Health Archive
08 January 2016, 08:55 PM ET
Zika typically causes flulike aches and rash, but the rapidly spreading disease is fueling global worries about tiny-headed infants and brain damage.
08 January 2016, 06:04 PM ET
Having a friend can do great things for your physical health.
08 January 2016, 02:08 PM ET
Wearables that track steps and heartbeats are a dime a dozen these days. Now some new health gadgets aim to look deep inside the body.
07 January 2016, 06:15 PM ET
Ancient immune system genes that humans inherited from Neanderthals and Denisovans may help people fight off disease, but may also make them more prone to allergies.
07 January 2016, 06:07 PM ET
From the CES show floor, here's a look at several new gadgets that aim to make it easier to track your every sip and snack.
07 January 2016, 05:12 PM ET
Is your diet in for an overhaul? Here's what you need to know.
07 January 2016, 02:07 PM ET
Counting steps may cause people to initially ramp up their activity, but may make them enjoy exercise less in the long run, research hints.
07 January 2016, 12:01 AM ET
More younger people admit that they have same-sex attractions, even if they are "mostly straight," new research suggests.
06 January 2016, 05:10 PM ET
Two new studies of potential treatments for Ebola highlight the need find ways to prevent the deadly viral disease.
06 January 2016, 03:49 PM ET
EURAC's Frank Maixner talks about the microbes found in the Iceman gut and how it was possible that he was sick on the day he was murdered. The microbes also provide insight into "historical human geography."
06 January 2016, 03:40 PM ET
Women are more likely than men to report sleep problems, a new study finds. And single parents get less sleep than parents in two-adult households.
06 January 2016, 11:12 AM ET
The simple act of taking your temperature is getting a new high-tech twist.
06 January 2016, 07:30 AM ET
Acupuncture is generally safe, but it can cause serious infections, a new case report demonstrates.
05 January 2016, 10:35 PM ET
Viruses are microscopic parasites that lack the capacity to thrive and reproduce outside of a host body.
05 January 2016, 07:54 PM ET
A new study of twins holds clues about how much of people's cancer risk is genetic, and how much comes from the environment.
05 January 2016, 03:25 PM ET
Several new devices aim to harness certain scents to both help you sleep and wake you up.
05 January 2016, 11:16 AM ET
People who have been overweight at any point in their lives may be more likely to die early, even if they lose weight later, a new study suggests.
04 January 2016, 05:10 PM ET
Women in Oregon no longer need a doctor's prescription to get birth control pills, according to a new state law. Instead, they can fill out a health questionnaire and receive oral contraceptives from a licensed pharmacist.
04 January 2016, 04:31 PM ET
Social connections are important for your physical health, new research suggests.
04 January 2016, 03:20 PM ET
A young man who played football in college had already developed a degenerative brain disease by the time he died at age 25 from a heart problem, according to a new report of his case.
04 January 2016, 10:30 AM ET
A beer that researchers made using ingredients from kefir may be good for health, a rodent study suggests.
04 January 2016, 10:24 AM ET
Researchers have invented a heart rate monitor that can stick to your skin, and also store data.
01 January 2016, 10:39 AM ET
The brain circuits responsible for the inability to feel pleasure, called anhedonia, have been discovered in rats, a finding that could help researchers better understand the mechanisms underlying depression and schizophrenia.
31 December 2015, 03:45 PM ET
Do people who use legal marijuana drink less or more alcohol? The answer, it turns out, is complicated, a new study finds.
31 December 2015, 10:37 AM ET
If you want to stick to your New Year's resolutions, psychologists find that questioning your behavior, not stating your intentions, will help you out.
31 December 2015, 08:18 AM ET
A lot of health indicators suggest that Americans are on the road to better health.
30 December 2015, 08:14 AM ET
The numbers on the scale aren't going down, but the number of Americans who say they want to lose weight is.
30 December 2015, 08:12 AM ET
Here is our annual countdown of the "top five" scientific retractions in the last year, some serious, most comical.
30 December 2015, 08:10 AM ET
On New Year's Day on Brooklyn, New York's Coney Island beach, the sound of chattering teeth will fill the air, as thousands of people gather for a ceremonial wintry dip in the Atlantic Ocean.
29 December 2015, 04:15 PM ET
Small outbreaks of the plague still occur in the western United States, and now new research shows these clusters don't happen at random. Instead, they tend to pop up in areas that have certain mix of climates, animals and elevation, a new study finds.
29 December 2015, 07:35 AM ET
Here is a roundup of what scientists learned about marijuana during 2015.
24 December 2015, 12:58 AM ET
Youth sports are not the biggest risk kids face, so should those activities be banned?