Indoor Slide at Rackspace Leads to Injuries, 2nd Lawsuit

Fun workplaces are all the rage, but it turns out they can also be dangerous. Rackspace Hosting, a cloud computing company, installed a two-story slide at its Texas headquarters and is now being sued for the second time over injuries sustained on the slide. While the first slide-related lawsuit against Rackspace settled in January, the […]

A shy side of Larry David?

He’s made untold millions laugh. He’s a celebrity worth many millions of dollars. Yet Larry David says he couldn’t walk up to a woman in a bar and say hello. That’s what the famous comedy and television star tells Charlie Rose in a dynamic and humorous interview to be broadcast on 60 Minutes, Sunday March […]

Nasty stomach bug becoming far more common

ATLANTA – A nasty intestinal bug sickens nearly twice as many Americans each year as was previously thought, according to the largest U.S. study to look at the problem. The germ – Clostridium difficile, or C. diff. – flourishes in the gut after antibiotics kill off other bacteria and causes diarrhea. It can be severe […]

For kids, danger lurks in every room at home

All parents want to keep their children safe. There’s the age-old advice: Don’t take candy from strangers. Look both ways before crossing the street. But many parents forget that safety hazards aren’t only outside — they’re also lurking in the comfort of one’s home. Danger can be found in every room of a house or […]

First head transplant two years away, surgeon claims

Most people can’t wrap their head around the concept. But one scientist believes head transplants in humans are possible and that the first could occur as early as 2017. Italian scientist Sergio Canavero of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group says his “Gemini” spinal fusion protocol could be used to extend the lives of patients suffering […]

Limit meningitis vaccines to rare outbreaks

A federal panel on Thursday recommended that two new meningitis vaccines only be used for rare outbreaks, resisting tearful pleas to give it routinely to teens and college students. The vaccines target B strain meningococcal disease, which comes on like the flu at first but can rapidly develop into dangerous meningitis or blood infections. But […]

First head transplant two years away, surgeon claims

Most people can’t wrap their head around the concept. But one scientist believes head transplants in humans are possible and that the first could occur as early as 2017. Italian scientist Sergio Canavero of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group says his “Gemini” spinal fusion protocol could be used to extend the lives of patients suffering […]

Tops in plastic surgery? Bigger bottoms

Butt enhancement helped boost cosmetic procedures in the United States by 3 percent last year, according to a new report. Americans saddled with sagging, small or otherwise run-of-the-mill fannies underwent 11,505 buttock augmentations with fat grafting (up 15 percent from 2013), the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported. More than 3,500 buttocks were lifted (up […]

Coffee may help protect against MS

February 27, 2015, 5:54 AM|Researchers say that people who do not drink coffee are 50 percent more likely to develop MS than people who do. Also, suicide rates for middle-aged people are on the rise. Eboni Williams reports on the day’s top health news. Article source: http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/9hUizw3Mt1c/

Coffee may help protect against MS

February 27, 2015, 5:54 AM|Researchers say that people who do not drink coffee are 50 percent more likely to develop MS than people who do. Also, suicide rates for middle-aged people are on the rise. Eboni Williams reports on the day’s top health news. Article source: http://feeds.cbsnews.com/~r/CBSNewsHealth/~3/9hUizw3Mt1c/