Would You Share Your Organs on Facebook?

Starting today, Facebook users can publicly notify friends about their organ donor status. And it's not so you can humblebrag about how superior you are — well, kind of, actually. Facebook's hoping to "peer pressure" its users into registering as organ donors. If everyone else on your Minifeed is doing it, why… » 5/01/12 1:15pm 5/01/12 1:15pm

Oops! Looks Like You Might Need Your Appendix After All

Most of us don't spend too much time thinking about our appendixes, except if they're throbbing with infection and threatening to kill us—in which case that is ALL we are thinking about. The organ, a little dead-ended tube which is attached to your intestines, has long been assumed to be some kind of useless,… » 3/05/12 5:45pm 3/05/12 5:45pm

Woman Really Does Cough Up A Lung

Next time you have a terrible cough, remember to worry about accidentally shifting your organs around. Though "coughing up" a lung isn't possible, according to a case report in the New England Journal of Medicine, a woman with asthma did manage to get a bit of her lung caught in her ribs after coughing especially hard… » 1/06/12 10:20am 1/06/12 10:20am

CDC Cracks Down On Our Slutty, Slutty Organs

New CDC organ donor guidelines could discourage many healthy people from donating — because they demand that any donor who's had two or more sex partners in the last year be designated "high-risk." » 12/06/11 10:10am 12/06/11 10:10am

Sisters Starting Over

[Jackson, Mississippi, January 7: Gladys (left) and Jamie Scott wave during a news conference held after their release from prison. Their life sentences for armed robbery were suspended after Gladys agreed to donate a kidney to Jamie. Image via AP.] » 1/08/11 11:40am 1/08/11 11:40am