Health Archive
18 February 2015, 10:39 PM ET
Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that develops, or is first diagnosed, during pregnancy. The condition, like other forms of diabetes, involves high blood sugar levels.
18 February 2015, 10:32 PM ET
Itchy eyes, a congested nose, sneezing, wheezing and hives: these are symptoms of an allergic reaction to the environment caused when plants release pollen into the air, usually in the spring or fall.
18 February 2015, 10:27 PM ET
Reiki is a therapy often described as palm healing or hands-on-body healing in which a practitioner places hands lightly on or over a patient's body to treat or cure various ailments.
18 February 2015, 04:57 PM ET
Suicides correlate with air pollution levels in Salt Lake county, Utah, adding to a small but growing body of research that suggests that environmental factors influence suicide risk.
18 February 2015, 04:01 PM ET
Avoid a trip to the ER — falling is not just caused by ice, or age.
18 February 2015, 03:56 PM ET
How you cope with stress before it happens could affect how you feel the next day, a new study suggests. Some strategies, like daydreaming about the problem fixing itself, might make you feel worse.
18 February 2015, 12:42 PM ET
"Every 13 seconds an older person falls in the U.S. and has to be rushed to a hospital," according the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. The center has opened a clinic to help slow this disturbing trend.
18 February 2015, 07:00 AM ET
Here's why people get "the munchies" after smoking marijuana.
17 February 2015, 09:46 PM ET
Negative effects of anabolic steroid use transcend the individual user’s physical and mental health into society.
17 February 2015, 06:30 PM ET
Long afternoon naps for children ages 2 and older may reduce the quality of nighttime sleep, new research suggests.
17 February 2015, 06:00 PM ET
The seasonal flu vaccine may provide a bit of protection against a strain of bird flu virus, a new study suggests.
17 February 2015, 04:02 PM ET
The traits that you thought you inherited from your mom may have been actually passed from her to you in bacteria that she spread to you soon after birth, a new study finds.
16 February 2015, 11:00 AM ET
Mindfulness meditation may help improve sleep troubles in older adults, a new study suggests.
16 February 2015, 02:08 AM ET
Teens are getting even less sleep than they used to, new research finds.
14 February 2015, 12:20 AM ET
What causes throat-tightening EoE?
13 February 2015, 10:46 PM ET
Liver cancer is cancer that begins in the tissues of the liver, though it may also result from cancer spreading to the liver from other parts of the body.
13 February 2015, 09:58 PM ET
Hair loss is typically considered the domain of aging men, but this equal-opportunity condition — which has many causes — can affect virtually anyone.
13 February 2015, 03:48 PM ET
When you're waking up or falling asleep, do you ever feel like you can't move your body? Maybe you also have hallucinations that there's a malevolent presence pressing down on you. If so, you may suffer from sleep paralysis. And a new study suggests the p
13 February 2015, 12:46 PM ET
Apparently you can put on your thinking cap . . . though don't try this at home.
13 February 2015, 12:44 PM ET
The Ebola virus may still be able to cause disease a week after a person's death, a new study suggests.
13 February 2015, 12:30 PM ET
How to (safely) give the brain a little electro-boost.
13 February 2015, 07:17 AM ET
A 17-month-old girl went to the hospital over what doctors thought was a scorpion sting. Only later did they realize the real cause of her condition.
12 February 2015, 05:49 PM ET
A sword or the "top spike of a bill or halberd" caused a major sharp force trauma to the base of the English monarch's skull according to School of Archaeology and Ancient Histor and the East Midlands Forensic Pathology Unit.
12 February 2015, 02:52 PM ET
Doctors who take care of very sick Ebola patients may feel socially isolated, but surprisingly, they may not feel more stressed, a new study from Germany suggests.
12 February 2015, 02:01 PM ET
A new protein is helping researchers to see brain activity in real time as never before.
12 February 2015, 10:27 AM ET
For college students, the pressure of graduating on time, studying for exams and ultimately planning for a career can lead to increased anxiety, stress and even depression. But now, there’s a new item to add to the list: student loans.
12 February 2015, 07:02 AM ET
A woman experienced months-long headaches after a traumatic injury in a Pilates Reformer class caused spinal fluid to leak out of her spinal cord.
11 February 2015, 09:09 PM ET
When a pregnancy ends unexpectedly through a miscarriage, a woman may recover physically long before she heals from it emotionally.
11 February 2015, 08:03 PM ET
Hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver, which is most often caused by a viral infection.
11 February 2015, 07:52 PM ET
Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that involves inflammation in all or part of the digestive tract.
11 February 2015, 07:45 PM ET
Studies have shown that devices such as magnetic bracelets have no more benefit than devices without magnets, in essence demonstrating the placebo effect magnets have on their users.
11 February 2015, 06:30 PM ET
To treat people who are obese, doctors need to move beyond simply telling their patients to eat less and exercise more, some researchers argue.