Fourteen-year-old Emanual Zayes suffered from polyostotic fibrous dysplasia, which caused a 10-pound tumor to grow on his face. On Jan. 19, a few days after a successful removal operation, Emanual died.
On Jan. 17, Walmart announced that anyone who fills an opioid prescription at one of its 4,700 U.S. pharmacies will receive a free DisposeRx packet to help them get rid of any unwanted drugs. The move is intended to help fight the opioid epidemic, which kills over 140 Americans per day via overdoses.
A study published Jan. 15 in Nature Ecology and Evolution suggests a strain of salmonella caused an epidemic in 16th-century Mexico that killed 15 million people.
A study published Jan. 15 used simulations to determine the black death plague pandemic was most likely spread by humans, not rats as previously thought.
An article published Jan. 15 in BMJ Case Reports explains how one man in the United Kingdom ruptured his throat while trying to hold back a sneeze.
A study recently published in the Vet Record journal finds potentially dangerous pathogens in popular raw-meat pet foods can put a pet’s life — and its owner’s life — at risk.
A study recently published in Nicotine & Tobacco Research suggests two-thirds of people who try smoking a cigarette once will go on to smoke daily, at least for a time.
A new study published in Scientific Reports found children who ate fish weekly scored nearly five points higher on IQ tests than those who didn’t.
Twin girls are separated in a Saudi Arabian surgery after the medical procedure could not be done in Gaza.
Last year, Jeanette LeBlanc went crabbing on the Louisiana coast. However, after about 36 hours, LeBlanc started to feel unwell. Doctors said she contracted Vibrio and less than a month later she died.