Health Archive
03 December 2015, 04:08 PM ET
About half of American adults who might benefit from taking cholesterol-lowering medications aren't taking them, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
03 December 2015, 12:28 PM ET
The information carried in a man's sperm cells may depend on his body weight, a small new study finds.
02 December 2015, 06:30 PM ET
Weight gain between pregnancies may increase the risk of stillbirth or infant death, a new study from Sweden suggests.
02 December 2015, 02:23 PM ET
Scientists are rushing to map the microbe communities in our world, and our guts — here's why it's urgent.
02 December 2015, 11:10 AM ET
Young adults who spend too much time in front of the TV may start seeing the effects of this as early as middle age, a new study finds.
02 December 2015, 01:41 AM ET
A safe sleeping environment is crucial for preventing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). But other factors are important too.
01 December 2015, 03:21 PM ET
UC Berkeley biochemist Jennifer Doudna and Director of Berlin’s Max Planck Institute of Infection Biology Emmanuelle Charpentier, pioneered this easy, inexpensive method of making precise changes in DNA.
01 December 2015, 02:24 PM ET
Microbes really are your friends for life, whether you like them or not.
01 December 2015, 02:04 PM ET
Are you grabbing that chocolate bar, or did your gut microbes tell you to do it?
01 December 2015, 12:38 PM ET
UC Berkeley professor, Jennifer Doudna, a principal discoverer of the gene-editing tool CRISPR /Cas9, discusses the technique’s far-reaching positive potential, as well as the need for close bioethical consideration.
01 December 2015, 09:14 AM ET
Scientists say 3D-printed structures loaded with embryonic stem cells could one day help doctors print out micro-organs for transplant patients.
01 December 2015, 01:36 AM ET
When it comes to America's heart health, it's not all bad news.
30 November 2015, 04:28 PM ET
A new gene in a strain of Escherichia coli (E. coli) not only protects the bacteria against last-defense antibiotics, but is easily shared among microbial species.
28 November 2015, 04:53 PM ET
Digital hoarding could one day be a diagnosable disease.
25 November 2015, 06:58 PM ET
Progesterone supplements do not lower the risk of miscarriage in women who have suffered from repeated miscarriages in the past, a new study finds.
25 November 2015, 05:00 PM ET
Sometimes, the only sign of a serious cardiovascular condition may be vision problems, a new case report shows.
25 November 2015, 04:10 PM ET
The chikungunya virus usually causes fever and severe pain, but it may also lead to brain inflammation and even death, a new study shows.
25 November 2015, 02:30 PM ET
The death of a Liberian teen from Ebola raises a lot of questions.
25 November 2015, 02:00 PM ET
An American doctor who survived Ebola developed serious eye problems shortly after he recovered from the disease, making him the second U.S. Ebola survivor to have eye problems, according to a new report.
25 November 2015, 07:46 AM ET
These apps can help users track and manage their chronic pain.
24 November 2015, 06:01 PM ET
An outbreak of E. coli bacteria tied to chicken salad sold at Costco has sickened 19 people in seven states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
24 November 2015, 04:50 PM ET
Reports of a potent pill powering ISIS fighters have some on high alert. Here's what drug experts say.
24 November 2015, 04:46 PM ET
Turkey Day can be challenging for people with acid reflux, or GERD. Here are some tips that may help.
24 November 2015, 12:06 PM ET
The headaches, low-energy feelings and other signs of PMS may signal an important health risk for women.
24 November 2015, 12:01 PM ET
Researchers found chemical clues hinting that when certain bacteria in the belly have had enough, they tell the brain that it's time to stop eating.
24 November 2015, 11:51 AM ET
Eating walnuts might improve your metabolic health, a new study suggests.
24 November 2015, 12:15 AM ET
Crib bumpers cause deaths and should be banned, researchers say.
23 November 2015, 07:31 PM ET
Menstruation happens monthly, but is studied rarely.
23 November 2015, 06:06 PM ET
Men are still the big drinkers in the United States, but the gender gap is closing.
23 November 2015, 03:01 PM ET
Lonely people may have worse health than those who are less socially isolated. New research points to why.
23 November 2015, 12:50 AM ET
Kids who take medications for ADHD may develop sleep problems, new research finds.
21 November 2015, 01:14 AM ET
A concussion is a traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by the brain violently bouncing or twisting inside of the skull.