Health Archive
22 September 2015, 08:00 PM ET
Perk up! Here's more evidence that coffee is safe for your heart.
22 September 2015, 05:36 PM ET
Eating more fruits — particularly berries, apples and pears — and nonstarchy vegetables like soybeans and cauliflower may help you lose weight over the long term, a new study suggests.
22 September 2015, 02:00 PM ET
The health of heart disease patients might be improved by technology that they're already carrying around in their pockets ¬— cellphones.
22 September 2015, 07:03 AM ET
You're never alone when you're surrounded by your microbial cloud.
22 September 2015, 06:33 AM ET
Often claimed to improve people's sex lives, yohimbine supplements may contain doses that are so high that the product essentially acts like a drug, a new study finds.
21 September 2015, 07:54 PM ET
Women who experience complications during pregnancy may face an increased risk of heart disease later on, a new study suggests.
21 September 2015, 07:35 PM ET
Lungs are an important part of the respiratory system. Adults take 15 to 20 breaths a minute, which comes to around 20,000 breaths a day.
21 September 2015, 04:38 PM ET
Some children with a rare genetic condition appear female at birth but later develop a penis and testes around the time puberty begins. But what causes this to happen?
21 September 2015, 03:40 PM ET
Sex does not increase heart attack survivors' risk of having another attack, except in rare cases, a new study finds.
21 September 2015, 11:26 AM ET
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration should avoid using words like "breakthrough" and "promising" to describe new drugs when making announcements aimed at the public, some researchers argue.
21 September 2015, 07:50 AM ET
Cyberbullying is a common concern for parents of teens, but parents seem to disagree on exactly what cyberbullying is, a new report suggests.
21 September 2015, 02:03 AM ET
Apples come in first among popular fruits for kids.
18 September 2015, 03:55 PM ET
Just because it's legal doesn't mean teens approve.
18 September 2015, 01:39 PM ET
Two dozen people in nine states have been sickened with the serious foodborne illness listeriosis, likely from eating soft cheeses that were contaminated with bacteria.
18 September 2015, 11:48 AM ET
A healthy 29-year-old guy who started having episodes of fainting had an unusual culprit to blame.
18 September 2015, 02:16 AM ET
When you drop a piece of food on the floor, is it really OK to eat if you pick up within five seconds?
17 September 2015, 03:37 PM ET
Nearly 100 children in the United States were suspected of having Ebola last year, and they sometimes experienced delays in care because medical staff were concerned about being exposed to the disease.
17 September 2015, 03:15 PM ET
This season's flu vaccine has arrived.
17 September 2015, 07:15 AM ET
A prosthetic hand that is connected directly to the brain successfully enabled a paralyzed man to "feel" again, according to researchers at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
17 September 2015, 12:27 AM ET
The bladder is a round, sack-like organ that stores urine. It is typically the size of a large grapefruit but can stretch much larger as needed.
16 September 2015, 08:00 PM ET
In a 10-year study, people who ate a lot of produce and avoided processed meats had a lower risk of depression.
16 September 2015, 06:23 PM ET
A tourist to the Red Sea left with an unwanted souvenir: a pair of fish jaws in his eyelid, according to a new report of the case.
16 September 2015, 05:26 PM ET
Teens who drink energy drinks a lot are more likely to get head injuries than those who don't consume the highly caffeinated beverages, a new study from Canada suggests.
16 September 2015, 04:59 PM ET
Obesity is associated with a 54 percent increase in the risk of developing a common type of brain tumor, researchers say.
16 September 2015, 02:17 PM ET
People who have head and neck cancer and undergo radiation treatments often suffer from permanent damage to their salivary glands. But a new radiation method could stop this.
16 September 2015, 02:10 PM ET
Drinking a cup of coffee at night may be bad for sleep in more ways than one: Caffeine not only keeps you alert but also affects the body's internal clock.
16 September 2015, 01:19 PM ET
If you want to get a little more movement into your daily life, a pedometer app can help by providing a shot of motivation.
16 September 2015, 01:00 PM ET
Outdoor air pollution kills 3.3 million people around the world every year, according to a new study.
16 September 2015, 02:05 AM ET
Gel "shield" may block damage from radiation during prostate cancer treatments.
15 September 2015, 07:17 PM ET
Drinking diet soda may go hand in hand with indulging in extra cookies or french fries, a new study suggests.
15 September 2015, 07:05 PM ET
Regular soap is just as effective as antibacterial soap when it comes to getting rid of germs with hand washing, a new study finds.