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Compulsive video-game playing now qualifies as mental health condition
The World Health Organization says some obsessive video gamers may really have an addiction.

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Doctors save teen who lived with organs outside body for 19 years
A teenager who had lived with her vital organs outside her body for 19 years has been saved by doctors.

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Dad left paralyzed from fall minutes after leaving hospital
A dad of three has been left paralyzed after he suffered a critical seizure and banged his head on the ground just minutes after he was discharged from the hospital.

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Veggie trays recalled after 78 sickened by parasite
Florida-based Del Monte has issued a recall for three variations of its veggie tray products after 78 people fell ill with a parasite.

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US serial sperm donor banned from donating in Israel
Serial sperm donor Ari Nagel, an American who has fathered 33 children, with 10 more on the way, has been banned from donating his sperm in Israel, where he first fathered a child using artificial insemination.

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'Random acts of kindness' honor toddler who died before completing bucket list
The parents of a 2-year-old girl who didn't get a chance to complete her bucket list before she died of cancer this past February are hopeful that the online community who surrounded her during her eight-month battle will help her legacy live on through random acts of kindness.

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Dad battling brain cancer shows no sign of tumor regrowth after clinical trial
A clinical trial currently underway at the Cleveland Clinic is showing promise in treating the most aggressive form of brain cancer that typically kills patients within 16 months.

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ER doctor caught on video cursing out patient is suspended
An emergency room doctor at a Northern California hospital has been suspended after she was caught on video allegedly ridiculing a patient after he collapsed from an apparent anxiety attack.

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Invasive plant that causes 3rd-degree burns, permanent blindness discovered in Virginia
Officials in Virginia are warning residents to be on the lookout after an invasive plant was found Tuesday in the northern part of the state can cause third-degree burns and even permanent blindness.

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Why more men are delaying prostate cancer treatment
A survey of veterans showed an increase in “watchful waiting” in prostate cancer treatment. This “wait and see” attitude is spreading.

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California reinstates controversial right-to-die law
California on Friday reinstated a controversial law allowing assisted-suicide, a move likely to deepen the divisions between advocates and opponents of the practice.

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California moves to declare coffee safe from cancer risk
California health officials proposed a regulation change Friday that would declare coffee doesn't present a significant cancer risk, countering a recent state court ruling that had shaken up some coffee drinkers.

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Michigan Home Depot employees build mailbox for autistic boy: 'It was perfect'
Home Depot employees in Michigan built a mailbox for a 7-year-old autistic boy.

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Swimming pool chemicals create gas cloud, sending dozens to hospitals
Dozens of people, including children as young as 6, were exposed to a dangerous mixture of pool chemicals Thursday in Northern California, officials said.

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Oregon woman dies after contracting virus spread by rodent droppings
A 67-year-old Oregon woman died on Wednesday after contracting a rare, incurable disease typically transmitted through rodent droppings.

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Brothers who ran $100M health fraud scam sentenced to prison
Two New Jersey brothers who admitted bribing doctors in a $100 million health care scheme were sentenced to prison Wednesday. In many instances, their company wined and dined doctors at fancy restaurants, took some on private jet trips and even provided some with prostitutes, one brother testified.

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Alabama sisters give birth on same day, around same time, for second time in 9 years
Two sister from Phenix City, Alabama gave birth on the same day, at the same hospital, around the same time last week for the second time in nearly a decade.

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Psychedelic drugs may change the structure of brain cells
It's no surprise that psychedelic drugs such as LSD and ecstasy alter brain function, leading to the

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Idaho child recovering from plague
An unidentified child in Idaho is recovering after receiving treatment for the plague.

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Arizona student paralyzed by rare disorder while on vacation in Spain
A University of Arizona student is slowly regaining control of her limbs after she woke up paralyzed while on vacation in Spain.

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Patients being tested for HIV after nurse reused syringes
A Cherokee Nation hospital in Oklahoma is testing more than 180 patients for HIV and hepatitis after allegations that a nurse reused syringes to administer medications.

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