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Midnight Madness Marathon steps out at night

A brand new event is headed to town. Hundreds of walkers and runners will gather for Ohio’s first evening marathon on Saturday, Sept. 10, as the first Inaugural Midnight Madness Marathon is held in Butler County. The start and finish for the race will be at the Fitton Center.Joshua Stephens, ...

Valery Spiridonov has volunteered to undergo the first human head transplant.

How would a head transplant be done?

It’s either the stuff of science fiction or the stuff of horror, but either way, according to an Italian neuroscientist, the first head transplant between humans is set to take place within the next year and a half. A paper published in the June issue of Surgical Neurology International by ...

Valery Spiridonov has volunteered to undergo the first human head transplant.

Who is Valery Spiridonov? 5 things to know about Russian volunteer for first human head transplant

An Italian neuroscientist is making headlines after announcing plans to next year perform the world’s first head transplant on a Russian man who has volunteered for the controversial operation. Valery Spiridonov, 31, has agreed to allow Dr. Sergio Canavero, Chinese surgeon Dr. Xiaoping Ren and a team of about 80 ...

Valery Spiridonov has volunteered to undergo the first human head transplant.

Man volunteers for first human head transplant

It sounds like something out of a horror movie, but apparently science fiction could become science fact as early as next year. A Russian man named Valery Spiridonov has volunteered to undergo the first human head transplant, having his head surgically transplanted to a donor body, The Atlantic reported. >>READ MORE: ...

Malachi Love-Robinson (right) and attorney Leonard Feuer in court on June 23, 2016. (Lannis Waters / The Palm Beach Post)

Alleged fake teen doctor arrested again, faces new felony charges

Malachi Love-Robinson, the Florida teen arrested earlier this year for allegedly impersonating a doctor, was back in the Palm Beach County Jail for a few hours Monday. Love-Robinson, 19, was arrested during a scheduled court appearance and is facing charges of larceny between $20,000 and $100,000 and fraud for passing a bad check. He posted ...

Mylan hopes generic EpiPen will end pricing controversy

The maker of the EpiPen is hoping to end the controversy surrounding it by offering a generic version of the life-saving drug. >> Read more trending stories Pharmaceutical company Mylan announced Monday it will launch an alternative to the EpiPen at half the price.  While the cost of two generic ...

Fight ‘Freshman 15’ weight gain

Perhaps you have heard about the “Freshman 15,” an expression that refers to the amount of weight a student gains during his or her first year at college. But is this a prerequisite for college campus life or just a myth?Students certainly have many stressors when beginning their new journey ...

Brain tumors can be tough to treat

An individual’s personality is uniquely their own and scientists continue to discover that the same holds true for the organ in which it is held.According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the brain is the most complex part of the body. The three-pound organ acts as the mother board ...

Mylan's EpiPen discount won't help everyone

After facing fierce backlash, drugmaker Mylan last week agreed to offer discounts to patients who use its EpiPens. >> Watch the video from Newsy "As a mother, I can assure you, the last thing that we would ever want is no one to have their EpiPen due to price. Our ...

Lacey Jo Lovett said she saw a worm in the McDonald's wrapper. (Facebook/Lacey Jo Lovett)

Women find worms in food at 2 McDonald's restaurants

Two women recently took to social media to post photos of worms that they found in their food after eating sandwiches from McDonald's. >> Read more trending stories   Tuesday, Lacey Jo Lovett, of Kentucky, said she finished eating a McChicken from a McDonald's restaurant in Draffenville, Kentucky, when she picked up ...

FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2015 file photo, Sarah Jessica Parker attends the Broadway opening night of "Hamilton" in New York. Parker said she is “disappointed, saddened and deeply concerned” by the price hike of the EpiPen. She has cut ties with the company that makes the emergency allergy treatment. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Sarah Jessica Parker ends EpiPen partnership after price hike

Actress Sarah Jessica Parker said she is "disappointed, saddened and deeply concerned" after the price of the EpiPen soared hundreds of dollars. >> Read more trending stories   The price of the product, which was less than $60 in 2007, rose to more than $600 recently. It is independently supplied by ...

Donald Trump's doctor wrote health report in only 5 minutes

Donald Trump has released only one form of personal medical information to the public — and his doctor says it took only five minutes to write. >> Watch the video from Newsy Harold Bornstein, Trump's personal physician of more than three decades, described the presidential nominee's health as "astonishingly excellent" ...

Olympic discus thrower auctions his silver medal for a boy with cancer

An Olympic discus thrower has auctioned off his silver medal to raise money for a child's cancer treatment. >> Watch the video from Newsy Poland's Piotr Malachowski won silver at the Olympics this month. After his win, Malachowski auctioned off his medal on eBay to the highest bidder. Malachowski says the ...

Dole salads processed in Springfield have been linked to a listeria outbreak. Katie Wedell/Staff

CDC: Dole listeria outbreak is first linked to leafy vegetables

It took time for federal investigators to identify the source of a listeria outbreak ultimately linked to Dole’s Springfield facility, in part because it marked the first time a listeria outbreak was tied to leafy vegetables, according to a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released Friday. A ...

Miami University junior Natalie Davis, a member of the Miami Equestrian Team, donates during an area blood drive this past April. CONTRIBUTED

Fairfield blood drives help replenish a draining summer

Summers generally place pressure on the blood supply, which is why officials with the Community Blood Center are typically happy when school resumes.And September is when blood centers like the Dayton-based Community Blood Center can recover from a draining summer, which can be challenging, said Sher Patrick, CBC’s marketing manager.“Right ...

EpiPen dispenses epinephrine through an injection mechanism for people with severe allergies. JOE RAEDLE/GETTY IMAGES

EpiPens and what should a parent do

At Dayton Children’s, families have recently shared concerns with pediatricians about the rising prices of EpiPens.“I have had families asking me if there are alternatives, especially for those who have higher deductible insurance plans,” says Dr. Maria Nanagas, medical director at the Children’s Health Clinic at Dayton Children’s. “Many of ...

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FDA says to check all blood donations for Zika

The Food and Drug Administration now recommends that all blood donations in the U.S. be screened for the Zika virus. The FDA previously advised screening only in areas with active Zika transmission, like parts of Florida and throughout Puerto Rico. But the agency's acting chief scientist said in a statement Friday, "As new ...

The Community Blood Center in Dayton said Friday it will comply with the government’s new guidelines calling for all U.S. blood banks to start screening for mosquito-borne Zika virus.

Local blood center to begin testing donations for Zika

The Community Blood Center in Dayton said Friday it will comply with the government’s new guidelines calling for all U.S. blood banks to start screening for mosquito-borne Zika virus.The new guidelines from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are intended to protect the nation’s blood supply from the virus at ...

Blood donation. Staff file photo by Nick Daggy

Local blood center to test donations for Zika

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended Friday that all blood donation centers across the country begin testing donations for Zika virus to protect the U.S. blood supply.Dayton’s Community Blood Center said it will begin Zika testing to comply with the new recommendations by the FDA.All whole blood and blood ...

Teen who fought for medical-marijuana use in schools dies week after starting high school

A Colorado teen who helped usher in the use of medical marijuana for students in that state’s schools is being remembered for his smile, his charm and his bravery in the face of debilitating illness. Jack Splitt died Wednesday at his home in Lakewood, Colorado. He was 15 years old. ...

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