into labor and gave birth to her third child.

Meningitis Claims The Life Of A Young College Student

Student Dies After Tweeting 'I Think I'm Dying': How To Spot Meningitis

By | Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:59

After a Georgetown University student died from an apparent meningitis case, the school is now taking precautionary measures to alert students the signs you need to know, too.

Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart Claims ISIS Is Jealous Of Ebola [VIDEO]

By | Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:31

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart compares the threat of ISIS to that of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.


Death Toll In West Africa Ebola Epidemic Reaches 2,622: WHO

By | Thu, 09/18/2014 - 09:30

At least 2,622 people have died in the worst outbreak of Ebola virus in history, which has so far infected at least 5,335 people in West Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.


More People In The 21st Century Have Died By Homicide Than In War, But Not All Is Lost

By | Wed, 09/17/2014 - 19:00

The first Global Violence Reduction Conference in Cambridge will convene to discuss the possibility of halving violence rates by 2040.

Joan Rivers' Death Still Has Unanswered Questions

Before Joan Rivers' Cardiac Arrest, Her Doctor Was Taking A Selfie

By | Wed, 09/17/2014 - 14:35

Joan Rivers' death has a lot of questions surrounding what happened while she was sedated.


Ebola Could Drain Billions Of Dollars From African Economies: World Bank

By | Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:55

The World Bank announced on Wednesday that the Ebola outbreak could be extremely costly to West African economies, especially since there's no signs of it ending.


Why Some People Tolerate HIV Better Than Others

By | Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:33

A large Swiss cohort of HIV-infected individuals gives us an understanding as to why some people cope with HIV better than others.

obesity statistics still high

Food Companies Are Cutting Calories, But We're Not Getting Any Healthier

By | Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:31

The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation (HWCF) has done little to reduce obesity statistics around the United States.


As Assisted Suicide Laws Relax, Belgium Will Euthanize Murderer And Rapist

By | Wed, 09/17/2014 - 10:52

A 50-year-old Belgian prisoner serving a life sentence has been granted permission for euthanasia, a concern to those who worry rates of assisted suicide are rising precipitously with an extension of the law to children.


First UK Volunteer Gets Experimental GSK Ebola Shot In Trial

By | Wed, 09/17/2014 - 10:26

A fast-tracked British safety trial recently began, with its first volunteer getting an experimental Ebola vaccine. If the drug is effective, it could help the thousands of people who've fallen ill.


Each Year, 1 Million Children Die In Their First Day Of Life

By | Tue, 09/16/2014 - 16:44

Children die from preventable causes all over the world, such as lack of medical support during pregnancy or proper breastfeeding right after birth.

evil man

Man Arrested For Killing Yet Another Of His Girlfriends, But This Time He Also Ate Her Brain [VIDEO]

By | Tue, 09/16/2014 - 14:14

Last week, Joseph Oberhansley was arrested for stabbing his girlfriend to death and proceeding to eat portions of her brain, heart, and lungs.

scrotum man

Man Receives Successful Surgery Removing 100-Pound Scrotum

By | Tue, 09/16/2014 - 13:16

Dan Maurer, 39, finally underwent a major operation removing his 100-pound scrotum after fundraising for a life-changing surgery.

Women's health

'Fast Track' Nations Achieve Great Success In Improving Maternal And Child Health

By | Tue, 09/16/2014 - 10:46

A new study of middle- and low-income countries has found that a synergy across sectors like health, sanitation, socioeconomic development, and politics helps reduce mortality in poor women and children.