Health Archive
28 April 2015, 11:37 AM ET
How safely a teenager drives may depend on who's in the passenger seat, a new study finds.
28 April 2015, 03:00 AM ET
Being bullied during childhood may have even graver consequences for mental health in adulthood than being neglected or abused, according to a new study.
28 April 2015, 01:03 AM ET
Crunchy, crispy celery is well known for being low in calories, but its health benefits go far beyond use as a diet food.
27 April 2015, 05:13 PM ET
The aftermath of the Nepal earthquake brings a risk of disease outbreaks — including measles and diarrheal diseases — among the survivors.
27 April 2015, 04:12 AM ET
Head lice are annoying, but they don't make people sick, and so children with lice should not be kept away from school, according to new guidelines from a leading group of pediatricians.
27 April 2015, 12:42 AM ET
Risperdal (generic name risperidone) is an antipsychotic drug prescribed to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and some behavioral problems in children with autism.
24 April 2015, 06:44 PM ET
Dr. Oz may need a "miracle cure" of his own if he wants to keep his job. More than 700 doctors say he should resign from his post, an ongoing poll finds.
24 April 2015, 04:31 PM ET
Too much time spent sitting at work and during off hours may increase women's risk of breast and endometrial cancer, a new study from Sweden suggests.
24 April 2015, 03:20 PM ET
A large melanoma tumor on a woman's chest disappeared so quickly that it left a gaping hole in its place after she received a new treatment containing two melanoma drugs, a new case report finds.
24 April 2015, 07:07 AM ET
Men with male pattern baldness may be at increased risk of dying from prostate cancer, a new study suggests.
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.