Health Archive
18 June 2014, 06:22 PM ET
A new government website allows people to download, share and edit files for use in 3D-printing.
18 June 2014, 04:22 PM ET
Parents of children with autism sometimes decide not to have more children after their first child is diagnosed or shows signs of the disorder, a new study suggests.
18 June 2014, 04:00 PM ET
In women, depression and heart disease may be linked, a new study finds.
18 June 2014, 10:47 AM ET
Simultaneously recording J. S. Bach’s Contrapunctus II to wax cylinder, 96 kHz PCM, 1/4-inch analog, 78 RPM direct-to-disk and 16 bit Mp3 – technologies spanning 125 years of audio production – for Red Hot + Bach
18 June 2014, 10:00 AM ET
Oxytocin — a chemical commonly known as the "love hormone" — might help strengthen the bond between man and his best friend: the dog.
18 June 2014, 04:02 AM ET
You don’t know it yet, but Ebola virus has started to attack your immune system.
17 June 2014, 06:01 PM ET
A new map shows the path of H1N1 "swine flu" as it spread across the United States in the fall of 2009, when the brunt of the pandemic hit the country.
17 June 2014, 03:39 PM ET
People in relationships who constantly question whether their partner loves them or whether they've found Mr. or Ms. Right, may have a condition known as relationship obsessive-compulsive disorder.
17 June 2014, 02:15 PM ET
Coconut water is the focus of much hype, but is it really good for you? Experts weigh in.
17 June 2014, 11:42 AM ET
Two people who traveled to the United States after contracting Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) do not appear to have spread the virus to their family members or health care workers who treated them.
16 June 2014, 04:01 PM ET
For people with high blood pressure, it might not be necessary to lower the blood pressure all the way to normal levels to reduce the risk of serious problems, new research suggests.
16 June 2014, 04:00 PM ET
People who sit for longer periods every day have an increased risk of cancer compared with their counterparts who spend more time on their feet, a new study finds.
16 June 2014, 11:21 AM ET
They say laughter is the best medicine. But what if laughter is the disease? For a six-year-old girl in Bolivia who suffered from uncontrollable and inappropriate bouts of giggles, laughter was a symptom of a serious brain problem.
16 June 2014, 05:03 AM ET
Boys and girls react differently to caffeine after puberty, according to a new study.
14 June 2014, 11:21 AM ET
Science has only recently delved into the neural and hormonal mechanisms of paternal care, but so far the evidence suggests that mothers' and fathers' brains use a similar neural circuitry when taking care of their children.
14 June 2014, 01:58 AM ET
Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the US have been criticised for recreating a very similar but distinct influenza virus by mixing together a set of genes taken from viruses of wild birds that are present in the gene pool today.
13 June 2014, 07:07 PM ET
The virus HSV-2 likely made the jump from chimp ancestors to the ancestors of modern humans about 1.6 million years ago, according to a new study.
13 June 2014, 05:18 PM ET
When women undergo MRIs to check for breast cancer, the scans sometimes reveal suspicious masses elsewhere in the body, which can generate a lot of anxiety and require more testing.
13 June 2014, 03:59 PM ET
Teens who have used drugs even just once in their lives have brain characteristics that are different from those who have never used drugs, a new study finds.
13 June 2014, 11:43 AM ET
People with very low levels of vitamin D may have an increased risk of dying early, a new study suggests.
12 June 2014, 06:30 PM ET
Gay men who hook up by using smartphone apps may be at higher risk for some sexually transmitted infections than men who find sexual partners through other methods.
12 June 2014, 05:41 PM ET
The human form of mad cow disease could be detected early on with an experimental blood test that looks for the misfolded proteins linked with it, researchers say.
12 June 2014, 05:17 PM ET
Scientists funded by the National Institutes of Health are studying many aspects of antibiotic resistance, including how it spreads.
12 June 2014, 03:15 PM ET
The term "probiotic" is misused so often that a group of experts has taken a fresh look at what probiotics really are, and examined what scientists have learned about them in recent years.
12 June 2014, 03:13 PM ET
The percentage of sexually active teens who use a condom has declined over the last decade, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
12 June 2014, 09:43 AM ET
If all goes according to plan, today (June 12) at the 2014 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony in Sao Paolo, Brazil, with hundreds of millions of people watching, a paralyzed person wearing a robotic suit will walk onto the field and kick the first ball of th
12 June 2014, 07:51 AM ET
The "cool kids" in middle school may not be so cool when they grow up: A new study suggests that these once-popular teens are at greater risk for relationship and drug problems in adulthood.
12 June 2014, 01:14 AM ET
There's more harm to not letting kids go outside and play in the dirt than the cabin fever.
11 June 2014, 08:45 PM ET
New research suggests that carrying around a cellphone in your pocket could lower sperm motility and viability.
11 June 2014, 04:08 PM ET
People with poor heart health are more likely to develop thinking problems than those without heart disease, according to a new study.
11 June 2014, 04:00 PM ET
A diet higher in protein may reduce stroke risk, according to a new study.
11 June 2014, 11:22 AM ET
The popular supplement resveratrol may cause problems in a fetus if taken during pregnancy, according to a new study done in primates called Japanese macaques.