Health Archive
21 July 2015, 11:48 AM ET
Elderly women are more likely than elderly men to develop Alzheimer's disease, even when they are exposed to some of the same risk factors, two new studies find.
21 July 2015, 06:00 AM ET
Men may gain a few pounds after they become fathers, while their childless counterparts actually lose weight in early adulthood, according to a new study.
20 July 2015, 10:52 PM ET
Tramadol is a prescription medication used to treat pain.
20 July 2015, 03:51 PM ET
Many people with chronic pain aren't telling their primary doctors about their use of alternative therapies such as acupuncture and chiropractic work, a new study suggests.
20 July 2015, 11:54 AM ET
Small, discreet and Bluetooth-enabled, the new generation of hearing aids look more like something out of a spy movie than a doctor's office.
20 July 2015, 09:30 AM ET
As the baby boomers get older, the rates of Alzheimer's disease among the people of this generation will climb considerably, according to a new study.
17 July 2015, 02:45 PM ET
Planned Parenthood denies recent allegations that the organization profits from fetal tissue donation. But what exactly is fetal tissue used for in medical research, and what are the ethical issues surrounding its use?
16 July 2015, 04:44 PM ET
People raising backyard chickens should know not to cuddle or kiss the birds, to avoid the risk of Salmonella, according to the CDC.
16 July 2015, 01:36 PM ET
Tracking your heart rate can put you more in touch with your stress levels, a new study suggests.
16 July 2015, 12:46 PM ET
Young American women commonly smoke, but only very lightly, or they smoke on some days but not others, a new study finds.
15 July 2015, 08:12 PM ET
A gene treatment that targets the retinas of the eyes and can restore vision to some people who are blind actually affects not only their eyes, but also their brains, a new study shows.
15 July 2015, 03:10 PM ET
The way you use your smartphone may reveal if you are depressed, a new study suggests.
15 July 2015, 11:52 AM ET
Women who spend a lot of time sitting may be at increased risk for certain types of cancer, a new study finds.
15 July 2015, 11:09 AM ET
The vast majority of women who have had an abortion don't regret it, a new study finds.
14 July 2015, 08:00 PM ET
Chemicals called phthalates, which may be harmful to health, are found at higher levels in women who use douches, a new study finds.
14 July 2015, 06:30 PM ET
Although some people say homeopathy is safe and leads to better outcomes when used along with conventional medicine, others say it can be harmful, and it is unethical for doctors to recommend it.
14 July 2015, 03:02 PM ET
Researchers have made "mini hearts" — structures that resemble tiny, primitive, beating hearts — from stem cells.
14 July 2015, 12:59 PM ET
Getting into a regular exercise routine can be difficult, but now researchers have discovered a trick that can make it easier.
13 July 2015, 10:39 PM ET
Vitamin E is vital to keeping healthy and preventing various diseases. A healthy diet should provide all that you need. Supplements, in fact, can be dangerous.
13 July 2015, 07:16 PM ET
Formaldehyde exposure from embalming fluid may put funeral directors at an increased risk of ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease.
13 July 2015, 06:49 PM ET
A new Ebola vaccine is made from a respiratory virus, potentially paving the way for an inhaled Ebola vaccine.
13 July 2015, 05:42 PM ET
Cyclist Ivan Basso's announcement that he has testicular cancer comes decades after Lance Armstrong famously battled the disease. But could there be a link between cycling and this cancer?
13 July 2015, 04:33 PM ET
Health care debates are more about politics than a rational discussion to improve people's health, according to researchers who examined arguments made over the last 40 years.
13 July 2015, 12:56 PM ET
When people forage for wild mushrooms, they may mistakenly eat a poisonous variety, a new case shows.
13 July 2015, 07:52 AM ET
Children who have life-threatening allergic reactions, and then recover, may face a second, equally dangerous reaction just a few hours later, a new study finds.
13 July 2015, 07:49 AM ET
Parents whose children have cancer are a very resilient group, researchers have found.
10 July 2015, 09:02 PM ET
Brain scans from around the world are now open for public view — anonymously, of course.
10 July 2015, 05:00 PM ET
Moms who want their daughters to exercise need to practice what they preach, a small new study shows.
10 July 2015, 09:21 AM ET
In a case that has mystified doctors, an artist who developed Parkinson's disease and then suffered a debilitating arm injury managed to continue to paint with his other arm ¬— just as well as he had painted with his good arm, according to a new report.
10 July 2015, 09:15 AM ET
A rear-facing seat in the front of a car is extremely unsafe in the United States, but in other countries, more cars are designed to accommodate the littlest front-seat passengers.
09 July 2015, 09:34 PM ET
The lymphatic system helps rid the body of toxins.