Health Archive
05 December 2014, 02:16 PM ET
Most cases of Lou Gehrig's disease, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), have no known cause, but a new study finds genes may play a larger role in these cases than previously thought.
05 December 2014, 06:14 AM ET
The Microsoft Band is a wristband fitness tracker designed for people who want to be able to track their workouts and also have access to email, texts and other reminders at a glance.
04 December 2014, 08:17 PM ET
For women, regularly taking aspirin may do more harm than good, a new study finds. But once women reach age 65, the benefits outweigh the risks, researchers said.
04 December 2014, 07:25 PM ET
'Tis the season for toys, and potential injuries, as more than 3,000,000 U.S. children went to the hospital with toy-related emergencies over the last two decades — those injuries are growing more common in recent years, but why?
04 December 2014, 06:15 PM ET
Type I diabetes is a disease where the pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone that signals the body's cells to absorb glucose from the bloodstream and convert it into energy.
04 December 2014, 02:00 PM ET
Smoking cigarettes is linked to the disappearance of the Y chromosome in the blood — a side effect that might explain why men who smoke are at greater risk for cancer than women who smoke.
04 December 2014, 01:22 PM ET
This year's flu season may be more severe compared to some previous years, and the current flu shot may not protect as well, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today.
04 December 2014, 02:16 AM ET
The U.S. birth rate reached an all-time low in 2013, as the number of babies born in the country declined for the sixth straight year since the peak in 2007, a new report finds.
03 December 2014, 11:43 PM ET
This phenomenon occurs not only in human populations but also in animal populations, and involves both viral and bacterial infections.
03 December 2014, 10:35 PM ET
Are products that are “BPA-free” actually less risky? And do these labels actually affect consumer behavior?
03 December 2014, 08:12 PM ET
Smoking a hookah exposes people to a chemical called benzene, a carcinogen, a new study finds. Many people mistakenly think that smoking hookahs is a safe alternative to smoking cigarettes, the researchers said.
03 December 2014, 03:15 PM ET
The Peak is the latest fitness tracker from Basis, and the device aims to give you a number of insights into your daily activities, while motivating you to live a healthier life.
03 December 2014, 12:01 AM ET
Women ages 40 to 59 have the highest rate of depression of any group based on age and gender in the United States.
03 December 2014, 12:00 AM ET
Tiny balloons placed in the arteries that feed the uterus could help treat women with a rare but deadly complication of pregnancy.
02 December 2014, 08:20 PM ET
Women who eat a Mediterranean-style diet may live longer than those who don't, a new study that looked at one marker of aging suggests.
02 December 2014, 02:21 PM ET
Zepp Golf Swing Analyzer makes it easier to improve your swing without paying for golf lessons.
02 December 2014, 02:09 PM ET
The amount of sleep that you get on an average night is influenced by two regions of your DNA, new research finds.
02 December 2014, 06:55 AM ET
In what seems contrary to most diet advice, a small new study shows that doubling the saturated fat in a person's diet does not drive up the levels of saturated fat in the blood.
02 December 2014, 02:48 AM ET
Deaths from drug overdoses in the U.S. more than doubled between 1999 and 2012.
01 December 2014, 11:37 PM ET
Clues can be found in the young human brain’s need for energy.
01 December 2014, 07:07 PM ET
People who have type 2 diabetes may experience more cognitive problems later in life, according to a new study.
01 December 2014, 05:24 PM ET
Liberia and Guinea have met a goal of safely isolating 70 percent of those sick with Ebola and burying 70 percent of those who have died.
01 December 2014, 04:44 PM ET
Keep those kiddos off the furniture. A new study suggests that 3-year-olds who climb have nearly 10 times the risk of landing in the ER with a fall-related injury than kids who stay on the ground.
01 December 2014, 03:16 PM ET
The ancestors of modern humans began evolving the ability to digest alcohol about 10 million years ago, new research finds.
01 December 2014, 11:58 AM ET
In a study conducted by Nationwide Children’s Hospital, researchers combed through 22 years of accident reports to find that foot-powered scooters have been the leading culprit behind emergency room visits for kids between 1990-2011.
01 December 2014, 01:06 AM ET
Face transplants are extremely complex procedures, but anatomically accurate 3D replicas can help guide and shorten the surgery.
29 November 2014, 12:22 AM ET
In an attempt to move away from the traditional language used to describe psychosis and schizophrenia, the British Psychological Society (BPS) has launched an update to its thinking on this issue.
28 November 2014, 03:03 AM ET
Can a juice cleanse really put your body in "cleanse mode"? Does a cleanse give your digestive system a much-needed rest? Here is what experts have to say about the facts and fictions surrounded juice cleanses.
27 November 2014, 02:00 PM ET
Scientists have created the most non-stick surfaces yet, using microscopic liquid-repellent structures instead of plastic coatings such as Teflon.
27 November 2014, 12:54 AM ET
Shrimp varieties may not be as familiar as fish, but that doesn't mean the ones on your dinner plate are what they should be.
26 November 2014, 07:05 PM ET
An artificial pancreas gives people with type 1 diabetes better control over their blood sugar levels than the conventional diabetes treatment, which involves an insulin pump, according to a new study.