Health Archive
27 March 2014, 01:09 AM ET
Health authorities have long warned that antibiotics should only be used when they’re genuinely needed, to restrain antibiotic-resistant superbugs and avoid potentially serious side-effects.
26 March 2014, 05:25 PM ET
Patches of cells in the outer layer of the cortex are disorganized in the brains of autistic children.
26 March 2014, 05:00 PM ET
Researcher have discovered patches of disorganized cells in the brain of children with autism. The findings suggests the condition starts in the womb during pregnancy.
26 March 2014, 04:23 PM ET
An outbreak of the Ebola virus has claimed at least 63 lives in the nation of Guinea. To combat the spread of this deadly disease, officials have taken the unusual step of banning the consumption of bat soup, grilled bat and other local delicacies.
26 March 2014, 04:03 PM ET
A new app may help people who've been treated for alcohol abuse continue in their efforts to avoid risky drinking, according to the results of a new study.
26 March 2014, 01:56 PM ET
About one in 25 hospitalized patients in the United States has an infection they acquired from their hospital stay, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
26 March 2014, 01:24 PM ET
Animal safety scientists from all across the country are working together to ensure your pets and their foods are safe.
26 March 2014, 02:43 AM ET
Tooth sensitivity is a common dental problem that involves discomfort or pain in teeth when encountering certain substances and temperatures.
25 March 2014, 08:00 PM ET
What you do today may determine how your heart feels decades later. A new tool helps people calculate their lifetime risk of heart disease based on their current lifestyle.
25 March 2014, 04:45 PM ET
Air pollution exposure contributes to one in eight deaths around the globe, according to estimates released Tuesday (March 25) by the WHO. More than doubling previous guesses, the new report says air pollution killed 7 million people in 2012/
25 March 2014, 04:36 PM ET
Ketosis is a temporary physical condition marked by elevated levels of compounds known as ketone bodies in the body's tissues and fluids.
25 March 2014, 01:04 PM ET
A new Gallup-Healthways survey ranks nearly 200 U.S. metro areas by their level of well-being in 2012 and 2013.
25 March 2014, 12:43 PM ET
Out of nearly 200 U.S. metro areas, Provo-Orem, Utah, is the country's top community for well-being, according to the results of a Gallup-Healthways survey conducted in 2012 and 2013.
25 March 2014, 11:16 AM ET
Want to calm a skittish patient? Use video, doctors say.
25 March 2014, 03:11 AM ET
New study maps how bacteria develop resistance to antibiotics.
24 March 2014, 06:29 PM ET
Although electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) have been marketing as a way to help people quit smoking, a new study finds no evidence to support this claim.
24 March 2014, 05:26 PM ET
A new, flexible antenna could be used in wearable health monitoring devices.
24 March 2014, 04:45 PM ET
Children who play violent video games may experience an increase in aggressive thoughts, which in turn, could boost their aggressive behavior, a controversial new study conducted in Singapore suggests.
24 March 2014, 03:29 PM ET
When a person is thirsty, a drink of water can be very satisfying, but after the thirst has been quenched, drinking more can be unpleasant. New research reveals the root of these experiences in the brain.
24 March 2014, 03:00 PM ET
Why do some people sail through life's difficulties, while others get mired in depression? A certain gene may explain such differences between people, a new study suggests.
24 March 2014, 10:34 AM ET
Getting pregnant may be harder for women with high levels of stress, a new study finds.
24 March 2014, 07:30 AM ET
Suicide can be prevented, but is often hard to predict. Certain warning signs can hint that a person is at risk. Here's what to look for and how to help.
23 March 2014, 04:39 PM ET
What we know about statins comes almost entirely from commercial interests. So what we take for knowledge about their harms and benefits is actually information designed to optimize the drug makers’ responsibility to maximize shareholder profit.
23 March 2014, 02:00 PM ET
UK researchers found the risk of dying from heart or respiratory problems increased by more than 10 percent for every 1.8-degree-Fahrenheit increase in temperature during the summer months between 2001 and 2010.
22 March 2014, 11:30 PM ET
An Ebola outbreak in Guinea has killed at least 34 people and sickened 49, and some are worried it may have spread to neighboring Sierra Leone.
21 March 2014, 11:02 PM ET
Learn about keeping your kids’ teeth healthy and strong from infancy on and setting them up for a lifetime of healthy teeth and good dental hygiene practices.
21 March 2014, 03:19 PM ET
The Fitbit zip is one of the least expensive fitness trackers on the market, at just $59.95. Here's a look at how much you get for the bargain price.
21 March 2014, 09:09 AM ET
Need some extra motivation to get moving? Here's a look at some of the health benefits of exercise.
21 March 2014, 08:03 AM ET
It took doctors about 10 days to identify the source of a man's severe rash and blood vessel inflammation.
20 March 2014, 11:28 PM ET
Hormone replacement therapy, also called menopausal hormone therapy, is a treatment for the symptoms of menopause.
20 March 2014, 03:18 PM ET
Fish oil is touted so often that it's beginning to sound like a cure-all. It isn't.
20 March 2014, 02:51 AM ET
Cavities, also referred to tooth decay or caries, are holes in the teeth. Cavities are the second-most common health disorder in the United States.