Health Archive
30 September 2014, 01:31 PM ET
Fifty-eight brain research projects receive federal funding in the first wave of grants awarded in the BRAIN Initiative.
30 September 2014, 12:21 PM ET
The link between marijuana use and heart attacks is strengthening, researchers say. In a new report, researchers conclude that a healthy 21-year-old man had a heart attack that was at least in part due to his marijuana use.
30 September 2014, 10:54 AM ET
Climate change could affect the ratio of human males to human females that are born in some countries, a new study from Japan suggests.
30 September 2014, 07:00 AM ET
A new version of the Basis fitness tracker called Peak — which features a new design, improved heart rate monitoring and some smartwatch capabilities — will be released in early November.
30 September 2014, 12:59 AM ET
New helmet ratings, based on laboratory testing, will let consumers know which hockey protection is best at preventing concussions.
29 September 2014, 08:00 PM ET
Bananas are packed with nutrients and are good for your heart, your eyes, your diet and your mood.
29 September 2014, 05:11 PM ET
Several children in Denver have developed limb weakness or paralysis after having respiratory illness, and four of the children have been found positive for enterovirus D68.
29 September 2014, 02:29 AM ET
For teens, the first choice for birth control should be the long-acting forms of birth control, according to new guidelines.
26 September 2014, 11:40 PM ET
Men often don’t feel able to reach out for assistance because both the symptoms of depression and the act of seeking help goes against a stereotypical view of how us blokes should or shouldn’t behave.
26 September 2014, 06:02 PM ET
More than 90 percent of Americans have a cataract by age 65.
26 September 2014, 04:50 PM ET
Genetic mutations that put people at high risk for breast cancer may also be linked to an increased risk of salivary gland cancer, a new study suggests.
26 September 2014, 04:41 PM ET
Apple has finally released its much-anticipated health app, but some are asking why the app has no feature for tracking a woman's menstrual cycle.
26 September 2014, 01:39 PM ET
Low-carb diets are popular, and although they may help with weight-loss they can also affect health in other ways. Here are three tips to help you stay healthy while following a low-carb diet.
26 September 2014, 09:58 AM ET
For a teenage boy in England, drinking one highly caffeinated beverage at the gym set off a heart problem he didn't know he had, according to a new report of his case.
25 September 2014, 09:07 PM ET
Couvade is an involuntary manifestation of pregnancy in men with a partner who is expecting a baby — sometimes called “sympathetic pregnancy.”
25 September 2014, 08:38 PM ET
Occupational therapists help patients conduct the activities of daily life that give them meaning.
25 September 2014, 08:15 PM ET
A type of talk therapy called cognitive behavioral therapy appears more effective than medication in treating people with social phobia, a new study finds.
25 September 2014, 04:46 PM ET
Feelings of disappointment are caused by a rare type of brain signaling, new research shows. Two neurotransmitters are released by the same neurons, and their ratio is what determines whether you feel a bit discouraged or totally downhearted.
25 September 2014, 04:00 PM ET
Nearly 2 million people in the United States have the sexually transmitted disease chlamydia, according to new estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
25 September 2014, 02:03 PM ET
It is possible to eliminate the deadly rabies virus worldwide through mass vaccinations of dogs, some researchers argue.
25 September 2014, 02:00 PM ET
To this date, only one person is thought to have been cured of HIV — the "Berlin patient" Timothy Ray Brown. But no one is exactly sure which aspect of Brown's treatment may have cured him.
25 September 2014, 08:12 AM ET
There are bacteria in wine, but could these bacteria be probiotics, which are good for your health? A new study suggests yes.
25 September 2014, 01:09 AM ET
The primary goal of home energy efficiency initiatives might be to reduce total energy consumption, but these projects could have a negative impact on public health if we do not take care.
25 September 2014, 01:01 AM ET
Biomedical engineering is the integration of biology, medicine and engineering to develop systems and devices to improve health care.
24 September 2014, 06:30 PM ET
Women who gain weight around the waist and increase their skirt size between their 20s and 60s may be at higher risk of breast cancer after menopause, a new study from the United Kingdom suggests.
24 September 2014, 06:20 PM ET
Apples are low in calories and high in fiber, have only a trace of sodium and no fat. An apple a day may really keep the doctor away.
24 September 2014, 05:17 PM ET
For people with varicose veins, laser therapy remains the best option for treatment, a new study says.
24 September 2014, 03:14 PM ET
People's recovery times after surgery vary greatly, so its hard to predict how long any one person will be laid up after an operation. But now, researchers are looking to an experimental blood test that may hold some clues.
24 September 2014, 09:32 AM ET
Mitochondria are involved in many vital roles inside cells from energy production to fighting diseases.
24 September 2014, 02:39 AM ET
The rate of infant mortality in the U.S. is double that of some other developed countries, and the relatively high rate of death among babies born at full term in the United States plays a role in this, a new report says.
23 September 2014, 04:04 PM ET
The rate of diabetes among all U.S. adults may be reaching a plateau, but the rates continue to increase for Hispanics and African-Americans, a new study finds.
23 September 2014, 04:00 PM ET
Whether you find the taste of alcohol to be pleasant, or bitter and stinging is partly decided by your genes, new research shows.