25 November 2013, 03:18 PM ET
White wine, beer and Brussels sprouts can be major sources of the toxic metal arsenic in people's diets, according to a new study.
25 November 2013, 10:13 AM ET
During 1940-2004, the number of newly emerging infectious diseases has risen significantly over time after controlling for progress in diagnosis and surveillance. The peak is in the 1980s, concomitant with the HIV pandemic.
25 November 2013, 08:15 AM 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.
25 November 2013, 07:28 AM ET
With 11 billion people expected to live on Earth by 2100, the spread of infectious disease is a major concern, and scientists are working to spot the next pandemic before it starts.
22 November 2013, 04:39 PM ET
Ringworm is a fungal infection of the skin; it causes a scaly rash that can turn red and itchy. The name "ringworm" comes from the appearance of the rash, which can grow into a circle with wavy edges and a clear center.
22 November 2013, 03:12 PM ET
About 2 million more children were diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder in 2011 than had the diagnosis in 2003. More children were also taking medication for the disorder in 2011.
22 November 2013, 01:00 PM ET
Sugar drinks are linked with women's risk of developing endometrial cancer, which is cancer of the lining of the uterus, according to a new study.
22 November 2013, 06:41 AM ET
More people are using devices and apps to track all sorts of habits, from how many steps they take in a day, to their eating habits, to their fertility cycle and even their sexual encounters. But a few companies are starting to track all th
22 November 2013, 12:32 AM ET
Women who were empowered to take control of their own health and reproduction have played a key role in bringing about changes in communities.
21 November 2013, 05:18 PM ET
While most people are concerned about high blood pressure, low blood pressure can also be a problem. The National Institutes of Health considers blood pressure that's lower than 90/60 mm Hg a sign of low blood pressure, also called hypotension.
21 November 2013, 04:14 PM ET
A new initiative to understand the human brain, announced by President Barack Obama earlier this year, has left people wondering exactly what its goals will be. The project's leaders provided some answers and a healthy dose of enthusiasm here at the Socie
21 November 2013, 02:00 PM ET
The Y chromosome is often thought of as defining the male sex. Now scientists find that only two genes on the Y chromosome are needed in mice for them to father offspring.
21 November 2013, 12:11 PM ET
People using medical marijuana could benefit from taking common pain relievers, which may prevent some of the learning and memory problems often experienced, a new study suggests.
21 November 2013, 10:13 AM ET
Research published in the journal Current Biology reveals that babies get the fundamentals of body awareness from birth. Newborns pay more attention to images that match sensory input on their bodies, as seen in this clip.
21 November 2013, 09:59 AM ET
E-cigarettes are increasingly popular, pitched by the industry as a safe alternative to traditional cigarettes, but they're just as addictive and harmful in other ways, studies show.
20 November 2013, 10:58 PM ET
New tools for analyzing genes are allowing doctors to personalize treatment for some lung cancer patients.
20 November 2013, 05:16 PM ET
The Paleo Diet is a modern attempt to replicate the diet of humans of the Paleolithic age. These ancient hunter-gatherers lived before the advent of agriculture and subsisted on lean proteins, eggs, fruits, vegetables, nuts and roots.
20 November 2013, 05:00 PM ET
In a new study, people who ate about one ounce of nuts each day were 20 percent less likely to die from any cause over a 30-year period.
20 November 2013, 05:00 PM ET
An outbreak of polio in a previously polio-free region of China shows that the crippling, potentially deadly disease will remain a global threat as long as the poliovirus circulates anywhere in the world, scientists say.
20 November 2013, 04:16 PM ET
Several new projects aim to re-invent the condom so that it enhances, or at least perseveres, sexual pleasure.
20 November 2013, 12:10 PM ET
Cranberry sauce, a perennial Thanksgiving favorite, could provide a health boost. Here's a look at how cranberries are good for your health.
20 November 2013, 11:32 AM ET
Diagnosing the specific type of cancer can be crucial to starting the right treatment quickly especially for lung cancer patients who are often diagnosed in later stages of the disease. A special chip can test for 50 cancer genes at once.
20 November 2013, 09:31 AM ET
People with autism may be more likely than others to have synesthesia, a condition in which people experience a mixing of their senses, such as hearing tastes and shapes, and seeing numbers in colors, a new study from Europe suggests.
19 November 2013, 07:08 PM ET
Prednisone is a medication aimed at treating symptoms of inflammation, allergies and chronic conditions.
19 November 2013, 04:00 PM ET
A red face after drinking alcohol may be a warning sign — a new study has found that people who get flushed after drinking are at increased risk for developing high blood pressure.
19 November 2013, 02:31 PM ET
Some weight-loss supplements contain a synthetic compound that is chemically similar to the drug amphetamine, according to a new study by researchers at the Food and Drug Administration.
19 November 2013, 02:29 PM ET
The loo, the W.C., the lavatory, the privy, the porcelain god — while it goes by many names, the toilet — one of life's most mundane objects — plays a fundamental role in society. From preventing illness to fostering education, here are five ways toilets
19 November 2013, 12:31 PM ET
While pregnancy might be the first thing that comes to mind when your period is late, it isn't the only reason menstruation might be delayed. There are many factors that may contribute to the disruption of a woman's menstrual cycle.
19 November 2013, 12:30 PM ET
Microphotographer captures a stunning image of a crystal formation.
19 November 2013, 10:43 AM ET
Sexual problems in men may be linked to low levels of prolactin, the hormone known for stimulating breast development and milk production in women, a new study suggests.
19 November 2013, 09:16 AM ET
After being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, chef Seamus Mullen developed cooking tips for those with the condition.
18 November 2013, 10:00 PM ET
A new system to train brain surgeons uses 3D brain models created based on actual patients.