Health Archive
15 April 2014, 10:53 AM ET
The list of food and non-food items that have been combined in an unnatural marriage just got longer: Viagra and Champagne ice cream.
15 April 2014, 04:08 AM ET
Drowning is a leading cause of accidental death for children, with rates even surpassing those of traffic accident fatalities for some groups in recent years, according to a new report.
15 April 2014, 01:16 AM ET
Swollen veins that bump out from beneath the skin are called varicose veins or spider veins. There are several causes, as well as several methods of treatment.
14 April 2014, 06:20 PM ET
These beautiful flowers are a toxic enemy to cats who might nibble at the flowers' petals or drink their vase water.
14 April 2014, 06:00 PM ET
Women with a certain gene are more likely than men with the same gene to develop Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.
14 April 2014, 03:43 PM ET
Found in the bark of the cinchona tree, quinine is a compound with many medicinal applications, including fever-reducing, painkilling and anti-inflammatory properties. It was also the first treatment for malaria.
14 April 2014, 03:34 PM ET
Why married couples should make sure to eat before they discuss potentially heated topics.
14 April 2014, 03:12 PM ET
The bacteria that cause the sometimes deadly "flesh-eating" infections evolved from bacteria that cause only minor illness in just a few steps, new research shows.
14 April 2014, 03:10 PM ET
At sports venues designed to maximize crowd atmosphere, beware of hearing loss.
14 April 2014, 08:51 AM ET
Teens who take longer to reach their full height may be at increased risk for certain types of brain tumors later in life, a new study suggests.
14 April 2014, 03:48 AM ET
Women who gain either more or less weight than recommended during pregnancy may be more likely to have an overweight child, a new study has found.
12 April 2014, 01:22 AM ET
One in 5,000 babies in the United States are born with gastroschisis, but what is it?
11 April 2014, 04:41 PM ET
Women with a certain genetic marker may be at increased risk for breast cancer, especially if they are overweight or obese, a new study suggests.
11 April 2014, 03:30 PM ET
Synthetic cannabis, or 'spice,' seems to be the drug of choice among substance-using American soldiers.
11 April 2014, 02:50 PM ET
If you've ever had a tooth pulled, then you might be familiar with a severely painful — and aptly named — condition known as dry socket (alveolar osteitis).
11 April 2014, 01:23 PM ET
Bushmeat is still on sale in Ghana despite worries that fruit bats and other bushmeat may be behind the spread of an Ebola outbreak in nearby Liberia and Guinea which has claimed around a hundred lives.
11 April 2014, 09:52 AM ET
A rather graphic video might convince people to cover their noses next time they're about to have a nasal explosion. Part of a new study, the video shows that coughs and sneezes produce clouds of droplets that travel much farther than anyone thought.
11 April 2014, 09:48 AM ET
Using High-speed imaging, MIT researchers have revealed that droplets from coughs and sneezes can cover a wider area than previously determined.
11 April 2014, 12:48 AM ET
The shortage of TB drugs is growing more dangerous, in the United States and globally.
10 April 2014, 10:11 PM ET
Do you trust your doctor — should you?
10 April 2014, 08:52 PM ET
While the idea is attractive, it’s also dangerous because it can lull people who need to lose weight now into a false sense of security.
10 April 2014, 07:00 PM ET
Using 3D printing, researchers have made a tumor-like lump of cancer cells in the lab that they say shows a greater resemblance to natural cancer than the 2-dimensional cultured cells grown in a lab dish.
10 April 2014, 06:30 PM ET
Lab-grown vaginas have shown normal functions for four teenage girls, scientists reported today.
10 April 2014, 03:14 PM ET
Swiss researchers have developed a portable device that can detect common allergens in a drop of blood within half an hour. Called the Abioscope, its developers say the machine provides a fast, accurate and non-invasive alternative.
10 April 2014, 02:45 PM ET
Doctors in New York City are urging residents to ensure that they and their children are immunized against a recent outbreak of measles. Nathan Frandino reports.
10 April 2014, 11:12 AM ET
A student at Yale was told by school officials that she must either bulk up or ship out. Her lithe figure and low BMI were interpreted as a sign that she might have an eating disorder or other health problem.
10 April 2014, 06:16 AM ET
Facebook equips its users with tools that make it easy for people to comment on their friends' looks. Such increased ease of judging others' looks may affect the way women view their bodies.
10 April 2014, 01:47 AM ET
Only two decades ago, when I was starting my PhD studies at the University of California in Berkeley, there was talk about the death of anatomy as a research subject. That hasn’t happened.
10 April 2014, 01:27 AM ET
Psychotropic drugs are being over-used in Australian aged-care facilities to chemically restrain residents, according to both researchers and several government reports. But despite all this attention, little is being done to reduce their use.
09 April 2014, 11:02 PM ET
The spleen is an important organ for keeping bodily fluids balanced. It is possible to live without it, but removal of the spleen has serious consequences.
09 April 2014, 06:20 PM ET
Apples are low in calories and high in fiber, have only a trace of sodium and no fat. An apple a day may really keep the doctor away.
09 April 2014, 06:13 PM ET
Eating a diet high in saturated fat may increase women's risk of breast cancer, a new study suggests.