Health Archive
20 October 2015, 12:52 AM ET
Flavonoids are compounds found in almost all fruits and vegetables. They are associated with many health benefits.
20 October 2015, 12:00 AM ET
Men and women will always have their differences, but a new analysis finds that those biological differences now extend to heart anatomy.
19 October 2015, 12:42 PM ET
The former NBA star took 10 "herbal Viagra" supplements in the days before he was found unconscious in a Nevada brothel.
19 October 2015, 11:40 AM ET
A young man who went 15 minutes without oxygen after being buried in an avalanche started having seizures, but only when he was working on a sudoku puzzle.
19 October 2015, 11:35 AM ET
A male physical education student who suffered hypoxia (oxygen deficiency) after being buried alive during a ski tour, developed "involuntary myoclonic jerking (brief, involuntary twitching of muscles)," according to the JAMA Neurology journal.
19 October 2015, 11:30 AM ET
Some infants carry the diarrhea-causing bacteria Clostridium difficile in their guts without any symptoms, but the bacteria rapidly disappear when the infants switch to drinking cow's milk.
19 October 2015, 03:25 AM ET
Pregnant women should not drink any alcohol, a new report confirms.
17 October 2015, 07:54 PM ET
Traditional medical knowledge anywhere in the world has not even been on the radar for Nobel Prize prospects. Until now, that is.
17 October 2015, 10:56 AM ET
Mitosis is a method of cell division in which a cell divides and produces identical copies of itself.
16 October 2015, 03:40 PM ET
A case of skin lesions led to the diagnosis of an incredibly rare genetic disorder.
16 October 2015, 07:02 AM ET
News that former NFL player Adrian Robinson, who killed himself in May, had CTE, raises additional questions about the degenerative brain disease
15 October 2015, 07:42 PM ET
An undetected parasite in an organ donor caused severe brain problems in three transplant patients.
15 October 2015, 01:59 PM ET
People who live hunter-gatherer societies in rural Africa and South America actually get less sleep than people who live in modernized, industrial societies, a new study finds.
15 October 2015, 12:48 PM ET
When a man in Missouri contracted rabies, his symptoms mimicked those of a serious drug reaction, making it hard for doctors to figure out the real cause of his illness until it was too late.
15 October 2015, 01:20 AM ET
Meiosis is a specialized form of cell division that produces reproductive cells, such as plant and fungal spores, sperm and egg cells.
15 October 2015, 01:01 AM ET
Carotenoids are plant pigments responsible for bright red, yellow and orange hues. People who eat foods containing carotenoids get protective health benefits.
14 October 2015, 05:53 PM ET
It's possible that people could spread Ebola many months after they have recovered from the deadly viral disease, a new study suggests.
14 October 2015, 05:34 PM ET
Unlike prescription drugs, diet supplements are not required to undergo safety testing or FDA approval before they are marketed to consumers, researchers say.
14 October 2015, 04:53 PM ET
People who work in high-stress jobs may have an increased risk of stroke, a new analysis finds.
14 October 2015, 02:57 AM ET
When women experience stress during pregnancy, it may affect their children, even years later, a new study finds.
13 October 2015, 06:36 PM ET
When children are prescribed antibiotics that they don't need, doctors often point to pressure from parents. But a new study suggests that parents aren't "demanding" the drugs.
13 October 2015, 01:46 PM ET
People infected with the superbug methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) may pass the bacteria to their pets, a new study suggests.
13 October 2015, 10:00 AM ET
This sweet fall treat could be a breeding ground for dangerous bacteria.
13 October 2015, 07:06 AM ET
A large piece of a man's dentures went missing, then turned up in an unusual place.
12 October 2015, 05:25 PM ET
A bacterial infection may lead to the loss of a limb for an NFL player.
12 October 2015, 03:17 PM ET
A young boy's plastic surgery had some parents alarmed.
12 October 2015, 02:48 AM ET
More children with mental health conditions are being treated by their pediatricians than by psychiatrists or psychologists, a new study reports.
09 October 2015, 07:31 PM ET
Americans who travel abroad often do not receive recommended vaccines that would protect them against certain illnesses that are active overseas, new research suggests.
09 October 2015, 04:20 PM ET
When it comes to genetic testing, teens want to be kept in the know.
09 October 2015, 02:12 PM ET
Nearly all doctors in a new study say they would go to work while sick with a cold, and more than a third say they would work if they had the flu.
09 October 2015, 07:20 AM ET
Can you really grow and survive on potatoes on Mars, as in the movie "The Martian"?
09 October 2015, 07:18 AM ET
Firstborn children may have a slightly higher risk of becoming nearsighted, new research suggests.