Health Archive
28 October 2015, 03:01 PM ET
People who are married may be more likely to survive after heart surgery, a new study finds.
28 October 2015, 09:49 AM ET
For two Baltimore parents, their three new bundles of joy may make them feel like one in a million, and statistics show they're not far off: Parents Thomas and Kristen Hewitt welcomed a rare set of identical triplets earlier this month, The Baltimore Sun
27 October 2015, 09:02 PM ET
Snakebite treatments are urgently needed in Africa, researchers argue.
27 October 2015, 08:38 PM ET
A simple ultrasound could give pregnant women a more precise due date, researchers say.
27 October 2015, 07:21 PM ET
There's no longer any doubt that consuming added sugar contributes to a litany of chronic diseases in children, researchers say.
27 October 2015, 04:56 PM ET
Food you can't see is food you're less likely to snack on, a new study suggests.
27 October 2015, 12:48 PM ET
Severe urinary tract infections spike in the summertime, especially among younger women, a new study finds.
27 October 2015, 11:00 AM ET
Five of the six top causes of death in America — including stroke, cancer and diabetes — now have lower death rates than they have in past years, according to a new report.
27 October 2015, 07:03 AM ET
Scary things can happen when you don't get enough sleep.
27 October 2015, 12:16 AM ET
Parabens, which are chemicals found in personal care products, may not be as safe as once thought.
26 October 2015, 05:08 PM ET
All overweight and obese adults in the U.S. should get routine tests to check their blood sugar levels, new recommendations say.
26 October 2015, 02:00 AM ET
If you think you can't break a bone doing yoga, think again.
26 October 2015, 12:16 AM ET
In a new statement, a doctors group is outlining a series of recommendations to improve children's safety while participating in youth football leagues.
23 October 2015, 02:20 PM ET
Off-the-shelf 3D printers could one day help create living organs to aid in repairing the human body, researchers say.
23 October 2015, 10:06 AM ET
Hint: It wasn't poison.
23 October 2015, 02:28 AM ET
The heartwarming images in parenting magazines often show examples of what parents should not do.
22 October 2015, 03:33 PM ET
The bacteria that cause plague infected people during the Bronze Age, about 3,000 years earlier than thought, a new study finds.
22 October 2015, 02:28 PM ET
Drinking can lead to both a very full bladder, and a dimmed awareness of how full it is, setting the stage perfectly for a bladder rupture, doctors say.
21 October 2015, 11:40 PM ET
As federal funds dry up, philanthropy is stepping in to support mental health.
21 October 2015, 06:04 PM ET
New research may offer a glimmer of hope for people with one common stroke symptom: partial arm paralysis that leaves the affected limb frozen to the person's side like a broken wing.
21 October 2015, 05:51 PM ET
Eating the right diet may help your brain cells stick around longer, a new study suggests.
21 October 2015, 05:07 PM ET
Lamar Odom's experience echoes the worst nightmares of the friends and family of people with drug addictions: a downward spiral, a medical crisis and even the possibility of death. But experts say there are ways that family members and friends can help.
21 October 2015, 11:00 AM ET
U.S. marijuana use has more than doubled in 10 years, in parallel with the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana use.
21 October 2015, 06:48 AM ET
The fecal transplant is poised to become a mainstream practice, researchers say.
21 October 2015, 01:20 AM ET
Phytonutrients are chemicals produced by plants. Plants use them to stay healthy, and people who eat phytonutrient-rich foods get health benefits as well.
20 October 2015, 05:00 PM ET
The seasonal flu shot is a yearly vaccine administered to protect against the flu, or influenza. In the United States, flu shots are recommended for everyone ages 6 months and older.
20 October 2015, 04:52 PM ET
Scottish nurse Pauline Cafferkey and U.S. physician Ian Crozier have both suffered from possible relapses of Ebola. Although people often suffer from complications after Ebola, true relapses are a mystery, although they seem to be rare, experts say.
20 October 2015, 02:29 PM ET
New guidelines say that women should start getting mammograms at age 45, rather than age 40.
20 October 2015, 01:24 PM ET
People who have 11 or more moles on one of their arms could have a higher risk of the deadly skin cancer melanoma, according to a new study.
20 October 2015, 08:52 AM ET
Doctors at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center say there's a critical shortage of viable organs. So more patients are seeking organ donors and support online.
20 October 2015, 08:43 AM ET
Burn treatment at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center includes whole-body factors beyond wound care and pain. Doctors explain how nutrition plays a remarkable role in the healing process for those with severe burns.
20 October 2015, 01:48 AM ET
Despite years of pleas, organ donation in the U.S. still falls far short of the need.