Health Archive
29 January 2014, 05:26 PM ET
As obesity rates rise, so do the complications of diabetes during pregnancy.
29 January 2014, 05:11 PM ET
There's only one group of people who really know what happens when you die: the dead. And since the dead won't be revealing their secrets anytime soon, it's up to scientists to explain what happens when a person dies.
29 January 2014, 05:04 PM ET
A young girl’s thick back hair was actually a sign of spine problems, according to a new report of the case.
29 January 2014, 05:04 PM ET
Adults with ADHD are more likely to have traffic accidents than people without this condition, but they may be safer on the road if they take medication, according to a new study from Sweden.
29 January 2014, 05:00 PM ET
Kids who are overweight in kindergarten often become obese by the time they're in middle school, a new study finds.
29 January 2014, 04:44 PM ET
The common skin growth called a skin tag, or acrochordon, usually develops in folds of skin and causes little to no harm. Still, these growths can be irritating, and doctors can easily remove them.
29 January 2014, 02:59 PM ET
Candida yeast, producer of diaper rash and thrush, was experimented on in the microgravity environment aboard the International Space Station in 2012. Principal investigator Sheila Nielson-Preiss talks about the findings.
29 January 2014, 02:24 PM ET
Once again, a cruise ship is limping into port carrying hundreds of passengers and crew sickened by norovirus. But what exactly is norovirus, and why does it spread so easily on cruise ships?
29 January 2014, 01:42 PM ET
Spectacular colorized scanning electron micrograph shows Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria up close.
29 January 2014, 01:00 PM ET
For some men, taking testosterone may triple the risk of having a heart attack, according to a new study.
29 January 2014, 11:04 AM ET
Scientists have found a new way to create cells that have the ability to turn into any type of tissue, using mouse cells. If the method works for human cells, it could ultimately be used to create tissue for transplant and to study diseases like cancer.
29 January 2014, 01:38 AM ET
Occupational therapists help patients conduct the activities of daily life that give them meaning.
29 January 2014, 01:32 AM ET
Diclofenac is often used to treat pain, tenderness, swelling and stillness resulting from various types of arthritis.
29 January 2014, 12:02 AM ET
Semantic memory is the recollection of nuggets of information we have gathered from the time we are young.
28 January 2014, 05:05 PM ET
Babies who are born prematurely may be at increased risk for developing asthma or another type of wheezing disorder later in childhood, a new study finds.
28 January 2014, 04:32 PM ET
Using the new method, lymphocytes were converted into stem cells (marked in green), which were used to create a mouse embryo with a beating heart.
28 January 2014, 04:02 PM ET
The tide is changing in our understanding of old age.
28 January 2014, 03:07 PM ET
Itching can be annoying, but like pain, a little bit can be a good thing. Itching can help people learn to avoid dangers like mosquitoes carrying malaria, or poison ivy. But many people suffer from chronic itch, which has no direct cause and can be a debi
28 January 2014, 01:28 PM ET
Women who experience a drop in libido after taking antidepressants might be helped by testosterone therapy, a new study from Australia suggests.
28 January 2014, 12:00 PM ET
Scientists have found a part of the human brain known as the lateral frontal pole prefrontal cortex, that seems to be unique in humans.
28 January 2014, 11:27 AM ET
A new examination of the brain of Patient H.M. — the man who became an iconic case in neuroscience when he developed a peculiar form of amnesia after a brain surgery in 1953 — shows that his surgeon removed less of his brain than previously thought.
28 January 2014, 10:26 AM ET
Sex problems do not only affect middle age and older people — teens and young adults have difficulties with sex too, a new study from Canada shows.
28 January 2014, 01:42 AM ET
Short-term memory loss occurs when a person can remember incidents from 20 years ago but is fuzzy on the details of things that happened 20 minutes prior. Medical conditions and injuries can cause short-term memory loss.
28 January 2014, 01:37 AM ET
Zofran: Dosage, Side Effects & Pregnancy
27 January 2014, 06:30 PM ET
Scientists say that the two great bubonic plagues — the Black Death (14th century) and the Plague of Justinian (6th century) — aren't connected after all, and were caused by different bacterial strains.
27 January 2014, 05:47 PM ET
Young children who take vitamins may be consuming much greater levels of the nutrients than are recommended, a new study suggests.
27 January 2014, 05:07 PM ET
Patient H.M. brain cutting.
27 January 2014, 05:00 PM ET
Despite how cholesterol guidelines change, when it comes to heart health, there are clear steps to take.
27 January 2014, 04:00 PM ET
For women who've had breast cancer, yoga may reduce inflammation in the body and lessen the grip of fatigue, a new study says.
27 January 2014, 04:00 PM ET
Exposure to the pesticide DDT, which was banned in the United States in the 1970s but is still found in the environment, may increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease, a new U.S. study suggests.
27 January 2014, 03:00 PM ET
Far from being simply a "swimming pool" for sperm, seminal fluid may play a key role in the health of a male's offspring, according to a new study in mice.
27 January 2014, 02:55 PM ET
Most studies measuring the rate of hair growth haven't taken into account the race of study participants. A 2005 study found a difference among races in the rate of hair growth. Asian hair grows the fastest, while African hair grows the slowest.