Health Archive
25 October 2014, 02:55 AM ET
A recent New York Times article points to a glaring inconsistency between the amount of “screen time” toddlers have using tablets, phones and computers – and the advice of many early years specialists.
25 October 2014, 02:33 AM ET
Feed that microbiome right, and you'll see results in, and around, your gut.
24 October 2014, 02:51 PM ET
News that a doctor in New York with Ebola traveled on the subway the day before he developed symptoms of the disease may have some people worried about catching the disease on public transportation.
24 October 2014, 01:35 PM ET
Nina Pham, who caught Ebola while caring for the patient diagnosed in Dallas, was released from a hospital Friday, free of the virus. (Oct. 24)
24 October 2014, 01:29 PM ET
A Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned to New York City has been diagnosed with Ebola. Officials are now working to quell panic.
24 October 2014, 11:47 AM ET
A doctor in New York City who recently returned from Guinea in West Africa became the first person in the city to test positive for Ebola. Officials move to prevent the spread of the disease in the city.
24 October 2014, 11:15 AM ET
Nina Pham, the first nurse in Dallas to be infected with Ebola, is now free of the virus, and will be released from the hospital today, officials said.
23 October 2014, 08:38 PM ET
A doctor in New York has tested positive for Ebola, the New York Times reported on Thursday evening (Oct. 23).
23 October 2014, 08:00 PM ET
Avocados are a versatile fruit that are packed with nutrients and are a great way to add healthy fat to your diet.
23 October 2014, 06:30 PM ET
A substantial and quick scaling up of Ebola interventions is needed to prevent a catastrophic number of cases and deaths from the disease in parts of Liberia, a new study suggests.
23 October 2014, 04:35 PM ET
A doctor who recently arrived in the United States from West Africa is being tested for Ebola at Bellevue Hospital in New York City, according to the city's health department.
23 October 2014, 02:45 PM ET
Epidemics like Ebola often start when people make contact with animals carrying infectious diseases, but, paradoxically, a certain amount of human exposure to a virus at its source can actually also prevent the extensive spread of a disease, new researc
23 October 2014, 11:50 AM ET
Many "brain-training" games may be marketed as a way to boost people's alertness and intelligence, but scientists are now warning that such claims are not based on actual science.
23 October 2014, 09:47 AM ET
Ezekiel Emanuel, a bioethicist who wrote a controversial article on aging in The Atlantic last month, explains why he doesn't want to fight death after age 75.
23 October 2014, 07:36 AM ET
Humans have been fighting viruses throughout history. Here are the nine viruses that are the world's worst killers, based on their mortality rates, or the sheer numbers of people they have killed.
23 October 2014, 01:32 AM ET
When you give medicine to your kids, pay close attention to the dose.
23 October 2014, 01:09 AM ET
The unpredictable nature and novelty of zoonotic pathogens make them incredibly difficult to defend against and respond to. But that does not mean we are helpless in the face of emerging ones.
22 October 2014, 09:03 PM ET
Plan to buy a fitness tracker like the Basis Carbon Steel or Jawbone Up 24? Check out LiveScience's in-depth reviews before making a purchase.
22 October 2014, 08:35 PM ET
Sweet potatoes are a surprisingly nutritious vegetable. They are especially high in vitamins A, C, E, and B6, fiber and manganese.
22 October 2014, 07:13 PM ET
Though Renee Zellweger looks dramatically different than she used to, her facial transformation could be the result of relatively minor cosmetic surgery, weight loss and aging, experts say.
22 October 2014, 06:11 PM ET
One man who contracted Ebola and even had further complications of the infection has now recovered after receiving routine intensive care at a hospital in Germany.
22 October 2014, 05:11 PM ET
The amount of trust that the American public puts in doctors has fallen over the last few decades, a new report finds.
22 October 2014, 02:25 PM ET
The announcement that Apple and Facebook will cover the steep cost of egg freezing for its employees has many people talking about the risks and benefits of the procedure.
22 October 2014, 01:39 PM ET
The Fit Smart is a new fitness tracker from Adidas that's intended for people who want to improve their workouts, whether that be running or fitness training for sports.
22 October 2014, 12:07 PM ET
In a remote area of Southeast Asia, drones are fighting a battle — not against terrorists or insurgents, but against infectious disease.
22 October 2014, 11:19 AM ET
All passengers arriving from West African countries where the Ebola outbreak is ongoing will be monitored for 21 days, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today.
21 October 2014, 07:33 PM ET
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) refers to a variety of symptoms that women experience in the second half of a menstrual cycle.
21 October 2014, 05:49 PM ET
Nurse Nina Pham, who contracted Ebola at a Dallas hospital while caring for Thomas Eric Duncan, is now in "good" condition, according to a statement from the National Institutes of Health.
21 October 2014, 04:11 PM ET
The rate of Ebola cases in a part of Liberia where one rubber tree plantation operates is far lower than in other parts of the country.
21 October 2014, 04:00 PM ET
Many dietary supplements that have been recalled can still be purchased years later, and they often contain the same banned ingredients that led to their recall in the first place, a new study finds.
21 October 2014, 02:04 PM ET
A study conducted by the Nationwide Children's Hospital found that between 2002-2012 700,000 children under the age of 6 were given wrong doses of medication. The hospital offers tips on how to administer medicine to kids.
21 October 2014, 12:57 PM ET
Nobody likes ingrown toenails, but clipping off the offending bit might only make it worse. Now, a look at the physics of nail growth reveals the best way to cut an ingrown nail.