Health Archive
17 October 2014, 03:51 PM ET
Falling down and getting hurt is a big problem for older adults. Now, new research from Australia suggests that the only type of exercise that lowers older adults' risk of falling down is swimming.
17 October 2014, 03:49 PM ET
One in five Americans develops skin cancer over their lifetime, making it the most common form of cancer. Fortunately it is also one of the most preventable, because sun exposure is a major factor in its growth.
16 October 2014, 09:13 PM ET
Onions have layers and layers of health benefits. Some of the nutrients in onions may help promote heart health, reduce inflammation, and reduce the risk of cancer.
16 October 2014, 08:08 PM ET
The Integumentary System consists of the skin, hair and nails.
16 October 2014, 07:04 PM ET
Although Ebola is not a very contagious virus in general, it carriers a higher risk for health care workers. Here's what we know about Ebola's risk to health professionals.
16 October 2014, 03:24 PM ET
The iFit Active is a fitness tracker that aims to measure your exercise, diet and sleep. Here's a review of the device and how it performed in several areas.
16 October 2014, 01:55 PM ET
Some comatose patients may be aware despite being uncommunicative, and scientists have found a new way that may help identify these patients.
16 October 2014, 01:59 AM ET
As decriminalization efforts take off, scientists aim to understand marijuana's adverse health effects.
16 October 2014, 12:38 AM ET
Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a rare and often-fatal infection caused by one of the five strains of the Ebola virus.
15 October 2014, 08:32 PM ET
Spiny on the outside, sweet on the inside, pineapples are one fantastic fruit.
15 October 2014, 05:40 PM ET
Genetic sequencing confirms the epidemic in West Africa is unrelated to the new outbreak that occurred in Central Africa and was quickly contained.
15 October 2014, 05:01 PM ET
Depending on whom you ask, e-cigarettes are either a great tool to get people to quit smoking or another way to get people hooked on nicotine.
15 October 2014, 01:36 PM ET
The second health care worker to test positive for Ebola should not have traveled on a plane from Ohio to Texas the day before she showed symptoms of the disease, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today.
15 October 2014, 11:48 AM ET
A health care worker who tested positive for Ebola flew on a plane the day before she developed symptoms of the deadly disease, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced today.
15 October 2014, 09:09 AM ET
A second health care worker in Dallas has tested positive for Ebola after caring for a patient who had the disease, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today.
14 October 2014, 07:17 PM ET
It may take more than a month for symptoms of head lice to show.
14 October 2014, 06:56 PM ET
The rats that dart between trashcans and crawl across subway tracks in New York may harbor some alarming diseases, according to a new study.
14 October 2014, 06:30 PM ET
Stem cells, with their ability to develop into many different types of tissue, have long been touted for their promise in regenerative medicine, yet treatments have been slow to develop. But now, a small study found that more than half of people given an
14 October 2014, 02:05 PM ET
Health officials are making immediate enhancements to improve safety at U.S. hospitals treating Ebola patients after a nurse became infected with the virus.
14 October 2014, 01:56 PM ET
A backpacker from Scotland recently found that the cause of her frequent nosebleeds was a 3-inch-long leech living inside her nose, for at least a month.
14 October 2014, 11:29 AM ET
The current Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 4,000 people, but it started with one person: a 2-year-old child who died on Dec. 6, 2013.
14 October 2014, 11:29 AM ET
Smoking is to blame for about 14 million major medical conditions among American adults in a single year, a new study shows.
14 October 2014, 09:09 AM ET
A new drug for type 2 diabetes that is switched on by blue light might one day give patients with the disease more control over their blood sugar levels, some researchers say.
13 October 2014, 08:13 PM ET
Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is a bacterial infection of the respiratory tract that causes severe coughing. The disease is especially serious for babies.
13 October 2014, 05:37 PM ET
A "breach in protocol" led a nurse in Dallas to become the first person infected with Ebola in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
13 October 2014, 04:44 PM ET
Statins should be considered as a possible treatment for Ebola, some researchers argue.
13 October 2014, 02:58 PM ET
People with autism may show improvements in their social skills after taking a compound called sulforaphane, which is extracted from broccoli, a small new study suggests.
13 October 2014, 02:47 PM ET
Use this body mass index (BMI) calculator to estimate your body fat and to see if you’re considered underweight, normal, overweight or obese.
13 October 2014, 02:35 PM ET
A spinal cord injury is caused by damage to parts of the spine.
13 October 2014, 02:01 PM ET
Hospital workers must be careful to avoid contamination when removing their soiled protective gear.
13 October 2014, 10:57 AM ET
Only one person has had contact with the second case of Ebola in Dallas when she might have been contagious, health officials said today.
13 October 2014, 09:30 AM ET
Ebola mortality rates would be lower if an outbreak occurred in the U.S., experts say.