Health Archive
29 December 2014, 01:44 PM ET
Using a 3D printer to visualize tiny molecules can help scientists develop new drugs and completely synthetic molecules.
29 December 2014, 09:01 AM ET
Supporters of the Whole30 elimination diet claim it can improve mental focus, trim waistlines and even improve serious health conditions such as diabetes, but experts don't agree on the diet's claims.
29 December 2014, 01:48 AM ET
Public health groups treat smoking as an epidemic, arguing that we addressed it too late in many countries but can prevent it in others.
27 December 2014, 06:22 PM ET
If you’re a teetotaller, your friends have likely tried to convince you to taste red wine by swearing on its multiple health benefits.
27 December 2014, 06:04 PM ET
Thanks in part to the Ebola crisis, neglected diseases have grabbed the world’s attention. These diseases predominantly affect developing nations with limited resources to fund research, pay for treatments, and support public health infrastructure.
27 December 2014, 02:36 AM ET
This is the tale of an ancient marathoner, a story of challenge, expectation, nostalgia, disappointment and acceptance. It almost sounds like the stages of grief and loss.
24 December 2014, 10:08 PM ET
'The kissing disease' also spreads through shared utensils and coughing and sneezing.
24 December 2014, 02:29 PM ET
The human microbiome may have evolved to selectively target older humans, thereby enabling an extended childhood in our earliest human ancestors.
24 December 2014, 09:01 AM ET
The community of microbes in your gut not only affect physical health, they may also influence your mental health, according to a growing body of research.
23 December 2014, 03:16 PM ET
A new study shows that the delicate, repetitive finger movements used on a smartphone's touchscreen result in a change in the brain's sensory processing area.
23 December 2014, 02:11 PM ET
In the brain, the information from real events that we see flows "up" from one brain lobe to another, but the images that we imagine flow "down," new research finds.
23 December 2014, 12:01 PM ET
Here are our favorite health and fitness apps including: workout apps, calorie counters, sleep trackers, running and walking apps and more.
23 December 2014, 08:27 AM ET
Whether you're a gamer, a smartphone junkie or a health nut, there's bound to be a gadget at this year's CES that will grab your attention.
23 December 2014, 07:42 AM ET
The relatively lightly built skeletons of modern humans developed late in evolutionary history, and may have been the result of a shift away from a nomadic lifestyle to a more settled one, according to a new study.
23 December 2014, 07:01 AM ET
Here’s a look at just a few of the ways new light-based tools have deepened our understanding of living systems and set the stage for future medical advances.
23 December 2014, 12:00 AM ET
The percentage of Americans taking medication to control their cholesterol levels has risen by a third over the past decade, a new study finds.
22 December 2014, 05:40 PM ET
People who lift weights every day may accumulate less belly fat over the years, compared with people who spend the same amount of time doing aerobic exercises, according to a new study.
22 December 2014, 03:27 PM ET
There has been dramatic improvement in the fight against Ebola in some parts of West Africa, however, in other places, much work needs to be done, U.S. health officials said today (Dec. 22).
19 December 2014, 04:46 PM ET
A man's persistent déjà vu puzzles scientists who probed his brain to find an explanation.
19 December 2014, 02:08 PM ET
Jawbone's new UP Move fitness trackers will track your steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned and hours slept, and can motivate fitness newbies to see whether their daily activities translate into lax or rigorous workout routines.
19 December 2014, 01:11 PM ET
Garmin's Vívosmart fitness band is part tracker, part smartwatch and part cheerleader.
19 December 2014, 11:08 AM ET
Five people have died in a Listeria outbreak likely related to contaminated caramel apples, according to health officials.
18 December 2014, 10:54 PM ET
Prenatal genetic testing may diagnose any complications or developmental issues.
18 December 2014, 10:15 PM ET
There are three types of infections that can affect the inner of outer ear. Ear infections are most common in children.
18 December 2014, 01:47 PM ET
Ibuprofen and some other similar anti-inflammatory pain relievers may slightly lower people's risk of one common type of skin cancer, a new review of research shows, but experts find the benefits too small, especially for a cancer that is fairly curable.
18 December 2014, 06:43 AM ET
The 11 Brazilians who mistakenly ate a poisonous pufferfish fillet have recovered and left the hospital, even two who had severe symptoms, including cardiac arrest and respiratory failure.
18 December 2014, 03:27 AM ET
Childhood shyness raises the risk of anxiety disorders later on, but only for kids who lack a secure attachment to their caregivers, a new study finds. Here's a look at how to foster a secure attachment.
18 December 2014, 02:40 AM ET
In spite of "tradition," doctors need to adopt new approaches to breast cancer treatment.
17 December 2014, 11:10 PM ET
Strep throat is a bacterial infection. It is very contagious and can lead to severe complications.
17 December 2014, 02:27 PM ET
The LifeTrak Brite R450 is a new fitness tracker from Salutron that aims to provide a comprehensive view of health and fitness.