Health Archive
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.
05 November 2015, 01:10 PM ET
Tummy tucks have a higher rate of major complications than other cosmetic plastic-surgery procedures, according to a new study.
05 November 2015, 12:31 PM ET
A bus driver suffered a tiny burn in his retina and lost some of his vision after a child a the bus pointed a laser into the rearview mirror.
05 November 2015, 10:49 AM ET
Ohio State University study finds only 41% of women eligible for a dual chemo treatment actually received it. In advanced cases, where surgery removed tumors, dual dose chemotherapy dramatically increased survival rate.
04 November 2015, 11:02 PM ET
Breast cancer treatments are evolving, and lives are being saved.
04 November 2015, 05:21 PM ET
A Colombian man's lung tumors turned out to have an extremely unusual cause: The rapidly growing masses weren't actually made of human cells, but were from a tapeworm living inside him.
04 November 2015, 05:10 PM ET
Only seven states have strong policies requiring tattoo artists to instruct customers on tattoo "aftercare."
04 November 2015, 12:05 PM ET
Many popular weight-loss supplements that claim to contain Garcinia cambogia contain much less of the active ingredient than they claim, a new study suggests.
04 November 2015, 07:38 AM ET
From tissue-munching bacteria to brain-eating amoebas, there are a number of things that can literally eat you alive.
03 November 2015, 05:38 PM ET
Robin Williams may have committed suicide because he had a condition known as Lewy body dementia, in which an abnormal buildup of brain proteins cause progressive cognitive declines.
03 November 2015, 05:38 PM ET
Only a few outbreaks of illness related to food yearly spread beyond a single state. But the outbreaks that affect people in multiple states account for a higher number of deaths, a new report finds.
03 November 2015, 02:37 PM ET
Many websites that promote unscientific views about vaccinations use pseudoscience and misinformation to spread the idea that vaccines are dangerous, according to a new study.
03 November 2015, 11:55 AM ET
Can a nutrient found in egg yolks reduce the risk of schizophrenia?
03 November 2015, 10:51 AM ET
The majority of asylum seekers in one Dresden facility have traumatic experiences and psychological diagnoses, highlighting the need for psychiatric care.
02 November 2015, 07:30 PM ET
People in the U.S. are now eating healthier -- and 1.1 million premature deaths were prevented by our healthier habits. But there's still quite a bit of room for improvement, a new study finds.
02 November 2015, 03:32 PM ET
Kids who live in a house with a dog before they turn 1 have a lower risk of asthma a few years later, a new study suggests.
02 November 2015, 12:00 AM ET
Toddlers whose families are not well-off financially are spending plenty of time using mobile media devices, a new study reveals.
30 October 2015, 08:34 PM ET
Monday was a rough day for bacon lovers: a new report announced that eating processed meat can cause colorectal cancer in people. Here's how the link may work.
30 October 2015, 05:00 PM ET
A man who thought he saw a "stranger" in the bathroom mirror, when he was actually looking at his own reflection, turned out to have a rare neurological condition, a new case report finds.
30 October 2015, 04:06 PM ET
There's pumpkin-flavored everything this time of year. But is pumpkin healthy?
30 October 2015, 03:45 PM ET
Facing multiple nights of fitful sleep is worse for people's well-being than getting little sleep, new research suggests.
29 October 2015, 09:00 PM ET
Women's lifespans may be linked to the age of their first period, or when they have their first child, a new study suggests.
29 October 2015, 07:43 PM ET
If you want to lose weight, a low-fat diet is no better than a higher-fat diets with the same amount of calories, a new study finds.
29 October 2015, 01:51 PM ET
We know more about the universe than the inner workings the mind, but that's about to change.
28 October 2015, 09:11 PM ET
People with Type 2 diabetes can have a wide array of symptoms, but a new study finds that based on these symptoms, patients can be divided into a few distinct groups.
28 October 2015, 08:06 PM ET
Think caterpillars are cute, fuzzy and harmless? Think again.
28 October 2015, 03:01 PM ET
People who are married may be more likely to survive after heart surgery, a new study finds.