Joe Rogan doubles down on unproven ivermectin after bout with COVID-19

Joe Rogan returned from his battle with COVID-19 on Tuesday and began spreading misinformation on his podcast, where he pushed anti-vaccine conspiracy theories and touted ivermectin, a drug with no … Read More

India scrambling to contain lethal Nipah virus after child’s death

Authorities in India are racing to stamp out an outbreak of the rare and deadly Nipah virus after a 12-year-old boy died from it in the coronavirus-stricken state of Kerala. The … Read More

WHO says it’s watching Mu, a new COVID-19 variant of interest

The World Health Organization (WHO) has enough COVID-19 variants to worry about. Now it’s keeping an eye on Mu, too. The WHO says it’s monitoring a new coronavirus variant that … Read More

FDA warns Americans to stop taking horse dewormer for COVID-19: ‘You are not a horse’

The United States’ Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a statement on Saturday warning citizens to stop taking a horse deworming drug as defence against COVID-19, following reports of people … Read More

Guinea reports first-ever case of rare and deadly Marburg virus

The extremely rare and deadly Marburg virus has been detected for the first time in the African nation of Guinea, according to health officials who warn that it could spread … Read More

China reports its first human death from rare monkey B virus

China says it has recorded its first primate-to-human infection and death involving the monkey B virus, a rare and deadly pathogen that remains little-understood in some parts of the world. … Read More

Ontario vacant lot is a steal at $99K — but it’s ‘presently underwater’

A 7.7-hectare vacant lot is making big waves in Ontario’s real estate market, where it’s listed at the bargain-basement price of $99,000. The lot appears to be a steal at … Read More

Fish can get hooked on meth in drug-polluted waters, study suggests

Are fish getting addicted to the drugs that humans flush down the toilet? Researchers in the Czech Republic seem to think it’s possible after they deliberately tried to get dozens … Read More

Ukraine army under fire for making female cadets march in heels

Ukraine‘s defence minister is trying to walk back plans for female cadets to march in heels during independence day celebrations next month after critics called for him to kick the … Read More

Iceland’s 4-day workweek deemed an ‘overwhelming success’ after trial

Less is more in Iceland, where a shortened workweek led to better outcomes for workers and employers alike, according to new study results. The trial involved trimming people’s work hours … Read More

Anti-vax doctor mocked for claiming that shots will ‘magnetize’ people

Are you sick and tired of peeling forks off your head and car keys off your fingers? Are you suddenly a master of magnetism, capable of bending metal with your … Read More

Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta: WHO officially names COVID-19 variants of concern

The World Health Organization (WHO) has introduced a new naming convention for the coronavirus variants of concern, in a move aimed at eliminating the potential stigma around places where those … Read More

Rare but deadly ‘black fungus’ adds to India’s COVID-19 struggle

Doctors in India are being told to watch out for an extremely rare but often deadly “black fungus” that can afflict people with severe cases of COVID-19, as the country’s … Read More

COVID-19 patient dies after rare 3-hour erection in hospital

NOTE: This story contains details that some may find disturbing. Please read at your own discretion. Doctors say a 69-year-old man died of COVID-19 last year after exhibiting a bizarre … Read More

Man welcomes ‘new chance’ after historic face, double hand transplant

NOTE: This story contains photos and descriptions of a medical nature that some might find graphic. Please read at your own discretion. A New Jersey man is slowly learning how … Read More

Anal swabs to become China’s No. 2 method for COVID-19 testing

Chinese citizens are clenching up at an invasive new form of COVID-19 testing in the country: anal swabs. State-controlled media has floated the notion of anal swabbing for “high risk … Read More

Magic mushrooms grew in man’s blood after he injected them as a tea

A U.S. man was hospitalized with organ failure after he injected himself with a tea made from psychedelic mushrooms, which later started growing in his veins. The unusual and dangerous … Read More

Will the coronavirus vaccine cause infertility? Here’s what you need to know

If you clicked on this story, chances are you’re among the growing number of people looking for answers about whether the coronavirus vaccine is safe for pregnant people, or about … Read More

Police bust scheme to wash and sell 300,000 used condoms in Vietnam

A factory owner is looking for some legal protection in Vietnam, where police say they busted a scheme to resell more than 300,000 used condoms. A local resident gave police … Read More

Candy overdose: Man dies from bag-a-day black licorice habit

A Massachusetts construction worker suddenly collapsed at lunch with his co-workers and later died in what doctors say was a major heart issue brought on by his love for black … Read More

Avoid trick-or-treating due to coronavirus this Halloween, CDC says

The scariest thing on Halloween night will be the invisible threat of COVID-19, and adults and children should change their plans to minimize that danger, according to new guidance from … Read More

Chinese pharma leak infects thousands with bacterial disease

Thousands of people in northwestern China have tested positive for brucellosis, a disease that commonly infects livestock, after a pharmaceutical factory accidentally vented bacteria into the air last year, officials … Read More

Sturgis biker rally with Smash Mouth was ‘superspreading event,’ report says

Nearly half a million defiant bikers and an aging ’90s band couldn’t fend off the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic in South Dakota last month, where the annual Sturgis Motorcycle … Read More

Alyssa Milano says she’s losing her hair following lengthy COVID-19 bout

Actor Alyssa Milano is revealing details about her battle with COVID-19. The former Charmed and Who’s the Boss star opened up on Twitter about her experience with the coronavirus, specifically … Read More

