Health Archive
09 May 2014, 02:17 PM ET
A new algorithm can track influenza in the U.S. in real time.
09 May 2014, 12:14 PM ET
The percentage of women who have their first baby when they are between 35 and 39 years old is now rising again, after briefly decreasing in recent years, according to a new report.
09 May 2014, 09:12 AM ET
The Samsung Gear Fit is a 2-in-1 smartwatch and fitness tracker, and the company recommends using it with the Galaxy S5. Here's how
09 May 2014, 05:45 AM ET
Being a mom or dad is a full-time job in itself, and the majority of employers believe that parenting can qualify as relevant experience for the workplace.
09 May 2014, 02:32 AM ET
Spiny on the outside, sweet on the inside, pineapples are one fantastic fruit.
09 May 2014, 02:25 AM ET
Spiny on the outside, sweet on the inside, pineapples are one fantastic fruit.
09 May 2014, 01:50 AM ET
Policies to curb climate change and fossil-fuel burning will benefit children's health both in the Unites States and abroad.
09 May 2014, 12:26 AM ET
High intensity workouts (HIT) are the number-one fitness trend worldwide.
08 May 2014, 08:51 PM ET
People in their 20s are typically considered as having the time of their lives -- exploring and having fun. But experts say depression in young adults is not uncommon. Here are some signs to look for.
08 May 2014, 06:30 PM ET
Lack of physical activity is a more important contributor to women's risk of heart disease after age 30 than being overweight, smoking or having high blood pressure, a new study from Australia suggests.
08 May 2014, 06:30 PM ET
People who frequently argue with family and friends, or worry too much about their loved ones, may have up to three times higher risk of dying early, a new study suggests.
08 May 2014, 06:01 PM ET
A short, intense bout of exercise before meals may help control blood sugar levels, a new study finds.
08 May 2014, 05:27 PM ET
The revolutionary new field in brain science was created through basic research on two microbes. Researchers are hopeful that new treaments for parkinson's disease, schizophrenia, epilepsy, anxiety and visual impairment can be found.
08 May 2014, 05:00 PM ET
Optogenetics, a new field of brain research, was born out of basic research on two unlikely microbes.
08 May 2014, 02:44 PM ET
Lasting feelings of pain or anxiety after an injury may seem perplexing, but they serve an evolutionary purpose, research suggests.
08 May 2014, 02:09 PM ET
People who suffer from constipation could get some relief by swallowing a capsule that vibrates as it moves through the digestive tract, new research finds.
08 May 2014, 02:07 PM ET
Syphilis has experienced a resurgence in the United States in recent years, many due to an increase in cases among gay and bisexual men, according to a new report.
08 May 2014, 01:35 PM ET
Many fitness trackers, sport watches and even phones now have heart-rate monitors. How do these monitors compare? We did a small experiment to find out.
08 May 2014, 12:31 PM ET
If humans ate the same fatty foods as polar bears, they would have heart attacks. But a new study reveals how these magnificent Arctic beasts survive on such a specialized diet.
08 May 2014, 12:00 PM ET
Genes capable of giving bacteria antibiotic resistance lurk in every environment, ranging from chicken guts to Arctic snow. The research highlights the problem of antibiotic resistance for medicine.
07 May 2014, 06:25 PM ET
Toys and colorful blankets may make a baby's crib look cute, but many parents are not aware that these items can be hazardous in a newborn's bed, a new study suggests.
07 May 2014, 05:11 PM ET
Playing with touch screen devices may have no benefits in the cognitive development of kids younger than 3 years, even though many parents swear by the devices' 'educational benefits.'
07 May 2014, 05:00 PM ET
About 20 percent of women now will have pelvic surgery during her lifetime, nearly double the risk of having one of these surgeries in the 1990s, a new study says.
07 May 2014, 05:00 PM ET
A motorcycle accident in Italy caused a man's heart to rotate within his body, and end up in the right side of his chest — a very traumatic injury from which he survived, according to a new report of his case.
07 May 2014, 02:36 PM ET
In their quest for new medications, researchers have looked in some unusual places. Now, researchers from the University of Missouri have found that soy sauce contains a potent antiviral compound that may someday be used against the HIV virus.
07 May 2014, 01:33 PM ET
Is there an afterlife, or is death the end of everything? Will we ever know the answer?
07 May 2014, 11:53 AM ET
Is death the end of everything? Watch a group of physicians and scientists debate the mystery of human consciousness, the meaning of near-death experiences, and the possibility of life after death.
07 May 2014, 01:38 AM ET
Broccoli, the green vegetable both reviled and revered by U.S. presidents, is a nutrient powerhouse.
07 May 2014, 01:29 AM ET
If you read this article, you should be able to score well on our quiz.
07 May 2014, 12:28 AM ET
Food poisoning is more common than a century ago.
06 May 2014, 06:08 PM ET
When the summer weather gets really hot, nothing feels better than jumping into a sky-blue pool filled with refreshingly blue and clear water, but you may want to think twice before you take a dip.
06 May 2014, 05:41 PM ET
When it comes to concussions, men may take longer to recover, and show more brain damage, than women do, a new study suggests.