Today in medicine …

Topic of study: Detecting the human form of “mad cow disease”
Study subjects: Cows
Location of study: Great Britain
Results: British researchers have developed a screening test to detect the abnormal prion protein associated with the infection.
Significance: The department of health estimates that one in 4,000 Britons could be infected, and early detection could reverse the brain-wasting disease.

Topic of study: Connection between breast implants and rare cancer
Study subjects: Women
Location of study: USA
Results: The Food and Drug Administration is investigating a link between implants and the increased risk of anaplastic large cell lymphoma.
Significance: The study is ongoing and so far, the FDA has only issued a warning.

Topic of study: Super Bowl loss heightens fatal cardiac arrest.
Study subjects: Los Angeles Rams fans
Location of study: Los Angeles County
Results: The Clinical Cardiology journal reports that researchers found the overall death rate per day grew significantly after the Los Angeles Rams Super Bowl loss in 1980, especially for older residents.
Significance: Risk of heart attack increases with added stress.

Topic of study: Dogs detecting bowel cancer by smell
Study subjects:  Dogs/colorectal cancer patients
Location of study: Japan
Results: Dogs can detect bowel cancer even in the early stages by smelling the breath or stool of a patient.
Significance: Though the use of dogs to sniff out cancer is impractical on a large scale, the study could help identify compounds and aid early detection of colorectal cancer.


Florida man charged with murdering son to play…

A Florida man annoyed that his 16-month-old crying son was preventing him from playing video games suffocated the toddler, police said on Friday.


Powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake rattles Mexico

A powerful earthquake struck Mexico Friday, shaking buildings and sending people running into the street, although there were no reports of major damage.


OMG! Exercise can make skin (and butt) look…

A moderate exercise regime can turn back time and actually reverse the skin's aging process, according to new research. The study showed that a minimum…


Jews in eastern Ukraine ordered to register, Kerry…

Secretary of State John Kerry condemned reports that Jews in eastern Ukraine had been ordered to register with the authorities "or suffer the consequences."


Whoopi Goldberg makes her debut as marijuana columnist

"It helps my head stop hurting, and with glaucoma your eyes ache, and she takes the ache out. It's wonderful," she said.

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Kate Middleton made fun of Prince William's bald…

Kate Middleton and Prince William are in Sydney, Australia, right now, and it sounds like that brash Aussie sense of humor might be rubbing off.

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Is Tom Cruise dating Laura Prepon?

"Mission: Impossible" star Cruise is said to be dating Laura Prepon, star of "Orange is the New Black."


'Scandal' recap: Season 3, Episode 18, 'The Price…

Sally is Jesus, Olivia caused global warming, and Mellie's still drunk. Let's recap the Scandal finale. A church full of Washington insiders is about to…


Deron Williams leads Nets over Raptors in Game…

The Nets traveled to a raucous Air Canada Centre but came out with an important Game 1 victory over the Raptors.


Carmelo Anthony agonizing over Knicks future as season…

There’s still the cloud hanging over the franchise’s head as to the pending free-agent status of All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony.


Jets host players with eye toward NFL Draft

The Jets hosted a number of NFL Draft hopefuls for workouts on Thursday, with an eye toward some under-the-radar players.


Chris Johnson: I wanted to go to 'a…

Now that Chris Johnson is a Jet, the team has to figure out if one of the most explosive players in the NFL over the last half decade has anything…


How to parent without gender stereotypes in a…

Christia Spears Brown, Phd. author of "Parenting beyond Pink & Blue" gives advice on raising kids free of gender stereotypes.


VIDEO: 'Vein-scanning' may become the future of paying

Designed to make transactions quicker and easier, the technology works by scanning the unique vein patterns in each person's palm.


#FollowFriday: 10 of the smartest Twitter accounts

Spending lots of time on Twitter? You might as well learn something. Here are some of the smartest accounts to follow.


Light-up nail art syncs with phone

This Japanese technology syncs light-up nail art with your phone.