Health Archive
24 March 2014, 07:30 AM ET
Suicide can be prevented, but is often hard to predict. Certain warning signs can hint that a person is at risk. Here's what to look for and how to help.
23 March 2014, 04:39 PM ET
What we know about statins comes almost entirely from commercial interests. So what we take for knowledge about their harms and benefits is actually information designed to optimize the drug makers’ responsibility to maximize shareholder profit.
23 March 2014, 02:00 PM ET
UK researchers found the risk of dying from heart or respiratory problems increased by more than 10 percent for every 1.8-degree-Fahrenheit increase in temperature during the summer months between 2001 and 2010.
22 March 2014, 11:30 PM ET
An Ebola outbreak in Guinea has killed at least 34 people and sickened 49, and some are worried it may have spread to neighboring Sierra Leone.
21 March 2014, 11:02 PM ET
Learn about keeping your kids’ teeth healthy and strong from infancy on and setting them up for a lifetime of healthy teeth and good dental hygiene practices.
21 March 2014, 03:19 PM ET
The Fitbit zip is one of the least expensive fitness trackers on the market, at just $59.95. Here's a look at how much you get for the bargain price.
21 March 2014, 09:09 AM ET
Need some extra motivation to get moving? Here's a look at some of the health benefits of exercise.
21 March 2014, 08:03 AM ET
It took doctors about 10 days to identify the source of a man's severe rash and blood vessel inflammation.
20 March 2014, 11:28 PM ET
Hormone replacement therapy, also called menopausal hormone therapy, is a treatment for the symptoms of menopause.
20 March 2014, 03:18 PM ET
Fish oil is touted so often that it's beginning to sound like a cure-all. It isn't.
20 March 2014, 02:51 AM ET
Cavities, also referred to tooth decay or caries, are holes in the teeth. Cavities are the second-most common health disorder in the United States.
20 March 2014, 02:35 AM ET
For a woman trying to get pregnant, there are a number of ways to increase the chances and make it more likely that she will conceive a child.
20 March 2014, 02:30 AM ET
There are several things a man can do to increase the chances that he will get a woman pregnant.
20 March 2014, 12:01 AM ET
Giving birth in water has no proven benefit and can pose rare but serious risks, so it is not recommended in most circumstances, according to a new report from two leading groups of doctors.
20 March 2014, 12:00 AM ET
Children may miss dangers on their own, but seem swayed by their mothers' wisdom on treacherous situations, new research finds.
19 March 2014, 05:11 PM ET
How different parenting styles can affect kids' weight.
19 March 2014, 05:00 PM ET
A woman's "dying" fingertips — which had turned black and scaly, and were covered in dead tissue — were saved when she had surgery on the nerves along her spine, according to a new case report.
19 March 2014, 04:49 PM ET
Many people who undergo treatment for addiction will relapse to using drugs soon after their treatment ends, but a new study suggests that mindfulness meditation techniques may help prevent such relapses.
19 March 2014, 02:05 PM ET
Scientists have long wondered why some people develop Alzheimer's disease while others have healthy brains throughout their lifetime. Now, new research identifies a molecule that protects brain cells from the stress of aging, which may stave off neurodege
19 March 2014, 12:57 PM ET
A new technique may be 10,000 time more sensitive than existing methods.
19 March 2014, 09:15 AM ET
While celebrities and models may sport pearly white teeth, the smiles of most people are a tad duller. But this shouldn't be too surprising: A number of different things can affect the color of your teeth and turn them that dreaded yellow hue.
19 March 2014, 01:51 AM ET
Should doctors treat most prostate cancers?
19 March 2014, 01:06 AM ET
Dental plaque is a sticky, clear film of bacteria that forms on teeth. It causes dental problems, so plaque should be removed regularly.
19 March 2014, 12:05 AM ET
A US heart researcher looks set to inflame an argument over saturated fats.
18 March 2014, 06:30 PM ET
People with certain genes may be more susceptible to the fattening effects of fried food, a new study suggests.
18 March 2014, 04:30 PM ET
People who eat more of the "good" kinds of fat and less saturated fat may not always have a lower risk of heart disease, a new review suggests.
18 March 2014, 04:06 PM ET
An increasing number of fitness trackers that are worn on the wrist claim to monitor your heart rate without the need for a chest strap, but how accurate are they?
18 March 2014, 02:10 PM ET
People who have different blood pressure readings in their right versus left arms may be at increased risk for serious heart problems later in life, a new study suggests.
18 March 2014, 01:33 PM ET
Competition among different families of fungi in the mouth may offer a clue to finding new treatment for fungal diseases, according to a new study.
18 March 2014, 10:31 AM ET
Researchers have shown that actively trying to forget an unwanted memory may actually weaken the underlying, unconscious trace as well.
17 March 2014, 05:49 PM ET
About half of Americans agree with at least one medical conspiracy theory, a new study suggests.
17 March 2014, 04:27 PM ET
The amount of time kids spend watching TV or playing electronic games may affect their well-being, such as their risk for emotional problems, in early childhood, a new study from Europe suggests.