Jeni Schlegel

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13 Instances Of Unethical Human Experimentation Performed In The United States

1. In 1902, American doctors stationed in the Philippines allegedly administered the bubonic plague virus to five unsuspecting victims. Four years …

New Cancer Treatments Represent Major Breakthroughs -- But Who Is Going To Pay For Them?

Corey Wood was a week away from her graduation from the University of California at Berkeley when she started getting flashes in one of her eyes. Her doctor was concerned and had an inkling that something serious was going on, so he took the unusual step of ordering a body scan. Corey was a healthy …

Man Pleads Guilty in Friend's Hunting Death

A western Pennsylvania hunter has pleaded guilty to a state game violation in the accidental, fatal shooting of a friend.<p>The Tribune-Democrat reports …

‘Fattest man in the world’ dies at age 44

A British man whom media had identified as the fattest person alive has died of pneumonia after a devastating battle with an eating disorder that brought him to 980 pounds.<p>News.com.au reported that Keith Martin, of London, underwent a gastric sleeve operation that removed three-quarters of his …

Menthol increases nicotine addiction by tweaking brain

It’s a fresh problem. People who smoke menthol cigarettes often smoke more frequently and can be less likely to quit – and it could be because …

The Science of Human Dissection

<i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. The publication contributed this article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.</i><p>…

The strange case of the man with two hearts

When a man was fitted with a new heart, his mind changed in unusual ways. Why? The answer reveals a surprising truth about all our bodies, says David Robson.<p>Every second or so, Carlos would feel a small “bump” hitting his tummy. It was the beating of his “second heart”.<p>The small mechanical pump was …

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