24 February 2014, 11:34 AM ET
Nearly three years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the Japanese government will for the first time allow a small number of people to return to their homes.
24 February 2014, 09:54 AM ET
Although clinics inside pharmacies or groceries may be convenient places to take a sick child, parents are not advised to use them for their little ones, according to a new statement from an influential doctors' association.
24 February 2014, 12:15 AM ET
Setting the legal drinking age in the U.S. at 21 has saved lives, new research shows, and in contrast to what some have suggested, hasn't increased binge drinking in teens.
24 February 2014, 12:01 AM ET
Healthy teens should be screened for depression at their regular doctor checkups, and routine cholesterol testing should begin in children as young as 9, according to new doctors guidelines released today.
23 February 2014, 09:43 PM ET
Five children in California who developed muscle weakness or paralysis may have been infected by an extremely rare virus called enterovirus-68, according to a new report of their cases.
22 February 2014, 07:21 AM ET
The film shows: 1. The patient in the augmented reality environment, 2. when he is practising specific arm movements with a racing game, 3. when he is executing random motions requested by the computer, and more.
22 February 2014, 03:42 AM ET
As the name implies, procedural memory stores information on how to perform certain procedures, such as walking, talking and riding a bike, without having to consciously think about them.
21 February 2014, 10:07 PM ET
Added sugar in our diet is a very recent phenomenon and only occurred when sugar, obtained from sugar cane, beet and corn, became very cheap to produce.
21 February 2014, 05:54 PM ET
For the average person, knowing your beats-per-minute may be interesting, but it remains to be seen whether this can help make you more healthy. Live Science Senior Writer Rachael Rettner explains why.
21 February 2014, 05:44 PM ET
Several new activity trackers allow users to constantly measure their heart rate throughout the day. Live Science Senior Writer Rachael Rettner describes how they get their data.
21 February 2014, 05:31 PM ET
Some people may develop contact dermatitis from metallic nickel or other irritants in fitness bands worn on their wrists. Live Science News Writer Megan Gannon narrows down the cause of such blistering rashes, which are seldom more than a nuisance.
21 February 2014, 05:15 PM ET
Sleep experts are skeptical that accelerometers in most wearable fitness trackers can truly distinguish sleep states or even know when you’re just lying down but awake. Live Science Senior Writer Rachael Rettner tells why.
21 February 2014, 04:17 PM ET
Health officials are warning that vaccination rates are dropping in many areas. In a worrisome trend, it's the college-educated residents of affluent areas like Malibu, Calif., and Boulder, Colo., who are skipping vaccinations.
21 February 2014, 04:03 PM ET
The fitness tracker maker Fitbit is recalling its Force wristband after user complaints about skin irritation.
21 February 2014, 04:00 PM ET
In a new look at a previous study that had to end early because of disappointing results, researchers find that selenium and vitamin E supplements may almost double men's risk of prostate cancer.
21 February 2014, 02:30 PM ET
People with mild asthma are advised to lower their medication dose once their asthma has been brought under control, but the best way to reduce the dose is not fully known, doctors say.
21 February 2014, 02:00 PM ET
Warnings about painful, long-lasting erections are a hallmark of commercials for men's medications, but the condition can happen in women too, in their clitoris.
21 February 2014, 10:08 AM ET
Selenium supplements are taken by people who want to prevent cancer, heart disease, memory loss and diabetes. But does taking selenium work? Here's a look at what the science says.
21 February 2014, 03:35 AM ET
A new breed of geologists investigates the connection between living organisms and earth materials.
21 February 2014, 02:55 AM ET
Lithium medications are used to treat symptoms of bipolar disorder, by possibly preventing episodes of mania.
21 February 2014, 02:41 AM ET
Bariatric surgery is an operation on the stomach and intestine used to treat obesity.
21 February 2014, 02:30 AM ET
There are outstanding questions about the long-term safety of IVF because there’s a possibility of early development being disturbed through the process.
20 February 2014, 07:15 PM ET
Mutations in eight specific genes may greatly increase the risk of aggressive prostate cancer that runs in families, a new study from the United Kingdom suggests.
20 February 2014, 03:46 PM ET
Time actually doesn't heal all wounds, but in some cases, engineered proteins might help speed up the process.
20 February 2014, 02:48 PM ET
General Mills and Post have gone GMO-free with Original Cheerios and Grape Nuts. But the new cereals lack the vitamins found in the GMO versions.
20 February 2014, 01:00 PM ET
Flu has been particularly bad this year among young and middle aged adults, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
20 February 2014, 09:46 AM ET
Women's orgasms may in part depend on the size and location of their clitoris, a new study finds.
20 February 2014, 12:48 AM ET
After superhuman efforts, athletes often race again just days later.
20 February 2014, 12:42 AM ET
Risperdal (generic name risperidone) is an antipsychotic drug prescribed to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and some behavioral problems in children with autism.
19 February 2014, 09:56 PM ET
As you age, track the risks from the medications you use.
19 February 2014, 09:33 PM ET
The methods behind a study questioning mammograms was itself highly questionable.
19 February 2014, 05:00 PM ET
Pregnancy can cause vision problems in sometimes unexpected ways, as two new medical reports show.