Health Archive
30 September 2015, 12:20 AM ET
The nose is part of the respiratory system and also contributes to other important functions, such as hearing and tasting.
29 September 2015, 06:52 PM ET
Adding extra calcium to your diet may not be as effective as you think.
29 September 2015, 01:15 PM ET
Five weird ways getting tattoos can affect your health.
29 September 2015, 12:00 AM ET
Falling televisions can cause serious head injuries in children, and these injuries often happen when a TV is placed on furniture that's not intended to support it.
28 September 2015, 06:30 PM ET
More evidence shows that the Mediterranean diet is good for your health.
28 September 2015, 05:11 PM ET
More people in New York City are sick with Legionnaires' disease in what appears to be a new cluster of cases, health officials say.
28 September 2015, 02:10 AM ET
Angelina Jolie Pitt's breast surgery increased women's awareness of reconstructive breast surgery options, according to a new study from Austria.
26 September 2015, 01:02 PM ET
A Massachusetts teen says the Apple Watch saved his life by alerting him to a heart problem. Experts say the gadget could potentially detect other health problems.
25 September 2015, 08:35 PM ET
Women's risk of breast cancer may be linked a virus called bovine leukemia virus, a new study finds.
25 September 2015, 05:54 PM ET
A teenage girl in Canada had an unusual food allergy that showed up only after she exercised, according to a new report of her case.
25 September 2015, 04:18 PM ET
Vision problems, confusion and hair loss are hallmark symptoms of this type of poisoning.
25 September 2015, 06:53 AM ET
Exactly what is and is not part of the human body is still a mystery, it turns out.
24 September 2015, 05:03 PM ET
People who are carry certain genes for being tall also tend to have genes linked with having a lower BMI, a new study finds.
24 September 2015, 03:14 PM ET
One in ten pregnant women in the United States, and nearly 1 in 5 pregnant women age 35 and older, reports drinking alcohol in the past month.
24 September 2015, 12:14 PM ET
A new study using a smartphone app to track diet finds that people might benefit from shortening the time frame during which they snack throughout the day (and night).
24 September 2015, 12:07 AM ET
The ears are complex systems that not only provide the ability to hear, but also make it possible to maintain balance.
23 September 2015, 08:00 PM ET
A 26-year-old man who was paralyzed in both legs has regained the ability to walk using a system controlled by his brain waves, along with a harness to help support his body weight, a new study says.
23 September 2015, 05:22 PM ET
People who lie about their health in order to qualify for medical research studies can mess up study results, and potentially make a drug appear less safe or effective than it really is, researchers say.
23 September 2015, 04:45 PM ET
The electroencephalogram (EEG) based system takes electrical signals from the brain and transmits them to electrodes on the knees. The participant has been completly paralyzed in both legs for the last 6 years.
23 September 2015, 03:29 PM ET
Exercise is great, until it isn't — how much is too much?
23 September 2015, 12:00 PM ET
Ringing in the ears? Chronic pain? The two may not be so different.
23 September 2015, 12:00 PM ET
How does religion affect people's mental health? It turns out it can be a double-edged sword.
22 September 2015, 08:00 PM ET
Perk up! Here's more evidence that coffee is safe for your heart.
22 September 2015, 05:36 PM ET
Eating more fruits — particularly berries, apples and pears — and nonstarchy vegetables like soybeans and cauliflower may help you lose weight over the long term, a new study suggests.
22 September 2015, 02:00 PM ET
The health of heart disease patients might be improved by technology that they're already carrying around in their pockets ¬— cellphones.
22 September 2015, 07:03 AM ET
You're never alone when you're surrounded by your microbial cloud.
22 September 2015, 06:33 AM ET
Often claimed to improve people's sex lives, yohimbine supplements may contain doses that are so high that the product essentially acts like a drug, a new study finds.
21 September 2015, 07:54 PM ET
Women who experience complications during pregnancy may face an increased risk of heart disease later on, a new study suggests.
21 September 2015, 07:35 PM ET
Lungs are an important part of the respiratory system. Adults take 15 to 20 breaths a minute, which comes to around 20,000 breaths a day.
21 September 2015, 04:38 PM ET
Some children with a rare genetic condition appear female at birth but later develop a penis and testes around the time puberty begins. But what causes this to happen?
21 September 2015, 03:40 PM ET
Sex does not increase heart attack survivors' risk of having another attack, except in rare cases, a new study finds.
21 September 2015, 11:26 AM ET
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration should avoid using words like "breakthrough" and "promising" to describe new drugs when making announcements aimed at the public, some researchers argue.