Health Archive
06 November 2014, 07:33 AM ET
A two and-a-half year-old girl in Pennsylvania nearly died from an unusually severe allergic reaction to eating an orange, her doctors reported.
06 November 2014, 07:26 AM ET
The percentage of babies born prematurely in the United States dropped again last year, reaching a 17-year low, according to a new report.
05 November 2014, 06:52 PM ET
A new report of the some of the earliest cases of Ebola in the West African outbreak may hold clues to helping more patients survive.
05 November 2014, 06:24 PM ET
The U.S. only rates a "C" grade in reaching the goal of reducing premature births to 9.6 percent.
05 November 2014, 05:00 PM ET
A new strain of the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea that is resistant to multiple antibiotics has been identified in Australia, according to a new report.
05 November 2014, 04:00 PM ET
Cosmetic treatments such as Botox, fillers and laser skin treatments have a very low rate of side effects, a new study suggests.
05 November 2014, 02:00 PM ET
Kids may be more likely to develop ADHD if they are exposed to higher levels of air pollution before birth, a new study suggests.
05 November 2014, 12:00 PM ET
Marijuana's popularity has fluctuated throughout history and across the globe. But in the United States, this drug is becoming ever more mainstream. Here are maps showing states with highest and lowest rates of pot smoking.
05 November 2014, 09:28 AM ET
For most people, the name Stephen Hawking calls to mind the brilliant, wheel chair-bound physicist and his renowned theories about space-time and black holes. But a new film depicts a different side of Hawking: his relationship with his first wife, and hi
05 November 2014, 09:16 AM ET
A new film explores the personal life of Stephen Hawking and his first wife Jane, from the couple's early days until the later stages of Hawking's devastating illness.
05 November 2014, 01:46 AM ET
The number of babies delivered by cesarean section in the U.S. has increased dramatically over the past several decades, but that trend is now reversing, according to a new CDC report.
05 November 2014, 12:15 AM ET
Caffeine is in a wide range of drinks that kids consume — is that safe?
04 November 2014, 07:33 PM ET
400,000 Americans have MS
04 November 2014, 04:09 PM ET
Tom Magliozzi, one of the hosts of the National Public Radio show "Car Talk," died yesterday from complications of Alzheimer's disease. But how does Alzheimer's disease kill?
04 November 2014, 04:00 PM ET
Google glasses may obstruct vision even more than regular eyewear does, researchers say.
04 November 2014, 03:04 PM ET
People with narcolepsy are much more likely to experience lucid dreaming, which could help them combat terrifying nightmares.
04 November 2014, 09:06 AM ET
People who are bitten by snakes may not know which species of snake bit them. Now, a new test can tell which species of snake bit a person using the DNA left behind in the fang marks.
04 November 2014, 08:00 AM ET
If you want your fitness tracker to do more than just count calories and steps, a new app-based coaching program aims to do just that.
04 November 2014, 12:14 AM ET
Disease can affect any person, rich or poor. While your bank balance can’t really protect you from getting sick, it could potentially buy you – and many other patients – access to a better treatment for your disease.
03 November 2014, 08:26 PM ET
Ovarian cancer occurs when cells in one or both ovaries proliferate out of control.
03 November 2014, 06:02 PM ET
There are positive news from Liberia, but experts warn the shift in the speed of the outbreak may be temporary.
03 November 2014, 05:00 PM ET
People who are put under general anesthesia may wind up with memory and cognitive deficits for days or weeks after surgery. But now, a new study in mice reveals a possible way to reverse the ill effects of anesthesia drugs on memory.
03 November 2014, 04:00 PM ET
A new study finds that most of the rise in autism diagnoses in Denmark is due to changes in reporting practices.
03 November 2014, 09:24 AM ET
If there was a "cure" for sleep, how would you spend that extra time?
03 November 2014, 07:23 AM ET
When infectious disease pandemics emerge, viruses tend to be the most lethal. Experts are working on ways to find new antiviral drug treatments, as well as to prevent epidemics from emerging in the first place.
03 November 2014, 01:36 AM ET
For teens, spending time thinking about situations in which their peers thought well of them, no matter what they did, may make it easier time to cope with setbacks, new findings show.
31 October 2014, 10:30 PM ET
There are several things a man can do to increase the chances that he will get a woman pregnant.
31 October 2014, 10:13 PM ET
Stroke, the No. 4 cause of death in the United States, occurs when the flow of blood to the brain is disrupted.
31 October 2014, 02:17 PM ET
Two experimental vaccines against Ebola are currently being tested for safety, and health officials have said that millions of doses could be available by the end of next year. But how do the vaccines work?
31 October 2014, 12:15 PM ET
It's true: Scratching an itch does only make it worse. Now scientists have some ideas about why that happens.
31 October 2014, 10:46 AM ET
Governors are playing politics by quarantining those who can help fix the Ebola crisis.
31 October 2014, 09:17 AM ET
Before you run out for some Lysol, please read this.