Health Archive
04 June 2015, 06:08 PM ET
A new test could use just a small amount of your blood to reveal a slew of the viruses that have ever infected you.
04 June 2015, 01:06 PM ET
"Yummy...PLACENTA pills!" Kourtney Kardashian wrote in a recent Instagram post. But is eating the placenta a good idea?
04 June 2015, 01:00 PM ET
Next season's flu shot will contain two new flu strains not present in last season's shot, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
04 June 2015, 10:43 AM ET
Scientists haven't found a drug to boost sexual desire in women because desire is much more complicated to treat than sexual performance, experts say.
04 June 2015, 02:11 AM ET
At every scale, scientists can now peer deep into the living brain.
03 June 2015, 07:09 PM ET
People who have problems with their sense of smell may be at increased risk for dying sooner than those who don't have trouble smelling, a new study suggests.
03 June 2015, 02:00 PM ET
Two drugs already developed for use in people — an antidepressant and a heart drug — might hold promise for treating Ebola, a new study in mice suggests.
03 June 2015, 12:07 PM ET
In a given year, 32.6 million Americans have drinking problems, a new study finds.
03 June 2015, 09:21 AM ET
A man with a red and blistered little finger got an unexpected surprise after visiting his doctor. His finger infection wasn't bacterial in nature, but caused by the herpes simplex virus, according to a new case report.
03 June 2015, 02:03 AM ET
U.S. veterans will soon be able to complete physical therapy in a virtual gaming environment made possible through some of the fastest Internet networks in the country.
02 June 2015, 09:42 PM ET
Cold sores are generally caused by Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1, which can hibernate in nerve cells and reappear when you're sick or stressed.
02 June 2015, 07:44 PM ET
John Nash was known for not only his brilliance in math, but also his decades-long battle with schizophrenia, from which he recovered later in life. How does such a destructive disease disappear?
02 June 2015, 07:32 PM ET
Kids who are bullied during early adolescence are more likely to develop depression by age 18, according to a new study.
02 June 2015, 05:43 PM ET
The chance that a person will get bird flu in the United States is low, but those who come into close contact with infected birds may be at higher risk of infection, the CDC warned today.
02 June 2015, 03:49 PM ET
At the Beyond Today’s Internet Summit, researchers from The University of Texas at Dallas showed a working prototype of a next generation communication system that uses 3D video and force feedback devices to virtually recreate physical therapy.
02 June 2015, 03:23 PM ET
People who are in life-threatening car accidents frequently show symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and other psychological issues afterwards, research shows.
02 June 2015, 01:53 PM ET
The rate of U.S. melanoma cases has doubled in the last three decades, and the number of cases will continue to rise if more efforts aren't made to prevent the disease, according to a new report.
02 June 2015, 09:28 AM ET
A teenager in Italy recently beat some incredible odds when he survived for 42 minutes underwater, according to news reports.
02 June 2015, 01:35 AM ET
A woman's emotional well-being and her mental outlook can also play important roles in pregnancy.
02 June 2015, 12:15 AM ET
The vast majority of teenagers now surf the Internet when they want answers to questions about their health, a new nationwide survey finds.
02 June 2015, 12:04 AM ET
High blood pressure is a serious disease that can, over time, damage the blood vessel walls and increase a person's risk of heart attack, stroke and other conditions.
01 June 2015, 06:46 PM ET
If you work at a desk, you should try to stand up for a total of 2 hours during your work day, according to new advice.
01 June 2015, 05:01 PM ET
The tragic death of Joseph "Beau" Biden from brain cancer this week highlights the mysteries of this uncommon yet often lethal form of cancer.
01 June 2015, 03:55 PM ET
Children who were breast-fed for at least six months as a baby may have a slightly lower risk of childhood leukemia, according to a new report.
01 June 2015, 03:31 PM ET
If you think that bringing home the bacon for your spouse will guarantee their fidelity, think again.
01 June 2015, 09:02 AM ET
The first thing I noticed was the stinging, as if a fire ant were attacking my right temple. But this was no fire ant — it was current flowing through an electrode, oozing conductive gel, that was stuck to my head.
01 June 2015, 08:58 AM ET
Neuroscientist Michael Weisend attached electrodes to Live Science staff writer Tanya Lewis' arm and head in order to subject her to 10 minutes of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS).
01 June 2015, 03:00 AM ET
Taking tranquilizers or regular prescription pain relievers is linked with an increased risk of committing homicide, a new study finds.
31 May 2015, 08:56 PM ET
Scientists are revealing how cellular communication works at the simplest level.
31 May 2015, 01:44 PM ET
Contact lenses may change the bacteria that live on the surface of your eyes, a small new study finds.
29 May 2015, 07:28 PM ET
Explaining the science of sleep to 11-year-olds can be a demanding task. Stony Brook University presented that task to scientists in its annual "Flame Challenge" event.