Health Archive
24 April 2015, 03:59 AM ET
Placing infants in car seats and other sitting devices for naps may put their lives in danger, according to a new study.
23 April 2015, 07:02 PM ET
People who breathe polluted air every day may have smaller brains, and a higher risk for "silent strokes," researchers say.
23 April 2015, 05:29 PM ET
An Indiana woman's brain tumor that turned out to contain hair bone and teeth has been dubbed an "embryonic twin," but experts say that such tumors are not really twins, nor embryos.
23 April 2015, 03:22 PM ET
The limitations in a technique of human-genome editing make it too dangerous to use in human embryos at this point, many experts say.
23 April 2015, 02:50 PM ET
The recent outbreaks of whooping cough in the United States may be due, in part, to a change made two decades ago to vaccine ingredients, a new study finds.
23 April 2015, 09:59 AM ET
Lightweight spring and clutch mechanism, attached to the lower-leg, augments calf muscles and achilles tendon to boost walking efficiency about 7 percent. This test article paves the way for a whole class of assistance technologies.
23 April 2015, 09:36 AM ET
When 11-month-old babies were shown surprising situations. – such as a ball appearing to go through a wall – they quickly tried to test it themselves.
22 April 2015, 10:10 PM ET
Listeriosis is a bacterial infection typically caused by eating contaminated food.
22 April 2015, 07:03 PM ET
The human digestive system converts food into nutrients that the body needs.
22 April 2015, 06:56 PM ET
Lactose intolerance is not the same as milk allergy
22 April 2015, 06:41 PM ET
Lack of activity isn't what's primarily to blame for people getting fat, a few researchers are arguing.
22 April 2015, 05:23 PM ET
Dr. Mehmet Oz ("Dr. Oz"), the TV personality who has made a name for himself touting "miracle" cures and weight-loss products, is facing fire from critics for making health claims that are not supported by scientific evidence.
22 April 2015, 05:19 PM ET
Scientists don't fully understand why mosquitoes prefer biting some people to others. But a new experiment suggests genes have something to do with it.
22 April 2015, 03:27 PM ET
Listeria is a deadly food-borne pathogen that can be found in almost any food, but is often tied to deli meats and unpasteurized cheeses.
22 April 2015, 02:34 PM ET
By algorithmically correlating smartphone data, NSF-funded researchers hope to spot early signs of this debilitating condition. The ‘LifeRhythm’ may someday also spot bipolar illness and other disorders.
22 April 2015, 02:00 PM ET
Two new medical innovations could improve cancer treatments by letting doctors deliver many drugs to a tumor at once, and observe each drug's effects.
22 April 2015, 07:09 AM ET
Women who got the HPV vaccine may actually be more likely to be infected with certain high-risk strains of HPV than women who did not receive the vaccine, a new study finds.
21 April 2015, 11:08 PM ET
One day, 'smart bandages' will deliver drugs directly to your wounds.
21 April 2015, 10:56 PM ET
In a few years, you won't need to check under your Band-Aid to see how well that cut is healing.
21 April 2015, 02:53 PM ET
Infants who start eating solid foods later than usual may be at increased risk for a type of blood cancer, a new study suggests.
21 April 2015, 11:34 AM ET
A new study of children at high risk of developing autism is the latest research to find no link between autism and the vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella (called the MMR vaccine).
21 April 2015, 07:37 AM ET
People with asthma could benefit from new inhalers and apps that take advantage of smartphones' capabilities to track when and where users need to use their medication.
20 April 2015, 11:52 PM ET
Abdominal pain, bloating and gas all symptoms of IBS
20 April 2015, 07:59 PM ET
Women who are a little bit older when they have their first child may have a decreased risk of ovarian cancer, a new study finds.
20 April 2015, 07:41 PM ET
Although dietary supplements are often touted for their health benefits, they may in fact increase your cancer risk, especially if taken in high doses, a new analysis finds.
20 April 2015, 05:47 PM ET
WASHINGTON — One out of 10 people will experience a seizure at some point in life, but most will never have second episode, so it's hard to say which patients should start taking medication.
20 April 2015, 04:02 PM ET
The number of new breast cancer cases diagnosed each year in the United States is predicted to rise 50 percent over the next 15 years, a new study suggests.
17 April 2015, 03:40 PM ET
A medical checkup of people living in remote villages deep in the Amazon rainforest in Venezuela has uncovered striking details about these villagers' microbiomes, the bacteria living on and in their bodies, a new study finds.
17 April 2015, 03:05 PM ET
The outbreak of flu that has sickened thousands of dogs in the Midwest is a new strain that likely came from Asia, experts say.
17 April 2015, 06:20 AM ET
Egg freezing is expensive, but for some women, it may be cheaper than alternative ways of getting pregnant later on. So at what age is egg freezing no longer cost-effective? A new study holds clues.
17 April 2015, 06:16 AM ET
A woman in Australia had an unexpected medical emergency on New Year's Eve after she accidentally inhaled one of her earrings, according to a new case report.
16 April 2015, 06:47 PM ET
The fight between actress Sofia Vergara and her ex-fiancé Nick Loeb over the fate of the couple's frozen embryos may hinge on one question, an expert says.