Health Archive
02 April 2014, 02:22 PM ET
A simple silicone wristband can detect more than 1,000 chemicals in the environment, researchers say.
02 April 2014, 12:38 PM ET
A new study finds that probiotic supplements do not reduce the incidence of excessive crying in colicky babies, contradicting earlier research suggesting some benefit.
02 April 2014, 11:26 AM ET
For babies with colic, taking probiotic supplements does not reduce the excessive crying, a new study finds, contradicting earlier research suggesting some benefit.
02 April 2014, 09:38 AM ET
Certain immune cells produce bleach to fight microbes, but little is known as to how it works.
02 April 2014, 04:13 AM ET
Every labor story is different, but there are definitely signs that can let you know if you are in the early stages of labor.
02 April 2014, 03:16 AM ET
Can experiments on insects say anything about human health?
02 April 2014, 03:05 AM ET
Your body goes through a number of changes in the earliest stages of pregnancy. If you are pregnant, here's what has happened so far.
01 April 2014, 07:01 PM ET
Birth rates have distinct seasonalities around the world that could help determine optimal times to administer annual vaccination campaigns in developing countries.
01 April 2014, 05:45 PM ET
Peeing in the pool not only has an ick factor, but also produces a surprising health hazard when it combines with pool chemicals, a new study says.
01 April 2014, 05:35 PM ET
Men who live alone may have a higher risk of dying from the skin cancer melanoma compared with men who live with a partner, a new study from Sweden finds.
01 April 2014, 05:26 PM ET
The Bellabeat fetal monitor and connected system allows pregnant women to track their babies' heart beats, kicks and other milestones, and share that information with friends.
01 April 2014, 04:01 PM ET
To maximize the benefits and lower the risks of routine mammograms for breast cancer screening, it's best to base decisions on each woman's individual risk profile and her own values and priorities, doctors say.
01 April 2014, 10:51 AM ET
Are sulfate-free shampoos really better? Are keratin treatments safe? A dermatologist answers some common hair questions.
01 April 2014, 09:15 AM ET
Despite their widespread use, antibacterial soaps appear to have little or no benefit for average people using them at home, likely because people use them incorrectly, one researcher says.
01 April 2014, 02:01 AM ET
Radically modified cells could transport anticancer drugs to a tumor.
31 March 2014, 06:30 PM ET
Eating seven or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day may reduce a person's risk of death from any cause, a new study from England suggests.
31 March 2014, 05:20 PM ET
Aspirin may help increase survival chances in colon cancer patients, new research suggests.
31 March 2014, 04:07 PM ET
Blood sugar, or glucose, is an important source of energy and provides nutrients to your body's organs, muscles and nervous system.
31 March 2014, 03:00 PM ET
Sad, angry, happy, or surprised. These are some of the six basic emotional expressions we use to communicate and even computers can read them on our faces now. But what about sadly angry, or happily disgusted?
31 March 2014, 01:19 PM ET
Itchy, contagious and in a place you'd rather not mention, jock itch (tinea cruris) is a fungal skin infection that affects the genital region.
31 March 2014, 11:33 AM ET
Some people start their day with a cup of coffee and a cigarette. A few creative teenagers, however, have found a way to combine the two questionable habits into one time-saving act of depravity by smoking coffee.
31 March 2014, 11:15 AM ET
Mosquitos, ticks, chiggers and biting flies can put a real damper on summer fun. Here's how to prevent bites and treat them if they occur.
28 March 2014, 04:14 PM ET
If you're having some memory lapses that worry you, discuss them with your doctor.
28 March 2014, 02:13 PM ET
The heart is a vital organ that pumps blood through the body, and is part of the body's circulatory system. Here are seven things you should know about the heart.
28 March 2014, 12:05 PM ET
Some bacteria are good for our health, research shows. Probiotics may help gut health, and there are many ways to get more of these beneficial bacteria into your diet.
28 March 2014, 04:14 AM ET
Recent criticism should not obscure the tremendous impact of Alcoholics Anonymous and related 12-step programs.
27 March 2014, 02:44 PM ET
Injections of growth hormone — a staple of anti-aging, hormone-replacement therapy — may have the opposite effect as intended, thwarting a person's quest to live to an advanced age, a new study suggests.
27 March 2014, 01:17 PM ET
Vaccines cut the risk of life-threatening influenza in children by three quarters during the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 flu seasons in the United States, a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found.
27 March 2014, 01:00 PM ET
Rates of new cancer cases in the United States have fallen slightly in recent years, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
27 March 2014, 01:00 PM ET
As many as 1.5 percent, or one in 68 U.S. children on average may have autism, according to new estimates released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
27 March 2014, 09:52 AM ET
Considering a wearable activity tracker? Or looking to upgrade one? Here’s what to look for, what to be wary of, and what you might not have thought through. Live Science / Tom’s Guide writers’ offer practical advice, based on extensive testing.
27 March 2014, 02:28 AM ET
When you think you may be pregnant, it's time to check with a pregnancy test. It's important to understand how they work, how to read the results and which one is the most accurate.