Health Archive
21 March 2014, 11:02 PM ET
Learn about keeping your kids’ teeth healthy and strong from infancy on and setting them up for a lifetime of healthy teeth and good dental hygiene practices.
21 March 2014, 03:19 PM ET
The Fitbit zip is one of the least expensive fitness trackers on the market, at just $59.95. Here's a look at how much you get for the bargain price.
21 March 2014, 09:09 AM ET
Need some extra motivation to get moving? Here's a look at some of the health benefits of exercise.
21 March 2014, 08:03 AM ET
It took doctors about 10 days to identify the source of a man's severe rash and blood vessel inflammation.
20 March 2014, 11:28 PM ET
Hormone replacement therapy, also called menopausal hormone therapy, is a treatment for the symptoms of menopause.
20 March 2014, 03:18 PM ET
Fish oil is touted so often that it's beginning to sound like a cure-all. It isn't.
20 March 2014, 02:51 AM ET
Cavities, also referred to tooth decay or caries, are holes in the teeth. Cavities are the second-most common health disorder in the United States.
20 March 2014, 02:35 AM ET
For a woman trying to get pregnant, there are a number of ways to increase the chances and make it more likely that she will conceive a child.
20 March 2014, 02:30 AM ET
There are several things a man can do to increase the chances that he will get a woman pregnant.
20 March 2014, 12:01 AM ET
Giving birth in water has no proven benefit and can pose rare but serious risks, so it is not recommended in most circumstances, according to a new report from two leading groups of doctors.
20 March 2014, 12:00 AM ET
Children may miss dangers on their own, but seem swayed by their mothers' wisdom on treacherous situations, new research finds.
19 March 2014, 05:11 PM ET
How different parenting styles can affect kids' weight.
19 March 2014, 05:00 PM ET
A woman's "dying" fingertips — which had turned black and scaly, and were covered in dead tissue — were saved when she had surgery on the nerves along her spine, according to a new case report.
19 March 2014, 04:49 PM ET
Many people who undergo treatment for addiction will relapse to using drugs soon after their treatment ends, but a new study suggests that mindfulness meditation techniques may help prevent such relapses.
19 March 2014, 02:05 PM ET
Scientists have long wondered why some people develop Alzheimer's disease while others have healthy brains throughout their lifetime. Now, new research identifies a molecule that protects brain cells from the stress of aging, which may stave off neurodege
19 March 2014, 12:57 PM ET
A new technique may be 10,000 time more sensitive than existing methods.
19 March 2014, 09:15 AM ET
While celebrities and models may sport pearly white teeth, the smiles of most people are a tad duller. But this shouldn't be too surprising: A number of different things can affect the color of your teeth and turn them that dreaded yellow hue.
19 March 2014, 01:51 AM ET
Should doctors treat most prostate cancers?
19 March 2014, 01:06 AM ET
Dental plaque is a sticky, clear film of bacteria that forms on teeth. It causes dental problems, so plaque should be removed regularly.
19 March 2014, 12:05 AM ET
A US heart researcher looks set to inflame an argument over saturated fats.
18 March 2014, 06:30 PM ET
People with certain genes may be more susceptible to the fattening effects of fried food, a new study suggests.
18 March 2014, 04:30 PM ET
People who eat more of the "good" kinds of fat and less saturated fat may not always have a lower risk of heart disease, a new review suggests.
18 March 2014, 04:06 PM ET
An increasing number of fitness trackers that are worn on the wrist claim to monitor your heart rate without the need for a chest strap, but how accurate are they?
18 March 2014, 02:10 PM ET
People who have different blood pressure readings in their right versus left arms may be at increased risk for serious heart problems later in life, a new study suggests.
18 March 2014, 01:33 PM ET
Competition among different families of fungi in the mouth may offer a clue to finding new treatment for fungal diseases, according to a new study.
18 March 2014, 10:31 AM ET
Researchers have shown that actively trying to forget an unwanted memory may actually weaken the underlying, unconscious trace as well.
17 March 2014, 05:49 PM ET
About half of Americans agree with at least one medical conspiracy theory, a new study suggests.
17 March 2014, 04:27 PM ET
The amount of time kids spend watching TV or playing electronic games may affect their well-being, such as their risk for emotional problems, in early childhood, a new study from Europe suggests.
17 March 2014, 04:00 PM ET
Study finds, again, that omega-3 supplements don't reduce heart disease risk.
17 March 2014, 02:19 PM ET
Not every fitness tracker includes GPS technology, so who needs it and why?
17 March 2014, 08:54 AM ET
Teens who had been passengers in a car with an intoxicated driver are more likely to drive under the influence themselves, a new study finds.