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Harlem Man May Have Set World Record For Being Shot 21 Times

232 votes | submitted 2010-08-10 00:44:31 by sharkymiragical | 50 comments

The doctors pulled 21 slugs out of Alvarez's body, which the NY Daily News got someone to tell them must be some kind of record.

Gym Benefits Undone By Too Much Sitting

264 votes | submitted 2010-08-09 21:41:54 by ragingreid | 64 comments

Hitting the gym every day might do little to decrease your risk of death if you spend the rest of your time sitting down, a new study suggests.

Drug-Resistant Flesh-Eating Germs More Common with Superbugs

214 votes | submitted 2010-08-09 19:23:30 by statik99 | 33 comments

The condition appears out of nowhere and used to be fairly rare, caused by a single type of strep bacteria. But now, drug-resistant superbugs like MRSA can make "flesh-eating" toxins that attack diabetics, obese people, cancer patients and others with weak immune systems.

Snail Venom Inspires Powerful Pain Reliever

321 votes | submitted 2010-08-09 17:48:03 by nicoole16 | 28 comments

The new drug could be the most promising painkiller since morphine was introduced.

Why sexually transmitted diseases are rising for 45 & older

203 votes | submitted 2010-08-09 17:18:56 by webtickle | 65 comments

Safe sex message doesn't apply only to teens.

Don't Let Germy Gyms Get You Sick (pic & video)

293 votes | submitted 2010-08-09 16:44:56 by bettverboten | 45 comments

TOP THREE PLACES AT YOUR LOCAL "Y" OR GYM THAT ARE THE GERMIEST:\r\nThey are the shower, mats, and exercise machines, especially things that have handles. For example, in the shower you can catch athlete's foot if you don't wear shower shoes. On the yoga mats, you can get Folliculitis....

Why Do People Hoard? (Video)

320 votes | submitted 2010-08-09 13:44:32 by mwtapp | 119 comments

After receiving an eviction notice, Franny Gray, a 75-year-old hoarder, tries to clean up her home with help from the housing authority in Framingham, Massachusetts.

Shining a light, literally, on Diabetes...

118 votes | submitted 2010-08-09 09:58:24 by lfc4eva99 | 18 comments

Device from MIT’s Spectroscopy Lab could help diabetic patients monitor their blood glucose levels without finger pricks.

Hey Ladies, You Want To Check Out My Muscles? (PIC)

247 votes | submitted 2010-08-09 09:20:04 by shroomtime | 34 comments

Study: Smokers can 'Out-think' Cravings

265 votes | submitted 2010-08-09 01:19:21 by wendyhong | 22 comments

Smokers trying to quit the habit can reduce their cravings with the right kind of thinking about the consequences of their addiction, U.S. researchers say.\r\n

Visualizing Hunger: Why We Need a Hunger Data Consortium?

223 votes | submitted 2010-08-08 14:48:08 by vtstarin | 23 comments

Hunger is on the rise in America despite decades of government programs and private outreach. According to the most recent figures. which are almost two years old. we need so much more than measurement. We need smarter, more collaborative data collection. And, we need to couple that data with creative, compelling infographics that spur innovation

Do you Feel lucky? Some food good long past expiration date

338 votes | submitted 2010-08-07 20:25:41 by Smirkyeyes | 80 comments

Eggs can be good for three to five weeks after their expiration date. Cereal can last a year longer. Toothpaste? Almost to infinity and beyond, say food safety experts. A new study estimates U.S. consumers unnecessarily discard billions of dollars of food a year.

Woman With New Heart, Lungs, Liver and Kidney Gets Her M.D.

321 votes | submitted 2010-08-07 14:01:22 by cutedrishti8 | 46 comments

Allison John, 32, made medical history in 2006 after she received her fourth organ transplant -- a kidney from her father, 61-year-old David John, to add to her previous heart, lung and liver transplants.But despite a life plagued by illness and frequent hospital visits, she has now signed on to a lifetime working the wards as a doctor, herself.

How slimming became big business in the Twenties

219 votes | submitted 2010-08-07 10:14:03 by chris1234 | 24 comments

The diet industry might seem like a modern invention but the slimming craze can be traced back to your great-grandmother's day.

Are There Benefits to 'Toning Shoes'?

253 votes | submitted 2010-08-07 02:22:50 by thoughtsonthis | 27 comments

Shoe companies that sell "toning shoes" -- a fancy sneaker with an unstable sole -- say that toning shoes can sculpt your legs and reduce the girth of your backside while you walk. But at least two new studies from the American Council on Exercise suggest the claims are untrue.

Gauze made of human skin accelerates healing

192 votes | submitted 2010-08-06 22:06:55 by globoler | 41 comments

TheraSkin is a graft made of real skin that stimulates your body to heal itself. TheraGauze is a covering that regulates the moisture within a wound. When TheraGauze is used to cover TheraSkin, the two products work together to speed healing of diabetic foot ulcers and other wounds that have trouble healing.

Pro-Choice Groups Question Crisis Pregnancy Center Tactics

437 votes | submitted 2010-08-06 20:16:53 by arbiinc | 117 comments

Some pro-choice groups - and an HBO documentary - have raised questions about the tactics crisis pregancy centers use in pursuit of an antiabortion agenda