Health Archive
23 September 2014, 03:51 PM ET
Three large soda companies say they want Americans to consume fewer calories from their sugary beverages.
23 September 2014, 02:42 PM ET
The Ebola epidemic in West Africa could be brought to an end by late January, but only if efforts to fight the disease's spread continue to scale up, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
23 September 2014, 12:51 PM ET
As kids with autism grow into adults, doctors need to be ready to help.
23 September 2014, 12:04 PM ET
The United States has very few clinics dedicated to autistic adult care. Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center's Dr. Christopher Hanks has helped create the Center for Autism Services and Transition (CAST) and explains its importance.
23 September 2014, 07:49 AM ET
Several professional athletes have made the news recently for charges of domestic violence, but are athletes actually more prone to domestic violence?
22 September 2014, 11:59 PM ET
When I was younger, about ten years old, I realised that everyone ages and dies. And I thought well why should that be? Can’t we do something about it?
22 September 2014, 07:27 PM ET
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by fatigue and widespread pain in muscles and joints. It affects more women than men.
22 September 2014, 04:47 PM ET
The open-backed, pantless hospital gowns could be dehumanizing for patients and contribute to a traumatizing hospital experience, some doctors argue.
22 September 2014, 02:49 PM ET
Myths about Ebola's origins -- including some that hold that the virus was brought to African regions by health care workers -- have hurt the ability of workers to respond to the outbreak. But where did Ebola really come from?
20 September 2014, 01:20 AM ET
For people sensitive to MSG, it needs to stay off the menu.
19 September 2014, 10:15 PM ET
The seasonal flu shot is a yearly vaccine administered to protect against the flu, or influenza. In the United States, flu shots are recommended for everyone ages 6 months and older.
19 September 2014, 08:19 PM ET
What's behind the percussive symphony? And is it okay to crack your knuckles?
19 September 2014, 02:58 PM ET
In a new recommendation this flu season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that the nasal spray is the preferred flu vaccine for kids ages 2 to 8. Here's what you need to know.
19 September 2014, 02:21 PM ET
Staying physically active in older ages may help keep brain connections intact, a new study suggests.
19 September 2014, 11:26 AM ET
Kids' lunches may lack one important nutrient: calcium. Here are some ideas for getting more calcium into a brown-bag lunch.
19 September 2014, 02:06 AM ET
How many of us really understand what testosterone is, what it does, and why it’s important?
18 September 2014, 06:59 PM ET
Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal. As the canal narrows, it puts pressure on the spinal cord or nerve roots, causing pain, numbness or other problems.
18 September 2014, 04:06 PM ET
A single dose of a commonly prescribed antidepressant drug quickly and dramatically changes how "in sync" different parts of the brain are, new research suggests.
18 September 2014, 02:16 PM ET
Harvard's Wyss institute is developing the exosuit by studying the biomechanics and physiology of human walking. Its is still in the research and development phase and not available commercially.
18 September 2014, 01:54 PM ET
More U.S. children and adults are getting vaccinated against the flu, but public health officials say there's room for improvement in vaccination rates.
18 September 2014, 01:40 PM ET
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been diagnosed with an extremely rare and fast-growing tumor.
18 September 2014, 08:00 AM ET
The Pentagon wants to give patients with chronic conditions self-healing superpowers.
18 September 2014, 12:11 AM ET
Cycling's small seats have long provoked caution in men — but is that fear misguided?
17 September 2014, 09:54 PM ET
A variety of healthy foods and beverages helps a mother-to-be provide the important nutrients a baby needs for growth and development.
17 September 2014, 07:39 PM ET
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease in which the immune system attacks the joints.
17 September 2014, 04:53 PM ET
Women with symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be more likely to have food addiction, or a feeling of dependence on food, a new study suggests.
17 September 2014, 04:39 PM ET
The American commitment to fighting Ebola matters — it's more than a shot in the arm.
17 September 2014, 01:00 PM ET
Artificial sweeteners that many believe may curb real sugar consumption and weight gain, may actually have an opposite effect and increase blood sugar levels, a new study says.
17 September 2014, 11:25 AM ET
A small study of hog workers in North Carolina found that many carried staph bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus) and some carried drug-resistant strains of the bug, including MRSA.
16 September 2014, 11:00 PM ET
A material that mimics shark skin, covered with tiny ridges and groves, may help reduce the spread of bacteria in hospitals, a new study suggests.
16 September 2014, 07:35 PM ET
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a disorder characterized by an intense urge to move the legs. The impulse can be so strong that an individual is unable to resist.
16 September 2014, 06:55 PM ET
If the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is not stopped now, hundreds of thousands of people in the region could be infected with the deadly virus, President Obama said today.