Health Archive
02 June 2015, 12:15 AM ET
The vast majority of teenagers now surf the Internet when they want answers to questions about their health, a new nationwide survey finds.
02 June 2015, 12:04 AM ET
High blood pressure is a serious disease that can, over time, damage the blood vessel walls and increase a person's risk of heart attack, stroke and other conditions.
01 June 2015, 06:46 PM ET
If you work at a desk, you should try to stand up for a total of 2 hours during your work day, according to new advice.
01 June 2015, 05:01 PM ET
The tragic death of Joseph "Beau" Biden from brain cancer this week highlights the mysteries of this uncommon yet often lethal form of cancer.
01 June 2015, 03:55 PM ET
Children who were breast-fed for at least six months as a baby may have a slightly lower risk of childhood leukemia, according to a new report.
01 June 2015, 03:31 PM ET
If you think that bringing home the bacon for your spouse will guarantee their fidelity, think again.
01 June 2015, 09:02 AM ET
The first thing I noticed was the stinging, as if a fire ant were attacking my right temple. But this was no fire ant — it was current flowing through an electrode, oozing conductive gel, that was stuck to my head.
01 June 2015, 08:58 AM ET
Neuroscientist Michael Weisend attached electrodes to Live Science staff writer Tanya Lewis' arm and head in order to subject her to 10 minutes of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS).
01 June 2015, 03:00 AM ET
Taking tranquilizers or regular prescription pain relievers is linked with an increased risk of committing homicide, a new study finds.
31 May 2015, 08:56 PM ET
Scientists are revealing how cellular communication works at the simplest level.
31 May 2015, 01:44 PM ET
Contact lenses may change the bacteria that live on the surface of your eyes, a small new study finds.
29 May 2015, 07:28 PM ET
Explaining the science of sleep to 11-year-olds can be a demanding task. Stony Brook University presented that task to scientists in its annual "Flame Challenge" event.
28 May 2015, 08:19 PM ET
Live Science tested out popular apps for runners. Here are our picks.
28 May 2015, 03:09 PM ET
The number of new cancer cases worldwide is on the rise, according to a new report that looked at cancer cases in 118 countries.
28 May 2015, 02:32 PM ET
In a feat that calls to mind the memory-tweaking technology in the film "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," a team of researchers restored "lost memories" in the brains of mice.
28 May 2015, 12:27 AM ET
Few foods are as cool as a cucumber, which is low in calories and high in valuable nutrients.
27 May 2015, 08:00 PM ET
Tattoos may cause long-term problems, such as itching, swelling and redness at the area, new research suggests.
27 May 2015, 07:27 PM ET
About 1 in 20 people in the general population have hallucinated at some point in their life, according to a new study.
27 May 2015, 05:31 PM ET
To shape your "plastic" brain for the better, get exercising.
27 May 2015, 03:27 PM ET
Researchers are working to find ways to coax genetically engineered bacteria into detecting human diseases.
27 May 2015, 01:11 PM ET
Tiny pacifiers bring relief to preemies in intensive care.
27 May 2015, 10:58 AM ET
A heat wave scorching India may have killed thousands more people than has been reported, one expert says.
27 May 2015, 12:39 AM ET
By tricking HIV into ejecting its genetic information far from any host cells, a new compound may one day help defeat the virus.
27 May 2015, 12:01 AM ET
Hawaii reclaimed the title of the nation's least obese state in 2014, while Mississippi remained the most obese state.
27 May 2015, 12:01 AM ET
A new poll from Gallup-Healthways ranks the most and least obese states in the U.S. 2014. Hawaii had the lowest obesity rate, at just 19 percent, while Mississippi had the highest, at 35.2 percent.
26 May 2015, 04:32 PM ET
Among older adults, greater consumption of alcohol is linked with more damage to the heart, researchers say.
26 May 2015, 04:14 PM ET
An experimental vaccine aims at keeping blood pressure low for several months, research say.
26 May 2015, 03:07 PM ET
Back in the day, Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble used to relax with a smoke, but times have changed.
26 May 2015, 11:37 AM ET
A 55-year-old man in New Jersey who recently visited West Africa has died from a virus known as Lassa fever, which can produce symptoms similar to Ebola but is less contagious, health officials said.
25 May 2015, 04:55 AM ET
For people with diabetes, switching to a plant-based diet may ease nerve pain associated, according to a new study.
25 May 2015, 04:45 AM ET
A link between high elevation and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) suggests that low oxygen levels might play a role in the development of SIDS.