5-year-old boy lives as girl

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (TELEGRAPH) — A little boy who decided he was a girl trapped in a boy's body has become one of the youngest-ever children to have his decision backed more…

Deadly bird flu studies to stay secret

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (REUTERS) — Two studies showing how scientists mutated the H5N1 bird flu virus into a form that could cause a deadly human pandemic will be published only after more…

Sex-change treatment for kids on rise

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (INFORUM) — CHICAGO — A small but growing number of teens and even younger children who think they were born the wrong sex are getting support from parents more…

Woman slides atop avalanche in airbag

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (SEATTLE TIMES) — STEVENS PASS — Her buddy shouted "Avalanche!" but when things started sliding, it felt to professional skier Elyse Saugstad like just a tiny rush of more…

Sub-skin microchip delivers your medicine

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (LATIMES) — It can be swallowed, injected, inhaled or delivered to the bloodstream through a time-release implant. Now scientists say they have devised a new way to give more…

Chubster kids outgrow clothing, furniture

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (EDITION.CNN) — In middle school, Taylor LeBaron struggled to fit into his seat. The desks in class had a ceramic plate attached to the chair. "I was so more…

'Don't do drugs!' warns half-head man

by -NO AUTHOR- -- A bad boy who was left with half a head following a dramatic accident has spoken out for the first time - blaming his astonishing appearance on a more…

USB stick can sequence DNA in seconds

by -NO AUTHOR- -- It may look like an ordinary USB memory stick, but a little gadget that can sequence DNA while plugged into your laptop could have far-reaching effects on medicine more…

Bird-flu research to be published in full

by -NO AUTHOR- -- Two studies reporting what makes the H5N1 bird flu virus transmissible in mammals should be published fully, with no details left out, say flu experts meeting at the more…