Health Archive
09 October 2014, 10:11 AM ET
Ebola is a hemorrhagic fever. But not all hemorrhagic fevers are Ebola.
09 October 2014, 04:41 AM ET
Methods of diagnosing psychotic illness haven’t changed in the past 15 to 20 years — psychiatrists rely on observing symptoms, then make informed guesses about the best course of treatment.
08 October 2014, 09:05 PM ET
A woman's body goes through a number of changes in the earliest stages of pregnancy. Here are 10 clues to help a woman figure out whether she's pregnant.
08 October 2014, 03:33 PM ET
Five U.S. airports will implement screening some travelers for Ebola, starting this week, officials said.
08 October 2014, 03:21 PM ET
Americans may be living longer than ever -- Life expectancy at birth for the U.S. population reached a record high of 78.8 years in 2012, according to the report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
08 October 2014, 02:55 PM ET
The little things people take for granted — like holding a cherry without crushing it, or the soft touch of a loved one's hand — are beyond the reach of many amputees. But a new kind of prosthetic restores sensation and relieves pain, researchers say.
08 October 2014, 01:24 PM ET
A Dallas hospital spokesman says Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States, has died. (Oct. 8)
08 October 2014, 11:24 AM ET
Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian man who was being treated for Ebola in Texas, died today, according to the hospital,
08 October 2014, 10:52 AM ET
Lab-grown penises could one day grace the groins of men who have congenital problems, complications from cancer or traumatic injuries.
08 October 2014, 07:13 AM ET
Antibiotics save countless lives and are some of the most prescribed medications, but the bacteria and microbes they fight against can become resistant to them.
08 October 2014, 03:59 AM ET
A stimulant called DMBA has been lurking in at least 12 weight loss and sports supplements, some of which are sold in mainstream vitamin shops, according to a new study.
07 October 2014, 08:17 PM ET
Watermelons may be mostly water but these refreshing fruits are soaked with nutrients.
07 October 2014, 05:24 PM ET
In women with ovarian cancer, the DNA from cancer cells can be detected in tampons they use, new research shows. The finding could point the way toward a way to test for the disease, researchers say.
07 October 2014, 04:01 PM ET
A recent outbreak of a deadly strain of E. coli in an Illinois hospital was spread by contaminated medical equipment used to examine patients' intestines, according to a new study.
07 October 2014, 03:22 PM ET
One of Ebola's most notorious symptoms is bleeding from places like the nose and mouth, but such bleeding has only occurred in a minority of cases in the current outbreak.
07 October 2014, 02:17 PM ET
People who had contact with the man with Ebola in Texas are still being monitored daily and none has shown any sign of disease so far, the CDC says.
07 October 2014, 10:10 AM ET
The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute at Ohio State University has added the department to specifically treat cancer patients. Their susceptibly to infection creates the need for additional facilities.
07 October 2014, 08:37 AM ET
Some people can't imagine their mornings without coffee, while others don't touch a drop of the stuff. Now, a new study reveals how genes influence whether people like coffee.
06 October 2014, 07:15 PM ET
Studies of marijuana's effects on health have yielded insights into the drug's effects on heart problems, mental health and the likelihood of using of other drugs. Here is a look at what 20 years of research has shown.
06 October 2014, 06:29 PM ET
Scientists involved in fighting the first outbreak of Ebola in 1976 are pointing to a crucial difference between that outbreak and the current one West Africa: the behavior changes among the affected communities.
06 October 2014, 04:58 PM ET
The children born to women who were exposed to the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) during pregnancy may be at an increased risk of lung problems, according to a new study.
06 October 2014, 01:15 PM ET
Chlamydia is a bacterial infection that can be spread through sexual contact with an infected person.
06 October 2014, 10:15 AM ET
Here's a look at past winners of the Nobel Prize in Medicine.
06 October 2014, 06:23 AM ET
A trio of scientists has been awarded this year's Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their work related to positioning cells that create spatial maps in the brain to help us navigate through our environments.
06 October 2014, 06:00 AM ET
Sexually transmitted diseases are one major group of viruses that make for ongoing hidden epidemics. In the United States alone, there are nearly 20 million cases of new sexually transmitted infections with just eight viruses and bacteria, each year.
05 October 2014, 12:07 PM ET
The man with Ebola in Texas has taken a turn for the worse, officials said today.
04 October 2014, 09:01 PM ET
As people are infectious only once they develop symptoms, isolating them and having health-care workers use personal protective equipment significantly reduces the risk of onward transmission.
04 October 2014, 11:50 AM ET
There are now 46 people in Texas being monitored for signs of Ebola because they had definite or possible contact with the man in Texas who has Ebola, officials said today (Oct. 4).
04 October 2014, 02:26 AM ET
Cruel factory-farming practices may soon fade after new policy announcements from some of the world's largest food companies.
04 October 2014, 02:04 AM ET
Ibuprofen may help reduce lung inflammation, suggests a new study in mice.
04 October 2014, 01:46 AM ET
Prostate cancer is rising rapidly for men under 50 — these tips can help you stay ahead of the worrying trend.
03 October 2014, 09:22 PM ET
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) is a rare, yet fatal, brain disease characterized by the spongy degeneration of the brain.