Health Archive
16 September 2014, 04:00 PM ET
The average waist circumference of U.S. adults continuously expanded in the past decade, even though average body mass index went essentially unchanged during the same time, according to a new study.
16 September 2014, 02:58 PM ET
A new international survey reveals how nations rank when it comes to well-being of their residents.
16 September 2014, 02:30 PM ET
A new international survey, the Gallup-Healthways Global Well-Being Index, reveals how 135 countries rank when it comes to the well-being of their residents.
16 September 2014, 09:47 AM ET
The Ebola virus is currently causing a devastating and unprecedented outbreak in West Africa, but could the virus create a doomsday scenario by becoming airborne?
15 September 2014, 09:04 PM ET
Chronic fatigue syndrome is a puzzling medical condition characterized by extreme fatigue, impaired memory, joint and muscle pain, tender lymph nodes, and sore throat.
15 September 2014, 05:00 PM ET
Kegel exercises and bladder training are effective ways to treat urinary incontinence in women, and should be tried before the use of drug treatments, according to new recommendations.
15 September 2014, 10:49 AM ET
Every year, more than 34,000 U.S. children go to the emergency room for accidentally ingesting prescription drugs such as opioid painkillers and anti-anxiety pills, and about 9,500 of these kids get hospitalized, a new study estimates.
15 September 2014, 07:42 AM ET
People who smoke marijuana on a weekly or daily basis may use the drug to cope with negative emotions, such as distress and irritability, a new study suggests.
14 September 2014, 07:00 PM ET
Walking to work is not only good for your body; it may also benefit your psychological health, a new study from England suggests.
12 September 2014, 06:39 PM ET
Lupus is a chronic disorder in which the immune system attacks otherwise healthy cells. It is characterized by fatigue, joint pain and rashes.
12 September 2014, 06:28 PM ET
Working out while pregnant is safe, and has benefits for both the mother and baby.
11 September 2014, 07:41 PM ET
Also called ‘gouty arthritis,’ gout is a painful form of arthritis caused by too much uric acid in the blood. Learn about causes, symptoms and treatment.
11 September 2014, 04:30 PM ET
Doctors in China were surprised to find that a young woman who had lived a normal life for more than two decades was actually missing an important part of her brain, according to a new report of her case.
11 September 2014, 04:14 PM ET
A man's undiagnosed sleepwalking nearly turned life-threatening when he sleepwalked off a 60-foot cliff while camping.
11 September 2014, 09:00 AM ET
Suicide's peak in springtime has long puzzled scientists. Now a new study shows that in any season, a couple of sunny days may mean higher suicide rates.
10 September 2014, 07:00 PM ET
Harassing obese people, also known as "fat shaming," does not encourage them to lose weight and in fact can result in weight gain, a new study from the United Kingdom finds.
10 September 2014, 04:01 PM ET
The Apple Watch enters fitness-tracker territory by offering ways to monitor daily exercise and heart rate, but the device doesn't necessarily mean the end of trackers like Fitbit.
10 September 2014, 03:09 PM ET
How some of the more popular bands and smartwatches compare for exercise and fitness features.
09 September 2014, 10:51 PM ET
The hope is – once we understand enough – we might be able to design processes that convert cheap feedstock, such as sugar and amino acids, into drugs or fuels.
09 September 2014, 05:48 PM ET
Sensors in the watch and in the iPhone work together to record an individual's movement and fitness data.
09 September 2014, 05:44 PM ET
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a nerve-related condition that causes pain and numbness in the wrists and hands.
09 September 2014, 05:08 PM ET
Apple's new smartwatch, Apple Watch, aims to get people to move more by tracking their daily exercise as well as sitting time, according to an announcement from the company today (Sept. 9).
09 September 2014, 09:14 AM ET
Duchess Kate Middleton is pregnant again, about 13 months after giving birth to her first child, but is such a short time between pregnancies healthy?
08 September 2014, 06:00 PM ET
People with high blood sugar may be at a 15 percent increased risk for developing cancer, a new review study finds.
08 September 2014, 04:15 PM ET
An uncommon virus has caused clusters of severe respiratory illness among children in at least two U.S. states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
08 September 2014, 11:17 AM ET
Keeping your distance from sick co-workers may not be enough to avoid contact with their germs: A new study shows that viruses quickly spread through offices and other buildings.
07 September 2014, 07:18 PM ET
A premium burger may taste better, but is it guilt-free food?
05 September 2014, 06:04 PM ET
Specialized surgeries are helping fuel growth in medical tourism — within the United States.
05 September 2014, 05:47 PM ET
Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes, a condition characterized by high blood sugar levels.
05 September 2014, 02:20 PM ET
Breathing in xenon, a gas used in people for anesthesia, may help treat post-traumatic stress disorder and other conditions linked with fear and anxiety, a new study in rats suggests.
05 September 2014, 08:50 AM ET
Not all caffeine is created equal. Researchers recently sequenced the genome of the coffee plant and found that the caffeine in your morning cup evolved independently from caffeine found in other plants.
04 September 2014, 05:26 PM ET
Adult obesity rates went up in six states between 2012 and 2013, according to a new report.