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FDA aims to tighten control of hydrocodone

One person dies every 19 minutes from a prescription drug overdose in the United States.

Shaped by sharks: Five designs inspired by ocean predators

If you could harness the power of any animal, what would it be? The speed of a cheetah? The dexterity of a spider? What about the eyesight of an eagle? It's not as close to science fiction as you may think.

Titan Arm: Bionic bicep gives you the strength of Hercules

In the past, if you wanted to be able to be able to lift more weight you would have to spend months bulking up at the gym.

This is what Instagram ads will look like

Instagram is easing users into ads with a first look at what the paid posts will look like.

Definition of 'term' pregnancy changing

In light of recent research showing that each week of gestation affects newborn health, a leading doctors' group is redefining when a pregnancy is considered "term."

Teacher's assistant accidently sends nude photos to entire class

A teacher's assistant at the University of Iowa got a lot of unwanted attention after accidentally sending nude pictures of herself to her students.

Toddlers raped, murdered in crime-ridden township

Two little girls, full of life and loved by their families were kidnapped, raped and murdered. This horrible incident happened in a crime-ridden Township in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Concussion concerns may lead to fewer boys playing football

As more people learn about how football's hard hits to the head can lead to brain trauma, fewer parents may be willing to let their kids out on the field.

Open house: Elegantly eerie Halloween decor

Silhouettes, vintage oil portraits, one-of-a-kind finds, bird imagery, lots and lots of patina -- sounds like a "Country Living" cover of flea market finds and Etsy artwork, right?