Health Archive
29 May 2014, 03:14 AM ET
Epilepsy and autism have now been linked in some people, meaning treatments are now available.
29 May 2014, 02:54 AM ET
Prenatal genetic testing may diagnose any complications or developmental issues. It can be controversial, but also beneficial.
29 May 2014, 02:35 AM ET
Young children need more detailed sound information, new study finds.
29 May 2014, 02:20 AM ET
Warts are growths on the surface of the skin caused by human papillomavirus (HPV).
29 May 2014, 12:05 AM ET
The risk of developing the deadliest form of skin cancer, melanoma, may be more closely related to sun exposure in early life than in adulthood, researchers say.
29 May 2014, 12:00 AM ET
Women are more likely to have their first children during the two years after their close high school friends have kids, new research finds.
28 May 2014, 03:00 PM ET
Surgeons at the Cleveland Clinic are learning to attack hard-to-reach brain tumors by entering patients’ skulls through their noses.
28 May 2014, 02:33 PM ET
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is launching a program to develop technologies to treat neuropsychiatric illnesses or injuries by electrically stimulating the brain.
28 May 2014, 01:00 PM ET
A man in Illinois, who was believed to be the third U.S. case of infection with the new and deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus, in fact hadn't been infected with the virus, the CDC says.
27 May 2014, 05:36 PM ET
People deal with stressful life events differently — some show resilience and move forward, while others eventually succumb to depression. Now, scientists may have found the brain cells responsible for the varying reactions to stress.
27 May 2014, 04:54 PM ET
Bursts of activity, even when brief, may be blood-sugar solution.
27 May 2014, 11:07 AM ET
Drinking diet beverages instead of water may help people lose weight, a new study finds. But some experts say the findings should be interpreted with caution.
27 May 2014, 11:04 AM ET
A vaccine against Ebola virus that uses so-called virus-like particles instead of live, infectious virus triggers promising immune reactions in laboratory chimpanzees, researchers say.
25 May 2014, 03:33 PM ET
The idea that eating certain foods make us feel better when we're down may be a myth, psychologists say.
25 May 2014, 01:00 PM ET
It's not everyday you see a mouse with a mohawk. But that's what researchers saw while studying mice that had a genetic mutation linked to autism.
25 May 2014, 12:23 PM ET
Among the infections that tend to come when the temperatures rise, some are mild while others can be deadly. From poison plants to "brain-eating" amoebas, here are five health hazards you should be aware of this summer.
24 May 2014, 12:41 AM ET
How can parents identify Hirschsprung disease in a newborn?
23 May 2014, 03:02 PM ET
A new app uses a phone's built-in 3D camera to detect obstacles, and then produces a vibration or tone to alert the user.
23 May 2014, 01:12 PM ET
The brain largely controls the body, but the body can also influence the brain, by the feedback it sends up the nervous system. Here are some of the ways you can use your body to improve your mind.
23 May 2014, 10:33 AM ET
In an attempt to relieve their sneezing, stuffy or runny noses, and itchy eyes, people with seasonal allergies might make a few mistakes.
22 May 2014, 10:42 PM ET
The excitement of sunshine and warm weather that comes with the approaching summer is tempered for some by the sneezing, itchy eyes and congested airways that accompanies it.
22 May 2014, 10:31 PM ET
Almost all of us have either had it, or can look forward to getting it in our lifetime. In fact, somewhere between about a tenth to a third of us have back pain right now.
22 May 2014, 08:34 PM ET
If you read this article, you should be able to score well on our quiz.
22 May 2014, 07:31 PM ET
True statements about what smoking cigarettes can do to your health actually come as a surprise to many smokers, a new study suggests.
22 May 2014, 05:54 PM ET
Submerged your tracker in water? Accidents happen. Here are some tips on what to do if you dropped your tracker in the sink or left it in a pocket and threw it in the washing machine.
22 May 2014, 05:42 PM ET
Thousands of people in the Caribbean are becoming sick with a virus called chikungunya, which causes debilitating fever and severe joint pain, according to news reports.
22 May 2014, 05:33 PM ET
A group of sexual medicine experts say they've arrived at a new definition that includes men who have had premature ejaculation all their lives, and those who've acquired the condition as they've aged.
22 May 2014, 02:15 PM ET
Myths about seasonal allergies seem to spread as easily as so many pollen grains on the wind. Here's the truth behind some of the common misconceptions about allergies.
22 May 2014, 01:58 PM ET
Most fitness trackers are designed for adults, but the devices might help researchers study exercise habits in kids.
22 May 2014, 01:23 PM ET
Younger siblings are more likely to die by suicide than firstborns, according to a new study of the Swedish population. Researchers aren't sure why, but they suspect sibling bullying, parental attention or perhaps biology could be to blame.
22 May 2014, 01:04 PM ET
Using customer reviews of New York City restaurants on the online service Yelp, health investigators were able to identify outbreaks of foodborne illness that hadn't been reported to the health department.
22 May 2014, 12:01 PM ET
The obesity epidemic is showing no signs of retreat in the United States. As of this week, the nation's obesity rate for 2014 stands at 27.7 percent, according to new Gallup data. That's up from the 2013 average of 27.1 percent.