Health Archive
26 August 2014, 02:54 PM ET
Robert Manzolillo, a skier, biker, hiker and physical therapist – himself a Multiple Sclerosis patient – uses Nintendo Wii board play to improve balance. Dr. Karen Blitz, director of North Shore-LIJ Hospital explains the favorable brain changes.
26 August 2014, 09:24 AM ET
People with a rare disease called stiff person syndrome, or SPS, might benefit from a type of stem cell transplant that has been used to treat patients with leukemia and multiple sclerosis, researchers say.
26 August 2014, 02:00 AM ET
The extent of the current Ebolavirus outbreak in West Africa has belatedly focused the attention of non-governmental organisations, local and Western governments, and international media.
25 August 2014, 06:36 PM ET
Obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD, is a mental disorder characterized by persistent thoughts and ritualistic behaviors that interfere with daily life and relationships.
25 August 2014, 05:55 PM ET
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns the public about dietary-supplement products that claim to prevent or treat concussions and traumatic brain injuries.
25 August 2014, 05:19 PM ET
In states where medical marijuana is legal, the rates of deaths caused by painkiller overdoses are lower than in states where medical marijuana is illegal, a new study has found.
25 August 2014, 04:38 PM ET
If you've ever woken from a deep sleep in a confused state and didn't remember the experience later, you may have a condition sometimes called "sleep drunkenness."
25 August 2014, 03:36 PM ET
Certain types of gut bacteria could ward off food allergies, according to a new study in mice.
25 August 2014, 01:41 PM ET
Data from people who wear fitness tracker Jawbone UP shows how everyone's sleep was affected through the South Napa Earthquake.
25 August 2014, 09:02 AM ET
The American Heart Association issued a new policy recommendation that calls for tougher regulation of the access, marketing and sale of electronic cigarettes to minors.
22 August 2014, 09:56 PM ET
The future of rehabilitation may be as much about art as science.
22 August 2014, 08:06 PM ET
Chronic lower-back pain is one of the most common complaints, but no single therapy has been proven to work.
22 August 2014, 06:53 PM ET
Genetics plays a big role in how susceptible people are to hangovers, a new study finds.
22 August 2014, 04:28 PM ET
Experience with Ebola survivors in Africa suggests that the two American Ebola patients who recovered from the disease are now immune to the strain of the virus that infected them.
22 August 2014, 02:31 PM ET
A man in Europe who tried to "breathe fire" wound up in the emergency room with pneumonia, after inhaling and swallowing the fuel called paraffin.
22 August 2014, 02:17 PM ET
The viral campaign has many elements of success that are rarely achieved together. But to know the real value of a campaign, one has to examine it in the context.
22 August 2014, 01:44 PM ET
This new generation walking stick combines the benefits of a whitestick with the guidance of a seeing-eye dog without the need for long, expensive trainings or the necessary clean up.
22 August 2014, 07:04 AM ET
Patients with paralysis and other neuromotor disorders ‘paint’ pictures through ‘Embedded Arts,’ a rehabilitation biofeedback program created by researchers at Ohio State University. As time perception became suspended, patients felt less pain.
21 August 2014, 01:54 PM ET
Dr. Kent Brantly, an American doctor who contracted the Ebola virus in West Africa, is cured of the disease and was released today from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.
21 August 2014, 10:51 AM ET
Environmental activist Hilton Kelley tours his childhood home in Port Arthur, Texas now abandoned due to toxic chemicals from refineries at the terminus of the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline.
20 August 2014, 05:20 PM ET
Military personnel who fly drones, and may be stationed far from the battlefields and bloodshed of war, may still suffer PTSD after their tours of duty, a new study finds.
20 August 2014, 04:39 PM ET
A new ad campaign in Colorado that likens people who smoke marijuana to "lab rats" is intended to steer teens away from using pot, but some communication experts say the campaign is unlikely to be effective.
20 August 2014, 02:33 PM ET
The toxin used commonly for beauty treatment may prove useful in treating stomach cancers, new research in mice suggests.
20 August 2014, 01:32 PM ET
Trials that test some types of alternative medicine, such as homeopathy and Reiki, should be stopped because the therapies are not grounded in science, some researchers argue.
20 August 2014, 11:46 AM ET
The 2003 RAVE Act has made club promoters reluctant to take safety measures such as offering water or having medics at electronic music dance parties.
20 August 2014, 10:40 AM ET
The birth rates of U.S. teens continues to decline, and hit a new historic low in 2013, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
20 August 2014, 09:23 AM ET
Emergency doctors may soon see more cases of what appears to be a heroin overdose but is actually related to the deadly and relatively new designer drug acetyl fentanyl, a researcher says.
20 August 2014, 02:51 AM ET
Cavities, also referred to tooth decay or caries, are holes in the teeth. Cavities are the second-most common health disorder in the United States.
20 August 2014, 12:07 AM ET
Discovery of the Arc gene and its like-named protein is leading to breakthroughs in how memories form and are recalled as well as giving hope to developing treatments for memory disorders like Alzheimer’s.
19 August 2014, 08:27 PM ET
If diagnosed with cancer, these questions can help you "prepare for battle."
19 August 2014, 05:01 PM ET
Pregnant? Then you should get a flu shot, according to new guidelines from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
19 August 2014, 04:18 PM ET
The Runtastic Orbit is a fitness tracker that monitors both daily activity and sleep habits, but does it stand out from other fitness trackers?