Health Archive
02 February 2016, 06:47 PM ET
Some experts say camel's milk may help fight a number of diseases, including diabetes, cancer, shingles and autism.
02 February 2016, 05:01 PM ET
Scientists are exploring the possibility of using genetically modified mosquitoes to curb the spread of the Zika virus.
02 February 2016, 04:44 PM ET
A person in Dallas appears to have spread Zika virus to another person through sex, health officials said today.
02 February 2016, 10:42 AM ET
It's not likely that there will be large outbreaks of Zika virus infections in the U.S., officials say. Here's a look at why.
02 February 2016, 07:30 AM ET
New wound dressings aimed at helping people whose wounds won't heal have an unconventional source: human placental tissue.
01 February 2016, 06:35 PM ET
Recent increases in the number of babies in Brazil born with microcephaly — underdeveloped skulls and brains — that has been associated with outbreaks of the Zika virus constitute a public health emergency of international concern.
01 February 2016, 03:11 PM ET
Flu season has started, and although it's not as bad as last year's, there have been reports of severe illness in some young and middle-age adults, according to the CDC.
01 February 2016, 11:15 AM ET
Doctors wiped down the skin of newborns delivered by cesarean section with a gauze carrying their mothers' vaginal fluid. Here's what they found.
01 February 2016, 11:00 AM ET
Years of using marijuana may harm this cognitive ability.
01 February 2016, 01:35 AM ET
Eating lots of fiber during the teen and early adulthood years may play a role in llowering breast cancer risk later in life, a new study suggests.
29 January 2016, 05:06 PM ET
Cases of a birth anomaly associated with pregnancy in young mothers that causes a fetus's bowels to form outside the body are increasing, particularly in non-Hispanic black mothers under age 20.
29 January 2016, 04:26 PM ET
Map showing countries that have reported virus transmission, cases of the virus, or historical cases prior to 2015.
29 January 2016, 03:21 PM ET
Working out more does not necessarily translate into burning significantly more calories, a new study finds.
29 January 2016, 11:58 AM ET
Researchers using a brain model have recreated the processes that cause the initially smooth brain to get its characteristic folds and wrinkly appearance. The rapid expansion of the brain’s cortex causes it to swell, then crinkle.
29 January 2016, 11:14 AM ET
Pregnant women are bombarded with advice about avoiding chemicals. Should they use mosquito repellants?
29 January 2016, 09:57 AM ET
Children born to women with obesity and diabetes may have an increased risk of autism, a new study suggests.
28 January 2016, 06:42 PM ET
Using reminders on your smartphone could prompt you to get moving.
28 January 2016, 05:20 PM ET
As the mosquito-borne Zika virus continues to infect people in a relentless wave, there is a worldwide rush to learn more about the disease.
28 January 2016, 01:42 PM ET
It's likely that the United States will face small outbreaks of Zika virus, but widespread transmission of the virus here is not expected, health officials said today.
28 January 2016, 11:41 AM ET
The World Health Organization explains symptoms, treatments and how to prevent the mosquito-transmitted virus from affecting you. The virus has been alarmingly spreading across the Americas.
28 January 2016, 07:10 AM ET
An app that can study people's facial expressions and emotional responses could one day be helpful in detecting autism signs in children, new research found.
27 January 2016, 07:37 PM ET
The Zika virus is spread by bites of infected mosquitoes. It can be particularly dangerous to fetuses and newborns.
27 January 2016, 06:10 PM ET
Scientists are investigating how addiction affects the brain.
27 January 2016, 05:20 PM ET
Do you know what to do if a child passes out?
27 January 2016, 03:40 PM ET
A staggering 73% of young adults surveyed said they would put off going to the hospital, but would wait to see if they felt better.
27 January 2016, 02:44 PM ET
Researchers have identified a gene that increases the risk of schizophrenia, and they say they have a plausible theory as to how this gene may cause the devastating mental illness.
27 January 2016, 01:08 PM ET
In the future, there may be a less invasive way than blood tests to obtain valuable information about a person's health: wearable sensors that use human sweat to look for signs of disease.
27 January 2016, 01:00 PM ET
UC Berkeley engineers are building small, portable, wearable devices that can monitor levels of sodium, potassium, lactate and glucose within sweat on a user's skin.
27 January 2016, 11:00 AM ET
Young women who use tanning beds or booths have up to a sixfold increase in their likelihood of developing melanoma, a new study found.
26 January 2016, 09:00 PM ET
Listeriosis is a bacterial infection typically caused by eating contaminated food.
26 January 2016, 07:20 PM ET
What are scientists planning to use to fight the Zika virus?
26 January 2016, 02:29 PM ET
Antibiotics called macrolides may change children's gut bacteria, a new study finds.