Health Archive
08 June 2015, 07:38 PM ET
For a California woman with cervical cancer, a body scan seemed to show that her cancer had spread. It was only after surgery that they realized the real reason for the findings.
08 June 2015, 07:11 PM ET
Some hospitals charge more 1,000 percent mark-up for certain procedures.
08 June 2015, 04:54 PM ET
The MERS virus could be imported into the United States but is unlikely to spread very much, one expert says.
08 June 2015, 03:47 PM ET
Electronics that can be used to monitor brain activity are getting more flexible.
08 June 2015, 01:34 PM ET
A survey about men and their cars reveal that 80 percent of men could remember the make and model of their first car but only 50 percent could remember their last physical exam.
08 June 2015, 11:13 AM ET
People with two copies of a gene tied to PTSD and depression are also quicker to laugh and smile, suggesting the gene may make them more emotionally responsive overall.
08 June 2015, 11:02 AM ET
People who carry the genetic components of creativity and may also have genetic links to some psychiatric disorders, according to a new study.
08 June 2015, 10:10 AM ET
Getting a kidney transplant is a big deal. Getting a pancreas transplant is a big deal. But getting a kidney and pancreas transplant while simultaneously undergoing a scalp and skull transplant — that was unheard of until very recently.
08 June 2015, 02:50 AM ET
The FDA reassures people that the allowable defects in the U.S. food supply "present no health hazards for humans." But these defects still seem pretty gross.
08 June 2015, 12:01 AM ET
If you're in perfect health, you're in the minority: Less than 5 percent of people worldwide had no health problems in 2013, a new study finds.
05 June 2015, 03:28 PM ET
A new study finds that the sometimes-deadly skin cancer melanoma usually arises in normal skin, where there is no dark spot or sign of cancer until the melanoma suddenly shows up.
04 June 2015, 08:42 PM ET
There are three reasons cancer rates are rising, even as treatments improve.
04 June 2015, 06:13 PM ET
Oxytocin is a hormone that plays a large role in social interactions and social bonding.
04 June 2015, 06:08 PM ET
A new test could use just a small amount of your blood to reveal a slew of the viruses that have ever infected you.
04 June 2015, 01:06 PM ET
"Yummy...PLACENTA pills!" Kourtney Kardashian wrote in a recent Instagram post. But is eating the placenta a good idea?
04 June 2015, 01:00 PM ET
Next season's flu shot will contain two new flu strains not present in last season's shot, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
04 June 2015, 10:43 AM ET
Scientists haven't found a drug to boost sexual desire in women because desire is much more complicated to treat than sexual performance, experts say.
04 June 2015, 02:11 AM ET
At every scale, scientists can now peer deep into the living brain.
03 June 2015, 07:09 PM ET
People who have problems with their sense of smell may be at increased risk for dying sooner than those who don't have trouble smelling, a new study suggests.
03 June 2015, 02:00 PM ET
Two drugs already developed for use in people — an antidepressant and a heart drug — might hold promise for treating Ebola, a new study in mice suggests.
03 June 2015, 12:07 PM ET
In a given year, 32.6 million Americans have drinking problems, a new study finds.
03 June 2015, 09:21 AM ET
A man with a red and blistered little finger got an unexpected surprise after visiting his doctor. His finger infection wasn't bacterial in nature, but caused by the herpes simplex virus, according to a new case report.
03 June 2015, 02:03 AM ET
U.S. veterans will soon be able to complete physical therapy in a virtual gaming environment made possible through some of the fastest Internet networks in the country.
02 June 2015, 09:42 PM ET
Cold sores are generally caused by Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1, which can hibernate in nerve cells and reappear when you're sick or stressed.
02 June 2015, 07:44 PM ET
John Nash was known for not only his brilliance in math, but also his decades-long battle with schizophrenia, from which he recovered later in life. How does such a destructive disease disappear?
02 June 2015, 07:32 PM ET
Kids who are bullied during early adolescence are more likely to develop depression by age 18, according to a new study.
02 June 2015, 05:43 PM ET
The chance that a person will get bird flu in the United States is low, but those who come into close contact with infected birds may be at higher risk of infection, the CDC warned today.
02 June 2015, 03:49 PM ET
At the Beyond Today’s Internet Summit, researchers from The University of Texas at Dallas showed a working prototype of a next generation communication system that uses 3D video and force feedback devices to virtually recreate physical therapy.
02 June 2015, 03:23 PM ET
People who are in life-threatening car accidents frequently show symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and other psychological issues afterwards, research shows.
02 June 2015, 01:53 PM ET
The rate of U.S. melanoma cases has doubled in the last three decades, and the number of cases will continue to rise if more efforts aren't made to prevent the disease, according to a new report.
02 June 2015, 09:28 AM ET
A teenager in Italy recently beat some incredible odds when he survived for 42 minutes underwater, according to news reports.
02 June 2015, 01:35 AM ET
A woman's emotional well-being and her mental outlook can also play important roles in pregnancy.