Health Archive
12 November 2014, 02:05 PM ET
In the hopes of uncovering the genetic basis for extremely long life spans, scientists have sequenced the genomes of 17 of the world's oldest living people.
12 November 2014, 01:40 PM ET
Many of the drugs that treat mental health problems are discovered by serendipity, and because new drugs are scarce, researchers may need to look more closely at the possible psychiatric effects of existing prescription and illegal drugs.
11 November 2014, 03:32 PM ET
A woman in the Netherlands contracted an unusual bacterial infection that may have come from one of her pet cats, according to a new report of her case.
11 November 2014, 02:21 PM ET
A new germ-zapping robot could help stop the spread of deadly viruses, like Ebola, in hospitals and other health care facilities in the United States.
11 November 2014, 12:53 PM ET
A new study has found potential early markers for hemorrhagic fever diseases similar to Ebola, suggesting it may be possible to screen for these diseases much earlier.
11 November 2014, 10:23 AM ET
New York doctor Craig Spencer, who was infected with Ebola while treating patients in Guinea, is now declared free of the virus and is leaving the Bellevue Hospital Center today
11 November 2014, 09:54 AM ET
Landon Jones is a 12-year-old boy with a very unusual condition: He never gets hungry or thirsty.
11 November 2014, 09:00 AM ET
Writing letters backward and in reverse order, sometimes called mirror writing, may be a sign of a deteriorating brain, but in one woman's case, researchers found that the unusual condition was actually caused by anxiety.
11 November 2014, 01:45 AM ET
To fight Ebola fear, the mind must receive messages it trusts.
10 November 2014, 05:47 PM ET
The New York City doctor Craig Spencer, who was the first and so far the only Ebola patient in the city, will be released from Bellevue Hospital Center on Tuesday morning.
10 November 2014, 03:30 PM ET
People's risk of developing heart disease depends on their biology, such as their age and gender, but it also varies based on their place of resident. Here's how states fare when it comes to heart disease risk.
10 November 2014, 02:58 PM ET
Thousands of young U.S. children have ingested laundry detergent pods in recent years, leading researchers to call for safer packing of the colorful capsules, according to a new study.
10 November 2014, 02:57 PM ET
A statin drug which is taken by millions of Americans to lower their cholesterol level may also reverse certain types of learning deficits, according to a new study in mice.
10 November 2014, 12:00 PM ET
Baby birth weight charts in Canada may not accurately classify babies born to immigrant women, particularly those from South Asia and East Asia.
07 November 2014, 02:05 PM ET
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has ordered $2.7 million in personal protective equipment for health care workers to wear while treating Ebola patients, the agency said today.
07 November 2014, 12:00 AM ET
The "pollen vortex" that was predicted to happen in 2014 didn't occur, research suggests.
07 November 2014, 12:00 AM ET
Instead of the heart, try pumping the aorta.
06 November 2014, 07:33 AM ET
A two and-a-half year-old girl in Pennsylvania nearly died from an unusually severe allergic reaction to eating an orange, her doctors reported.
06 November 2014, 07:26 AM ET
The percentage of babies born prematurely in the United States dropped again last year, reaching a 17-year low, according to a new report.
05 November 2014, 06:52 PM ET
A new report of the some of the earliest cases of Ebola in the West African outbreak may hold clues to helping more patients survive.
05 November 2014, 06:24 PM ET
The U.S. only rates a "C" grade in reaching the goal of reducing premature births to 9.6 percent.
05 November 2014, 05:00 PM ET
A new strain of the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea that is resistant to multiple antibiotics has been identified in Australia, according to a new report.
05 November 2014, 04:00 PM ET
Cosmetic treatments such as Botox, fillers and laser skin treatments have a very low rate of side effects, a new study suggests.
05 November 2014, 02:00 PM ET
Kids may be more likely to develop ADHD if they are exposed to higher levels of air pollution before birth, a new study suggests.
05 November 2014, 12:00 PM ET
Marijuana's popularity has fluctuated throughout history and across the globe. But in the United States, this drug is becoming ever more mainstream. Here are maps showing states with highest and lowest rates of pot smoking.
05 November 2014, 09:28 AM ET
For most people, the name Stephen Hawking calls to mind the brilliant, wheel chair-bound physicist and his renowned theories about space-time and black holes. But a new film depicts a different side of Hawking: his relationship with his first wife, and hi
05 November 2014, 09:16 AM ET
A new film explores the personal life of Stephen Hawking and his first wife Jane, from the couple's early days until the later stages of Hawking's devastating illness.
05 November 2014, 01:46 AM ET
The number of babies delivered by cesarean section in the U.S. has increased dramatically over the past several decades, but that trend is now reversing, according to a new CDC report.
05 November 2014, 12:15 AM ET
Caffeine is in a wide range of drinks that kids consume — is that safe?
04 November 2014, 07:33 PM ET
400,000 Americans have MS
04 November 2014, 04:09 PM ET
Tom Magliozzi, one of the hosts of the National Public Radio show "Car Talk," died yesterday from complications of Alzheimer's disease. But how does Alzheimer's disease kill?
04 November 2014, 04:00 PM ET
Google glasses may obstruct vision even more than regular eyewear does, researchers say.