Health Archive
27 February 2015, 05:01 PM ET
Plan to buy a fitness tracker like the Fitbug Orb or TomTom Runner Cardio? Check out our in-depth reviews before making a purchase.
27 February 2015, 12:01 AM ET
Rates of suicide among middle-age adults in the United States have increased in recent years, and a new study suggests that the economic downturn of 2007 played a role in this rise.
26 February 2015, 09:00 PM ET
If designer babies ar eon the horizon, are designer superbabies next?
26 February 2015, 06:42 PM ET
People who drink four cups of joe daily have a lower risk of developing the debilitating disease multiple sclerosis (MS), researchers say.
26 February 2015, 06:40 PM ET
There are at least 10 drugs that are more deadly than marijuana, including some that are legal, such as alcohol and nicotine, a new study by researchers in Germany and Canada finds.
26 February 2015, 03:00 PM ET
Obesity and heart disease are well known, but now doctors can link excess weight to many cancers.
26 February 2015, 02:00 PM ET
A single gene that is found only in Homo species may partly explain why the human neocortex, the seat of higher cognitive functions, is so large.
25 February 2015, 06:18 PM ET
If you are abstaining from sweets for Lent this year, here’s what you can expect over the next 40 days.
25 February 2015, 05:00 PM ET
Nearly half a million cases of the difficult-to-treat and sometimes deadly infection called "C. diff" now occur yearly in the United States.
25 February 2015, 04:20 PM ET
A little injection of the so-called 'love' hormone, oxytocin, can sober up drunken rats, reversing their clumsy alcohol-induced behaviors, scientists report.
25 February 2015, 01:00 PM ET
Food Additives Linked to Weight Gain, Inflammation
25 February 2015, 12:54 PM ET
A man whose retina was destroyed was able to see again, thanks to an implanted retinal prostheses.
25 February 2015, 09:33 AM ET
After testing nine smart scales, we recommend the Withings Smart Body Analyzer over the popular Fitbit Aria. Read our full review here.
25 February 2015, 07:10 AM ET
The woman's obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms appeared every year when winter began, and then ended as the seasons shifted toward summer. After living with the condition for a decade, the woman was treated at a clinic and recovered.
24 February 2015, 06:30 PM ET
Three men who suffered car or climbing accidents that caused a permanent loss of hand function became the first people with this type of injury to receive bionic hands controlled by transplanted nerve tissue, a new study reports.
24 February 2015, 12:38 PM ET
Alaska joins Colorado and Washington as the third U.S. state to legalize the recreational use marijuana.
24 February 2015, 09:18 AM ET
People in snowier states appear to sleep for a little longer during winter months than those in sunnier states.
24 February 2015, 12:40 AM ET
From gingko to coconut oil to taurine, people spend too much money on supplements that just don't work.
23 February 2015, 08:15 PM ET
Feeling really angry or anxious can greatly increase your risk of having a heart attack, especially if you feel so tense that you clench your fists, a new study reports.
23 February 2015, 04:35 PM ET
If children are at risk for a peanut allergy, having them eat peanut butter frequently from an early age may help protect them from developing the allergy, a new study suggests.
23 February 2015, 02:40 AM ET
New guidelines for children's nutrition focus on broad diet patterns and what kids should eat, rather than what they shouldn't.
23 February 2015, 02:08 AM ET
Doing dishes by hand, rather than loading them into the dishwasher, might help stave off childhood allergies, a new study suggests.
20 February 2015, 06:35 PM ET
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a condition that involves chronic inflammation in all or part of the digestive tract.
20 February 2015, 04:52 PM ET
In a bizarre new trend in certain circles, people are snorting chocolate powder through their noses with the aid of a machine. But some experts say the practice may be dangerous.
20 February 2015, 04:00 PM ET
Many YouTube videos that depict drunkenness involve humor, but they often do not show the negative consequences of drinking too much alcohol, a new study suggests.
20 February 2015, 03:52 PM ET
Energy drinks may be to blame in the case of an otherwise healthy 26-year-old man who had a heart attack, according to a new case report.
19 February 2015, 09:41 PM ET
The liver is a vital organ that supports nearly every other organ to some capacity. You cannot live without a healthy liver.
19 February 2015, 08:00 PM ET
There's a common belief that hookah water pipes filter out toxic chemicals, but a new study debunks this myth.
19 February 2015, 06:47 PM ET
For the first time, new recommendations set a specific limit on the amount of added sugar that Americans are advised to consume.
19 February 2015, 02:00 PM ET
UV rays can keep harming your skin hours after you step out of the sunshine, researchers say.
19 February 2015, 10:15 AM ET
We still aren't winning the fight against obesity. In a new series of articles, experts explain what society has done wrong in the battle of the bulge, and what needs to happen now.