Health Archive
14 August 2015, 10:48 PM ET
Giving patients more control may prove a critical fix for the U.S. health care system.
14 August 2015, 09:44 PM ET
Vitamin K can save your baby's life, do not refuse the shot.
14 August 2015, 07:08 PM ET
Are vitamin E supplements risky? For most of us, the answer may be yes.
14 August 2015, 04:03 PM ET
A woman in Oklahoma who contracted Rocky Mountain spotted fever from a tick bite recently needed to have all four of her limbs amputated as a result of her infection. But exactly how does this disease cause such a severe complication?
13 August 2015, 06:11 PM ET
Former President Jimmy Carter has not revealed much about his recent cancer diagnosis, but an important part of caring for anyone with cancer is finding out where the disease started.
13 August 2015, 04:23 PM ET
Smartphone apps and wearable devices have the potential to help Americans improve their heart health. But right now, there's not enough evidence to evaluate whether all this technology actually helps people get healthier.
13 August 2015, 04:10 PM ET
Aquarium enthusiasts and people who work in aquarium stores should be aware that some types of coral produce dangerous toxins.
13 August 2015, 12:40 PM ET
Following a low-fat diet may help dieters lose more body fat than following a low-carb diet, according to a new study.
13 August 2015, 12:00 PM ET
The "exercise hormone" irisin has generated controversy among scientists — some have called the hormone a myth, but a new study says it proves irisin exists.
13 August 2015, 11:26 AM ET
People who receive organ transplants may have an increased risk of developing the deadly skin cancer melanoma, according to a new study.
13 August 2015, 07:27 AM ET
Some mental health problems require a therapist. Other times, we just need a mental readjustment. Here are 9 ways you can improve your mental health right now.
12 August 2015, 05:40 PM ET
California neighborhoods that have more medical marijuana dispensaries may also have more hospitalizations related to marijuana abuse or addiction, a new study finds.
12 August 2015, 10:29 AM ET
An accidental breach by an EPA cleanup crew sent 3 million gallons of acidic, heavy-metal-laden water into Colorado's waterways. How do you clean up a river? The answer is twofold: treatment and dilution.
12 August 2015, 07:34 AM ET
Although miscarriage is very common, secrecy about pregnancy loss has lent itself to pervasive myths.
12 August 2015, 07:32 AM ET
Intelligence is associated with longevity largely due to the influence of good genes, new research suggests.
12 August 2015, 01:17 AM ET
Vitamin C, also called ascorbic acid, is important to many functions in the body. Many fruits and vegetables are good sources of vitamin C. Research is mixed on whether it really helps treat the common cold.
12 August 2015, 12:59 AM ET
Wheat has tremendous nutritional benefit — most people should not be avoiding gluten.
12 August 2015, 12:47 AM ET
Niacin is an essential vitamin that helps the digestive system, skin and nervous system to function.
11 August 2015, 06:55 PM ET
People who eat more trans fat face an increased risk of heart disease, a new study finds. But the same is not true of people who eat more saturated fat, the researchers said.
11 August 2015, 06:55 PM ET
People who eat more trans fat face an increased risk of heart disease, a new study finds. But the same is not true of people who eat more saturated fat, the researchers said.
11 August 2015, 06:01 PM ET
You've probably heard that sitting all day is bad for you, but just how long do you need to spend standing up at your desk, or ambling on a treadmill at the office, to see health benefits?
11 August 2015, 03:24 PM ET
Older men with slightly low testosterone levels may not experience improvement in their sex lives after they take testosterone supplements, a new study suggests.
11 August 2015, 12:23 PM ET
Omega-3 fatty acids may prevent people with early signs of schizophrenia from developing psychosis for years after they stop taking the supplement, new research suggests.
11 August 2015, 06:26 AM ET
Heroin is a fast-acting opiate drug, and addiction to it is incredibly hard to overcome, experts say. Here are the facts about heroin.
10 August 2015, 06:07 PM ET
Coca-Cola is backing a new nonprofit that will stress the importance of exercise in weight loss, according to news reports. But which approach - diet or exercise - is really more effective?
10 August 2015, 05:20 PM ET
Adults who chow down on traditional Southern foods — such as fried chicken, gravy-smothered liver, buttered rolls and sweet tea — may be at an increased risk of acute heart disease, a new study finds.
08 August 2015, 01:08 PM ET
Although sexting is often portrayed as bad behavior, it may have benefits for couples, a new study suggests.
07 August 2015, 04:53 PM ET
Three cases of plague have occurred in the United States in recent months, and although the illness is rare, it's not uncommon to have a few cases here each year.
07 August 2015, 04:10 PM ET
A woman who caught chikungunya fever while vacationing in the Caribbean wound up losing some of the vision in her right eye permanently, according to a new report of her case.
07 August 2015, 11:26 AM ET
A new study estimates the maximum age at which couples should start trying to become pregnant, depending on how many children they want.
06 August 2015, 07:47 PM ET
Some men who overuse workout supplements, such as protein powders and bars, may have eating disorders or body image problems, new research suggests.
06 August 2015, 02:04 PM ET
Most U.S. middle and high schools start the day around 8 a.m., which public health officials consider too early for teens, according to a new report