Trump backs doctor who believes in COVID-19 cure and ‘demon sperm’

Dr. Stella Immanuel, one of the “very respected doctors” who backed U.S. President Donald Trump‘s disproven theory about hydroxychloroquine, also believes that dream sex with demons will make you sick. Immanuel … Read More

N.S. Senator pushes for Emancipation Day to be nationally recognized

When it comes to healing multi-generational trauma endured by African Canadians to this day, Canadian Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard says it’s crucial to be conscious of Canada’s role in slavery. … Read More

Try ‘glory holes’ for safer sex during coronavirus, B.C. CDC says

B.C. health officials are recommending an age-old, occasionally cutting-edge tactic for sex during the coronavirus pandemic: “glory holes.” The B.C. Centre for Disease Control added new recommendations for socially distant … Read More

Teenager dies of bubonic plague after eating marmot in Mongolia

A 15-year-old boy has died of the bubonic plague after eating a marmot, Mongolian officials say. The death occurred inside a quarantined part of Gobi-Altai province in western Mongolia, health … Read More

‘Moving black worm’ removed from tonsil of woman with sore throat

Is that tickle in your throat the first sign of COVID-19 — or something even creepier? Doctors in Japan say they successfully removed a long, thin, “moving black worm” from … Read More

Bill Nye the Science Guy returns for ‘wear a mask!’ PSA on coronavirus

Consider the following: Bill Nye is so fed up with people rejecting face masks that he came out of retirement for a new “Science Guy” video about the benefits of … Read More

Man can’t see the numbers 2-9, thanks to rare disease

A neurogenerative disorder cost a U.S. man the ability to perceive the digits 2 through 9, researchers say. The man, whose case is described in a paper recently published in … Read More

Elon Musk threatens to move Tesla out of California over coronavirus rules

Tesla CEO Elon Musk threatened Saturday to pull the company’s factory and headquarters out of California in an escalating spat with local officials who have stopped the company from reopening … Read More

Robot ‘dog’ named Spot to help social distancing efforts at Singapore park

A four-legged robot dog named Spot is set to help social distancing efforts in one of Singapore’s national parks during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Developed by Boston Dynamics, the yellow … Read More

Woman with Down syndrome in critical condition as Markham, Ont. care home sees COVID-19 surge

Patty Baird’s health deteriorated quickly once she tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday — and now her family says doctors told them the very next day that she won’t survive. … Read More

New York testing COVID-19 survivors’ blood as boost for the infected

New York believes they may have found the golden ticket to fighting the novel coronavirus, and it’s in the plasma of recovered patients. The state is hoping to fight the … Read More

One hantavirus death in China sparks ‘hysteria’ over old disease

One person has reportedly died of a rodent-carried hantavirus infection in China, sparking wild — and completely unfounded — fears of a “coronavirus 2.0″ pandemic on social media. The Global … Read More

Don’t trust Trump’s coronavirus ‘cure,’ says widow of man poisoned by chloroquine

A newly widowed Arizona woman in intensive care is urging Americans to take medical advice from doctors — and not U.S. President Donald Trump — after her husband died from … Read More

Clearing the air: Carbon emissions down amid coronavirus outbreak

The novel coronavirus has brought the world to a screeching halt, and the environment is benefitting in a big way. In an attempt to decrease the rapid spread of COVID-19, … Read More

Air pollution plummeted in China due to coronavirus. It’s starting to go up again

When China enforced strict lockdowns and factory closures to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus earlier this year, the rate of air pollution over the country went down significantly, … Read More

Miss Persona has a message for kids amid coronavirus pandemic: ‘We must stay strong’

Miss Persona and Brandon Bear have an important message for kids everywhere during the novel coronavirus outbreak. The Treehouse Direct personalities announced on YouTube that teddy bear kindergarten is cancelled … Read More

Hitting ‘paws’ on life: Coronavirus self-isolating with pets has been a saving grace for many

Some aren’t having so “ruff” of a time while self-isolating during the novel coronavirus outbreak. Many around the world are being forced to self-isolate due to COVID-19, and while most … Read More

Dolphins return to Italy’s coast amid coronavirus lockdown: ‘Nature just hit the reset button’

Amid the bad news following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pandemic, some things happen to be looking up in Italy. Wildlife that typically kept away from the Italian coast … Read More

Engineers 3D-print patented valves for free to save coronavirus patients in Italy

An engineering company in Italy is saving lives and risking a future lawsuit by 3D-printing an expensive — and patented — medical valve needed to treat victims of COVID-19, the … Read More

‘Truly heroes’: Tributes pour in for doctors, nurses fighting coronavirus pandemic

Not all heroes wear capes. In the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the real heroes wear scrubs. Home-quarantined citizens are expressing love for the doctors and nurses on the … Read More

Italy rushes 10K medical students into service during coronavirus outbreak, scrapping final exams

Left with no choice amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, Italy is rushing 10,000 medical students into service, axing their final exams. The country has been hit the hardest by COVID-19 outside … Read More

Couple leaves $9,400 tip to help restaurant staff through coronavirus shutdown

An anonymous couple left a whopping US$9,400 tip at their favourite restaurant in Houston on Monday, in hopes of helping the staff cope with sweeping social distancing measures meant to … Read More

Siblings put on porch concert for elderly neighbour in COVID-19 isolation

In these trying times during the novel coronavirus outbreak, a little bit of music goes a long way. As many around the world self-isolate to protect themselves and others against … Read More