Health Archive
24 September 2014, 03:14 PM ET
People's recovery times after surgery vary greatly, so its hard to predict how long any one person will be laid up after an operation. But now, researchers are looking to an experimental blood test that may hold some clues.
24 September 2014, 09:32 AM ET
Mitochondria are involved in many vital roles inside cells from energy production to fighting diseases.
24 September 2014, 02:39 AM ET
The rate of infant mortality in the U.S. is double that of some other developed countries, and the relatively high rate of death among babies born at full term in the United States plays a role in this, a new report says.
23 September 2014, 04:04 PM ET
The rate of diabetes among all U.S. adults may be reaching a plateau, but the rates continue to increase for Hispanics and African-Americans, a new study finds.
23 September 2014, 04:00 PM ET
Whether you find the taste of alcohol to be pleasant, or bitter and stinging is partly decided by your genes, new research shows.
23 September 2014, 03:51 PM ET
Three large soda companies say they want Americans to consume fewer calories from their sugary beverages.
23 September 2014, 02:42 PM ET
The Ebola epidemic in West Africa could be brought to an end by late January, but only if efforts to fight the disease's spread continue to scale up, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
23 September 2014, 12:51 PM ET
As kids with autism grow into adults, doctors need to be ready to help.
23 September 2014, 12:04 PM ET
The United States has very few clinics dedicated to autistic adult care. Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center's Dr. Christopher Hanks has helped create the Center for Autism Services and Transition (CAST) and explains its importance.
23 September 2014, 07:49 AM ET
Several professional athletes have made the news recently for charges of domestic violence, but are athletes actually more prone to domestic violence?
22 September 2014, 11:59 PM ET
When I was younger, about ten years old, I realised that everyone ages and dies. And I thought well why should that be? Can’t we do something about it?
22 September 2014, 07:27 PM ET
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by fatigue and widespread pain in muscles and joints. It affects more women than men.
22 September 2014, 04:47 PM ET
The open-backed, pantless hospital gowns could be dehumanizing for patients and contribute to a traumatizing hospital experience, some doctors argue.
22 September 2014, 02:49 PM ET
Myths about Ebola's origins -- including some that hold that the virus was brought to African regions by health care workers -- have hurt the ability of workers to respond to the outbreak. But where did Ebola really come from?
20 September 2014, 01:20 AM ET
For people sensitive to MSG, it needs to stay off the menu.
19 September 2014, 10:15 PM ET
The seasonal flu shot is a yearly vaccine administered to protect against the flu, or influenza. In the United States, flu shots are recommended for everyone ages 6 months and older.
19 September 2014, 08:19 PM ET
What's behind the percussive symphony? And is it okay to crack your knuckles?
19 September 2014, 02:58 PM ET
In a new recommendation this flu season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that the nasal spray is the preferred flu vaccine for kids ages 2 to 8. Here's what you need to know.
19 September 2014, 02:21 PM ET
Staying physically active in older ages may help keep brain connections intact, a new study suggests.
19 September 2014, 11:26 AM ET
Kids' lunches may lack one important nutrient: calcium. Here are some ideas for getting more calcium into a brown-bag lunch.
19 September 2014, 02:06 AM ET
How many of us really understand what testosterone is, what it does, and why it’s important?
18 September 2014, 06:59 PM ET
Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal. As the canal narrows, it puts pressure on the spinal cord or nerve roots, causing pain, numbness or other problems.
18 September 2014, 04:06 PM ET
A single dose of a commonly prescribed antidepressant drug quickly and dramatically changes how "in sync" different parts of the brain are, new research suggests.
18 September 2014, 02:16 PM ET
Harvard's Wyss institute is developing the exosuit by studying the biomechanics and physiology of human walking. Its is still in the research and development phase and not available commercially.
18 September 2014, 01:54 PM ET
More U.S. children and adults are getting vaccinated against the flu, but public health officials say there's room for improvement in vaccination rates.
18 September 2014, 01:40 PM ET
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been diagnosed with an extremely rare and fast-growing tumor.
18 September 2014, 08:00 AM ET
The Pentagon wants to give patients with chronic conditions self-healing superpowers.
18 September 2014, 12:11 AM ET
Cycling's small seats have long provoked caution in men — but is that fear misguided?
17 September 2014, 09:54 PM ET
A variety of healthy foods and beverages helps a mother-to-be provide the important nutrients a baby needs for growth and development.
17 September 2014, 07:39 PM ET
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease in which the immune system attacks the joints.
17 September 2014, 04:53 PM ET
Women with symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be more likely to have food addiction, or a feeling of dependence on food, a new study suggests.
17 September 2014, 04:39 PM ET
The American commitment to fighting Ebola matters — it's more than a shot in the arm.