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How Common Are Phantom Smells, Or Smelling Things That Aren't There?
Phantom smells, where one perceives scents that aren't actually there, might be more common in the country than most people think, according to a new study. It suggests one in 15 Americans aged 40 and above detect odd odors, such as burning hair or ...

WHO Expects Ebola To Spread In Congo In Areas Too Dangerous To Send Workers
The World Health Organization said Friday that security concerns in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's North Kivu region were preventing aid workers from reaching certain areas — and leaving open the possibility of the Ebola virus spreading. At ...

'Lost' contact lens removed from woman's eyelid after 28 years
A woman has had a contact lens removed from her eyelid 28 years after it was thought to have fallen out. The discovery was made by doctors in Dundee after the patient, now aged 42, complained of swelling over her eye. The lens was found lodged in a ...

E-cigarettes can be key weapon against smoking, say MPs
Rules around e-cigarettes should be relaxed so they can be more widely used and accepted in society, says a report by MPs. Vaping is much less harmful than normal cigarettes and e-cigarettes should be made available on prescription to help more people ...

CDC graphic novel foreshadows swine flu
(CNN) - A new graphic novel, published last week by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, illustrates important public health lessons for teenage scientists. Yet "The Junior Disease Detectives: Operation Outbreak" also reveals the truth ...

Low and high carb diets increase risk of early death, study finds
(CNN) A low-carb or high-carb diet raises your risk of death, a new study suggests, with people eating the food staple in moderation seeing the greatest benefits to their health. Less than 40% or more than 70% of your energy -- or calories -- coming ...

Report calls for relaxed rules on vaping so people can use e-cigarettes to quit smoking
Vaping shouldn't be treated the same as conventional smoking as it's less harmful and could help people quit, MPs have said. A report by the Science and Technology Committee said that rules around e-cigarettes should be relaxed to help accelerate ...

Meat-heavy low-carb diets can 'shorten lifespan': study
Middle-aged people who get roughly half their daily calories from carbohydrates live several years longer on average than those with meat-heavy low-carb diets, researchers reported Friday. The findings, published in The Lancet medical journal ...

Man fighting flesh-eating bacteria from NJ waters undergoes amputations
A New Jersey man started his day fishing for crabs but returned home with a body full of flesh-eating bacteria. Angel Perez of Millville, N.J., was crabbing in the Maurice River in Matts Landing on on July 2, when he contracted gangrene through a ...

Woman Gets Contact Lens Stuck In Eye For 28 Years
A missing contacts lens isn't something you should turn a blind eye toward. Case in point: A 42-year-old woman in Great Britain who lost a lens when she was a teen, only to have doctors discover it embedded in her eye 28 years later. According to the ...


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