Health Archive
17 June 2015, 08:55 AM ET
Ebola may have struck Athens during ancient times, one researcher says.
16 June 2015, 06:30 PM ET
Young women who talk with a doctor about long-term contraception have fewer unintended pregnancies, a new study finds.
16 June 2015, 02:06 PM ET
Trans fat is officially on the way out. The Food and Drug Administration announced today that the ingredient will need to be removed from food, citing the known harmful effects of trans fat on health.
16 June 2015, 01:42 PM ET
At least five U.S. children have died in overheated cars this year, but experts say there are a number of steps that parents can take to prevent such tragedies.
16 June 2015, 07:09 AM ET
A man who spent nearly 43 years in solitary confinement in a U.S. prison could soon be set free.
16 June 2015, 07:02 AM ET
A common surgical procedure known as D&C may cause the cervix to open too soon during pregnancy, causing preterm birth.
15 June 2015, 07:21 PM ET
Chocolate is good for your heart — sort of, maybe.
15 June 2015, 06:41 PM ET
If you're trying to lose weight, choosing your own diet may not be a great idea.
15 June 2015, 06:30 PM ET
Teen use of marijuana doesn't seem to change when states pass laws legalizing the drug for medical purposes, a new study suggests.
15 June 2015, 02:29 AM ET
Young people who use marijuana are increasingly turning to "dabbing," a new paper suggests.
12 June 2015, 05:12 PM ET
A man who received a penis transplant has impregnated his girlfriend, suggesting that the transplanted organ has at least some functionality.
12 June 2015, 05:03 PM ET
People who regularly eat peanuts may live longer, a new study from the Netherlands finds.
12 June 2015, 03:54 PM ET
Some members of a cannibalistic tribe in Papua New Guinea carry a gene that appears to protect against a fatal brain disease.
12 June 2015, 03:33 PM ET
A prominent feature of the Apple Watch is its health and fitness tracking, which monitors your movement throughout the day and reminds you to boost your activity. But is the device worth buying for its health features alone?
12 June 2015, 02:30 PM ET
There's only so much you can do to protect against Alzheimer's, a new study reveals.
11 June 2015, 06:45 PM ET
Preemptive prostate removal may become more common, and may save lives.
11 June 2015, 04:41 PM ET
Major errors during surgery are rare, but preventable mistakes still happen in hospitals throughout the United States, a new review finds.
11 June 2015, 03:32 PM ET
While most people know the signs of drowning, they don't understand that drowning can have a delayed response that occurs once someone is on dry land.
10 June 2015, 07:39 PM ET
A new app could help put people who need CPR in touch with people who know how to do CPR.
10 June 2015, 05:17 PM ET
A new program reduces the risk of rape among college women by nearly 50 percent. Here are some methods used by the program to prevent sexual assault.
10 June 2015, 05:01 PM ET
A new program to help college women resist rape was able to reduce the risk of rape by nearly 50 percent during participants' freshman year, a new study finds.
10 June 2015, 02:59 PM ET
People who take certain drugs to lower their stomach acid may be at increased risk of having a heart attack, new research finds.
10 June 2015, 02:19 PM ET
What can get men to the doctor before it's too late? Apparently, a Tesla road trip.
10 June 2015, 11:16 AM ET
Your birthday isn't just for horoscopes; it can predict your risk for disease.
10 June 2015, 11:00 AM ET
Warm weather and sunny days may make people think about skin cancer: A new study finds that people do more Google searches for the terms "skin cancer" and "melanoma" during the sun-soaked summer months than they do in other seasons.
10 June 2015, 09:29 AM ET
An update to Apple's Health app that is set for release this fall will let users track their sex lives, but experts say this tracking feature alone has little value for people's health.
10 June 2015, 06:54 AM ET
When it comes to exercising, though, multitasking may be a good idea, a new study suggests.
09 June 2015, 07:38 PM ET
A woman has given birth to a healthy baby boy who she conceived naturally after her ovarian tissue was extracted from her during her childhood, and frozen.
09 June 2015, 04:51 PM ET
Researchers have found new links between the month of your birth and your risk of getting certain diseases.
09 June 2015, 11:00 AM ET
There has been a significant increase in traumatic spinal cord injuries in older adults in the U.S., according to a new study.
09 June 2015, 07:08 AM ET
The rate of marijuana exposure in young children increased significantly from 2003 to 2013.
09 June 2015, 07:04 AM ET
Ladies with low libido could soon get their own version of the "little blue pill," but this cure for what ails a woman's mojo might not work.