Health Archive
04 August 2015, 12:17 PM ET
Bariatric surgery may lead to long-term changes in people's gut bacteria that contribute to weight loss following the procedure, a new study from Sweden suggests.
04 August 2015, 12:00 PM ET
Extreme stress, such as that experienced by burn victims, may lead white fat to convert into calorie-burning brown fat, new research finds.
03 August 2015, 07:35 PM ET
Men who become fathers at a young age may have an increased risk of dying during middle age — in their late 40s or early 50s, new research finds.
03 August 2015, 07:22 PM ET
More than half of Americans now try to avoid drinking soda, a new Gallup poll finds.
03 August 2015, 05:23 PM ET
Children who are selective eaters have a greater risk of anxiety, depression and ADHD, new research shows.
03 August 2015, 05:05 PM ET
The blood of the young may be able to counter some of the effects of aging in older brains, according to studies in animals
03 August 2015, 01:35 PM ET
If you are like most people, the largest string of numbers you can remember is about seven digits. Barbara Shinn-Cunningham, head of the NSF-funded CELEST Science of Learning Center at Boston University​ has been studying why.
03 August 2015, 11:34 AM ET
A brain circuit that is responsible for extinguishing fear has been identified, which could pave the way for better treatment of PTSD and anxiety.
01 August 2015, 02:22 AM ET
Vitamin B1, also called thiamine, is a B complex vitamin. It is found in many foods and is vitally important to keeping a body operating properly.
31 July 2015, 06:11 PM ET
Experts welcomed the news today that a recent trial of an Ebola vaccine suggests the shot is highly effective at preventing the disease, and said that the the vaccine may stem outbreaks in the future even if not everyone is vaccinated.
31 July 2015, 02:12 AM ET
Women who exercise during their teen years may live longer, a new study finds.
31 July 2015, 12:30 AM ET
An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg implants outside of the uterus or not within the uterine cavity.
30 July 2015, 11:45 PM ET
Vaccines have been used safely and effectively for decades. So why is the American public – or at least a significant segment of it – now increasingly skeptical of mandatory school vaccinations?
30 July 2015, 06:53 PM ET
An infographic that breaks down what happens to in your body after you drinking just one soda has gone viral, but health experts say some information in the graphic is exaggerated.
30 July 2015, 06:11 PM ET
You may be consuming more sugar than you think.
30 July 2015, 03:39 PM ET
Marijuana may help bone fractures heal, a new study in animal suggests.
30 July 2015, 03:11 PM ET
The days of using pen and paper to keep track of menstrual cycles are past -- apps for period tracking have proliferated. Here are our picks for the best period-tracking apps.
30 July 2015, 01:24 PM ET
About one in every five Americans reports having a disability, according to results from a new nationwide survey.
30 July 2015, 01:57 AM ET
Vitamin B7, also called biotin, is a vital part of a healthy metabolism and creating important enzymes.
30 July 2015, 01:40 AM ET
Almond milk is a drink made from water and ground almonds. It is a popular plant-based alternative to cow’s milk.
29 July 2015, 04:00 PM ET
People who increase their salt intake significantly are at higher risk of developing high blood pressure, a large Japanese study finds.
29 July 2015, 08:12 AM ET
Certain types of vaccines, that allow vaccinated individuals to spread disease, could lead to deadlier viruses, new evidence in chickens shows.
28 July 2015, 08:17 AM ET
Why does the world need two kinds of Diet Pepsi?
27 July 2015, 04:27 PM ET
Leprosy is often thought to be an ancient disease, but leprosy-causing bacteria continue to infect people in the southern United States, including in Florida, where nine people have been diagnosed with the disease so far this year.
27 July 2015, 11:36 AM ET
For the first time, scientists have injected lasers into cells, making them light up from the inside, an advance that could one day help treat problems inside the human body such as cancer, researchers say.
24 July 2015, 08:30 AM ET
Have you ever toked up? Sparked a spliff? Smoked weed? If you have, you're not alone — 44 percent of all Americans surveyed in a new Gallup poll say they've tried marijuana.
23 July 2015, 04:10 PM ET
Caitlyn Jenner's public transition from man to woman has raised awareness about hormone therapy for transgender people. What makes transgender youth identify with a gender they weren't assigned at birth isn't about having too many of the "wrong" hormones.
23 July 2015, 01:00 PM ET
A teenager in Colorado died after consuming an entire marijuana cookie that contained 6 servings of marijuana's active ingredient, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), according to a new report.
23 July 2015, 11:08 AM ET
The MH17 crash temporarily increased depression symptoms among pregnant women in the Netherlands, where many of the plane's passengers lived.
23 July 2015, 02:22 AM ET
Bacteria are microscopic single-celled organisms that can be helpful, such as those that live in our guts, or harmful, such as flesh-eating bacteria.
23 July 2015, 02:10 AM ET
Vitamin B5, also called pantothenic acid and pantothenate, is vital to living a healthy life. Like all B vitamins, it helps the body turn food into energy.