Pete Frates, one of the men who popularized the Ice Bucket Challenge, has died

Pete Frates, one of the men who popularized the Ice Bucket Challenge, has died

A man who helped inspire a multimillion-dollar movement to help find a cure for ALS has died. Pete Frates, 32, was one of the most recognizable faces of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, a viral sensation that swept the Internet in 2014 and raised more than $115 million for ALS research. “Today Heaven received our…

Athletes have healthier brains that can actually hear better, study says

Athletes have healthier brains that can actually hear better, study says

Listen closely: Can you hear that noisy static in your brain? Neurobiologist Nina Kraus can. At her lab at Northwestern University called “Brainvolts,” she and her colleagues can attach a series of electrodes to your scalp and record the electricity your brain produces in response to a sound. “I can then take that electricity and…

No single e-cigarette brand linked to vaping-related lung injuries, CDC says

No single e-cigarette brand linked to vaping-related lung injuries, CDC says

No single product or brand is responsible for the thousands of vaping-related lung illnesses reported across the United States, according to a report released Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Nationally, Dank Vapes were the most commonly reported THC-containing product by hospitalized EVALI patients, but a wide variety of products were…

6 ‘probable’ vaping-related lung injury cases linked to Massachusetts dispensaries

6 ‘probable’ vaping-related lung injury cases linked to Massachusetts dispensaries

A state investigation into vaping-related lung injury cases in Massachusetts has found that vape products used in six probable cases were purchased legally from dispensaries. All of the products contained THC or tetrahydrocannabinol, the primary psychoactive component of cannabis. None of the confirmed cases in the investigation involved products purchased from dispensaries. Details from this…

‘Miracle’ woman survives six-hour cardiac arrest

‘Miracle’ woman survives six-hour cardiac arrest

A British woman has made a full recovery after suffering a six-hour cardiac arrest caused by severe hypothermia — a condition that doctors say also saved her life. Thirty four-year-old Audrey Schoeman was caught in a snowstorm while hiking in the Pyrenees mountain range in Spain on November 3, and her husband Rohan called the…

‘Anti-vaxxer’ charged as Samoan government battles deadly measles outbreak

‘Anti-vaxxer’ charged as Samoan government battles deadly measles outbreak

An alleged anti-vaxxer has been charged with “incitement against the government vaccination order,” the Samoan government said Thursday. The government of the Pacific Island nation has shut down in a desperate attempt to fight a deadly measles outbreak that has already claimed 62 lives. Amid the outbreak, the government is also fighting the spread of…