Health Archive
17 November 2015, 01:08 PM ET
Do they cure colds? Prevent hair loss? Protect your heart? Mostly what they do is make supplement sellers wealthy - not make you and I more healthy. That said, certain added nutrition in pill form can be helpful, says the American Chemical Society.
17 November 2015, 12:20 PM ET
A little-known sexually transmitted disease may actually be fairly common, according to a new study.
17 November 2015, 11:56 AM ET
Charlie Sheen recently disclosed that he is HIV positive, but HIV infection isn't the death sentence it once was.
16 November 2015, 07:04 PM ET
A company that allegedly mislabeled its birth control pills is facing a lawsuit. What really happens when you skip your pill for a few days?
16 November 2015, 04:50 PM ET
People who drink moderate amounts of coffee daily may live longer than people who don't drink coffee, a new study finds.
16 November 2015, 02:24 PM ET
A successful facial transplant advances the field.
16 November 2015, 12:01 AM ET
Kids are developing infections that are hard to treat because the bacteria are resistant to the drugs commonly used in raising farm animals.
13 November 2015, 07:21 PM ET
A calorie is a unit of energy. Counting calories is one way to monitor weight loss.
13 November 2015, 04:49 PM ET
Ten women in the United States will soon be chosen to undergo the nation's first uterus transplants. The procedure is still highly experimental, and there are unknown risks.
13 November 2015, 11:10 AM ET
USDA recommendations for salt labeling on food packaging.
13 November 2015, 11:04 AM ET
Armadillos that carry the bacteria that cause leprosy now live over a much larger range of the South than they did just a few years ago, a new study suggests.
13 November 2015, 11:04 AM ET
Armadillos that carry the bacteria that cause leprosy now live over a much larger range of the South than they did just a few years ago, a new study suggests.
13 November 2015, 01:24 AM ET
The autism rate in the U.S. has now reached 1 in 45 children, according to a new government estimate.
12 November 2015, 02:44 PM ET
People who get enough sleep are more likely to hit other heart health targets, too.
12 November 2015, 02:15 PM ET
Compared to other emergency responders, firefighters are more at risk for heart disease.
12 November 2015, 12:01 AM ET
Nearly 38 percent of U.S. adults are obese, according to the latest obesity numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
11 November 2015, 09:59 PM ET
A low-carb diet focuses on cutting carbohydrates from a person’s diet. While it can help some lose weight, it can also deprive the body of needed nutrients if taken to extremes.
11 November 2015, 04:54 PM ET
Brain scans may predict the possibility of someone recovering from a coma, a new study suggests.
11 November 2015, 04:48 PM ET
Americans are eating more sodium than recommended. Is that bad?
11 November 2015, 10:15 AM ET
What foods should you choose to improve heart health?
11 November 2015, 09:41 AM ET
Shenyang's smog is even a problem for healthy individuals.
10 November 2015, 07:48 PM ET
A new map reveals the path the Ebola virus took as the deadly virus spread across Sierra Leone.
10 November 2015, 04:00 PM ET
A middle-age woman in Africa who became infected with Ebola suffered a stroke during her bout with the virus but managed to survive both maladies, according to a new report of her case.
10 November 2015, 03:21 PM ET
A congenital heart defect went undetected for nearly seven decades.
10 November 2015, 03:10 PM ET
The "obesity paradox" may really just be all about cardiovascular fitness, one researcher argues.
09 November 2015, 12:01 AM ET
Commercials for kids' snacks may lead parents to think the foods are healthier than they really are, researchers suggest.
08 November 2015, 06:44 PM ET
Does time of day matter when it comes to taking blood pressure?
08 November 2015, 04:00 PM ET
Your energy level isn't the only thing that gets a boost after downing an energy drink.
08 November 2015, 02:16 PM ET
When it comes to keeping a food diary, some ways are better than others.
08 November 2015, 10:03 AM ET
Garcinia cambogia is an herbal supplement that marketers claim can help with weight loss. But does research support these claims, and is garcinia cambogia even safe to take? LiveScience looks at the research.
08 November 2015, 09:09 AM ET
Extract of the fruit garcinia cambogia is an ingredient in some nutritional supplements aimed at stopping weight gain. But is garcinia cambogia safe, and does it work? Here's a look at the evidence.
07 November 2015, 09:55 AM ET
A new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History explores our inner microbial selves.