Health Archive
02 December 2014, 02:48 AM ET
Deaths from drug overdoses in the U.S. more than doubled between 1999 and 2012.
01 December 2014, 11:37 PM ET
Clues can be found in the young human brain’s need for energy.
01 December 2014, 07:07 PM ET
People who have type 2 diabetes may experience more cognitive problems later in life, according to a new study.
01 December 2014, 05:24 PM ET
Liberia and Guinea have met a goal of safely isolating 70 percent of those sick with Ebola and burying 70 percent of those who have died.
01 December 2014, 04:44 PM ET
Keep those kiddos off the furniture. A new study suggests that 3-year-olds who climb have nearly 10 times the risk of landing in the ER with a fall-related injury than kids who stay on the ground.
01 December 2014, 03:16 PM ET
The ancestors of modern humans began evolving the ability to digest alcohol about 10 million years ago, new research finds.
01 December 2014, 11:58 AM ET
In a study conducted by Nationwide Children’s Hospital, researchers combed through 22 years of accident reports to find that foot-powered scooters have been the leading culprit behind emergency room visits for kids between 1990-2011.
01 December 2014, 01:06 AM ET
Face transplants are extremely complex procedures, but anatomically accurate 3D replicas can help guide and shorten the surgery.
29 November 2014, 12:22 AM ET
In an attempt to move away from the traditional language used to describe psychosis and schizophrenia, the British Psychological Society (BPS) has launched an update to its thinking on this issue.
28 November 2014, 03:03 AM ET
Can a juice cleanse really put your body in "cleanse mode"? Does a cleanse give your digestive system a much-needed rest? Here is what experts have to say about the facts and fictions surrounded juice cleanses.
27 November 2014, 02:00 PM ET
Scientists have created the most non-stick surfaces yet, using microscopic liquid-repellent structures instead of plastic coatings such as Teflon.
27 November 2014, 12:54 AM ET
Shrimp varieties may not be as familiar as fish, but that doesn't mean the ones on your dinner plate are what they should be.
26 November 2014, 07:05 PM ET
An artificial pancreas gives people with type 1 diabetes better control over their blood sugar levels than the conventional diabetes treatment, which involves an insulin pump, according to a new study.
26 November 2014, 05:34 PM ET
Studies show that physicians often write prescriptions based on their beliefs about what patients expect.
26 November 2014, 04:48 PM ET
The majority of people with dementia have never seen a doctor about their memory and thinking problems, according to a new study published in Neurology.
26 November 2014, 01:00 PM ET
The percentage of U.S. adults who smoke cigarettes was 17.8 percent in 2013, a drop from 20.9 percent in 2005, and the lowest rate of smoking since researchers began tracking this figure in 1965.
26 November 2014, 07:02 AM ET
People who dream about murder may be more aggressive during waking hours, a controversial new study finds.
25 November 2014, 06:51 PM ET
In a rare case, researchers report that a 22-year-old woman in Brazil who tested positive for HIV likely contracted the virus by sharing manicure instruments with an HIV-infected cousin.
25 November 2014, 05:05 PM ET
The 650 muscles in the human body control movement and help to maintain posture, circulate blood and move substances throughout the body.
25 November 2014, 12:05 PM ET
A compound called berberine that is found in plants and some Chinese herbal medicines may trigger the body to burn calories, a new study in mice finds.
25 November 2014, 12:00 PM ET
From lowering blood pressure to relieving depression, expressing gratitude can be a powerful boost to health, experts say.
25 November 2014, 11:34 AM ET
People who stick to a vegan diet can face their turkey-eating family with a bit more confidence this Thanksgiving. Two new studies show why a plant-based diet is best for losing weight and lowering the risk of diabetes and heart disease.
25 November 2014, 07:08 AM ET
Growing evidence is showing that the diet trend of "intermittent fasting" -- which involves eating very few calories on some days, but not others -- may hold benefits for people who want to lose weight or prevent certain diseases, researchers say.
25 November 2014, 12:11 AM ET
A new app used by nurses in the operating room is bringing real-time status updates to anxious parents.
24 November 2014, 11:11 PM ET
From breakfast to booze, a few smart choices on Thanksgiving Day can help you get through the feast guilt-free.
24 November 2014, 06:06 PM ET
Juice cleanses are a popular trend, but following one may not be good for your health.
24 November 2014, 05:23 PM ET
Increasing demands for sustainability in farming salmon has led to replacing part of the fish diet with vegetable oil. The result is salmon that has lower content of omega-3 fatty acids. Is the new salmon still as beneficial for people to eat?
24 November 2014, 04:43 PM ET
The hectic pace of modern life means that people are often eating at odd times of the day and night, and these shifted schedules could be taking a toll on memory, new research suggests.
24 November 2014, 10:44 AM ET
A biologist and a photographer were working in the Sri Lankan rainforest when they inadvertently captured a rare sight on camera: the moment that a venomous snake struck, striking the biologist on the hand.
22 November 2014, 01:19 AM ET
Why U.S. agencies need to look more closely at the genetically engineered "Arctic" apple.
21 November 2014, 06:11 PM ET
InsideTracker is a service that analyzes your blood for various biomarkers to see if your levels are in the "optimal" zones. But critics are skeptical this can actually work to make a healthy person even healthier.
21 November 2014, 05:15 PM ET
When the weather outside is frightful, people tend to move around less, according to new data from Jawbone, a technology and fitness-tracking company based in San Francisco.