Health Archive
10 July 2015, 09:02 PM ET
Brain scans from around the world are now open for public view — anonymously, of course.
10 July 2015, 05:00 PM ET
Moms who want their daughters to exercise need to practice what they preach, a small new study shows.
10 July 2015, 09:21 AM ET
In a case that has mystified doctors, an artist who developed Parkinson's disease and then suffered a debilitating arm injury managed to continue to paint with his other arm ¬— just as well as he had painted with his good arm, according to a new report.
10 July 2015, 09:15 AM ET
A rear-facing seat in the front of a car is extremely unsafe in the United States, but in other countries, more cars are designed to accommodate the littlest front-seat passengers.
09 July 2015, 09:34 PM ET
The lymphatic system helps rid the body of toxins.
09 July 2015, 06:49 PM ET
A type of bacteria called Bacteroides — which is one of the most common microbes in the human gut — can be easily "hacked," or genetically modified, researchers say.
09 July 2015, 04:58 PM ET
People age at different rates, and now, a new study finds that people's tendency to age more slowly or quickly than their contemporaries is evident in healthy people as young as their 30s.
09 July 2015, 01:00 PM ET
A majority of the U.S. population isn't eating the federally recommended amount of fruits and vegetables.
09 July 2015, 01:00 PM ET
Didn't eat enough fruits and vegetables today? Join the club — 87 percent of Americans don't meet recommendations for fruit consumption, and 91 percent don't meet recommendations for vegetable consumption.
08 July 2015, 07:44 PM ET
Your eye color may be linked with your risk of developing alcohol dependence, a new study finds.
08 July 2015, 07:03 PM ET
Two chemicals found in common household products are linked to health problems in children and teens, new research finds.
08 July 2015, 05:33 PM ET
Three people in Germany who worked as squirrel breeders and who all died from brain inflammation may have contracted a new strain of virus from their squirrels, according to a new report of the cases.
08 July 2015, 02:09 PM ET
Staying in school has not only financial advantages, but also health benefits: A new study estimates that more than 145,000 deaths per year could be averted in the United States if everyone who didn't finish high school had earned their high school degree
08 July 2015, 10:56 AM ET
More people are taking microdoses of psychedelic drugs, claiming the tiny doses can improve state of mind without causing hallucinations. But experts say this is uncharted, and possibly dangerous, territory.
07 July 2015, 05:35 PM ET
People who can vividly imagine smells, such as freshly baked cookies or even wet paint, tend to weigh more than people whose olfactory imaginations are less sharp, new research finds.
07 July 2015, 04:36 PM ET
As they explore the brain-terrains where thoughts and emotions reside, neuroscientists need a standard set of surveying and cartography tools in order to meaningfully compare their discoveries.
07 July 2015, 02:54 PM ET
People who get organ transplants are always at risk of rejecting the organ, even years later. But a new finding shows one way to thwart this rejection.
07 July 2015, 02:47 PM ET
Abuse of prescription opioid painkillers is the strongest risk factor for heroin use — people addicted to opioids are 40 times more likely to abuse heroin, according to a new report.
07 July 2015, 06:49 AM ET
Whether smoking marijuana contributes to weight gain may partly depend on how much pot a person smokes, according to a new study.
06 July 2015, 07:47 PM ET
A new app can help you keep track of your not-so-healthy habits.
06 July 2015, 04:23 PM ET
It's well known that women live longer than men, but this wasn't always the case: A new study finds that differences between men and women's life expectancies began to emerge in the late 1800s.
06 July 2015, 03:01 PM ET
Mysterious cases of paralysis in U.S. children over the last year have researchers searching for the cause of the illness. Now, a new study suggests that a new strain of a poliolike virus may be responsible for some of the cases.
06 July 2015, 02:59 PM ET
Men's testosterone levels may be linked with their risk of depression, a new study finds.
06 July 2015, 02:27 PM ET
Driving while high may not be perfectly safe, but it's actually much better than driving while drunk, research suggests.
06 July 2015, 07:12 AM ET
Named after the famous children's book, Alice in Wonderland Syndrome is marked by visual disturbances that cause objects too look too big, too small, too close or too far away.
02 July 2015, 07:10 PM ET
A woman in Washington state is the first person to die of measles in the United States in a dozen years, but how did doctors miss her diagnosis.
02 July 2015, 03:32 PM ET
People with colorectal cancer may live longer if they are overweight or obese, rather than thin, a new study finds.
02 July 2015, 02:38 PM ET
The return of Ebola cases to Liberia is worrisome, and raises questions about whether the country was really free of the disease to begin with, experts say.
02 July 2015, 02:05 PM ET
Virginia Tech. Sandy Hook. Charleston. Not only are mass shootings tragedies in their own rights, they appear to be contagious, according to a new study that also found such criminal acts may spread due to sensational media coverage.
02 July 2015, 01:00 PM ET
More than 10,000 people in the United States were monitored for symptoms of Ebola this past fall and winter, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
02 July 2015, 12:00 PM ET
Cancer death rates will continue to decline in the United States through 2020, including death rates from some of the leading cancers in both men and women, a new study says.