Posted: 09/26/2012 - A nurse who accidentally disposed of a living donor's kidney during a transplant said she didn't realize it was in chilled, protective slush that she removed from an operating room, took down a hall to a dirty utility room and "flushed down a hopper," according to a report released by health officials on Monday.
Posted: 09/26/2012 - Elderly people in the South use more antibiotics than the rest of their peers in the U.S., leading researchers to believe that doctors in the region may be overprescribing the drugs.
Posted: 09/26/2012 - More elderly patients are undergoing knee replacement surgeries in order to remain active in their later years. However, current money-saving practices and the increasing rate of obesity may be leading to more additional surgeries and more costs in the long run.
Posted: 09/26/2012 - There have been 3,545 cases of West Nile virus reported in the U.S. as of Sept. 25, according to the latest statistics released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday. Of theses cases, 147 have proven fatal this year.
Posted: 09/26/2012 - Is obesity America's greatest threat to national security? A group of retired military leaders seem to think so, given 27 percent of 17 to 24-year-olds in the United States are too fat to serve in the military. That's 9 million potential recruits.
Posted: 09/26/2012 - Scientists at UCLA and the University of Pittsburgh have discovered that "phages", which are 11 types of harmless viruses that live on our skin, has the natural ability to infect and kill the acne-causing bacteria Propionibacterium acnes. They hope their discovery could lead to new acne treatments and other medical advances.
Posted: 09/26/2012 - The first experimental drug for the treatment of progeria has brought hope for the families and people affected by the accelerated aging disease.
Posted: 09/26/2012 - Video games might be good for your health after all. A new study shows that active video games -- such as "Dance Central" and "Kinect Sports: Boxing" - can increase oxygen intake, heart rate and energy expenditure in children, leading researchers to believe that the games may be a way to combat childhood obesity.
Posted: 09/26/2012 - Ahmadinejad says Iran's nuclear program is intended solely for peaceful purposes.
Posted: 09/26/2012 - The narrator in the video says while the Republican candidate talks tough on China for "stealing American ideas and technology" on the campaign stump, in the past Romney did not hesitate to make money off Chinese companies.
Posted: 09/26/2012 - The ad concludes with Romney re-stating his campaign promise of creating 12 million new jobs in his first term in office, which he says will "lift families out of poverty" and strengthen the middle class.
Posted: 09/26/2012 - The GOP presidential candidate told 2,000 voters in a high school gym outside Columbus they could trust him to know his strengths – righting the economy, he said, as well as tackling the national debt.
Posted: 09/26/2012 - Polls indicate Mitt Romney has lost his edge on the economy, which was supposed to be a strength.
Posted: 09/25/2012 - Consumer confidence is at its highest level in seven months, largely because more Americans expect the jobs picture to improve.
Posted: 09/25/2012 - 27 percent of 17 to 24-year-olds in the United States are too fat to serve in the military. That's 9 million potential recruits.
Posted: 09/25/2012 - Ads from Romney's campaign have hammered President Barack Obama for supposedly "gutting welfare" by removing the work requirement from the federal assistance program.
Posted: 09/25/2012 - President Barack Obama called modern day slavery "barbaric" and "evil" as he spoke out Tuesday against trafficking and praised companies, organizations and individuals fighting the traffickers.
Posted: 09/25/2012 - Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly, and then at a Clinton Global Initiative event in New York, Obama repeatedly tried to drive home the value of conversation rather than force.
Posted: 09/25/2012 - Jewish, Christian and Muslim religious leaders gathered in New York to protest advertisements that claim "Support Israel. Defeat Jihad" smattered across 10 city subways stations Monday and to debut a counter-ad that is due up in the same stations at the end of the week, according to the interfaith group.
Posted: 09/25/2012 - The FBI lab has made strides in cutting down its backlog of forensic DNA cases, according to a report released Tuesday by the Justice Department's Office of Inspector General.
Updated: 09/25/2012 - Singer Chris Brown tested positive for marijuana use and will have a probation violation hearing on Novermber 1, a judge ordered Monday.
Posted: 09/24/2012 - Boots & Barkley is recalling its American Beef Bully Sticks that were sold at Target stores nationwide from April through September, over potential salmonella contamination.
Posted: 09/24/2012 - It's never too late to start exercising. A new study shows that people who are fit in their 30s through 50s are more likely to avoid chronic illness in their later years.