Health Archive
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.
06 November 2015, 02:09 PM ET
Many people with hay fever who take medicine to help with their symptoms say they don't feel that much better.
06 November 2015, 01:22 PM ET
Vitamin C may have a modest effect on how long colds last, but it's unlikely to ward off the wintertime sniffles completely, evidence suggests.
06 November 2015, 11:32 AM ET
A man who hasn't showered in 12 years says that a daily scrub wipes away beneficial bacteria that help regulate stink-producing microbes on the skin.
05 November 2015, 06:30 PM ET
There's just no way to stop toddlers from putting things in their mouths, so parents should keep small objects out of reach, doctors say.
05 November 2015, 06:30 PM ET
A woman who was a "trained herbalist" wound up in the ICU after using a natural remedy.
05 November 2015, 06:15 PM ET
Four more people were diagnosed with dengue fever on Hawaii's Big Island Wednesday (Nov. 4), raising the number of locally transmitted cases to 15 people, according to the Hawaii State Department of Health.