Health Archive
13 December 2014, 12:49 PM ET
Moov aims to be more than a fitness tracker -- it's a fitness friend. This wearable coaches you through your workouts, helping couch potatoes get into the swing of exercising, or challenging fitness fanatics to take workouts to the next level.
12 December 2014, 11:47 PM ET
Hospitals and pharmacies around the country are facing severe shortages of essential drugs. These shortages can limit access to critical medications and compromise patient safety.
12 December 2014, 10:47 PM ET
12 December 2014, 03:28 PM ET
Several organizations are working to help Ebola survivors make the transition back into their communities.
12 December 2014, 11:23 AM ET
The Jabra Sport Pulse is a wireless set of headphones that doubles as a workout companion by measuring your heart rate and sending the data to a sports app on your phone.
11 December 2014, 12:01 AM ET
The percentage of U.S. women who are using long-term methods of birth control has nearly doubled in recent years.
10 December 2014, 10:44 PM ET
Swollen veins that bump out from beneath the skin are called varicose veins or spider veins. There are several causes, as well as several methods of treatment.
10 December 2014, 10:35 PM ET
Bedbugs are stubborn parasites that leave itchy and unsightly bites, though they don't transmit disease or pose any serious medical risk.
10 December 2014, 09:42 PM ET
The human brain is the command center for the human nervous system.
10 December 2014, 08:23 PM ET
Sprinkling a supplement that contains a compound called propionate on your food could help you avoid weight gain, a new study suggests.
10 December 2014, 02:19 PM ET
People may think of the plague as a disease from centuries past, but there have been more than 450 cases of plague in the United States in the last 50 years, according to a new study.
10 December 2014, 02:07 PM ET
Chemicals called phthalates may disrupt brain development, researchers say.
10 December 2014, 01:30 PM ET
An infant in Texas died from Legionnaires' disease few weeks after being born in a heated birthing pool at home, highlighting the risk of waterborne pathogens to babies born in water.
10 December 2014, 08:38 AM ET
Researchers are using public, anonymous social media and other web data to get better at forecasting the spread of infectious diseases.
10 December 2014, 01:04 AM ET
What does this really mean for for the general public and health-care providers.
09 December 2014, 10:34 PM ET
A sonogram, or ultrasound scan, can help determine the sex of a baby, but using fetal ultrasound to create keepsakes is not recommended.
09 December 2014, 07:20 PM ET
Scientists reveal the mechanism by which the brain creates long-lasting memories of painful or scary events.
09 December 2014, 03:32 PM ET
Nearly 2,000 travelers from Ebola-affected countries have arrived at five U.S. airports in recent weeks, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
09 December 2014, 01:09 PM ET
New prosthetic skin that is warm and elastic like real skin, and is packed with many different kinds of sensors, could one day help people with prosthetic limbs regain their sense of touch, researchers say.
09 December 2014, 09:22 AM ET
Injuries from working out at the gym are not uncommon, but some are more unusual than others. In a recent case, a 32-year-old man lost his vision in one eye after an intense session of handstand pushups.
09 December 2014, 08:46 AM ET
A 10-year-old boy who swallowed 16 tiny magnets developed serious injuries that required extensive surgery, according to a new report that highlights the life-threatening dangers of magnets in children's toys.
09 December 2014, 07:03 AM ET
Staying warm in cold weather is easier if you pay attention to the science of heat transfer. Live Science spoke with an expert on wilderness medicine to bring you tips for keeping cozy.
08 December 2014, 11:29 PM ET
People have used bodybuilding to improve their physical performance for at least 1,500 years, and now we are applying it to muscle wasting research as well.
08 December 2014, 08:53 PM ET
Cervical cancer symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options.
08 December 2014, 06:00 PM ET
Your vital signs get checked every time you have a medical condition. One doctor argues these markers of body's condition should be monitored continuously, maybe even before a person has developed a health problem.
08 December 2014, 03:42 PM ET
Researchers say cannabis is not a proven treatment for childhood epilepsy, and people should wait for rigorous studies to decide whether the drug is safe or effective.
05 December 2014, 09:52 PM ET
Bariatric surgery is an operation on the stomach and intestine used to treat obesity.
05 December 2014, 09:51 PM ET
Sleep apnea is a condition in which people experience pauses in breathing, or shallow breathing, during sleep.
05 December 2014, 09:41 PM ET
Diabetes is a metabolic disease marked by high blood glucose, also known as blood sugar.
05 December 2014, 08:48 PM ET
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses powerful magnets to realign a body's atoms, which creates a magnetic field that a scanner uses to create a detailed image of the body.
05 December 2014, 08:09 PM ET
Removing a tick correctly can lessen the chance of contracting a tick-borne illness.