Health Archive
01 October 2014, 06:07 PM ET
Providing teens with free contraception dramatically reduces their chances of unintended pregnancy, a new study shows.
01 October 2014, 04:29 PM ET
The first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States is receiving treatment while isolated in a Texas hospital, but what does such isolation involve?
01 October 2014, 04:02 PM ET
Women with the personality trait of neuroticism may be at an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.
01 October 2014, 03:20 PM ET
The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S., but most doctors still are not recommending the HPV vaccine to their male patients, according to a new study.
01 October 2014, 02:09 PM ET
If you want to know how long you'll live, your nose might help you sniff out the answer, a new study suggests.
01 October 2014, 08:59 AM ET
The president's moonshot project to understand the human brain is getting a boost by partnering with companies like Google and foundations for neurological disorders, the White House announced today (Sept. 30).
30 September 2014, 07:19 PM ET
Pulling wisdom teeth easier before 30
30 September 2014, 07:05 PM ET
High in vitamin C and potassium, oranges may boost your immune system, improve your skin and reduce the risks of cancer.
30 September 2014, 05:37 PM ET
The current Ebola outbreak is the largest in history. The three most affected countries are Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, and cases have also been reported in Nigeria and Senegal.
30 September 2014, 05:15 PM ET
A man in Texas is the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
30 September 2014, 03:59 PM ET
A man in California developed an itchy rash over his face, torso, abdomen and scalp that turned out to be a side effect of taking a popular supplement called kava kava, according to a new report of the case.
30 September 2014, 01:31 PM ET
Fifty-eight brain research projects receive federal funding in the first wave of grants awarded in the BRAIN Initiative.
30 September 2014, 12:21 PM ET
The link between marijuana use and heart attacks is strengthening, researchers say. In a new report, researchers conclude that a healthy 21-year-old man had a heart attack that was at least in part due to his marijuana use.
30 September 2014, 10:54 AM ET
Climate change could affect the ratio of human males to human females that are born in some countries, a new study from Japan suggests.
30 September 2014, 07:00 AM ET
A new version of the Basis fitness tracker called Peak — which features a new design, improved heart rate monitoring and some smartwatch capabilities — will be released in early November.
30 September 2014, 12:59 AM ET
New helmet ratings, based on laboratory testing, will let consumers know which hockey protection is best at preventing concussions.
29 September 2014, 08:00 PM ET
Bananas are packed with nutrients and are good for your heart, your eyes, your diet and your mood.
29 September 2014, 05:11 PM ET
Several children in Denver have developed limb weakness or paralysis after having respiratory illness, and four of the children have been found positive for enterovirus D68.
29 September 2014, 02:29 AM ET
For teens, the first choice for birth control should be the long-acting forms of birth control, according to new guidelines.
26 September 2014, 11:40 PM ET
Men often don’t feel able to reach out for assistance because both the symptoms of depression and the act of seeking help goes against a stereotypical view of how us blokes should or shouldn’t behave.
26 September 2014, 06:02 PM ET
More than 90 percent of Americans have a cataract by age 65.
26 September 2014, 04:50 PM ET
Genetic mutations that put people at high risk for breast cancer may also be linked to an increased risk of salivary gland cancer, a new study suggests.
26 September 2014, 04:41 PM ET
Apple has finally released its much-anticipated health app, but some are asking why the app has no feature for tracking a woman's menstrual cycle.
26 September 2014, 01:39 PM ET
Low-carb diets are popular, and although they may help with weight-loss they can also affect health in other ways. Here are three tips to help you stay healthy while following a low-carb diet.
26 September 2014, 09:58 AM ET
For a teenage boy in England, drinking one highly caffeinated beverage at the gym set off a heart problem he didn't know he had, according to a new report of his case.
25 September 2014, 09:07 PM ET
Couvade is an involuntary manifestation of pregnancy in men with a partner who is expecting a baby — sometimes called “sympathetic pregnancy.”
25 September 2014, 08:38 PM ET
Occupational therapists help patients conduct the activities of daily life that give them meaning.
25 September 2014, 08:15 PM ET
A type of talk therapy called cognitive behavioral therapy appears more effective than medication in treating people with social phobia, a new study finds.
25 September 2014, 04:46 PM ET
Feelings of disappointment are caused by a rare type of brain signaling, new research shows. Two neurotransmitters are released by the same neurons, and their ratio is what determines whether you feel a bit discouraged or totally downhearted.
25 September 2014, 04:00 PM ET
Nearly 2 million people in the United States have the sexually transmitted disease chlamydia, according to new estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
25 September 2014, 02:03 PM ET
It is possible to eliminate the deadly rabies virus worldwide through mass vaccinations of dogs, some researchers argue.
25 September 2014, 02:00 PM ET
To this date, only one person is thought to have been cured of HIV — the "Berlin patient" Timothy Ray Brown. But no one is exactly sure which aspect of Brown's treatment may have cured him.