Health Archive
17 September 2015, 12:27 AM ET
The bladder is a round, sack-like organ that stores urine. It is typically the size of a large grapefruit but can stretch much larger as needed.
16 September 2015, 08:00 PM ET
In a 10-year study, people who ate a lot of produce and avoided processed meats had a lower risk of depression.
16 September 2015, 06:23 PM ET
A tourist to the Red Sea left with an unwanted souvenir: a pair of fish jaws in his eyelid, according to a new report of the case.
16 September 2015, 05:26 PM ET
Teens who drink energy drinks a lot are more likely to get head injuries than those who don't consume the highly caffeinated beverages, a new study from Canada suggests.
16 September 2015, 04:59 PM ET
Obesity is associated with a 54 percent increase in the risk of developing a common type of brain tumor, researchers say.
16 September 2015, 02:17 PM ET
People who have head and neck cancer and undergo radiation treatments often suffer from permanent damage to their salivary glands. But a new radiation method could stop this.
16 September 2015, 02:10 PM ET
Drinking a cup of coffee at night may be bad for sleep in more ways than one: Caffeine not only keeps you alert but also affects the body's internal clock.
16 September 2015, 01:19 PM ET
If you want to get a little more movement into your daily life, a pedometer app can help by providing a shot of motivation.
16 September 2015, 01:00 PM ET
Outdoor air pollution kills 3.3 million people around the world every year, according to a new study.
16 September 2015, 02:05 AM ET
Gel "shield" may block damage from radiation during prostate cancer treatments.
15 September 2015, 07:17 PM ET
Drinking diet soda may go hand in hand with indulging in extra cookies or french fries, a new study suggests.
15 September 2015, 07:05 PM ET
Regular soap is just as effective as antibacterial soap when it comes to getting rid of germs with hand washing, a new study finds.
15 September 2015, 01:34 PM ET
For kids, spending time in the great outdoors may lower the risk of becoming nearsighted, new research suggests.
15 September 2015, 06:51 AM ET
Contaminated cocaine caused a woman's bizarre symptoms in the Netherlands.
15 September 2015, 12:01 AM ET
More evidence suggests that our chairs are killing us.
14 September 2015, 05:43 PM ET
Breastfeeding may affect the way some babies perceive other people's emotions, according to a new study.
14 September 2015, 07:12 AM ET
A new study adds another health benefit to the Mediterranean diet's long list.
14 September 2015, 12:01 AM ET
Lacerations are the most common injury from tricycle accidents seen in emergency rooms.
14 September 2015, 12:01 AM ET
Children exposed to certain pesticides used in homes may have an increased risk of childhood cancers, according to a new study.
13 September 2015, 06:00 PM ET
Smoking pot may increase risk for prediabetes.
11 September 2015, 11:29 PM ET
When someone you know is fighting addiction, where can you go for help?
11 September 2015, 07:28 PM ET
A compound found in red wine that's been theorized to have anti-aging effects appears to be safe for people with Alzheimer's disease, and may point to a new way to treat the disease.
11 September 2015, 12:23 PM ET
The human body could be used as rapid, scalable vaccine factories, DARPA researchers said at a new technology forum.
11 September 2015, 12:16 PM ET
Doctors originally guessed, based on an x-ray, that the item in the 15-month-old girl's chest was a hairpin.
11 September 2015, 11:04 AM ET
The pressure to be available 24/7 on social media has negative effects on teens' mental health, a new study finds.
11 September 2015, 08:17 AM ET
A wirelessly powered implant the size of a grain of rice can electrically stimulate the brains of mice as the rodents do what they please. The implant could help scientists better understand and treat mental health disorders such as depression.
10 September 2015, 06:56 PM ET
Many of the people who were injured from the 6.0-magnitude earthquake in Napa, California, last year were actually hurt during the cleanup effort, after the quake was over, according to a new study.
10 September 2015, 06:33 PM ET
Eat a lot of fish may lower the risk of depression, a new analysis suggests.
10 September 2015, 04:38 PM ET
The bacteria in your gut may affect your heart health, a new study finds.
10 September 2015, 04:10 PM ET
When it comes to sleep and heart health, it looks like there's a sweet spot.
10 September 2015, 09:57 AM ET
UC Berkeley scientists locate a ‘nonstructural protein’ responsible for fluid loss and resulting shock from Dengue Fever (‘break bone disease). 390 million people are infected with this virus each year.
09 September 2015, 07:45 PM ET
For neuroscience to succeed, companies have to lead the way.