Health Archive
19 May 2015, 12:35 PM ET
People who breathe in a lot of secondhand marijuana smoke could test positive on a drug test, a new study finds.
19 May 2015, 12:27 PM ET
The NSF-funded research team’s simulated driving task revealed that teen subjects driving alone found risky decisions rewarding, but a mother’s presence killed the thrill of running a light, opting for more responsible behavior.
19 May 2015, 11:25 AM ET
Metabolic syndrome involves having a collection of risk factors linked with heart disease and diabetes.
19 May 2015, 09:00 AM ET
Exercise won't help you see into the future, but it may help you imagine it.
19 May 2015, 09:00 AM ET
Sure, exercise is healthy — but only now are the impacts on the human brain coming into focus, particularly for the hippocampus and its affects on memory and imagination.
19 May 2015, 01:34 AM ET
A woman's body undergoes many transformations during the nine months of pregnancy. Many are well known, but some bodily changes may be unexpected and catch some women by surprise.
19 May 2015, 01:26 AM ET
Sleep paralysis is the inability to move or speak immediately after waking up. It happens when a person wakes up before REM sleep is finished.
18 May 2015, 07:27 PM ET
Some electronic cigarette companies say that the products help people quit smoking, but the evidence to back up this claim is lacking, a new study finds.
18 May 2015, 07:06 PM ET
A leading U.S. physicians' group has distilled all the advice about cancer screenings. Here is their guidance for adults about getting screened for five common cancers.
18 May 2015, 04:58 PM ET
Viruses could be used in the fight against the deadly scourge of bacteria that can't be treated with antibiotics, researchers say.
18 May 2015, 11:31 AM ET
For NFL players, a certain type of concussion — one that includes losing consciousness — may be worse for the brain, according to a new study
18 May 2015, 07:15 AM ET
Parents with concerns about their kids' behavior do not always talk about their worries with their child's doctor, but they should, researchers say.
17 May 2015, 01:42 PM ET
Some children who have asthma may also have peanut allergies but not know it, according to a new study.
15 May 2015, 06:00 PM ET
Smoking may cause changes in cells that are linked cancers beyond lung cancer, including breast and gynecological cancers, a new study finds.
15 May 2015, 05:17 PM ET
A specialized pacifier, developed by a nurse at Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies, is proving to have huge benefits for premature babies. Now the nurse who developed it is working to make them available to preemies wherever they are needed.
15 May 2015, 04:23 PM ET
The new "mini" size of Starbucks' Frappuccino iced drink is a good idea, but people should still be aware that the sugar-filled beverages are essentially desserts and thus shouldn't be consumed too frequently, experts say.
15 May 2015, 07:40 AM ET
Many probiotics contain small amounts of gluten, but whether such traces are harmful for people who can't eat gluten is still unknown, a new study finds.
14 May 2015, 09:01 PM ET
Tonsil stones are accumulations of bacteria and debris in the crypts of some people's tonsils. This problem is not dangerous and is usually easily treatable.
14 May 2015, 06:54 PM ET
Older men who exercise 30 minutes a day tend to live longer than their couch potato counterparts, a new study finds.
14 May 2015, 03:09 PM ET
outbreak of a stomach bug in Oregon tied to swimming in a lake highlights a perhaps less obvious hazard of summer fun.
14 May 2015, 12:05 PM ET
Cinnamon and statins could interact and wind up damaging the liver, researchers say.
14 May 2015, 11:58 AM ET
The most common killers in the United States are well known — heart disease and cancer. But there are other, less common causes of death that are actually much more typical in certain states compared to the nation as a whole.
13 May 2015, 08:51 PM ET
Albuterol is a prescription medicine prescribed for patients struggling with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis and other lung diseases.
13 May 2015, 06:23 PM ET
People who use drugs only on the weekends are likely to shift to more frequent use after six months, new research suggests.
13 May 2015, 04:35 PM ET
People who have depression for a long time may be at increased risk for stroke, a new study suggests.
13 May 2015, 03:10 PM ET
Yesterday's deadly Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia, which killed at least eight passengers and injured hundreds of others, may have people wondering, where is the safest place to sit on a train?
13 May 2015, 01:43 PM ET
About a third of Americans live in areas where allergies could be made worse by a combination of unhealthy ozone levels and ragweed pollen, according to a new report.
13 May 2015, 07:37 AM ET
Meditating and doing yoga may alleviate the symptoms of two hard-to-treat gut disorders, new research finds.
13 May 2015, 01:44 AM ET
Kale is a leafy green that is highly nutritious, containing high levels of vitamins, minerals, and brain-boosting phytonutrients.
12 May 2015, 03:55 PM ET
Breathing air that has lower levels of oxygen is linked with signs of depression, according to a new study in animals.
12 May 2015, 03:25 PM ET
A boy in Illinois whose left eye glowed with white light in a cellphone photo turned out to have a rare type of cancer that's diagnosed in only a few hundred U.S. children each year.
12 May 2015, 01:18 PM ET
Which dietary supplements are truly dangerous, and which actually help?