Health Archive
09 January 2015, 10:58 AM ET
Doctors believe that giving premature babies the equivalent of a cup of coffee stimulates the diaphragm, the lungs and the brain. Also, Viagra has been used in babies diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension.
09 January 2015, 10:21 AM ET
What do you want to know about getting in shape this year?
08 January 2015, 10:53 PM ET
To figure out how to manage the cytarabine shortage, we called emergency meeting of pharmacists, oncologists, hospital administration and clinical ethics (that’s me).
08 January 2015, 06:16 PM ET
A vaccine against the Ebola virus is urgently needed, and several companies are racing to test their experimental vaccines in an effort to halt the spread of the deadly viral disease.
08 January 2015, 03:25 PM ET
A powered exoskeleton from Ekso allows stroke victims and partial spinal cord injury patients, like Shane Mosko, to walk farther, aiding rehabilitation.
08 January 2015, 02:22 PM ET
By mimicking children's pop-up books, scientists can now make complex microscopic 3D shapes that model brain circuitry and blood vessels, researchers say.
08 January 2015, 12:07 PM ET
The human body hosts several pounds of microorganisms, and research suggests those microbes influence the human brain.
08 January 2015, 01:04 AM ET
Magnets, targeted to highly specific areas of the brain, appear to help stroke patients extend their recovery.
07 January 2015, 10:02 PM ET
The human heart is an organ that pumps blood throughout the body via the circulatory system.
07 January 2015, 10:00 PM ET
Heart rate, also known as pulse rate, is the number of times your heart beats per minute. A normal heart rate depends on the individual as well as a variety of factors.
07 January 2015, 06:07 PM ET
Researchers from the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are testing repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) using a NexStim developed device.
07 January 2015, 05:58 PM ET
From Bluetooth baby pacifiers to stress-busting wearables, here are the best health tech products from CES 2015.
07 January 2015, 04:33 PM ET
Seven people from several parts of California and two Utah residents are now confirmed to have measles, and three more Californians are suspected to have the disease, health officials stated.
07 January 2015, 01:01 PM ET
Scientists have discovered a new class of antibiotics that can kill a wide range of dangerous, drug-resistant bacteria.
07 January 2015, 10:30 AM ET
Almost three-quarter of parents don't follow the safety advice to use rear-facing car seats for their toddlers until the child turns 2, a new study finds.
07 January 2015, 01:26 AM ET
Food labels seem to provide all the information a thoughtful consumer needs, so counting calories should be simple. But things get tricky because food labels tell only half the story.
06 January 2015, 09:55 PM ET
The element lithium can treat bipolar disorder and help prevent suicide, but people taking it should stay hydrated and watch for side effects.
06 January 2015, 08:34 PM ET
Ayurveda is an ancient health care tradition practiced in India.
06 January 2015, 08:21 PM ET
Blood pressure is one of the vital signs that doctors measure to assess general health.
06 January 2015, 07:46 PM ET
The sun's rays may shape human lives in a surprising way: High levels of sun exposure during the year of birth may increase infant mortality and shorten the average life span of a population, a new study finds.
06 January 2015, 01:00 PM ET
Alcohol poisoning deaths add up to more than 2,200 each year in the country, and most occur among middle-age men.
06 January 2015, 10:04 AM ET
People tend to drink less as they get older, but how much a person's alcohol intake declines over time depends on both their overall health and whether they have a partner, a new report from the U.K. finds.
06 January 2015, 06:57 AM ET
Two years after a car crash left a man in Italy in what doctors call a "minimally conscious state," he suddenly regained the ability to speak and control his movements, according to a new report of his case.
06 January 2015, 06:54 AM ET
In 2013, President Barack Obama launched an ambitious research effort to revolutionize understanding of the human brain. Known as the BRAIN Initiative (Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies), the project aims to develop new tools
05 January 2015, 09:51 PM ET
Leukemia is cancer of the white blood cells. It is the most common type of cancer in children, but more adults get diagnosed with leukemia.
05 January 2015, 09:24 PM ET
The anti-inflammatory painkilling drug ibuprofen is effective against fever, menstrual cramps, headaches, toothaches, joint pain and backaches.
05 January 2015, 09:18 PM ET
Ice bucket challenges aside, treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a progressive and fatal neurological disease, is limited. However, promising research is ongoing.
05 January 2015, 07:19 PM ET
Epson is launching three new GPS watches in North America, the company announced here in Las Vegas today at CES. The "Runsense" watches will be geared towards runners and other fitness buffs.
05 January 2015, 04:04 PM ET
Up to three-quarters of heart attacks in younger women could be prevented if women followed a number of healthy lifestyle practices, a new study shows.
05 January 2015, 03:04 PM ET
A new drug tricks mice into thinking they had an imaginary meal, a new study shows.
05 January 2015, 02:49 PM ET
Researchers have charted the bowhead whale's genome in a search for genes that fight off aging.
05 January 2015, 12:56 PM ET
Eating whole grains such as popcorn, oats and quinoa is linked to increased longevity, and may decrease risk for deaths from cardiovascular disease over a 25-year period, but not cancer deaths, a new study finds.