19 November 2013, 04:00 PM ET
A red face after drinking alcohol may be a warning sign — a new study has found that people who get flushed after drinking are at increased risk for developing high blood pressure.
19 November 2013, 02:31 PM ET
Some weight-loss supplements contain a synthetic compound that is chemically similar to the drug amphetamine, according to a new study by researchers at the Food and Drug Administration.
19 November 2013, 02:29 PM ET
The loo, the W.C., the lavatory, the privy, the porcelain god — while it goes by many names, the toilet — one of life's most mundane objects — plays a fundamental role in society. From preventing illness to fostering education, here are five ways toilets
19 November 2013, 12:31 PM ET
While pregnancy might be the first thing that comes to mind when your period is late, it isn't the only reason menstruation might be delayed. There are many factors that may contribute to the disruption of a woman's menstrual cycle.
19 November 2013, 12:30 PM ET
Microphotographer captures a stunning image of a crystal formation.
19 November 2013, 10:43 AM ET
Sexual problems in men may be linked to low levels of prolactin, the hormone known for stimulating breast development and milk production in women, a new study suggests.
19 November 2013, 09:16 AM ET
After being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, chef Seamus Mullen developed cooking tips for those with the condition.
18 November 2013, 10:00 PM ET
A new system to train brain surgeons uses 3D brain models created based on actual patients.
18 November 2013, 05:22 PM ET
A study in mice found that when mother mice experienced stressed before giving birth, it changed the microbial flora and fauna of their vagina, affecting which microbes they passed on to their baby. The range of bacteria babies inherit might be influencin
18 November 2013, 04:00 PM ET
Pregnant women exposed to phthalates, a group of hormone-mimicking chemicals found in personal care products and processed foods, may have an increased risk of preterm delivery, a new study suggests.
18 November 2013, 04:00 PM ET
The percentage of women who undergo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exams of the breast has increased in recent years, but often, those who could benefit the most from the procedure aren't the ones getting it, according to new research
18 November 2013, 02:01 PM ET
A rare heart condition struck a healthy 20-year-old woman after she fell on a sandy beaching during a run. The condition jolted her heart into an arrhythmic pattern, and she died within 30 minutes.
18 November 2013, 12:34 PM ET
A state database shows that 174,000 tons of lead, benzene and flammable solvents were shipped for disposal, but were never recorded as arriving at the disposal sites.
18 November 2013, 09:15 AM ET
The use of illegal drugs for medicinal reasons is a controversial topic, but researchers continue to find promising health benefits in drugs widely used for recreational purposes: LSD, cocaine, ketamine, marijuana, psilocybin mushrooms and ecstasy.
15 November 2013, 06:24 PM ET
Asthma is a condition in which a person's airways are inflamed, which can cause coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath.
15 November 2013, 03:00 PM ET
A mild electrical stimulation to a specific brain area could be an effective treatment for some patients with eating disorders such as bulimia, researchers say.
15 November 2013, 12:52 PM ET
A 33-year-old woman in Canada who had large, abnormal pulses that were clearly visible in her neck ultimately needed surgery to combat a bacterial infection in her heart, according to a new report of her case.
15 November 2013, 11:54 AM ET
Can a new way to track fungus lead to new treatments for disease?
15 November 2013, 11:42 AM ET
With new rules, trans fats will no longer be welcome in the American diet.
15 November 2013, 09:39 AM ET
One year after Hurricane Sandy, the psychological impact of the storm may be lessening for some, results from a new poll suggest.
14 November 2013, 05:47 PM ET
In the first case of its kind, a Mediterranean recluse spider bit the ear of a young woman in Italy, after which a portion of her ear had to be removed and reconstructed it using cartilage from her ribs.
14 November 2013, 03:29 PM ET
With all this information, you might expect new breakthroughs in cancer treatment to come in thick and fast. But the more of these goldmines of raw material we have, the harder it actually becomes to make sense of it.
14 November 2013, 01:50 PM ET
Though many aren't fond of stepping outside into the cold winter weather, for some it's a life-threatening task.
14 November 2013, 01:00 PM ET
Unconventional smoking products such as electronic cigarettes and hookahs are becoming more popular among U.S. teens, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
14 November 2013, 12:48 PM ET
Cases of dengue fever have been popping up in Key West, Fla., but not Tucson, Ariz., despite the two cities having similar mosquito populations, and their residents spending similar amounts of time outdoors. Researchers are trying to figure out why.
14 November 2013, 12:15 PM ET
E-cigarettes vaporize a flavored liquid rather than burning tobacco.
14 November 2013, 11:54 AM ET
Behind the trans fat crisis lies a public willingness to simplify nutrition into a battle between good and evil.
14 November 2013, 07:18 AM ET
Cancer is typically most deadly after it spreads, or metastasizes, throughout the body. What triggers a cancer cell to spread is a mystery, but now researchers have new evidence supporting a 100-year-old theory on what causes this deadly spread.
13 November 2013, 07:00 PM ET
Getting pregnant may take longer for women with asthma, a new study from Denmark suggests.
13 November 2013, 06:30 PM ET
A 20-year-old woman in Taiwan is the first person known to be infected with a strain of bird flu called H6N1, according to a new report of the case.
13 November 2013, 05:22 PM ET
People dining at fast food restaurants aren’t very good at estimating how many calories are in their meals, particularly if they're eating at Subway, a new study suggests.
13 November 2013, 04:00 PM ET
President Obama signed a law today that would help schools stock injectable epinephrine to combat deadly allergic reactions. Nationwide, food allergies have been on the rise.