Health Archive
09 September 2015, 01:11 PM ET
Children's hormone treatments may have spread a protein linked with Alzheimer's disease, according to a small new study.
09 September 2015, 12:15 AM ET
See where your country ranks...
09 September 2015, 12:15 AM ET
Switzerland topped the list as the best country for this group of people to live in.
08 September 2015, 06:34 PM ET
One of the deadliest parasites in the world, the ameba Entamoeba histolytica, could be treated by targeting the human genes that allow the parasite to cause disease, researchers say.
08 September 2015, 02:41 PM ET
In 2011 to 2012, more than 12 percent of U.S. adults had diabetes, and 38 percent had prediabetes, a new study finds.
08 September 2015, 11:01 AM ET
Smart thermometers that allow users to see their temperature readings on a smartphone may also help researchers identify and predict infectious- disease outbreaks, some experts say.
07 September 2015, 12:01 AM ET
A significant minority of teen e-cigarette users are vaping marijuana with the devices.
06 September 2015, 10:26 PM ET
Do you know your biological age? It's not the same as your chronological age.
04 September 2015, 01:08 PM ET
Artificial hearts are a miracle — if you're an average sized male.
04 September 2015, 11:16 AM ET
The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is intended to prevent cancer, but it may also be able to treat warts caused by the virus in some people, a new report suggests.
03 September 2015, 10:19 PM ET
Cyclobenzaprine is a prescription medication that is used as a muscle relaxant. It is intended for short-term use, and should be used with other medications.
03 September 2015, 06:29 PM ET
second time this year, Liberia has stamped out Ebola transmission and been declared free of the disease, health officials say.
03 September 2015, 05:15 PM ET
See how much your state spends on 6 health conditions.
03 September 2015, 05:15 PM ET
Plug your state's info into the CDC's tool to estimate how much chronic diseases are costing your state.
03 September 2015, 04:05 PM ET
Game on: As a new football season hits, make it a point to get familiar with your own stats.
03 September 2015, 03:20 PM ET
Companies focused on "true wealth" look beyond cash, and the movement is spawning cutting-edge technologies.
03 September 2015, 02:21 PM ET
Essential oils are popular, and they sure smell good. But do they work?
02 September 2015, 04:11 PM ET
Caffeine is in coffee, tea and other products that we consume every day, so why is the powdered form dangerous?
02 September 2015, 01:46 PM ET
It turns out both sides are right when it comes to spinal manipulation therapy – yes, it works, and no, it doesn't. Depends on the patient.
02 September 2015, 01:05 PM ET
Double mastectomies have sharply increased in men. But are they necessary?
01 September 2015, 06:29 PM ET
The percentage of U.S. college students who say they smoke marijuana daily or nearly every day is at its highest in more than three decades, according to a new survey.
01 September 2015, 03:20 PM ET
More U.S. adults, particularly those older than 45, are visiting the emergency room for bicycle-related injuries in recent years, according to a new study.
01 September 2015, 06:49 AM ET
When former U.S. President Jimmy Carter announced earlier this month that he had melanoma, he also took the opportunity to slam another health issue: the Guinea worm.
01 September 2015, 02:27 AM ET
The small intestine is about as big around as a middle finger, but it is about 22 feet (6.7 meters) long.
01 September 2015, 02:21 AM ET
Kidneys are bean-shaped organs located on both sides of the spine, behind the stomach. Their main purpose is to keep the composition of blood in the body balanced to maintain good health.
01 September 2015, 02:14 AM ET
The stomach is a bean-shaped sack located behind the lower ribs. It is the first stop in the digestive tract before food moves on to the small intestine.
01 September 2015, 02:08 AM ET
The esophagus is a tube that connects the throat (pharynx) and the stomach. Within it, muscles contract to move food to the stomach.
31 August 2015, 08:51 PM ET
Not getting enough sleep really does boost your risk of catching a cold, a new study suggests.
31 August 2015, 06:09 PM ET
By stacking up cells like Legos, scientists have found a new way to produce human tissues in the lab.
31 August 2015, 05:04 PM ET
A rare and fatal brain disorder called multiple system atrophy (MSA) may be caused by a newly discovered prion.
31 August 2015, 01:07 PM ET
The blind spot of the human eye can be shrunk with certain eye-training exercises, a small new study suggests.
31 August 2015, 08:25 AM ET
For a very small, but growing number of people, diminutive dwellings are making dreams come true.