Health Archive
05 February 2015, 02:04 PM ET
“Parenthood” stars Craig T. Nelson, Peter Krause, Sam Jaeger and Max Burkholder explain the show's role in starting discussions around mental health issues, particularly Asperger's syndrome – but also substance abuse, aging, depression and more.
05 February 2015, 01:27 PM ET
It seems that most Americans have financial anxieties. But parents, Gen Xers, millennials, women and those living in lower-income households report higher-than-average levels of stress about money.
05 February 2015, 07:58 AM ET
The new treatment involves removing certain cells from human cadaver skin and using the skin to help to treat wounds from skin ulcers linked to diabetes, obesity and heart disease. The new technique may also treat acute skin wounds from burns.
05 February 2015, 01:17 AM ET
People who eat organic fruits and vegetables may have lower levels of some pesticides in their bodies, a new study finds.
04 February 2015, 09:17 PM ET
A miscarriage is the loss of pregnancy before the 20-week mark in the pregnancy. The medical term for a miscarriage is spontaneous abortion.
04 February 2015, 09:09 PM ET
Celiac disease is an autoimmune digestive disease that affects at least 1 in 133 Americans. People with celiac disease cannot eat gluten.
04 February 2015, 12:56 PM ET
Although mental illnesses may have vastly differing diagnostic criteria, many of these disorders affect the same brain regions, a new study finds. Most of the disorders are linked to gray-matter loss in a network of three brain regions involved in cogniti
04 February 2015, 06:58 AM ET
A 14-year-old boy in Mexico had a serious fear of growing up that led him to take extreme steps to hide or curb his growth.
03 February 2015, 09:49 PM ET
Measles is one of the most contagious infectious diseases. Ninety percent of the people who stand near someone with the virus will become infected.
03 February 2015, 08:18 PM ET
Ulcerative colitis, a condition that causes inflammation and sores in the large intestine and rectum, is generally diagnosed in people younger than age 30
03 February 2015, 08:16 PM ET
Daily exercise, calorie control key to achieving healthy weight
03 February 2015, 08:03 PM ET
Four stages of pancreatic cancer
03 February 2015, 07:59 PM ET
Tai chi is a self-defense and calisthenics technique developed in China centuries ago.
03 February 2015, 04:45 PM ET
People really don't like taking pills, a new study suggests.
03 February 2015, 02:29 PM ET
A diverse panel of experts recommend new, age-specific sleep suggestions.
03 February 2015, 12:41 PM ET
New guidelines from the National Sleep Foundation slightly change the recommended sleep ranges for children and teens.
03 February 2015, 08:25 AM ET
Samsung recently released its new virtual-reality headset, the Gear VR (powered by Oculus Rift), but the product comes with a foreboding list of possible health-related side effects.
03 February 2015, 07:12 AM ET
Smoking a pack of cigarettes a day will cost a person upwards of $2 million over his or her lifetime, a new study claims. But is that claim true?
02 February 2015, 06:30 PM ET
Teenagers who while away the hours on an electronic device — whether it's a computer, cell phone, tablet or TV — tend to have more problems with sleeping at night, a new study finds.
02 February 2015, 03:30 PM ET
Good news for those who adhere to the "slow and steady wins the race" adage: A light jog a few times a week may help you live longer, a new study suggests.
02 February 2015, 02:18 AM ET
Premade food for toddlers is frequently high in salt and sugar, sometimes at levels that match adult junk food, a new study finds. These foods could be setting kids up for a lifetime of health struggles.
31 January 2015, 08:43 AM ET
Diet and exercise may not be the first thing on your mind on Super Bowl Sunday, but there are a number of easy steps you can take to make game day a little healthier.
30 January 2015, 06:47 PM ET
Everyone has brown fat, but what exactly is this stuff?
30 January 2015, 02:45 PM ET
No, steaming your vagina will not balance female hormones, cure infertility or reduce menstrual cramps.
30 January 2015, 06:57 AM ET
Children with peanut allergies who tried a new treatment involving probiotics wound up being able to eat peanuts without a reaction, a new study from Australia says.
29 January 2015, 11:02 PM ET
The spleen is an important organ for keeping bodily fluids balanced. It is possible to live without it, but removal of the spleen has serious consequences.
29 January 2015, 04:25 PM ET
The sharp rise in measles cases in the U.S. infected with measles is due to people not being vaccinated against the disease, officials say.
29 January 2015, 02:40 PM ET
A 60-year-old businessman lost his job and much of his personality to dementia. But he learned to play the saxophone exceptionally well, according to a new report of his case.
29 January 2015, 10:27 AM ET
Brain injuries in football players have gained a lot of attention, but diagnosing these injuries isn't easy. Now new eye-tracking technology could help, researchers say.
29 January 2015, 06:57 AM ET
A 40-year-old man in Michigan who intentionally inhaled three cans of compressed air to get high was rushed to a hospital, where doctors treated him for frostbite and significant swelling in his airway, according to a new report of his case.
28 January 2015, 06:30 PM ET
People with a conservative or moderate ideology may be more likely to die earlier than people with a liberal ideology, a new study suggests
28 January 2015, 12:54 PM ET
Amateurs are feeling the need to be relevant in a sport that is all-consuming, following the lead of professionals like Lance Armstrong.