Health Archive
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.
26 January 2016, 01:49 PM ET
Is alcohol a mood booster?
26 January 2016, 11:19 AM ET
Should you be screened for depression? Here's new advice.
26 January 2016, 09:28 AM ET
Re-growing lost organs or body parts is beyond the scope of human biology. But in recent years, scientists have successfully cultivated a range of miniature organs and human body parts in laboratories.
25 January 2016, 01:46 PM ET
These are the most common causes of death for children and teens around the world.
25 January 2016, 07:48 AM ET
Many people would face the lowest risk of dying if their BMI was 26 -- which is considered overweight, new research suggests.
22 January 2016, 04:25 PM ET
Migraine sufferers might benefit from using medical marijuana -- a new study shows the drug might lead to fewer of the painful headaches, a new study suggests.
22 January 2016, 02:59 PM ET
Most people under age 45 would not go to the hospital if they were experiencing stroke symptoms.
21 January 2016, 04:08 PM ET
By taking a 1-minute quiz, you can find out if you're at risk for prediabetes. The quiz is part of a new public service campaign.
21 January 2016, 02:59 PM ET
Experts created the first national survey of Lyme-disease-carrying-tick distribution in decades, and found that the ticks are ranging farther north than before, and are now living in nearly 50 percent of all U.S. counties.
21 January 2016, 11:07 AM ET
Apple's forthcoming iOS update promises to incorporate a feature called Night Shift that could help people sleep better. But what is it about smartphones that can mess with our slumber?
21 January 2016, 11:05 AM ET
The worm lurked in the man's intestines for two years.
21 January 2016, 12:01 AM ET
Kids whose parents have "unsecured debt" may have more behavior problems, a new study finds.
21 January 2016, 12:01 AM ET
The oldest of the old are living even longer, a new report shows.
20 January 2016, 04:33 PM ET
People who use opioid medicines for pain may face a higher risk of depression, a new study finds.