Health Archive
01 August 2014, 09:48 AM ET
A new blood and saliva test that looks for traces of the human papillomavirus (HPV) can predict whether some people with oral cancers will have their cancer come back, early research suggests.
31 July 2014, 08:34 PM ET
A pale, gooey-looking "see-through" mouse could help scientists gain a better understand processes in the body, according to a new study.
31 July 2014, 08:10 PM ET
The fourth week of pregnancy is usually when women discover they are pregnant. Now is the time to take a pregnancy test to know for sure.
31 July 2014, 08:02 PM ET
Scientists have rendered a once-furry mouse transparent, its brain, guts and all. Here's a look at the beauty beneath the rodent's skin.
31 July 2014, 07:08 PM ET
In the third week of pregnancy, there won't be any major outward changes in a woman's body, but some pregnancy symptoms may have started.
31 July 2014, 05:23 PM ET
Advocates for indigenous tribes are increasingly worried about a group of people near the Brazil-Peru border who may be facing violent attacks from illegal loggers and drug traffickers exploiting the densely forested region.
31 July 2014, 05:02 PM ET
The reasons why the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has grown so large, and why it is happening now, may have to do with the travel patterns of bats across Africa and recent weather patterns in the region, as well as other factors.
31 July 2014, 04:57 PM ET
Americans should avoid traveling to the three West African countries experiencing an outbreak of Ebola, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today.
31 July 2014, 04:01 PM ET
The Withings Smart Body Analyzer is a smart scale that not only measures weight, but also calculates your body mass index (BMI) and fat mass, and registers heart rate and indoor air quality.
31 July 2014, 03:31 PM ET
Chronic pain may rewire the brain, leading to decreased motivation even after an individual takes painkillers, a new study in mice finds.
31 July 2014, 02:03 PM ET
Two teams, working years apart, merged their creations to develop a framework used to grow replacement cartilage — a 3-D fabric scaffold, integrated with a pliable hydrogel and then infiltrated with stem cells.
31 July 2014, 12:29 PM ET
Will your job give you a heart attack? A new report finds that workers in service and blue-collar occupations, as well as unemployed people, are at increased risk for heart disease and stroke.
30 July 2014, 06:42 PM ET
Dog owners are healthier than people who don't own pets in several ways, research suggests.
30 July 2014, 06:30 PM ET
Ötzi the Iceman, a Neolithic man preserved in the ice of the Austrian Alps, had a genetic predisposition to heart disease, new research suggests.
30 July 2014, 05:23 PM ET
In a new case report, scientists detail a gruesome anteater attack that left one man dead in northwestern Brazil. While such incidents are rare, the attack should serve as a warning to hunters and others who share the same turf as anteaters.
30 July 2014, 04:46 PM ET
A new gene linked to suicide risk has been discovered, and researchers say the finding could lead to a blood test for predicting a person's risk of attempting suicide.
30 July 2014, 04:00 PM ET
Victims of a brown recluse spider bite might feel perfectly fine -- until a severe pain described by most as a throbbing "fire" strikes 24 hours later, a new study reports.
30 July 2014, 03:33 PM ET
Probiotics are generally thought to be safe for most people, but a newborn in Poland appears to have developed an infection after taking a probiotic product, according to a new report of the case.
30 July 2014, 01:16 PM ET
Research on proteins used by thermophiles makes advances in medical knowledge.
30 July 2014, 08:00 AM ET
French toast served with butter syrup and bacon and cheesecake made with Reese’s peanut butter cups and fudge are among the meals highlighted this year for their shockingly unhealthy nutrition content, according to the CSPI.
30 July 2014, 12:54 AM ET
Pinpointing the exact date of conception is hard to do. Due dates are usually calculated to 40 weeks after the first day of the woman's last period.
30 July 2014, 12:01 AM ET
More than 10,500 U.S. residents died because of extreme weather conditions between 2006 and 2010, according to a new CDC report.
29 July 2014, 08:29 PM ET
Six of the people killed in the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 were dedicated to HIV/AIDS research and programs, and researchers mourned their lives at recent a health conference.
29 July 2014, 07:55 PM ET
Men with low testosterone could one day be treated with a drug called enclomiphene citrate, which is similar to the drug clomid that is used in women undergoing IVF .
29 July 2014, 03:30 PM ET
Physical exercise could alter how people perceive their physical world by making their environments appear less threatening, a new study suggests.
29 July 2014, 02:04 PM ET
Keeping healthy habits may be particularly important during stressful times, as a new study suggests it may protect the body against some negative effects of stress.
29 July 2014, 01:51 PM ET
Here are some common causes of and treatments for heart attacks, and other interesting facts about the condition.
29 July 2014, 01:40 PM ET
A new study found that binge drinking landed more Canadian adolescents in the hospital for alcohol-related incidents during their birthday weeks than any other time of the year.
29 July 2014, 01:09 PM ET
Despite the popularity of low-carb diets, more Americans still say they try to avoid fat than carbs, according to a new poll.
29 July 2014, 12:31 AM ET
You don’t usually have to look far to find news about the virtues of probiotics, but should you go out and seek probiotic-laden products to cultivate a healthier gut?
28 July 2014, 07:10 PM ET
With the announcement of an inquiry into the murder of Alexander Litvinenko, talk of poisons is back in the news.
28 July 2014, 06:30 PM ET
What if, in addition to your medical history, your doctor knew about your Internet search history, kept track of your emails and took photos of your house?