Tough Mudder Rescue Diver’s Heart Stops, in Critical Condition

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-05_30abfe1573.jpgStan Grossfeld/The Boston Globe via Getty Images (MANSFIELD, Ohio) -- Tough Mudder, races that have acquired a reputation for dangerous obstacles and bizarre injuries, experienced another setback recently when a rescue diver's heart stopped in the middle of a race in Ohio.

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Researcher Claims Absolutely No Vaccine-Autism Link

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-05_716201b85a.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- In a setback for the naysayers of childhood vaccines, a new study out of Australia claims there is conclusive proof that immunizations do not cause autism. As first reported in The New York Post, University of Sydney researcher Guy Eslick conducted a meta-analysis of 1.25 million children vaccinated against a variety of illnesses around the world and found not a single instance of a youngster developing autism.

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Transgender Couple Photographs Their Opposite Transitions

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-05_340807be3a.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Transgender artists Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst are transitioning in opposite directions and have captured their individual transformations in the "Relationship" series, a collection of photographs on exhibit as part of Biennial 2014 at The Whitney Museum of American Art from March 7 to May 25. The photo series is an intimate diary of the couple's love affair and their gender identity transitions -- Drucker from male to female and Ernst from female to male.

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Pancreatic Cancer May Become Second Leading Cause of Cancer Death

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-05_1e6c9d56b0.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Pancreatic cancer is projected to become the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States by 2020, health officials warn. Despite advances in treating other forms of the disease, new data out Monday details an increase in pancreatic cancer, which is historically understudied and underfunded. Cancer of the pancreas doesn't receive as much as attention as "the big four" -- lung, breast, prostate, and colorectal -- according to Lynn Matrisian, study author from the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

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Telemedicine Brings the Doctor to You

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-05_bca4e73120.jpgHemera/Thinkstock (DAYTON, Ohio) -- With three growing boys, the Alspaughs of Dayton, Ohio, say their home away from home is unfortunately often the doctor’s office. “We really do have a stack of medical bills and it overwhelms us,” said Rachel Alspaugh. For the boys — ages 14, 11, and 9 — it costs the family $90 a visit. The price goes up to $100 each time mom or dad goes.

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