Health Archive
18 November 2014, 12:16 PM ET
Oxford Dictionaries announced today that "vape" is its word of 2014, chosen over other buzzwords, including "normcore," "bae" and "budtender."
18 November 2014, 07:05 AM ET
To stop Ebola, it's crucial for health care workers to gain the trust of the communities where they work, experts say.
17 November 2014, 06:40 PM ET
A handheld device that detects the amount of salt in your food could help people lower the amount of salt in their diet, a new study shows.
17 November 2014, 03:21 PM ET
Breathing in secondhand marijuana smoke may damage the blood vessels just like breathing in secondhand cigarette smoke does, a new study in rats suggests.
17 November 2014, 03:04 PM ET
The mystery surrounding a gruesome disease that affects starfish on the Pacific coast might finally be put to rest.
17 November 2014, 03:02 PM ET
Changes in hormonal contraceptive use during a marriage could affect a woman's satisfaction, according to a new study that followed married couples for months to years.
17 November 2014, 11:56 AM ET
About three quarters of parents would consider removing their child from a day care center where some of the other kids were unvaccinated, a new survey found.
17 November 2014, 10:12 AM ET
A doctor who contracted the Ebola virus while treating patients in Sierra Leone died early today (Nov. 17) at a hospital in Nebraska.
17 November 2014, 02:39 AM ET
A 10-second kiss on the lips can transfer as many as 80 million bacteria into a person's mouth, a new study from The Netherlands finds.
16 November 2014, 09:02 AM ET
In children, energy drinks can cause serious side effects, such as seizures and cardiovascular problems.
15 November 2014, 09:32 AM ET
A strange green mixture of kale and apples actually rid your body of toxins? Here is a look at the truth about juice cleanses.
14 November 2014, 06:20 PM ET
These gifts can help the people in your life meet their fitness goals and ring in the New Year with a healthier lifestyle.
14 November 2014, 04:05 PM ET
It's reported that 1 in 5 students take the drug Modafinil in hopes of boosting their academic performance, but this so-called "smart drug" may actually impair their ability to answer questions quickly and correctly, a new study finds.
14 November 2014, 03:36 PM ET
The details of exactly what happened in Dallas when three people there were infected with Ebola are revealed in a new report.
14 November 2014, 06:51 AM ET
Despite the rhetoric that often follows school shootings, mental illness is only one reason why young people arm themselves with guns. New research finds a complex array of risk factors.
13 November 2014, 10:56 PM ET
Most bug bites and stings are usually just uncomfortable. However, some people are allergic to the venom of certain insects or spiders and can have severe, even life-threatening reactions.
13 November 2014, 05:26 PM ET
A sudden peak in visits to Wikipedia pages about a disease could be a sign of an approaching outbreak, a new study shows.
13 November 2014, 03:52 PM ET
A new diet tracker uses a camera and jawbone motion sensor to record how much people are eating.
13 November 2014, 01:00 PM ET
Nearly a million Americans visit the doctor each year for eye infections, which are often related to wearing contact lenses, according to a new report.
13 November 2014, 01:00 PM ET
No new cases of polio caused by the wild poliovirus type 3 has been reported since two years ago, according to a new report.
13 November 2014, 12:18 PM ET
Stretching increases flexibility not by stretching out the muscle tissue, but by retraining the nervous system, experts say.
12 November 2014, 05:19 PM ET
Taking vitamin B12 and folic acid supplements may not reduce the risk of developing memory and thinking problems in older people, a new study finds.
12 November 2014, 05:13 PM ET
It may be possible to identify which Army soldiers are at high risk for suicide following a psychiatric hospitalization by using a new mathematical model, a new study suggests.
12 November 2014, 04:02 PM ET
The Go is a new fitness tracker from watchmaker Soleus that tracks daily steps, calories burned, distanced traveled, workouts and sleep.
12 November 2014, 02:05 PM ET
In the hopes of uncovering the genetic basis for extremely long life spans, scientists have sequenced the genomes of 17 of the world's oldest living people.
12 November 2014, 01:40 PM ET
Many of the drugs that treat mental health problems are discovered by serendipity, and because new drugs are scarce, researchers may need to look more closely at the possible psychiatric effects of existing prescription and illegal drugs.
11 November 2014, 03:32 PM ET
A woman in the Netherlands contracted an unusual bacterial infection that may have come from one of her pet cats, according to a new report of her case.
11 November 2014, 02:21 PM ET
A new germ-zapping robot could help stop the spread of deadly viruses, like Ebola, in hospitals and other health care facilities in the United States.
11 November 2014, 12:53 PM ET
A new study has found potential early markers for hemorrhagic fever diseases similar to Ebola, suggesting it may be possible to screen for these diseases much earlier.
11 November 2014, 10:23 AM ET
New York doctor Craig Spencer, who was infected with Ebola while treating patients in Guinea, is now declared free of the virus and is leaving the Bellevue Hospital Center today
11 November 2014, 09:54 AM ET
Landon Jones is a 12-year-old boy with a very unusual condition: He never gets hungry or thirsty.
11 November 2014, 09:00 AM ET
Writing letters backward and in reverse order, sometimes called mirror writing, may be a sign of a deteriorating brain, but in one woman's case, researchers found that the unusual condition was actually caused by anxiety.