Health Archive
07 July 2014, 05:49 PM ET
For women, being "hypersexual" may mean high rates of masturbation and pornography use, rather than more passive behaviors such as fantasizing, as previous studies had suggested, new research finds.
07 July 2014, 05:00 PM ET
Some health fairs offer to screen people for a buildup of plaque in blood vessels in their neck, but new guidelines recommend against such screening in people who do not have symptoms.
07 July 2014, 03:04 PM ET
European scientists have called for the review of a major neuroscience initiative, criticizing the program for taking a narrow approach that they say is likely to fail.
03 July 2014, 06:30 PM ET
A teen who took ecstasy survived a ruptured aneurysm in an artery near his spinal cord, but experts say his case is a reminder of the drug's dangers.
03 July 2014, 05:04 PM ET
As of June 18, an Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed at least 337 people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
03 July 2014, 04:43 PM ET
Have you ever been at a restaurant table where everyone ordered a salad? The finding of a new study may explain why this happens.
03 July 2014, 01:46 PM ET
Probiotics are often touted as a way to improve health, but what exactly do these "good" bacteria do for us? Here are some common myths about probiotics.
03 July 2014, 12:34 PM ET
People who have more negative interactions with their spouses may be at increased risk of heart disease, a new study suggests.
03 July 2014, 07:34 AM ET
Your brain on psychedelic drugs looks similar to your brain when you're dreaming, a new study suggests.
03 July 2014, 06:00 AM ET
Apple Health will be an aid to doctors and patients both.
02 July 2014, 07:17 PM ET
People with the mysterious hearing condition tinnitus may hear incessant ringing or whooshing noises, and may suffer depression or anxiety with their condition. Now a new study finds their brains may also process emotions differently.
02 July 2014, 04:29 PM ET
The parents of children with autism, who don't have the condition themselves, may have some of the traits of people with autism, a new study shows.
02 July 2014, 03:50 PM ET
An experimental drug that could help people with asthma or allergies works in a new way, by blocking the production of an inflammatory protein, according to a new study.
02 July 2014, 02:35 PM ET
All they had to do was sit and entertain themselves with their thoughts from 6-15 minutes, but when given the option of self-shocking during that time, 67% of the Males and 25% of females hit the zapper button.
02 July 2014, 12:20 PM ET
Fish oil supplements are touted as having many health benefits, but does science support these claims? We took a look.
01 July 2014, 06:30 PM ET
Nearly 80 percent of young people in the United States who die are killed by injuries, such as those sustained in car crashes, falls or fires, according to a new report
01 July 2014, 04:40 PM ET
Are probiotics safe to take, and do they have side effects? Here are eight expert tips about probiotics.
01 July 2014, 04:12 PM ET
Our mobile devices may make getting good sleep particularly challenging. Here are some sleep tips from experts.
01 July 2014, 01:53 PM ET
The rate of prescriptions that doctors write for painkillers varies widely by state, with states in the South having some of the highest rates, according to a new report
01 July 2014, 04:11 AM ET
Serious reactions to vaccines are rare among children, and vaccines are not linked to autism, according to a new review of vaccine safety in kids.
01 July 2014, 03:55 AM ET
Women who are taking birth control pills may have egg's that artificially appear old, which could mask a woman's true fertility, a new study finds.
30 June 2014, 07:37 PM ET
Here are six science-supported tips for eating healthy to reduce your risk of cancer.
30 June 2014, 06:12 PM ET
Almost half of the U.S. soldiers who have recently returned from deployment have chronic pain, and 15 percent use opioid painkillers, a new study finds.
30 June 2014, 05:00 PM ET
Woman's yearly health visit often involves a pelvic exam, but new recommendations say many women do not need to have this procedure routinely.
30 June 2014, 04:42 PM ET
Today's Supreme Court decision undermines science and may have the effect of actually leading to more abortions, experts say.
30 June 2014, 03:20 PM ET
Though you might think of it as just another nut in the trail mix, the cashew is a decidedly strange snack.
30 June 2014, 12:47 PM ET
Liver transplants could get a boost from a new technique that could allow the organs to be stored for longer before they are transplanted into patients.
30 June 2014, 02:34 AM ET
While some seek “natural cures” in order to avoid chemicals, in truth everything is made up of chemistry.
29 June 2014, 02:34 AM ET
Concussions are mild traumatic brain injuries which cause the connections between brain cells to stretch or break.
27 June 2014, 08:17 PM ET
People who eat more rice also tend to have other healthy habits, research shows.
27 June 2014, 07:22 PM ET
People who start eating more fruits and vegetables won't necessarily lose weight, a new study finds.
27 June 2014, 06:29 PM ET
An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa is now the largest in history, but how likely is it to spread to the United States or other countries around the world?