Health Archive
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.
03 October 2014, 05:50 PM ET
In a medical first, a baby is born to a woman who had received a womb transplant, doctors report.
03 October 2014, 05:27 PM ET
A child in Rhode Island passed away last week after having complications with the enterovirus D68, according to a report from the Rhode Island Department of Health. The virus has sickened hundreds of people across the United States.
03 October 2014, 03:54 PM ET
Health officials are now monitoring 50 people in Texas for signs of Ebola, and there have been reports that people in other areas of the country may be infected with the virus. But why can't all these people just be tested for Ebola as soon as possible?
03 October 2014, 01:05 PM ET
Health officials are monitoring people who came in contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, who was the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States.
03 October 2014, 10:28 AM ET
Everyone knows it's easier to learn about a topic you're curious about. Now, a new study reveals what's going on in the brain during that process.
03 October 2014, 10:12 AM ET
Apple's new Health app is now up and running on the latest version of iOS8, but what exactly can this app do for you?
03 October 2014, 01:48 AM ET
Whistleblowers are starting to have real impact, and the healthcare industry is the latest to see the effects.
02 October 2014, 06:44 PM ET
In rare cases, people have suffered from quite unusual reactions to bites from venomous snakes.
02 October 2014, 04:57 PM ET
Four new substances have been added to a list of carcinogens compiled by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
02 October 2014, 04:14 PM ET
Health officials in Hawaii said they have determined a man hospitalized in isolation is no longer being evaluated for Ebola.
02 October 2014, 03:26 PM ET
As many as 100 people may have come into contact with the Ebola patient in Texas, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
02 October 2014, 11:32 AM ET
A patient in Hawaii has been put in isolation over concerns of Ebola, but it is too early know what condition is causing his symptoms, the state health officials said.
02 October 2014, 10:46 AM ET
In a recent study, older mice who tend to have more lung inflammation than younger mice, similar to humans, were administered the drug on a daily basis. The results were a reduction of lung inflammation to levels similar to a young mouse.
01 October 2014, 06:40 PM ET
Good air in, bad air out.
01 October 2014, 06:38 PM ET
Broccoli, the green vegetable both reviled and revered by U.S. presidents, is a nutrient powerhouse.
01 October 2014, 06:07 PM ET
Providing teens with free contraception dramatically reduces their chances of unintended pregnancy, a new study shows.
01 October 2014, 04:29 PM ET
The first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States is receiving treatment while isolated in a Texas hospital, but what does such isolation involve?
01 October 2014, 04:02 PM ET
Women with the personality trait of neuroticism may be at an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.
01 October 2014, 03:20 PM ET
The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S., but most doctors still are not recommending the HPV vaccine to their male patients, according to a new study.
01 October 2014, 02:09 PM ET
If you want to know how long you'll live, your nose might help you sniff out the answer, a new study suggests.
01 October 2014, 08:59 AM ET
The president's moonshot project to understand the human brain is getting a boost by partnering with companies like Google and foundations for neurological disorders, the White House announced today (Sept. 30).
30 September 2014, 07:19 PM ET
Pulling wisdom teeth easier before 30
30 September 2014, 07:05 PM ET
High in vitamin C and potassium, oranges may boost your immune system, improve your skin and reduce the risks of cancer.
30 September 2014, 05:37 PM ET
The current Ebola outbreak is the largest in history. The three most affected countries are Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, and cases have also been reported in Nigeria and Senegal.
30 September 2014, 05:15 PM ET
A man in Texas is the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
30 September 2014, 03:59 PM ET
A man in California developed an itchy rash over his face, torso, abdomen and scalp that turned out to be a side effect of taking a popular supplement called kava kava, according to a new report of the case.