Health Archive
08 April 2015, 04:01 PM ET
People who do artistic or crafty activities may have a lower risk dementia, researchers say.
08 April 2015, 09:52 AM ET
Awareness about drunken text messaging and tipsy Facebook posting could be an effective way to prevent excessive drinking on college campuses, a new study finds.
08 April 2015, 07:23 AM ET
When you sarcastically mutter "great!" and roll your eyes, there is a part of your brain that is allowing your wisecrack.
07 April 2015, 11:35 PM ET
THC is the main mind-altering ingredient found in the Cannabis plant.
07 April 2015, 11:26 PM ET
Lung cancer is the deadliest type of cancer, causing more than 150,000 deaths annually in the United States. Smoking is the No. 1 cause of lung cancer.
07 April 2015, 03:50 PM ET
Researchers found that animals with more copies of certain genes -- which are involved in fighting inflammation -- have longer life spans.
07 April 2015, 01:30 PM ET
A boy in Canada mysteriously became allergic to fish and nuts after he received a blood transfusion, according to a new case report.
07 April 2015, 01:26 PM ET
More U.S. teens are using long-term forms of birth control that they don’t have to remember every day, but these methods are still relatively uncommon.
07 April 2015, 12:09 PM ET
A new study identifies a number of mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes that may help doctors provide women with more precise estimates of their cancer risk.
07 April 2015, 04:01 AM ET
A number of supplements marketed for weight loss and improved athletic performance contain a synthetic compound that is similar to the drug amphetamine.
06 April 2015, 10:13 PM ET
Quinoa, a plant from the Andes, is packed with protein, fiber and various vitamins and minerals.
06 April 2015, 07:08 PM ET
Many women who find out they have breast cancer want to know more about genetic testing, new research finds.
06 April 2015, 06:40 PM ET
The world's oldest person, an Arkansas woman named Gertrude Weaver, died at age 116 on Monday, according to news reports. Weaver had something in common with the woman who now holds the title of the world's oldest person: both attributed their longevity t
06 April 2015, 05:00 PM ET
Researchers scoured the medical literature, looking for long-term, rigorous studies of weight loss programs. Here's what they found.
06 April 2015, 04:27 PM ET
When exposed to cigarette smoke, MRSA bacteria get stronger, a new study finds.
06 April 2015, 03:47 PM ET
In the moments before death, conventional wisdom says that as the heart stops beating and blood stops flowing, the rest of the body slowly shuts down. But a new study suggests this view may in fact be wrong.
06 April 2015, 11:00 AM ET
Doing a few hours of exercise every week will probably help you live longer, but doing a whole lot more exercise doesn't provide much extra benefit, according to a new study.
06 April 2015, 02:16 AM ET
People who buy breastmilk online for their babies may be getting something they didn't ask for.
04 April 2015, 10:31 AM ET
Some people will be celebrating Easter this Sunday. Some scientists, meanwhile, will be celebrating the birthday of the humble bacterium Helicobacter pylori.
03 April 2015, 09:19 PM ET
After years of hearing veggies are better for you than red meat, the national dietary guidelines may finally reflect that conclusion.
03 April 2015, 04:30 PM ET
Since ancient times, Jerusalem has been a magnet for religious pilgrims from some of the world's largest faiths — namely, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. But for a small percentage of these visitors, their reverence may become pathological.
03 April 2015, 12:01 PM ET
Skin-like, flexible, 'smart bandages' now in early development can sense how well a wound is healing and release embedded medication to fight a resurgent infection.
03 April 2015, 08:21 AM ET
Kids might get allergic reactions after Easter egg hunts. Here's why.
02 April 2015, 11:45 PM ET
Malignant mesothelioma is a cancer of the thin layer of tissue that covers the heart, lungs and other internal organs.
02 April 2015, 06:30 PM ET
A splash of bleach can kill germs on a kitchen counter, but it may also cause health problems in children, a new study finds.
02 April 2015, 05:04 PM ET
To better understand autism, researchers are now studying neurons crafted from the stem cells of patients.
02 April 2015, 04:22 PM ET
Joni Mitchell has said she suffers from the strange and controversial condition called Morgellons disease.
02 April 2015, 01:48 PM ET
Americans who travel abroad are bringing back a multidrug-resistant stomach bug that has caused several outbreaks in the United States in the past year.
02 April 2015, 12:48 PM ET
Engineers at the University of California-Berkely are developing sensors to detect signs of tissue damage before they fully develop. They also hope to develop a pen-sized version of the 'bandage' for nurses to use for spot checking patients.
02 April 2015, 12:20 PM ET
Researchers find that when remembering words, our brain ignores how the word sounds or how it is spelled. We just how the letters of the word look together.
01 April 2015, 05:56 PM ET
A man in Arkansas suffered kidney failure after drinking too much iced tea for many years.
01 April 2015, 05:47 PM ET
North Shore-LIJ Health System's Dr. Jill Maura Rabin breaks down the most common misconceptions. A study of over 6000 babies has shown that breast feeding leads to higher IQ and higher earning potential.