Emanuel Zayas dies after undergoing surgery to remove 10-pound tumor from his face. Zayas, 14, died Friday night, his doctors and relatives announced. And the news of his death spread sadness through the social networks where many people had been tracking his progress from desperation to encouragement. Dr. Robert Marx, head of...
Japan city issues emergency alert to recall deadly blowfish packages. Eating the toxic parts of the fugu fish can lead to numbness, paralysis, respiratory problems and often an agonizing death while conscious. The meat is highly regulated. A central Japanese city has used its emergency loudspeaker system to warn residents to...
Ryan Joseph, a high school sophomore in California has been left paralyzed from the neck down and unable to breathe on his own after being injured during a wrestling match. Ryan Joseph of College Park High School in Pleasant Hill was wrestling in a junior varsity match Jan. 10 when...
Boris Stern, A 92-year-old Battle of Bulge survivor has been reunited with a dog tag he lost days before the bloody World War II battle 73 years ago. Thursday, an envelope addressed to Stern arrived from a man named Jean Paul Mandier in France. He picked it up at the...
Between the brisk cold and the holiday cheer, many of us get a little red in the face this time of year. But for some people of Asian descent, a New Year’s toast – or even a few beers after work – will trigger a bright red blush known...
Ada Trieber, 83, died after she went searching for her husband Grant Trieber, 90. Provincial police say extreme cold weather played a factor in the death of an elderly couple in Huron County. Police officers were called to a residence on Airport Line in Bluewater, Ont. at about 9 a.m. on...
Heather Mosher's wedding vows were among her last words: The 31-year-old cancer patient passed away fewer than 24 hours after her wedding to David Mosher on December 22, Time reports. Her friend and bridesmaid Christina Karas snapped a photo of Heather raising her arms in celebration from her bed while...
For the past four years, a mysterious syndrome has been killing millions of sea stars along the West Coast, turning the five-armed critters into piles of goo. But now, the sea stars appear to be making a comeback, according to news reports. After the Sea Star Wasting Syndrome affected the...
Researchers debunk harmful poinsettias, cookie dough and other holiday season myths and misconceptions. Poinsettias, those showy holiday plants with red and green foliage, are not nearly as harmful as a persistent myth says. Mild rashes from touching the plants or nausea from chewing or eating the leaves may occur but...
Health Canada was investigating an outbreak of E. coli bacteria. The outbreak seemed to be linked to romaine lettuce, however they still have no idea which product is causing the infections. Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador have each reported 13 cases, Ontario has had 8, New Brunswick five and Nova Scotia...