05 December 2013, 02:32 PM ET
Severe hypothermia can cause people to lose consciousness, and may result in death. But before losing consciousness, people suffering from hypothermia have been known to exhibit some bizarre behaviors that may be a last-ditch effort to survive.
05 December 2013, 01:15 PM ET
Decking the halls can be dangerous. More than 15,000 Americans suffered decoration-related injuries during the 2012 holiday season, from ladder spills to back strains, according to a new estimate from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
05 December 2013, 12:29 PM ET
During routine clinical tests of two epilepsy patients, researchers have identified a region of the brain that appears to control a person's willingness to preserve in the midst of serious obstacles.
05 December 2013, 12:01 PM ET
Scientists trained mice to associate the scent of cherry blossoms with the fear of receiving an electric shock, and found that the mice's pups and grandpups were more sensitive to the scent, even though they didn't receive the shock training.
05 December 2013, 12:00 PM ET
Nearly 200 cases of measles have been reported in the United States so far this year, making 2013 one of the worst for measles outbreaks in the last decade, according to new numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
05 December 2013, 07:49 AM ET
The U.S. pregnancy rate has fallen almost continuously over the last decade, and reached a 12-year low in 2009, according to a new government report.
05 December 2013, 06:43 AM ET
Sleeping habits change when kids enter their teen years in part because of puberty. But a new study suggests that teens' relationships with friends and parents play a bigger role in influencing teen sleep than biology.
04 December 2013, 10:15 PM ET
Drinking alcohol is common around the holidays, but how does alcohol affect your medications? Here's a look at eight common medications, and how they interact with alcohol.
04 December 2013, 05:00 PM ET
Births of triplets from in vitro fertilization (IVF) are declining, but there's still a lot of work to be done to reduce the U.S. rate of multiple births, a new study finds.
04 December 2013, 03:17 PM ET
A new DNA test can predict how long women with ovarian cancer will survive, and guide personalized treatment decisions, according to new research.
04 December 2013, 02:46 PM ET
In one of the most shocking tales of survival-at-sea ever told, a man lived for almost three days inside a sunken ship at the bottom of the ocean.
04 December 2013, 02:06 PM ET
It seems there's almost nothing computers can't simulate these days: Now, a new computer program simulates human birth using 3D virtual reality. The system could help doctors and midwives prepare for unusual or dangerous births, according to the researche
04 December 2013, 01:51 PM ET
Hip impingement, a condition in which the edges of the hip's ball and socket joint are rough and jagged, is increasingly diagnosed among those under 30 and often requires surgery to fix. Famous cases include Lady Gaga and Alex Rodriguez.
04 December 2013, 08:36 AM ET
The rate of psychiatric medication use in teenagers may have leveled off, after a decades-long rise, a new survey suggests.
03 December 2013, 11:54 PM ET
With a new pacemaker for the diaphragm, some ALS patients can now breathe without a ventilator.
03 December 2013, 10:56 PM ET
A new technique using a balloon-catheter and a synthetic heart valve are replacing traditional heart-valve surgery.
03 December 2013, 12:10 PM ET
Borrowing ideas from weather forecasting, researchers have developed a system to predict, weeks in advance, when a city will see the peak of its seasonal flu outbreak.
03 December 2013, 11:43 AM ET
Drexel researchers use ultrasound to deliver customized medication through the skin.
03 December 2013, 11:18 AM ET
Researcher Nina Kraus has found a positive impact on long-term brain functions in people with as few as four years of musical training.
03 December 2013, 10:11 AM ET
A 36-year old woman is the first person in Hong Kong to have become infected with the H7N9 bird flu virus, officials said late Monday.
02 December 2013, 11:24 PM ET
Impacted earwax is one cause of hearing problems, and is more common with increasing age. Here are ways to deal with too much earwax.
02 December 2013, 05:00 PM ET
A new study calls into question the idea that people can be obese and still be "healthy," finding that, at least over the long term, obesity itself may confer a small increased risk of death.
02 December 2013, 04:00 PM ET
Patients can have a hard time finding out exactly what their medical procedures will cost them, and a new study finds that hospitals often cannot provide price information for even simple procedures.
02 December 2013, 03:44 PM ET
A mouse study finds that blocking two muscle receptors can stop sperm from ejaculating, a potentially reversible form of birth control for men who want their own pill.
02 December 2013, 03:01 PM ET
For children with autism, a dose of oxytocin — the so-called "love hormone" — seems to fine-tune the activity in brain areas linked to social interactions, according to a new study.
02 December 2013, 02:24 PM ET
For the first time, human stem cells have been converted into functioning lung cells, paving the way for modeling lung disease, screening drugs and, ultimately, creating tissue for lung transplants.
02 December 2013, 01:15 PM ET
Data from around the United States from the last 100 years has been compiled and analyzed to uncover important health trends.
02 December 2013, 12:47 PM ET
This video captures scientists studying a deadly disease humans could be passing on to an animal, a phenomenon known as "reverse zoonosis."
30 November 2013, 01:09 PM ET
In addition to heart health, also pay attention to the peripheral arteries.
29 November 2013, 05:45 PM ET
As people age, a march towards frailty is not inevitable.
28 November 2013, 12:04 PM ET
Show some love to the arteries in your legs, not just the ones in your heart.
27 November 2013, 06:54 PM ET
Every now and again you might read about gene therapy and efforts to correct serious genetic diseases. But I’m betting that very few readers have had gene therapy, nor have they ever met anyone who has, nor will they ever meet that many.