Health Archive
03 February 2015, 07:12 AM ET
Smoking a pack of cigarettes a day will cost a person upwards of $2 million over his or her lifetime, a new study claims. But is that claim true?
02 February 2015, 06:30 PM ET
Teenagers who while away the hours on an electronic device — whether it's a computer, cell phone, tablet or TV — tend to have more problems with sleeping at night, a new study finds.
02 February 2015, 03:30 PM ET
Good news for those who adhere to the "slow and steady wins the race" adage: A light jog a few times a week may help you live longer, a new study suggests.
02 February 2015, 02:18 AM ET
Premade food for toddlers is frequently high in salt and sugar, sometimes at levels that match adult junk food, a new study finds. These foods could be setting kids up for a lifetime of health struggles.
31 January 2015, 08:43 AM ET
Diet and exercise may not be the first thing on your mind on Super Bowl Sunday, but there are a number of easy steps you can take to make game day a little healthier.
30 January 2015, 06:47 PM ET
Everyone has brown fat, but what exactly is this stuff?
30 January 2015, 02:45 PM ET
No, steaming your vagina will not balance female hormones, cure infertility or reduce menstrual cramps.
30 January 2015, 06:57 AM ET
Children with peanut allergies who tried a new treatment involving probiotics wound up being able to eat peanuts without a reaction, a new study from Australia says.
29 January 2015, 11:02 PM ET
The spleen is an important organ for keeping bodily fluids balanced. It is possible to live without it, but removal of the spleen has serious consequences.
29 January 2015, 04:25 PM ET
The sharp rise in measles cases in the U.S. infected with measles is due to people not being vaccinated against the disease, officials say.
29 January 2015, 02:40 PM ET
A 60-year-old businessman lost his job and much of his personality to dementia. But he learned to play the saxophone exceptionally well, according to a new report of his case.
29 January 2015, 10:27 AM ET
Brain injuries in football players have gained a lot of attention, but diagnosing these injuries isn't easy. Now new eye-tracking technology could help, researchers say.
29 January 2015, 06:57 AM ET
A 40-year-old man in Michigan who intentionally inhaled three cans of compressed air to get high was rushed to a hospital, where doctors treated him for frostbite and significant swelling in his airway, according to a new report of his case.
28 January 2015, 06:30 PM ET
People with a conservative or moderate ideology may be more likely to die earlier than people with a liberal ideology, a new study suggests
28 January 2015, 12:54 PM ET
Amateurs are feeling the need to be relevant in a sport that is all-consuming, following the lead of professionals like Lance Armstrong.
28 January 2015, 12:01 PM ET
A smartphone app called Solar Cell (available now as sunZapp) works to protect people against sun damage. The trick is getting people to use it.
28 January 2015, 01:35 AM ET
Poverty and money matter more for good parenting than whether or not mom and dad are married, divorced or cohabiting, a new analysis finds.
27 January 2015, 09:40 PM ET
The pancreas helps regulate blood sugar levels. It is also an important aid in digestion.
27 January 2015, 07:01 PM ET
People who have more connections with an online community have more success in losing weight, a new study finds.
27 January 2015, 07:00 PM ET
Girls who frequently drink soda and other drinks with added sugar may get their first periods earlier, a new study suggests.
27 January 2015, 11:57 AM ET
Most Americans are willing to donate tissue samples to be used in research, but their willingness drops when they're told about possible, morally- charged uses of their specimens, a new study finds.
27 January 2015, 11:55 AM ET
A good air purifier with a HEPA filter can reduce symptoms of allergies and asthma while cleaning the air in your home. Here are some of the best air purifiers for home use.
27 January 2015, 10:32 AM ET
Obesity rates have increased among most groups in the United States in recent years, but the biggest rise has been among older adults, according to a new poll.
27 January 2015, 07:30 AM ET
Skull fractures can lead to an early death, even if the victims initially survived the injuries, according to a new study that looked at skulls from three Danish cemeteries with funeral plots dating from the 12th to the 17th centuries.
27 January 2015, 07:25 AM ET
The rabies vaccine unexpectedly failed to save the life of a 6-year-old boy in Tunisia, even though doctors started treating him the same day a stray dog bit him on the face, according to a new case report.
26 January 2015, 11:38 PM ET
The network of nerves is the body's electrical wiring.
26 January 2015, 06:28 PM ET
People over age 65 who frequently take over-the-counter sleep aids and certain other commonly used drugs may be increasing their risk of dementia, new findings show.
26 January 2015, 04:00 PM ET
People whose cholesterol levels are even slightly high while they are in their 30s are at an increased risk of heart disease later on, researchers say.
26 January 2015, 02:50 AM ET
A leading group of pediatricians says it is against the legalization of marijuana, over concerns that these laws could be harmful to children.
25 January 2015, 06:03 AM ET
Though doctors urge kids to drink 2-3 glasses of milk a day, some evidence suggests that may not be necessary for children to drink that much for good health.
24 January 2015, 08:26 AM ET
A number of foods are touted for their ability to lower inflammation, but do they work? Nutrition experts weigh in.
23 January 2015, 05:31 PM ET
Avoid cigarettes, aspirin and alcohol to help ulcers heal