Health Archive
28 August 2014, 10:12 PM ET
People who experience social anxiety disorder are highly apprehensive in social settings, more so than the occasional case of nerves some may experience in everyday encounters.
28 August 2014, 05:53 PM ET
People may be consuming higher amounts of potentially harmful trans fat than they think, as a result of misleading food labels, according to a new study.
28 August 2014, 05:51 PM ET
UF Health Cancer Center's treatment for lymphedema has been described as "life-changing". Patients are flying down to the Orlando Hospital from all over the country for the procedure.
28 August 2014, 03:00 PM ET
An extensive look at the genome of the Ebola virus reveals its behavior, when it arrived in West Africa and how it spread in the region to cause the largest-ever recorded Ebola outbreak.
28 August 2014, 12:32 AM ET
One of the most effective methods used by HIV to evade control is to hide from the immune system.
27 August 2014, 08:31 PM ET
Personalized medicine is the ability to tailor therapy to an individual patient so that, as it’s often put, the right treatment is given to the right patient at the right time. But just how personal is it?
27 August 2014, 08:12 PM ET
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur after a person experiences a traumatic event, such military combat, a natural disaster, or a crisis such as 9/11.
27 August 2014, 08:11 PM ET
Topical sun protection from sunscreens is ideal as it allows us to be more free.
27 August 2014, 06:59 PM ET
The virus that causes MERS (Middle East respiratory syndrome) spreads among people within households at a lower rate than seasonal flu viruses, a new study suggests.
27 August 2014, 06:15 PM ET
A young child's sipping or tasting alcohol may not be an early signal that they will have drinking problems or behavior problems later. Rather, sipping may reflect their parents' attitudes toward children drinking alcohol, according to a new study.
27 August 2014, 06:00 PM ET
About 70 percent of U.S. teens who have serious emotional or behavioral difficulties receive mental health services that don't involve medications, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
27 August 2014, 04:38 PM ET
Chickenpox is a contagious disease characterized by many itchy, red bumps all over the body. Later in life, adults can develop a similar condition called shingles.
27 August 2014, 04:19 PM ET
People who experience generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) exhibit excessive anxiety and worry about multiple events or activities most days of the week.
27 August 2014, 01:00 PM ET
Scientists manipulated mice brain cells using light and changed the emotional aspects of their memories.
27 August 2014, 12:56 PM ET
Teams around the world are competing to build a medical device that could diagnose diseases and monitor people's health — just like the fictional "tricorder" featured in the sci-fi series "Star Trek."
26 August 2014, 06:06 PM ET
Dental plaque is a sticky, clear film of bacteria that forms on teeth. It causes dental problems, so plaque should be removed regularly.
26 August 2014, 05:49 PM ET
Married couples who smoke pot are less likely to behave violently toward each other, according to a new study.
26 August 2014, 03:49 PM ET
For people with multiple sclerosis, working out on a Wii balance board may bring on brain changes that lower the risk of falls, a new study finds.
26 August 2014, 03:16 PM ET
Collaborative care that increases communication between families and doctors may help teenagers with depression receive quality care for their condition.
26 August 2014, 02:54 PM ET
Robert Manzolillo, a skier, biker, hiker and physical therapist – himself a Multiple Sclerosis patient – uses Nintendo Wii board play to improve balance. Dr. Karen Blitz, director of North Shore-LIJ Hospital explains the favorable brain changes.
26 August 2014, 09:24 AM ET
People with a rare disease called stiff person syndrome, or SPS, might benefit from a type of stem cell transplant that has been used to treat patients with leukemia and multiple sclerosis, researchers say.
26 August 2014, 02:00 AM ET
The extent of the current Ebolavirus outbreak in West Africa has belatedly focused the attention of non-governmental organisations, local and Western governments, and international media.
25 August 2014, 06:36 PM ET
Obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD, is a mental disorder characterized by persistent thoughts and ritualistic behaviors that interfere with daily life and relationships.
25 August 2014, 05:55 PM ET
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns the public about dietary-supplement products that claim to prevent or treat concussions and traumatic brain injuries.
25 August 2014, 05:19 PM ET
In states where medical marijuana is legal, the rates of deaths caused by painkiller overdoses are lower than in states where medical marijuana is illegal, a new study has found.
25 August 2014, 04:38 PM ET
If you've ever woken from a deep sleep in a confused state and didn't remember the experience later, you may have a condition sometimes called "sleep drunkenness."
25 August 2014, 03:36 PM ET
Certain types of gut bacteria could ward off food allergies, according to a new study in mice.
25 August 2014, 01:41 PM ET
Data from people who wear fitness tracker Jawbone UP shows how everyone's sleep was affected through the South Napa Earthquake.
25 August 2014, 09:02 AM ET
The American Heart Association issued a new policy recommendation that calls for tougher regulation of the access, marketing and sale of electronic cigarettes to minors.
22 August 2014, 09:56 PM ET
The future of rehabilitation may be as much about art as science.
22 August 2014, 08:06 PM ET
Chronic lower-back pain is one of the most common complaints, but no single therapy has been proven to work.
22 August 2014, 06:53 PM ET
Genetics plays a big role in how susceptible people are to hangovers, a new study finds.