Health Archive
20 November 2014, 04:31 PM ET
A round of golf may put you at risk for tick exposure — golf courses are prime habitats for the blood-sucking creatures, experts say.
20 November 2014, 03:26 PM ET
The popularity of fitness trackers has exploded, yet few people keep using these devices after a few months. Now, researchers are looking at what key features would it would take to make trackers better.
20 November 2014, 01:04 PM ET
Stress in one generation can lead to problems in that generation's offspring, but it may also pass certain benefits on to future generations, new research in mice suggests.
20 November 2014, 12:57 PM ET
About a third of U.S. adults drink excessively, but most of these people are not alcoholics, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
20 November 2014, 12:01 PM ET
The advent of 'smart' tech has led to new baby monitors meant to give parents peace of mind about their babies' sleep safety. But these devices are untested and offer only false reassurance, one researcher says.
19 November 2014, 07:24 PM ET
New stretchable ink and embedded sensors could make smart shirts, sports bras and vests that can log miles, monitor heart rate and even predict people's long-term health.
19 November 2014, 06:35 PM ET
Most of the top results from Internet searches on weight loss guidelines link to unreliable sources, a new study found.
19 November 2014, 04:22 PM ET
A new website ranks popular restaurant chains in the United States based on the healthiness of their food.
19 November 2014, 01:40 PM ET
Long-term exposure to triclosan — an antibacterial ingredient found in soap, toothpaste and other common household products — may lead to liver cancer in mice, according to a new study.
19 November 2014, 01:29 PM ET
The U.S. state obesity rates are actually higher than previously thought, a new study finds. And the reason why is surprising, researchers said.
19 November 2014, 12:53 PM ET
Having many children could increase women's risk of developing heart disease, a new study finds.
19 November 2014, 12:47 PM ET
Epilepsy affects about 2 million people in the United States, and current treatments for the chronic neurological disorder are ineffective for more than a third of cases. But a new technique that uses light to activate brain cells could stop seizures in t
19 November 2014, 11:32 AM ET
New 3D printed heart replicas are helping to improve surgery in babies with congenital heart defects, researchers say.
19 November 2014, 11:04 AM ET
Based on tomographic scans, custom 3D printed hearts can help guide surgeons who are repairing complicated coronary defects in infants and children. By expanding the dimensions, surgeons can more clearly see what needs to be done.
19 November 2014, 10:30 AM ET
New 3D printed heart replicas have helped improve surgery in patients with congenital heart defects
19 November 2014, 07:17 AM ET
Poor diets may adversely affect mental health in all stages of life, from fetal development through old age, a slew of new research shows.
19 November 2014, 03:54 AM ET
In recent years, the death rate of newborns born in the United States has fallen, however, the death rate of fetuses has held steady, according to a new study.
18 November 2014, 06:14 PM ET
Horse racing claimed the lives of three jockeys recently – two in Australia and one in the United States – and some prominent industry professionals have openly claimed that deaths in racing are part of the sport.
18 November 2014, 05:35 PM ET
Amputees who had their own hand or a transplanted hand reattached were able to regain some feeling in the limb years after surgery, a new study finds.
18 November 2014, 04:02 PM ET
No cases of Ebola remain in the United States at the moment, but researchers are busy working on vaccines as the virus continues to spread in West Africa. In a few areas in Liberia, cases may be on the decline, new reports find.
18 November 2014, 01:31 PM ET
Using cocaine can damage the heart's blood vessels, but this problem doesn't show up on routine medical tests, according to a new study.
18 November 2014, 12:42 PM ET
Psychological stress may partly explain why women with heart disease are more likely to die from heart attacks than are men with heart disease.
18 November 2014, 12:36 PM ET
Reality TV shows like "Survivor" sometimes depict people eating raw animals or wild plants. But don't try this at home.
18 November 2014, 12:16 PM ET
Oxford Dictionaries announced today that "vape" is its word of 2014, chosen over other buzzwords, including "normcore," "bae" and "budtender."
18 November 2014, 07:05 AM ET
To stop Ebola, it's crucial for health care workers to gain the trust of the communities where they work, experts say.
17 November 2014, 06:40 PM ET
A handheld device that detects the amount of salt in your food could help people lower the amount of salt in their diet, a new study shows.
17 November 2014, 03:21 PM ET
Breathing in secondhand marijuana smoke may damage the blood vessels just like breathing in secondhand cigarette smoke does, a new study in rats suggests.
17 November 2014, 03:04 PM ET
The mystery surrounding a gruesome disease that affects starfish on the Pacific coast might finally be put to rest.
17 November 2014, 03:02 PM ET
Changes in hormonal contraceptive use during a marriage could affect a woman's satisfaction, according to a new study that followed married couples for months to years.
17 November 2014, 11:56 AM ET
About three quarters of parents would consider removing their child from a day care center where some of the other kids were unvaccinated, a new survey found.
17 November 2014, 10:12 AM ET
A doctor who contracted the Ebola virus while treating patients in Sierra Leone died early today (Nov. 17) at a hospital in Nebraska.
17 November 2014, 02:39 AM ET
A 10-second kiss on the lips can transfer as many as 80 million bacteria into a person's mouth, a new study from The Netherlands finds.