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

TikTok joins forces with WHO to promote coronavirus facts amid pandemic

TikTok, the app that’s quickly becoming Generation Z’s favourite social media platform, says it’s working to communicate informational content to users amid the coronavirus pandemic.  The video platform with an … Read More

‘Big Brother’ Germany houseguests to find out about coronavirus on live TV

Members of the Big Brother Germany household are in for a surprise on Tuesday when they find out about the novel coronavirus outbreak for the first time. The contestants have … Read More

Oregon police tell citizens to stop calling 911 ‘just because you ran out of toilet paper’

No, a lack of toilet paper during the novel coronavirus outbreak is not a police matter. A police department in Oregon has had to remind local residents that toilet paper … Read More

Starving monkey ‘gangs’ brawl in Thailand as coronavirus keeps tourists away

Monkey “gangs” have taken to the streets of Thailand to brawl over food as the novel coronavirus has kept tourism at bay. Shocking video footage shared to Facebook show swaths … Read More

Coronavirus: U.K. sewage system in danger of ‘fatberg’ clogs thanks to wet wipes, paper towels

As many rush to stores to panic-purchase toilet paper amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, they’re being warned over overusing substitutes like paper towel and wet wipes. They’re clogging, and potentially … Read More

Hand sanitizer hoarder under investigation after trying to sell bottles for $70 each

The novel coronavirus outbreak has caused people to panic-buy items like toilet paper, Lysol wipes and hand sanitizer — and one man saw this as an opportunity for major profit. … Read More

Penguins go on ‘field trip’ after U.S. aquarium shuts down during coronavirus pandemic

Penguins at a Chicago aquarium are passing the time during the COVID-19 pandemic by visiting their other animal friends. Typically, the Shedd Aquarium’s penguins are the ones being peered at … Read More