Health Archive
04 November 2014, 03:04 PM ET
People with narcolepsy are much more likely to experience lucid dreaming, which could help them combat terrifying nightmares.
04 November 2014, 09:06 AM ET
People who are bitten by snakes may not know which species of snake bit them. Now, a new test can tell which species of snake bit a person using the DNA left behind in the fang marks.
04 November 2014, 08:00 AM ET
If you want your fitness tracker to do more than just count calories and steps, a new app-based coaching program aims to do just that.
04 November 2014, 12:14 AM ET
Disease can affect any person, rich or poor. While your bank balance can’t really protect you from getting sick, it could potentially buy you – and many other patients – access to a better treatment for your disease.
03 November 2014, 08:26 PM ET
Ovarian cancer occurs when cells in one or both ovaries proliferate out of control.
03 November 2014, 06:02 PM ET
There are positive news from Liberia, but experts warn the shift in the speed of the outbreak may be temporary.
03 November 2014, 05:00 PM ET
People who are put under general anesthesia may wind up with memory and cognitive deficits for days or weeks after surgery. But now, a new study in mice reveals a possible way to reverse the ill effects of anesthesia drugs on memory.
03 November 2014, 04:00 PM ET
A new study finds that most of the rise in autism diagnoses in Denmark is due to changes in reporting practices.
03 November 2014, 09:24 AM ET
If there was a "cure" for sleep, how would you spend that extra time?
03 November 2014, 07:23 AM ET
When infectious disease pandemics emerge, viruses tend to be the most lethal. Experts are working on ways to find new antiviral drug treatments, as well as to prevent epidemics from emerging in the first place.
03 November 2014, 01:36 AM ET
For teens, spending time thinking about situations in which their peers thought well of them, no matter what they did, may make it easier time to cope with setbacks, new findings show.
31 October 2014, 10:30 PM ET
There are several things a man can do to increase the chances that he will get a woman pregnant.
31 October 2014, 10:13 PM ET
Stroke, the No. 4 cause of death in the United States, occurs when the flow of blood to the brain is disrupted.
31 October 2014, 02:17 PM ET
Two experimental vaccines against Ebola are currently being tested for safety, and health officials have said that millions of doses could be available by the end of next year. But how do the vaccines work?
31 October 2014, 12:15 PM ET
It's true: Scratching an itch does only make it worse. Now scientists have some ideas about why that happens.
31 October 2014, 10:46 AM ET
Governors are playing politics by quarantining those who can help fix the Ebola crisis.
31 October 2014, 09:17 AM ET
Before you run out for some Lysol, please read this.
31 October 2014, 09:11 AM ET
Through text messing, the not-for-profit group Creating Community Solutions, is asking Americans to start a conversation with others on mental health.
31 October 2014, 08:50 AM ET
The not-for-profit group Creating Community Solutions has created this solution, which lets Americans can take better care of themselves and others.
31 October 2014, 03:16 AM ET
From teenagers to Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation, young activists are forging a new platform for mental health support for the texting generation.
30 October 2014, 10:16 PM ET
Colon cancer, the second leading cause of cancer deaths in both men and women, can be flat or look like a cauliflower stalk.
30 October 2014, 05:00 PM ET
The Ebola virus can spread through contact with an infected person's blood, feces and vomit, but some information online suggests it's also possible to get Ebola by being near an infected person who sneezes.
30 October 2014, 02:06 PM ET
People infected with Ebola vary greatly in terms of how severe their symptoms are. Now a new study in mice suggests genetics may play a role in how each body fights off the virus.
30 October 2014, 10:00 AM ET
When Ebola virus hit a small village in Guinea for the first time, the victim was just a toddler, who later became known to the world as Patient Zero.
30 October 2014, 09:43 AM ET
Winter is almost here, and that means a likely increase in people falling ill from flu. But why is flu season in winter anyway?
30 October 2014, 09:16 AM ET
Google is developing nanoparticles that the company hopes will catch early signs of disease, but are there potential drawbacks to the technology?
29 October 2014, 09:38 PM ET
For a woman trying to get pregnant, there are a number of ways to increase the chances and make it more likely that she will conceive a child.
29 October 2014, 07:15 PM ET
Although colon cleanses are touted for removing "toxins" from the body, strengthening immunity and promoting weight loss, there isn't much science to back up these claims.
29 October 2014, 06:02 PM ET
Small changes in the way Ebola interventions are carried out may make a big difference in curbing the growth of the epidemic in West Africa, experts said this week.
29 October 2014, 04:14 PM ET
The first vaccine designed to prevent a common type of bacterial meningitis has been approved for use in the United States.
29 October 2014, 02:15 PM ET
They may be small, but new lab-grown miniature human stomachs could one day help researchers better understand how the stomach develops, as well as the diseases that can strike it.
29 October 2014, 02:00 PM ET
Researchers can now grow miniature human stomachs in a petri dish in just about a month. These tiny stomachs measure less than one tenth of an inch (3 millimeters) in diameter, but may be valuable tools in understanding stomach development and disease.