Health Archive
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.
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.