Health Archive
06 April 2015, 05:00 PM ET
Researchers scoured the medical literature, looking for long-term, rigorous studies of weight loss programs. Here's what they found.
06 April 2015, 04:27 PM ET
When exposed to cigarette smoke, MRSA bacteria get stronger, a new study finds.
06 April 2015, 03:47 PM ET
In the moments before death, conventional wisdom says that as the heart stops beating and blood stops flowing, the rest of the body slowly shuts down. But a new study suggests this view may in fact be wrong.
06 April 2015, 11:00 AM ET
Doing a few hours of exercise every week will probably help you live longer, but doing a whole lot more exercise doesn't provide much extra benefit, according to a new study.
06 April 2015, 02:16 AM ET
People who buy breastmilk online for their babies may be getting something they didn't ask for.
04 April 2015, 10:31 AM ET
Some people will be celebrating Easter this Sunday. Some scientists, meanwhile, will be celebrating the birthday of the humble bacterium Helicobacter pylori.
03 April 2015, 09:19 PM ET
After years of hearing veggies are better for you than red meat, the national dietary guidelines may finally reflect that conclusion.
03 April 2015, 04:30 PM ET
Since ancient times, Jerusalem has been a magnet for religious pilgrims from some of the world's largest faiths — namely, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. But for a small percentage of these visitors, their reverence may become pathological.
03 April 2015, 12:01 PM ET
Skin-like, flexible, 'smart bandages' now in early development can sense how well a wound is healing and release embedded medication to fight a resurgent infection.
03 April 2015, 08:21 AM ET
Kids might get allergic reactions after Easter egg hunts. Here's why.
02 April 2015, 11:45 PM ET
Malignant mesothelioma is a cancer of the thin layer of tissue that covers the heart, lungs and other internal organs.
02 April 2015, 06:30 PM ET
A splash of bleach can kill germs on a kitchen counter, but it may also cause health problems in children, a new study finds.
02 April 2015, 05:04 PM ET
To better understand autism, researchers are now studying neurons crafted from the stem cells of patients.
02 April 2015, 04:22 PM ET
Joni Mitchell has said she suffers from the strange and controversial condition called Morgellons disease.
02 April 2015, 01:48 PM ET
Americans who travel abroad are bringing back a multidrug-resistant stomach bug that has caused several outbreaks in the United States in the past year.
02 April 2015, 12:48 PM ET
Engineers at the University of California-Berkely are developing sensors to detect signs of tissue damage before they fully develop. They also hope to develop a pen-sized version of the 'bandage' for nurses to use for spot checking patients.
02 April 2015, 12:20 PM ET
Researchers find that when remembering words, our brain ignores how the word sounds or how it is spelled. We just how the letters of the word look together.
01 April 2015, 05:56 PM ET
A man in Arkansas suffered kidney failure after drinking too much iced tea for many years.
01 April 2015, 05:47 PM ET
North Shore-LIJ Health System's Dr. Jill Maura Rabin breaks down the most common misconceptions. A study of over 6000 babies has shown that breast feeding leads to higher IQ and higher earning potential.
01 April 2015, 04:48 PM ET
The world's oldest person, a 117-year-old woman in Japan named Misao Okawa, died today. Okawa was born on March 5, 1898, and died of heart failure just a few weeks after celebrating her birthday.
01 April 2015, 02:40 PM ET
Night owls may enjoy staying up late, but their belated bedtimes may be a detriment to their health in middle age, a new study finds.
01 April 2015, 07:28 AM ET
A trumpet player learned he had a rare medical condition that revealed itself only while he was playing the brass, according to a new report of the man's case.
01 April 2015, 03:02 AM ET
Everyone needs to unwind, but we don't all do it in the same way. Among the 50 states, it is people in West Virginia who most commonly report taking mood-altering drugs to help them relax, whereas Alaskans are the least likely to say the same, a new poll
31 March 2015, 08:54 PM ET
With this in mind, it makes sense that our bodies' cells could perform well under the harsh conditions of feast and famine.
31 March 2015, 07:01 PM ET
A mysterious condition that gives the tongue a mottled appearance that can sometimes resemble a map of the continents has long baffled scientists, but new research may offer some clues to its causes.
31 March 2015, 04:24 PM ET
Pregnancy lasts about 40 weeks and is divided into three stages, or trimesters, each with unique symptoms and changes in the mother's body and in fetal development.
31 March 2015, 01:48 PM ET
Warning: Graphic Images. Using magnets outside the patient’s body, surgeons can guide small devices within the abdomen thanks to a team of mechanical engineers from Vanderbilt University.
31 March 2015, 06:30 AM ET
It's no secret that we get more wrinkles on our faces as we age. But now, researchers have developed a 3D analysis of the face that can guess your age within a few years, based on your face alone.
31 March 2015, 03:19 AM ET
Children who try a sip of alcohol as pre-teens are more likely to start drinking before high school, a new study suggests.
30 March 2015, 09:47 PM ET
The U.S. could have seen more than a dozen Ebola cases monthly during the height of the epidemic last year, according to a new study.
30 March 2015, 07:24 PM ET
A wound-healing medicine that is suspended in nanoparticles could dramatically help wounds heal faster, researchers say.
30 March 2015, 07:00 PM ET
For men having fertility problems, consuming lots of pesticide-laden fruits and vegetables may be bad news, a new study suggests.