[Editor's Note: Long-time concert photographer Andrew Youssef found out two years ago that he had stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events, on top of other freelance work and working a day job at a hospital, of all places. As he continues to fight for his l ... More >>
Last week, footage of Transportation Security Administration officials at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport trying to pat down a three-year-old girl in a wheelchair went viral -- and brought national attention to TSA in St. Louis. Nathan Forck, the father trying to get his family to Disney Wor ... More >>
When Daily RFT first wrote about a collection of amazing photos from inside the closed Forest Park Hospital, it quickly became the week's most popular post. What's intriguing and eeire about urban explorer Nick Zulauf's photos is the careful documentation what got left behind. A child's trike. Rows ... More >>
courtesy Washington UniversityA sample PET scan. The image on the right is brighter, which means it shows lower dopamine levels.Though it seems like every kid who used to be labeled "hyperactive" now has attention deficit disorder, not all forms of ADD are the same, and some treatments can wo ... More >>
We usually forgo animal movies. Too often they turn into snuff films.
Go ahead. Try to remember the last animal movie you saw that didn't end with the poor creature's death.We'll wait.
Dolphin Tale is inspired by the true story of Winter, a bottlenose dolphin who lost her tail. She actually st ... More >>
Wait! It's not that bad! Really. Richard Feaman lost his leg in a horrible lawnmower accident in September 2009 that he claims cost him $30,000 in medical bills.
Now Feaman is suing those he believes are responsible for his injuries. And who could that be?
The manufacturer of his riding lawnm ... More >>
image viaElectrocorticography in action. (Yes, those are electrodes on a human brain.)Dr. Eric Leuthardt, who works at the Washington University School of Medicine, has the coolest toys of anybody in St. Louis: first the Monteris Medical AutoLITT System, a laser-tipped wand that zaps brain tu ... More >>
bethematchfoundation.orgLocal musician Chris Mucci needs your help. He has Burkitt's lymphoma, a rare and highly aggressive form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and he's looking for a stem cell donor.
You can help him out this weekend by registering as a bone marrow or stem cell donor at two dif ... More >>
image viaThe nice scientists at Mizzou helped Bunny grow a new shoulder!It would be convenient if human bodies were like starfish, able to regenerate missing limbs or anything else they need. We can't yet, but a team of researchers at the University of Missouri and Columbia University may be clos ... More >>
image viaTurns out babies aren't just cute. They're also potential medical superheroes.The Belleville News-Democrat tells us about 9-month-old Ben Alexander Schuetz, whose parents donated his umbilical cord blood when he was born. A few weeks ago, a representative from the St. Louis Cord Bl ... More >>
Here in St. Louis we like to think we clap for the other team when they make a good play. We're gracious and forgiving of our pro athletes (fans here give needle-in-the-butt guys like Mark McGwire minutes-long standing ovations.)
We love them, even when they're not talking about sports a ... More >>
On the positive side, Rep. Davis' new bill would guarantee they'll never be another politician just like her.We here at Daily RFT love state Rep. Cynthia Davis (R - O'Fallon). Why? 'Cause she provides great copy. First time was back in June when Davis made headlines for a newsletter to her consti ... More >>
Here we see Steve Austin training for the next Olympic games. But will he be allowed to compete? There's an outstanding article over at Gizmodo right now everyone, and I do mean everyone, should read. It's an article by Aimee Mullins, whose name you may not be all that familiar with, but you shou ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/dogwelderI don't see the evil here. You?The ink was barely dry on President Barack Obama's executive order on stem-cell research when the Missouri Coalition for Lifesaving Cures sent out an e-mail blast praising the president for his support. The order, signed Monday morning, remov ... More >>