Health Archive
27 August 2015, 05:35 PM ET
Pop quiz: What exactly is a "serving size"? In a new study, just about 20 percent of people answered this question correctly, saying that serving size is how much people typically eat in one sitting.
27 August 2015, 04:15 PM ET
To better fight obesity and its related diseases, people should stop counting calories and instead focus on eating nutritious foods, several researchers argue in a new editorial.
27 August 2015, 03:27 PM ET
Predicting West Nile outbreaks may soon become as common as predicting the weather.
27 August 2015, 03:05 PM ET
Viruses related to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have infected Old World monkeys as far back as 16 million years ago, according to a new study.
27 August 2015, 02:58 PM ET
Most infants and kindergartners in the United States are up-to-date with their vaccinations, but there are some areas where vaccination rates are lower, potentially increasing the risk of disease spread there.
27 August 2015, 02:25 PM ET
Meth lab injuries are on the rise in some parts of the U.S., according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
27 August 2015, 02:00 PM ET
A man in the United Kingdom experienced a very rare complication of the Polio vaccine he received in childhood.
27 August 2015, 01:07 AM ET
Broken genes wreak havoc, but new technologies may soon allow for precision repairs.
27 August 2015, 01:02 AM ET
Dietary fiber is a plant-based nutrient that is sometimes called roughage or bulk. Fiber is important to digestion and regularity, weight management, blood sugar regulation, cholesterol maintenance and more.
26 August 2015, 08:06 PM ET
Second-born siblings may argue that firstborns get all the glory, but there may be a health benefit to coming in second.
26 August 2015, 05:42 PM ET
Burger King is proposing a one-day truce with its fast-food competitor McDonald's to create the "McWhopper," a combination of the Big Mac and the Whopper. But just how many calories would this conglomeration have?
26 August 2015, 05:20 PM ET
Violent crime is complex, but America's dual obsession with guns and fame may explain the nation's high rates of mass shootings.
26 August 2015, 04:11 PM ET
The human circulatory system keeps blood, oxygen and nutrients flowing through the body.
26 August 2015, 12:03 PM ET
An epigenetic switch may explain the hormone cascade that kicks off labor, offering hope for the prevention of preterm births.
26 August 2015, 11:00 AM ET
Some people who smoke pot do show changes in brain development, but those changes seem to be dependent on genes and other factors.
25 August 2015, 07:34 PM ET
Carbohydrates — one of the basic food groups — are the sugars, starches and fibers found in fruits, grains, vegetables and milk products. They are important to a healthy life.
25 August 2015, 07:21 PM ET
Vitamin A is good for healthy vision, skin, bones and other tissues in the body. Vitamin A often works as an antioxidant, fighting cell damage, but it also has many other uses.
25 August 2015, 06:20 PM ET
There's been an unusually high number of plague cases in the United States this year, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
25 August 2015, 04:57 PM ET
More than one-third of American adults are obese, and now, a new report shows that children and teens aren't far behind.
25 August 2015, 03:16 PM ET
For women, some warning signs for stroke — from hiccups to chest pain — are not what you might suspect.
25 August 2015, 11:15 AM ET
A man in the United Kingdom made headlines recently when he had surgery to give him a so-called "bionic penis," but experts say the man actually had a penile implant — a device that is not uncommon.
25 August 2015, 12:32 AM ET
Riboflavin is a B-complex vitamin that helps the body break down carbohydrates, proteins and fats to produce energy.
24 August 2015, 09:37 PM ET
The human skeleton has 206 bones and performs several vital functions.
24 August 2015, 04:03 PM ET
Stanford University researchers have developed a folding lens that can turn a cell phone into a microscope. It’s made with simple materials (paper and glass balls) for under a dollar. Aaron Pomerantz captured a mite in action.
24 August 2015, 09:30 AM ET
A woman got a nasty bacterial infection in her knee, and her vigorous tooth-flossing regimen may be to blame, a new case report finds.
24 August 2015, 09:25 AM ET
Compounds found flax and sesame seeds may help prevent or slow weight gain in women, a new study suggests.
22 August 2015, 06:37 AM ET
Zofran: Dosage, Side Effects & Pregnancy
21 August 2015, 04:18 PM ET
Breakups can have severe emotional aftermath... or not. Here's a look at what science says about splitting up.
21 August 2015, 04:10 PM ET
A 29-year-old woman went to the ER because she felt hysterical, and unable to calm down. But doctors soon found the true problem.
21 August 2015, 11:10 AM ET
To treat Jimmy Carter's cancer, doctors will use one of the newest advances in cancer therapy — a class of drugs that turns the immune system against cancer.
20 August 2015, 05:39 PM ET
Babies who are breastfed can build up worrying levels of a potentially harmful class of industrial chemicals, a new study finds.
20 August 2015, 04:44 PM ET
Addyi, the new libido-enhancing pill for women, was approved by the FDA, but many health care professionals are still skeptical about whether women really need the drug.