Kenneth Freeman

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Getting Multiple Tattoos Can Strengthen Your Immune System

No pain, no gain.<p>Looking for a solid reason to finally get that Schrodinger's cat tattoo you've always wanted? Well, science has got you covered, …

Cleveland Clinic says first uterus transplant in US fails

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's first uterus transplant has failed, the Cleveland Clinic announced Wednesday, saying doctors had removed the organ.<p>A 26-year-old woman received the transplant on Feb. 24 and seemed to be doing well, even appearing briefly at a news conference on Monday with her …

Toddler Dies After 'Anti-Vax Parents' Allegedly Failed To Seek Proper Medical Treatment

A Canadian couple are in the midst of a court case after they allegedly allowed their unvaccinated toddler to die by not taking him to the doctor …

65-year-old man dies in custody, held for a crime he did not commit

Oakland police assumed they were looking at the aftermath of a violent crime.<p>When they walked into Melvin Stubbs' and Terry Cameron's home Saturday afternoon to investigate a report of a death, they found the home in disarray, as if there had been a struggle. Stubbs, 65, had scratches on his arms …

Crime

This drug is defying a rare form of leukemia — and it keeps getting pricier

When the drug company Novartis launched its breakthrough cancer medicine, Gleevec, in 2001, the list price was $26,400 a year. The company’s chief executive acknowledged it was expensive, calling it an “uphill battle to win understanding for our decision.”<p>Today, that hill is a mountain. Since …

Biotechnology

The Saudis are 'drawing lines in the sand' — and showing they are serious about confronting Iran

The move, which followed the Kingdom's decision last week to halt $4 billion in funding for Lebanese security forces, shows that the Saudis "appear to have had enough," said Tony Badran, a researcher at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies specializing in the military and political affairs of …

South Asia

Doctors Find a New Approach to Ovarian Cancer

The traditional treatment for ovarian cancer is surgery followed by rounds of monthly chemotherapy. The treatment is effective, but there is growing …

7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites you need to see before they disappear

It's not an easy feat to get inscribed to this list, which is why its all the more upsetting when these precious sites become threatened and added to the "UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Danger" list.<p>Unfortunately, most of the threats are from humans, caused by poorly managed mass tourism and …

Surreal photos of Marine night operations that look straight out of a video game

And that gear makes for some of the most amazing night photography imaginable. Below, we have selected some of our favorite photos of the Corps at night that look like they could have been plucked straight from a video game.

Military

"Genetic Scissors" Could Completely Eliminate HIV From Cells

A snipping enzyme edits DNA with no mistakes<p>Thanks to the cocktail of drugs that make up antiretroviral therapy, HIV is no longer a death sentence. But there are downsides to antiretroviral therapy—taking the treatment for many years is expensive, increases drug resistance, and could cause adverse …

Genetics

Beyond condoms: 4 more ways to cut the risk of catching an STD

Condoms are fine for most people, but if you want to really minimize your risk, here are a few steps to consider<p>Americans are really scared of catching sexual transmitted diseases. If you don’t believe me, just check out the Scrotoguard, a latex panty for men designed to cover all the bases a …

The Size of Your Vagina: Is It Normal?

The thing that makes it hard to figure out how you compare: Barely anyone has studied va-jay-jay sizes. McFadden, whose focus is on how vulva measurements can influence body image, is on a mission to change that. In her most recent research, she replicated scientist Jillian Lloyd’s study "Female …

The Entire Country of Australia Is Legalizing Medical Marijuana

The Australian parliament has just legalized the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes throughout the entire country.<p>According to Vice, the law will allow for “the cultivation and production of cannabis and cannabis resin for medicinal and scientific purposes” using permits and licensing. …

Omega-3s may lower breast cancer risk for obese women - Futurity

Researchers say increasing levels of omega-3 in the blood reduced breast density—but only in women who were obese.

Breast Cancer

The favorite job interview questions of Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and 26 other highly successful executives

Savvy executives know that interview questions like, "What's your biggest strength?" and, "What's your biggest weakness?" aren't as telling as they seem.<p>That's why they steer clear of these cliché queries and instead ask more meaningful ones.<p>Many of the most successful execs have their one favorite …

6 Illustrations That Show What It’s Like In An Introvert’s Head

<b>This article first appeared on</b> <b>QuietRev.com</b><p>Dear Extroverts,<p>We love your energy and excitement. But as introverts, we sometimes feel misunderstood. We wish you could visualize what’s going on inside our brains—you might be surprised! Here are six illustrations of what it’s like to be in our …

Sexual violence may alter how the female brain works - Futurity

Despite the undeniable connection between sexual trauma and mental health, little is known about how aggression affects the female brain.

What You Need To Know About The Meningitis B Vaccine

Difficult bacteria have made the meningitis B vaccine expensive. Now, hundreds of thousands of people have signed a record-breaking petition asking for it to be made available to all children up to age 11 anyway.<p>There are several groups of meningococcal bacteria, each given different …

Public Health

This man watched as his Megabus exploded - and live-tweeted the whole thing

Lucas Peterson was writing about budget travel - but his story turned into an adventure after his Megabus was stopped, then smoked and exploded<p>A reporter for the New York Times was taking a Megabus in order to write about budget travel.<p>His journey had an unexpected twist, when after griping about …

Georgia bill inspired by Jimmy Carter's cancer treatment

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers have approved a bill inspired by former President Jimmy Carter's cancer treatment.<p>The bill prevents insurance companies from limiting coverage of drugs for stage 4 cancer patients.<p>Carter, now 91, announced in August that he had been diagnosed with skin cancer that …

At Least It's Not Cancer -- A Prejudice That Harms Patients

As a young bride barley off her honeymoon, I was diagnosed with a rare illness and told I would be lucky to see the age of thirty. My disease quickly robbed me of essential functions I never realized were a true privilege. Eating; biting into a delicious, juicy cheeseburger, abruptly become …

Seas are now rising faster than they have in 2,800 years, scientists say

A group of scientists says it has now reconstructed the history of the planet’s sea levels arcing back over some 3,000 years — leading it to conclude that the rate of increase experienced in the 20th century was “extremely likely” to have been faster than during nearly the entire period.<p>“We can say …

Climate Change

Is your phone cooking your sperm?

They’ve been blamed for causing everything from Alzheimer’s disease to cancer, and now infertility. Here’s a look back at popular mobile phone health scares gone by …<p>Maybe it’s guilt about overusing them, maybe it’s the shadow of cigarettes, maybe it’s just technophobia. Whatever it is, it seems …

Alzheimer's Disease

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Dementia

5 research-backed ways to tell if someone is lying

We're going to see what the research has to say on detecting lies, avoiding deception and more. And this is the industrial strength package. We'll look at how to avoid being deceived by the pros in this arena: con artists.<p>To get the real answers, I called an expert. Maria Konnikova is a …

It's not your age that predicts cancer risk. It's your age gap - Futurity

The bigger the difference between your biological (epigenetic) age and your chronological age, the higher your risk of dying of cancer.

Homeopathy Is A “Therapeutic Dead-End” Says British Scientist

Could the treatments be losing steam in the U.S., too?<p>Homeopathy, the form of alternative medicine in which proponents claim that small doses of natural substances can cure patient’s ailments, has come under fire recently—Australia deemed the practice “useless” in 2014, and last year the FDA …

Homeopathy