Officials reopened a Maui beach Thursday, a day after a shark bit off the right arm of a German visitor about 50 yards offshore. The woman, who was about 20 years old, was snorkeling at Palauea Beach when the attack occurred.
AP (Jan. 27, 2015) A Texas woman who lost more than five pounds of flesh to a shark in the Bahamas earlier this month could be released from a Florida hospital soon. Experts believe she was bitten by a bull shark while ... watch video
AP (June 17, 2015) A teen seriously wounded by shark in North Carolina says he felt the big fish before he saw it and didn't realize what it was until it was "biting up my left arm." Hunter Treschl is hospitalized in ... watch video
Reuters - US Online Video (June 17, 2015) 16-year-old Hunter Treschl, one of two recent victims of separate shark attacks in North Carolina, vows to 'fight to live a normal life' despite losing his arm. Vanessa Johnston reports.
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AP (Feb. 9, 2015) A Japanese man was killed on Monday after a shark tore off his legs while he was surfing off Australia's east coast, not far from the area where another surfer was mauled by a shark a day earlier. ... watch video
AP (Jan. 28, 2014) James Grant, a 24-year-old doctor from New Zealand, not only survived a shark attack, but he also stitched up his own wounds and then went to a local tavern for a beer. (Jan. ... watch video
AFP (July 21, 2015) Australian surf champion Mick Fanning vows to return to the waves after a "miracle" escape from a shark attack, as he pays tribute to courageous mate Julian Wilson for rushing to help.
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Reuters (Feb. 11, 2013) An Icelandic man is preparing to travel to France for a unique double arm transplant. Gudmundur Felix Gretarsson lost both his arms in a tragic workplace accident 15 years ago, but his doctors ... watch video
Aug. 31, 2015 The public shows “considerable lack of knowledge” about the risk associated with different types of tobacco products, researchers say. What people can benefit from is knowing the varying levels ... read more
Aug. 31, 2015 Men with relatively unaggressive prostate tumors and whose disease is carefully monitored by urologists are unlikely to develop metastatic prostate cancer or die of their cancers, according to ... read more
Aug. 31, 2015 Older populations are scoring better on cognitive tests than people of the same age did in the past -- a trend that could be linked to higher education rates and increased use of technology in our ... read more
Aug. 31, 2015 COPD patients who used a digital health application to report their daily symptoms and received same-day treatment recommendations from their health care provider experienced fewer and less severe ... read more
Aug. 4, 2014 A new analysis on failed shark attacks on the approximately 120 Atlantic spotted dolphins that are residents of the waters near Bimini, The Bahamas, has found that a total of 14 dolphins (15 percent ... read more
Aug. 4, 2014 A simple and humane technique may be an effective strategy to reduce human encounters with sharks without harming populations of threatened shark species. Instead of using advanced (and relatively ... read more
Mar. 9, 2012 Ecotourism activities that use food to attract and concentrate wildlife for viewing have become a controversial topic in ecological studies. This debate is best exemplified by the shark dive tourism ... read more