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How Olympic Athletes Will Cope With Polluted Rio Water

Experts weigh on dealing with polluted waterways.

How the Body Reacts to Soaring Temperatures

In Iran and Iraq temps have soared far past 100 degrees.

Experimental Ebola Vaccine Could Stop Virus in West Africa

Ebola vaccine seems effective, could stop current outbreak and prevent future disasters

Outbreak of Legionnaire's Disease Sickens 46 in NYC

Officials are investigating whether deaths are related to the outbreak of Legionnaire's disease.

How Body Cameras Could Affect Police Officers

More police departments are using body cameras on officers.

Boys??? Second- and Third-Degree Sunburns Show Dangers of No Sun Protection

Shauna Broadway was horrified to find her sons had no sunblock on field trip.

What You Need to Know About Disease Linked to Cilantro

FDA has banned cilantro arriving from Puebla, Mexico.

Leah Still Remains Cancer Free, Dad Says

The 5-year-old girl remains cancer free after new scans.

Boy Becomes 1st Pediatric Recipient of Dual Hand Transplant

When Zion Harvey was a toddler, he developed a serious infection that resulted in the removal of his hands and feet. Zion has received the first dual hand transplant.

'Fat Guy' Bikes Across America to Save Marriage and Health

Eric Hites wants to save his marriage and get healthy on a cross-country bike trip.

'Brain-Eating' Amoeba Reappears in Louisiana Parish's Water Supply

Deadly amoeba found in New Orleans water supply for second time in two years.

Girl's Amazing Fundraising Skill Helps Best Friend With Rare Disease

Anne Marie Cox has a rare disease that causes her skin to blister and scar.

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Sushi Reportedly Sickens 62

Salmonella outbreak linked to frozen tuna arriving from Indonesia.

Kids Battling Leukemia Find Friendship While Stuck in Isolation

Both children are now in remission.

Teen's Nosebleed Leads to Relatives Diagnosed With Illness

A trip to the doctor for a nosebleed lead to the potentially life-saving diagnoses for three members of a Texas family.

Study Says 'Dadbod' Is Real as New Fathers Gain Weight

Researchers found that new dads tend to gain their own "baby weight" after their children are born.

Mom Dying of Cancer Preps Cards for Toddler to Open in Future

Should she miss any precious moments by losing her life to cancer, Heather McManamy said she's determined to remain in her daughter's memory.

Sweet, Salty and Now Fatty: Scientists Work to Uncover 'Sixth' Taste

Food scientists say fatty food has it's own unique flavor.

Report: Teen Use of Morning-After Pill Is Climbing

Report: Teen use of morning-after pill is climbing, but proportion of teens who had sex is not

Experts Puzzled by Teen???s 12-Year HIV Remission Without Drugs

Teen reportedly has been able to stay off HIV medication for at least 12 years.

Man Allegedly 'Treated' Cancer Patient With Mysterious Substances

A California man has been accused of illegally practicing medicine after he allegedly gave a cancer patient expired medication and a "baggie of dirt,??? officials say.

Toddler Helped by 3-D Printer After Head Swells to Three Times Normal Size

A Chinese toddler had surgery to fix build-up of fluids in her skull.

Teen Explains What Life is Like in a Coma

Teen with cystic fibrosis describes life in a coma.

Bush's Fall Common Among Elderly, Expert Says

Elderly patients face severe consequences from falling.

Routine Dentist Visit Leaves Man With 90-Minute Memory

Doctors describe how a man survives with only a 90-minute memory.

Woman Fights Her Ex Over Embryos in Court Battle

A California couple faces a court battle as they fight over the fate of their embryos following a divorce.

Trans Military Member Says He's 'Pumped' About Pentagon Decision

Sgt. Shane Ortega has spent half of his military career as a transgender man.

Teen Dies From Rare Brain-Eating Amoeba

A Minnesota teen has reportedly died from a rare amoebic infection.

Terminal Cancer Patient Weds From His Hospital Bed

Bride and groom celebrated their marriage at a Long Island hospital

Mysterious Muscle-Wasting Condition in 4 Siblings Baffles Doctors

Family spends years searching for diagnosis after all four children develop mysterious symptoms.

Some Anti-Depressants Linked to Rare Cases of Birth Defects

Researchers investigated how anti-depressants affected pregnant women.

Brain-Eating Amoeba May Have Infected Child

Infections by parasitic amoeba called Naegleria fowleri are extremely rare in the U.S.

Clinic Shut Down After 5 Children Improperly Vaccinated

Health authorities have shut down a New Jersey clinic after finding that five children had been given improper vaccines at the county-run facility.

Heroin Deaths Quadruple in Just Over Decade

More women and more affluent people are using heroin.

Study Reveals Possible Link Between Eye Color and Alcoholism Risk

Is there a link between blue eyes and the risk of alcoholism?

Can Mass Killings Be Contagious?

Researchers look to see if mass murder can be contagious.

Amnesiac Woman Tries to Solve Mystery of Who She Is

Amnesiac searches for family as she fights cancer.

This Pint-Sized Supporter Is Thrilled About a Vaccine Bill

Meet the pint-size supporter of the controversial vaccine bill in California.

CDC Warns of Pool Parasite This Summer

Hardy parasite can cause problems in the pool.

Study Investigates Possible Link Between Citrus and Skin Cancer

Researchers fighting cancer are looking at risks from eating citrus.

Officials Confirm Ebola's Return to Liberia

Deadly Ebola reappears in Liberia.

How a Woman Lost Sight in One Eye 12 Hours After Mud Run

Mom says only transplant will restore sight after infection left her blind in 12 hours.

Girl Learning to Eat After Spending Her Life on Feeding Tube

Four-year-old takes first bite as she learns to eat.

How to Watch Out for 'Flesh-Eating' Bacteria This Summer

The rare "flesh-eating" bacterial infection can start off with very subtle symptoms, according to experts.

Synchronized Swimmers Show Perils of 'Drinking and Diving'

Synchronized swimmers show why you shouldn't "drink and dive."

Swimmers Beware: Burning Eyes May Be Caused by Urine

Beware the irritating pool water this summer.

Why Beachgoers Are Being Warned to Avoid Gulf Waters

Strong storms have lead to polluted water flowing into the Gulf of Mexico, authorities said.

Lamb Modified With Jellyfish DNA Goes on Market, Prompts Investigation

The lamb was being used for a study on heart disease.

Why A Human Head Transplant Probably Isn't Happening Any Time Soon

What you should know about the possibility of a head transplant.

The Drug at the Center of the Supreme Court Case on Lethal Injections

The drug midazolam is at the center of a U.S. Supreme Court case.