Health Archive
28 March 2014, 04:14 PM ET
If you're having some memory lapses that worry you, discuss them with your doctor.
28 March 2014, 02:13 PM ET
The heart is a vital organ that pumps blood through the body, and is part of the body's circulatory system. Here are seven things you should know about the heart.
28 March 2014, 12:05 PM ET
Some bacteria are good for our health, research shows. Probiotics may help gut health, and there are many ways to get more of these beneficial bacteria into your diet.
28 March 2014, 04:14 AM ET
Recent criticism should not obscure the tremendous impact of Alcoholics Anonymous and related 12-step programs.
27 March 2014, 02:44 PM ET
Injections of growth hormone — a staple of anti-aging, hormone-replacement therapy — may have the opposite effect as intended, thwarting a person's quest to live to an advanced age, a new study suggests.
27 March 2014, 01:17 PM ET
Vaccines cut the risk of life-threatening influenza in children by three quarters during the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 flu seasons in the United States, a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found.
27 March 2014, 01:00 PM ET
Rates of new cancer cases in the United States have fallen slightly in recent years, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
27 March 2014, 01:00 PM ET
As many as 1.5 percent, or one in 68 U.S. children on average may have autism, according to new estimates released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
27 March 2014, 09:52 AM ET
Considering a wearable activity tracker? Or looking to upgrade one? Here’s what to look for, what to be wary of, and what you might not have thought through. Live Science / Tom’s Guide writers’ offer practical advice, based on extensive testing.
27 March 2014, 02:28 AM ET
When you think you may be pregnant, it's time to check with a pregnancy test. It's important to understand how they work, how to read the results and which one is the most accurate.
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.