09 December 2013, 12:01 AM ET
Inflammation in a man’s prostate may indicate he has a lower risk of developing prostate cancer in the future, according to a new study.
09 December 2013, 12:01 AM ET
Every year, about 9,400 young children in the U.S. are injured falling off high chairs, a new study finds. Doctors warn that despite the chairs' perceived safety, children in high chairs can be harmed if a chair is not used properly.
06 December 2013, 04:01 PM ET
People with colon cancer may have fewer types of bacteria in their guts than people without the condition, researchers reported today.
06 December 2013, 03:29 PM ET
Men with a condition that causes a curvature of the penis now have a drug treatment option that has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
06 December 2013, 01:21 PM ET
Doctors can now replace heart valves without resorting to open-heart surgery.
06 December 2013, 12:58 PM ET
Don't let reason talk you into eating that second cookie!
06 December 2013, 12:44 PM ET
High chair injuries have increased by 22% in the United States, sending an average of 9,500 kids to the hospital every year.
06 December 2013, 12:15 PM ET
Turmeric is a spice with a long history of use in cooking and religious rituals, and evidence suggests it may hold health benefits as well.
06 December 2013, 11:43 AM ET
Some foods may affect your mental well-being, studies suggest. Here's a look at foods that are linked with depression.
06 December 2013, 09:00 AM ET
The genetic testing company 23andMe says it will stop providing health information to customers as part of its test results.
05 December 2013, 06:22 PM ET
Nelson Mandela's noble lifework, which will be admired and remembered for years to come, may have also in part contributed to his long-life, experts say.
05 December 2013, 05:56 PM ET
Eating DNA sounds scary but it’s completely safe. I do it every day. Let me explain.
05 December 2013, 04:25 PM ET
Researchers at Microsoft are attempting to create a bra that can detect the wearers mood, and prevent them from engaging in emotional eating.
05 December 2013, 04:00 PM ET
Eating right really does cost more, according to a new review study that analyzed diet and price information from 10 countries.
05 December 2013, 03:23 PM ET
Dyslexia, the learning disability that makes reading and processing speech a challenge, may result from problems with brain connectivity, a new study suggests. Ultimately, understanding the roots of dyslexia could lead to better ways to help people with t
05 December 2013, 02:32 PM ET
Severe hypothermia can cause people to lose consciousness, and may result in death. But before losing consciousness, people suffering from hypothermia have been known to exhibit some bizarre behaviors that may be a last-ditch effort to survive.
05 December 2013, 01:15 PM ET
Decking the halls can be dangerous. More than 15,000 Americans suffered decoration-related injuries during the 2012 holiday season, from ladder spills to back strains, according to a new estimate from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
05 December 2013, 12:29 PM ET
During routine clinical tests of two epilepsy patients, researchers have identified a region of the brain that appears to control a person's willingness to preserve in the midst of serious obstacles.
05 December 2013, 12:01 PM ET
Scientists trained mice to associate the scent of cherry blossoms with the fear of receiving an electric shock, and found that the mice's pups and grandpups were more sensitive to the scent, even though they didn't receive the shock training.
05 December 2013, 12:00 PM ET
Nearly 200 cases of measles have been reported in the United States so far this year, making 2013 one of the worst for measles outbreaks in the last decade, according to new numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
05 December 2013, 07:49 AM ET
The U.S. pregnancy rate has fallen almost continuously over the last decade, and reached a 12-year low in 2009, according to a new government report.
05 December 2013, 06:43 AM ET
Sleeping habits change when kids enter their teen years in part because of puberty. But a new study suggests that teens' relationships with friends and parents play a bigger role in influencing teen sleep than biology.
04 December 2013, 10:15 PM ET
Drinking alcohol is common around the holidays, but how does alcohol affect your medications? Here's a look at eight common medications, and how they interact with alcohol.
04 December 2013, 05:00 PM ET
Births of triplets from in vitro fertilization (IVF) are declining, but there's still a lot of work to be done to reduce the U.S. rate of multiple births, a new study finds.
04 December 2013, 03:17 PM ET
A new DNA test can predict how long women with ovarian cancer will survive, and guide personalized treatment decisions, according to new research.
04 December 2013, 02:46 PM ET
In one of the most shocking tales of survival-at-sea ever told, a man lived for almost three days inside a sunken ship at the bottom of the ocean.
04 December 2013, 02:06 PM ET
It seems there's almost nothing computers can't simulate these days: Now, a new computer program simulates human birth using 3D virtual reality. The system could help doctors and midwives prepare for unusual or dangerous births, according to the researche
04 December 2013, 01:51 PM ET
Hip impingement, a condition in which the edges of the hip's ball and socket joint are rough and jagged, is increasingly diagnosed among those under 30 and often requires surgery to fix. Famous cases include Lady Gaga and Alex Rodriguez.
04 December 2013, 08:36 AM ET
The rate of psychiatric medication use in teenagers may have leveled off, after a decades-long rise, a new survey suggests.
03 December 2013, 11:54 PM ET
With a new pacemaker for the diaphragm, some ALS patients can now breathe without a ventilator.
03 December 2013, 10:56 PM ET
A new technique using a balloon-catheter and a synthetic heart valve are replacing traditional heart-valve surgery.
03 December 2013, 12:10 PM ET
Borrowing ideas from weather forecasting, researchers have developed a system to predict, weeks in advance, when a city will see the peak of its seasonal flu outbreak.