Javier Maldonado

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The Stethoscope: Timeless Tool Or Outdated Relic?

To hear a patient's heart, doctors used to just put an ear up to a patient's chest and listen. Then, in 1816, things changed.<p>Lore has it that 35-year-old Paris physician Rene Laennec was caring for a young woman who was apparently plump, with a bad heart and large breasts. Dr. George Davis, an …

Why was he killed? Brutal death of Italian student in Egypt confounds experts

Giulio Regeni was burned, beaten and mutilated in a murder that bears all the hallmarks of Egypt’s security forces. But a month after he was last seen alive, speculation as to why he was targeted remains just that<p>Giulio Regeni, a 28-year-old Cambridge PhD student from Italy, was on his way to see a …

El Chapo's beauty queen wife says she fears for his life

<b>Atlanta (CNN) —</b> The wife of Sinaloa cartel boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman says she fears for her husband's life and that the Mexican government is using harsh conditions to "get even" with the drug lord because his escapes made them look bad.<p>Emma Coronel Aispuro, a former beauty queen who holds …

Mexico

Switzerland Launches Nationwide Hunt for Zurich Jewel Robbers

MAINZ, Germany — Three robbers escaped with around $1 million in jewelry, cash and gems after targeting an exclusive shop in the Swiss city of Zurich, authorities said.<p>A nationwide manhunt was launched after the culprits “suddenly pulled a handgun and threatened the sales personnel" at the Harry …

That insanely-expensive hoverboard is now $5,000 cheaper

Did you take a look at Arca Space's honest-to-goodness actual hoverboard and think that $19,900 was a bit too much? That's excellent, because the firm has revealed that its canny business deals have lowered the price down to just $14,900. It's a fact that should please all none of its pre-order …

John Wall lives up to his end of the bargain in point guard battle

For 12 minutes at Verizon Center Wednesday night, Steph Curry showed why he is arguably the greatest basketball player in the world. The Golden State Warriors point guard ignited another frenzy in another road arena, netting 25 points and seven three-pointers in the first quarter against the …

Why Bringing Back DDT to Fight Zika Mosquitoes Could Backfire

Less than a century since DDT was first sprayed, the spread of the Zika virus through mosquitoes has left some wondering whether regulators were too …

Public Health

Heartbreaking pictures show mother kangaroo reaching for joey one last time before dying in male companion's arms

A mother kangaroo has been captured reaching out to cuddle her joey one last time before she died.<p>The photographer, Evan Switzer, captured the moment on a bushland property in River Heads, Queensland, Australia.<p>He noticed what was going on while he was on a walk on the property on Monday …