William Halford had spent two decades researching and developing a vaccine that he believed could bring relief to the millions of people afflicted with herpes.
Plastic surgery game apps sending wrong message to kids
Plastic surgery isn't a game, but some apps have turned it into one for kids.
How many hours it takes to turn an acquaintance into a friend
Here's an unfortunate little truism, taken from a study recently published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships: "It is not possible to have friends without first making friends."
Mother loses two sons in one night to opioids
In one night, the Savage family lost two sons to opioid overdoses. Now they are working to prevent other families from experiencing the same pain.
Plastic pollution is all around us
E. coli warning expanded to all romaine lettuce
The CDC warns that an outbreak of E. coli is now connected to all types of romaine lettuce, including whole heads and hearts of romaine, as well as chopped romaine in salads and salad mixes.
Aging gracefully: Preventing falls
Falls, for older people, are serious. They can significantly impair mobility and independence. They may lead to hospitalization and subsequent placement in a long-term care facility or nursing home. And as you get older, recovery is slower.
New species found among fossils in California
Finding fossils can be a fact of life for construction crews excavating in California. That's what happened when crews broke ground to begin the new Bay Area Calaveras Dam in 2013. They just didn't expect to find so many.
Pioneering physician Asperger sent children to their deaths, study claims
Hans Asperger has been recognized for decades for his groundbreaking studies on child psychiatry and pediatrics.
Man asks German police for help breaking up with partner
A police officer in Ludwigshafen, Germany, an industrial city in Rhineland-Palatinate, received an unusual request in March.
Ice swim racing is not for the faint of heart -- literally
Plunge into water at near-freezing temperatures, and your body goes into extreme distress. Your skin screams signals of pain. You can't breathe, because your chest is cramping up. Talking is nearly impossible. Your heart is pounding. Fear mounts -- as it should. Without any protection, you may lose consciousness in under 15 minutes. You'll be dead within an hour.
A growing number of universities teach weed 101
There's no weed major yet, nor are there textbooks, but a growing number of creative professors have come up with some clever ways to teach about marijuana.
Why does smoking pot give you the munchies?
If you smoke or eat pot, you might have encountered the "marijuana munchies," or the desire for salty, sweet or fatty carbohydrate-rich foods when using the drug.
Their DNA helps them dive deep on one breath
The free-diving Bajau people of Southeast Asia, or "sea nomads," can hold their breath for minutes at a time -- thanks to genetics and their unusually large spleens, a study suggests.
Rodents and filth linked to egg recall by FDA
An inspection report released Thursday by the US Food and Drug Administration indicates that the North Carolina farm linked to a multistate outbreak of Salmonella from contaminated eggs had an ongoing rodent infestation, unsanitary conditions and poor employee practices.
Marijuana-derived drug for epilepsy gets FDA recommendation
A US Food and Drug Administration advisory committee on Thursday unanimously recommended approval of an epilepsy drug that would be the first plant-derived cannabidiol medicine for prescription use in the United States.
Is sushi healthy?
Whether you eat sushi from a Japanese restaurant or from a local supermarket, there's no arguing that it's become a mainstream meal -- and that's good news.
Gene therapy for blood disorder offers 'hope' in new study
An experimental gene therapy for blood disorders was shown to be safe and effective in helping beta thalassemia patients avoid blood transfusions in a new study. However, more research is needed, and if approved for use, it could come with high costs.
Marijuana's effects on young brains diminish after 72 hours
Marijuana is notorious for slowing certain cognitive functions such as learning, memory and attention span (maybe that's why they call it "dope"?). But new research in young people suggests that these cognitive effects, while significant, may not persist for very long, even among chronic users.
Couples are happier when they share chores
It's Friday night, you've just enjoyed a nice meal at home with your significant other, and they're giving you signs that they want to move things to the bedroom -- but one glance at the kitchen sink dampens any desire you might have felt. It's stacked full of dirty dishes. One of you will be stuck cleaning them sooner or later on.
One concussion could increase risk of Parkinson's disease, study says
A diagnosis of traumatic brain injury -- whether mild, moderate or severe -- is associated with an increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease as well as a two years younger age at diagnosis, new research in veterans says.
Every man's nightmare: A 'Broken Bananah'
What may be every man's worst medical nightmare happened to 32-year-old Ross Asdourian.
Man's second face transplant is a world first
A man in Paris with a genetic disorder called neurofibromatosis has become the world's first to successfully receive two facial transplants. He is now debuting his third face.
More than 95% of world's population breathing unhealthy air
More than 95% of the world's population is breathing unhealthy air and the poorest nations are the hardest hit, a new report has found.
What the Starbucks incident tells us about implicit bias
Could implicit bias training prevent an incident like the one at a Philadelphia Starbucks in which two black men were arrested after asking to use the restroom?
Flesh-eating ulcer spreading in Australia
Scientists in Australia have voiced concern about an apparent outbreak of Buruli ulcer, a flesh-eating disease that usually occurs in West and central Africa.
The Kentucky county where the water smells like diesel
Hope Workman drives up the side of a mountain just for drinking water. She and many others in Martin County, Kentucky don't trust what comes out of their tap.
CNN Exclusive: More opioids, more money for doctors
As tens of thousands of Americans die from prescription opioid overdoses each year, an exclusive analysis by CNN and researchers at Harvard University found that opioid manufacturers are paying physicians huge sums of money -- and the more opioids a doctor prescribes, the more money he or she makes.
Inside the secret lives of functioning heroin addicts
They're not slumped over in alleyways with used needles by their sides. Their dignity, at least from outside appearances, remains intact. They haven't lost everything while chasing an insatiable high.