Desiree Harrington

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FDA reverses fecal transplant regulations, eases restrictions on doctors treating C. Diff patients

Despite the fact that the rather experimental fecal transplant procedure has been recognized through a number of studies as a reliable cure for the rare and debilitating disease known as <i>Clostridium difficile</i>, or <i>C. diff</i>, FDA regulations made it difficult for doctors to reliably perform the …

The Problem of DIY Fecal Transplants

If the FDA continues to heavily regulate the procedure, people will do it themselves.<p>rogimmi/Flickr<p>In January of this year, the <i>New England Journal of Medicine</i> reported that just one stool donation treatment was effective for 13 out of 16 suffering from colitis caused by <i>Clostridium difficile</i> <i>--</i> one …

Bans Of Same-Sex Marriage Can Take A Psychological Toll

As the country awaits two important Supreme Court decisions involving state laws on same-sex marriage, a small but consistent body of research suggests that laws that ban gay marriage — or approve it — can affect the mental health of gay, lesbian and bisexual Americans. When several states passed …

10 Incredibly Spooky Things

Haunted houses and possessed people are standard camp fire ghost story fare. But if a spirit can attach itself to a building or a patch of ground …

10 Lesser Known Amazing Human Body Facts

Of all experiences in nature, none are closer to us than the characteristics of our own bodies. However, the true nature of the human body is still …

8 Endangered Species Still Hunted

Hunting for sport, for trophies, and for food is a very popular enterprise around the world. For many people, shooting an animal and watching it fall …

Study dates arrival of humans in Asia

The first anatomically modern humans almost certainly arrived in southern Asia within the last 70,000 years, having dispersed as small groups of …

10 Most Terrifying Places on Earth

There are places on this planet that are stranger than the most alien landscapes we have ever imagined. Places that make your skin crawl. Places that …

10 Bizarre Things People Believe In

Pseudosciences are beliefs or practices that seem kind of “sciencey”—except for the fact that no one involved is overly concerned with testing their …

10 Creepy Urban Legends From Around The World

Urban legends are often thrilling stories, which contain many folkloric elements; and so they often spread quickly through a community or society. …

10 Nazi Spies and Their Espionage Plots In America

Even before U.S. involvement in World War Two, Nazi strategists—including Abwehr, the German intelligence agency—began inserting operatives into …

10 Creepy Cave-Dwelling Cryptids

Readers of Listverse should be well familiarized with cryptids by now. Unconfirmed by science, cryptids lurk at the fringe of both sight and belief, …

10 Ways Water Can Kill You

The human body contains from 55% to 78% water, depending on body size. To function properly, the body requires between one and seven liters of water …

10 Bizarre Extreme Record-Breaking Birds

Extremes, especially those of a bizarre nature are a subject of great interest to man. While many spectacular accounts detail human sports …

8 Reasons People Embrace Religion

It’s been estimated that nearly 90% of people in the world belong to a religion; even if you exclude the children of religious people (in many …

Seattle Woman Trying To Live On Sunlight Alone Is Probably Going to Die

Navenna Shine of Seattle is planning to livestream her own death.<p>Well, technically she's planning to livestream an experiment in which she attempts …

Rape victim receives 101 lashes for becoming pregnant

A 16-year-old girl who was raped in Bangladesh has been given 101 lashes for conceiving during the assault.<p>The girl's father was also fined and warned the family would be branded outcasts from their village if he did not pay.<p>According to human rights activists, the girl, who was quickly married …

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10 Mysterious Cases Involving Unidentified People

Every year, there are numerous men and women found deceased whose identities are a complete mystery. They are simply known as “John Doe” or “Jane …

10 Rare Animals With Bizarre Adaptations

Nature, as the saying goes, finds a way to survive. No matter what adverse conditions may threaten the survival of a creature, individual species …

10 Deviant Obscure Carnivorous Plants

Everyone knows about the iconic Venus fly trap, and many people have heard of – or even cultivated – common sundews, pitcher plants and a few other …

Top 10 Psychopomps of Ancient and Modern Mythology

A psychopomp is a god, spirit, or demon who is responsible for guiding the spirits of the dead on their journey to the underworld. The word is …

10 Misconceptions About Jesus

Although it might seem that this topic has been done to death, there are still many misconceptions floating around about this vastly influential …

10 Useful Parasites You Should Learn To Love

Parasites may be disgusting—and they may even provide you with a steady supply of diseases. But not all parasites are bad, or at least purely so. …

10 Mysterious Prehistoric Sites From Around The World

In addition to the previous list on 10 Mysterious Prehistoric Sites in the British Isles, there hundreds of mysterious locations spanning the entire …