Health Archive
25 May 2015, 04:55 AM ET
For people with diabetes, switching to a plant-based diet may ease nerve pain associated, according to a new study.
25 May 2015, 04:45 AM ET
A link between high elevation and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) suggests that low oxygen levels might play a role in the development of SIDS.
22 May 2015, 03:07 PM ET
Here is advice from nutrition experts for picnic-friendly foods that are easy to prepare, transport and eat outdoors.
22 May 2015, 02:18 PM ET
Raw tuna is the suspected source of a new outbreak of Salmonella, but how does tuna become contaminated with the bacteria in the first place?
22 May 2015, 11:16 AM ET
Having an infection so severe that you have to be hospitalized may affect your IQ, a new study suggests.
22 May 2015, 10:01 AM ET
Doctor's Cameron Abrams and Irwin Chaiken are developing and testing a molecule, called a Dual Action Virolytic Entry Inhibitor—DAVEI, for short, that can put HIV out of commission by tricking the virus.
22 May 2015, 08:48 AM ET
Don't wash your chicken — really.
21 May 2015, 06:18 PM ET
Do you wash raw chicken before cooking it? This is a common food handling practice, but it actually increases the risk of bacterial contamination.
21 May 2015, 06:05 PM ET
Elite women athletes are barred from high-level competitions if their testosterone levels are too high. But what levels are "normal?"
21 May 2015, 02:00 PM ET
A new prosthetic arm can be wired to tap into the part of a person's brain that plans out movements before the muscles do them, giving a person smoother control over the limb.
21 May 2015, 01:42 PM ET
Micro electrodes implanted in the posterior parietal cortex of “Patient EGS” gave "stop and go" commands to a computer, which translated them into control inputs for a prototype tele-operated arm.
21 May 2015, 01:00 PM ET
Signs at public pools that discourage breath-holding competitions could save lives, according to a new report.
21 May 2015, 12:43 PM ET
A plant used in traditional Chinese medicine may help with weight loss, early results from animal studies suggest.
21 May 2015, 07:28 AM ET
We recently reviewed nearly two dozen fitness trackers, sports watches, pedometers and smartphone apps to find the best devices for counting steps.
21 May 2015, 12:55 AM ET
The desire for beautiful nails has fueled an entire nail salon industry that’s growing rapidly, yet, the recent articles from the New York Times exposed an industry that’s left workers struggling both with unlivable wages and with damaged health.
20 May 2015, 07:06 PM ET
Transgender people who take testosterone as part of a transition from female to male can sometimes experience severe acne as a side effect of the treatment, according to a new report.
20 May 2015, 06:27 PM ET
People who have depression may be at increased of risk of developing Parkinson's disease later on, a new study suggests.
20 May 2015, 11:43 AM ET
During college, women's risk of rape is highest during their freshman year, researchers say.
20 May 2015, 10:01 AM ET
NSF-Funded University of Washington researchers developed ApneaApp, a smartphone app that wirelessly tracks changes in a person’s breathing movements.
20 May 2015, 09:45 AM ET
NSF-Funded University of Texas Austin designed HARMONY to deliver physical therapy and aid neurological disorders such as stroke and spinal cord injury, the team believes the exoskeleton could reduce a patient’s recovery time.
20 May 2015, 09:38 AM ET
Women who've had cesarean sections don't usually try to give birth vaginally with their next children. But a new study finds that those who do may have a relatively low rate of complications.
20 May 2015, 02:25 AM ET
Thousands of cases of cervical cancer, penile cancer and other potentially deadly diseases would be prevented each year if more kids were given the HPV vaccine.
20 May 2015, 01:46 AM ET
For eating disorders, sometimes the cure is letting go.
20 May 2015, 01:35 AM ET
Oil pulling is the practice of swishing or holding oils from plants in the mouth for long periods of time to produce health benefits.
19 May 2015, 06:30 PM ET
Cholesterol-lowering drugs may reduce the risk of stroke in older adults who appear otherwise healthy.
19 May 2015, 12:35 PM ET
People who breathe in a lot of secondhand marijuana smoke could test positive on a drug test, a new study finds.
19 May 2015, 12:27 PM ET
The NSF-funded research team’s simulated driving task revealed that teen subjects driving alone found risky decisions rewarding, but a mother’s presence killed the thrill of running a light, opting for more responsible behavior.
19 May 2015, 11:25 AM ET
Metabolic syndrome involves having a collection of risk factors linked with heart disease and diabetes.
19 May 2015, 09:00 AM ET
Exercise won't help you see into the future, but it may help you imagine it.
19 May 2015, 09:00 AM ET
Sure, exercise is healthy — but only now are the impacts on the human brain coming into focus, particularly for the hippocampus and its affects on memory and imagination.
19 May 2015, 01:34 AM ET
A woman's body undergoes many transformations during the nine months of pregnancy. Many are well known, but some bodily changes may be unexpected and catch some women by surprise.
19 May 2015, 01:26 AM ET
Sleep paralysis is the inability to move or speak immediately after waking up. It happens when a person wakes up before REM sleep is finished.