Health Archive
09 March 2015, 10:02 PM ET
Qigong is an exercise and healing technique developed in China more than 4,000 years ago.
09 March 2015, 06:34 PM ET
A new iPhone open-source platform enables researchers to conduct secure clinical trials that can track detailed data on users.
09 March 2015, 04:38 PM ET
The Cohen Children's Medical Center of North Shore Long Island Jewish Hospital states the clear rationale for getting the MMR 'shot.'
09 March 2015, 03:55 PM ET
The brain's "pain sensor" has been found, researchers say. When you step on a thumbtack or hit your funny bone, this is the part of your brain that lights up.
09 March 2015, 02:37 PM ET
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station will attempt to grow the fibrous plaque (amyloids) that are the root cause of the brain disease.
08 March 2015, 01:50 AM ET
The start of daylight saving time may be particularly hard for people who are unhealthy, a new study suggests.
07 March 2015, 12:34 PM ET
Buttock augmentation and nonsurgical fat removal are becoming increasingly popular, new data suggests.
07 March 2015, 12:30 PM ET
As people set their clocks forward an hour for daylight saving time this Sunday (March 8), they may also want to take extra care of their heart. That's because people tend to have more heart attacks on the Monday following spring's daylight saving time.
06 March 2015, 06:23 PM ET
Although an Italian neurosurgeon recently boasted that he plans to conduct a human head transplant within two years, experts say this proposal is scientifically and ethically absurd.
06 March 2015, 04:48 PM ET
HDL is “good” cholesterol; LDL is “bad” cholesterol. HDL helps lower LDL. Too much LDL can lead to heart disease and heart attacks.
06 March 2015, 12:29 PM ET
The percentage of Americans who consider vaccines crucial for children has declined slightly in the past decade, according to a new survey.
06 March 2015, 07:37 AM ET
People can be allergic to marijuana pollen, and with the increasing cultivation of the plant, allergies are rising, experts say.
06 March 2015, 07:33 AM ET
Fitness trackers may help some people get more out of a weight loss app, a new survey suggests.
05 March 2015, 11:54 PM ET
Treatment with acupuncture needles does work to alleviate pain and nausea, studies show.
05 March 2015, 11:31 PM ET
Gallstones are small deposits of bile inside the gallbladder, a saclike structure that stores the bile for digestion in the small intestine.
05 March 2015, 08:00 PM ET
Men generally drink more alcohol than women, but the genders go through similar changes in their drinking habits over their lifetimes, a new study on people in the United Kingdom finds.
05 March 2015, 01:21 PM ET
This flu season has been particularly severe for older adults, with the highest rate of hospitalizations among this age group in a decade.
05 March 2015, 12:41 PM ET
New study findings may flesh out chemical influences.
05 March 2015, 11:47 AM ET
A doctor who was treating Ebola patients in Africa suddenly found himself in a scary situation: He was accidently stuck with a needle that had been used on a patient.
05 March 2015, 10:12 AM ET
Eating fiber may promote the growth of gut bacteria that help prevent allergies, new research suggests.
05 March 2015, 07:33 AM ET
People who survive Ebola often experience temporary health problems as a result of their battle with the disease, experts say.
04 March 2015, 11:41 PM ET
CRE are a type of bacteria that have become resistant to most antibiotics. Infections usually occur in health care settings.
04 March 2015, 08:54 PM ET
Endometriosis is a medical condition that occurs when the lining of the uterus, called the endometrium, grows in other places.
04 March 2015, 05:30 PM ET
Doctors have better treatments for victims of bioterrorism today than in the past, but it's critical that medical staff first be able to recognize such illness so they can respond properly, experts say.
04 March 2015, 05:00 PM ET
In California, tougher rules about air pollution are linked with better lung health in children, a large new study finds.
04 March 2015, 12:01 AM ET
Deaths from heroin overdose in the United States have nearly quadrupled in the last decade, with much of the rise occurring in recent years, according to a new report.
03 March 2015, 04:22 PM ET
People in New York state log the most steps, according to new data from an activity-tracker company.
03 March 2015, 02:55 PM ET
Children get the flu more often than adults do, a new study finds. Kids typically catch the flu once every two years, whereas adults over age 30 get the flu about twice a decade, a study of people living in China found.
03 March 2015, 07:24 AM ET
A furry companion can offer comfort to hospital patients, but new guidelines recommend that only dogs — and not cats — be allowed in hospital pet therapy programs.
03 March 2015, 07:23 AM ET
People who are trying to impress a date with their good looks might want to limit themselves to one drink, a new study finds.
02 March 2015, 06:30 PM ET
Good news for people who drink coffee every day: Consuming a moderate amount of coffee could lower the risk of clogged arteries that can lead to a heart attack, a new study finds.
02 March 2015, 03:01 PM ET
People's happiness appears to be closely linked with how much sleep they get.
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