Health Archive
09 September 2014, 05:08 PM ET
Apple's new smartwatch, Apple Watch, aims to get people to move more by tracking their daily exercise as well as sitting time, according to an announcement from the company today (Sept. 9).
09 September 2014, 09:14 AM ET
Duchess Kate Middleton is pregnant again, about 13 months after giving birth to her first child, but is such a short time between pregnancies healthy?
08 September 2014, 06:00 PM ET
People with high blood sugar may be at a 15 percent increased risk for developing cancer, a new review study finds.
08 September 2014, 04:15 PM ET
An uncommon virus has caused clusters of severe respiratory illness among children in at least two U.S. states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
08 September 2014, 11:17 AM ET
Keeping your distance from sick co-workers may not be enough to avoid contact with their germs: A new study shows that viruses quickly spread through offices and other buildings.
07 September 2014, 07:18 PM ET
A premium burger may taste better, but is it guilt-free food?
05 September 2014, 06:04 PM ET
Specialized surgeries are helping fuel growth in medical tourism — within the United States.
05 September 2014, 05:47 PM ET
Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes, a condition characterized by high blood sugar levels.
05 September 2014, 02:20 PM ET
Breathing in xenon, a gas used in people for anesthesia, may help treat post-traumatic stress disorder and other conditions linked with fear and anxiety, a new study in rats suggests.
05 September 2014, 08:50 AM ET
Not all caffeine is created equal. Researchers recently sequenced the genome of the coffee plant and found that the caffeine in your morning cup evolved independently from caffeine found in other plants.
04 September 2014, 05:26 PM ET
Adult obesity rates went up in six states between 2012 and 2013, according to a new report.
04 September 2014, 04:01 PM ET
For older women, eating potassium-rich foods may reduce the risk of having a stroke, a new study finds. But only a minority of women seem to consume the recommended amounts of the mineral, researchers say.
04 September 2014, 04:00 PM ET
Taking soy protein supplements may lead to some concerning genetic changes for women with breast cancer, a new study suggests.
04 September 2014, 03:43 PM ET
Tooth sensitivity is a common dental problem that involves discomfort or pain in teeth when encountering certain substances and temperatures.
04 September 2014, 09:59 AM ET
A doctor who just returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa predicts the current Ebola outbreak will go on for longer than a year, and won't be stopped without a vaccine or drugs against the disease.
03 September 2014, 05:48 PM ET
Lyme disease is a bacterial infection caused by the bite of a tick. Early symptoms include a bull's-eye rash.
03 September 2014, 05:05 PM ET
Calico, the Google-backed venture seeking to cheat death, announced today (Sept. 3) that it plans to build an anti-aging drug research center in the San Francisco Bay Area under a $1.5-billion partnership with the pharmaceutical company AbbVie.
03 September 2014, 04:26 PM ET
Airline pilots and cabin crews appear to have twice the risk of developing skin cancer melanoma compared to the general population, a new review of past studies finds.
03 September 2014, 02:14 PM ET
Ebola survivor Nancy Writebol and her husband held a news conference today about their battle with the deadly disease.
03 September 2014, 01:56 PM ET
A 51-year-old doctor who resides Boston has become the third American health care worker to contract Ebola during the current outbreak in West Africa.
03 September 2014, 01:53 PM ET
We might enjoy a day off from our jobs this Labor Day, but our cellular workers never rest.
03 September 2014, 01:00 PM ET
Taxing all packaged foods and using the revenue to subsidize healthy, fresh food could save lives and reduce health care costs, experts say.
03 September 2014, 10:49 AM ET
When cells divide, protein filmanets called Microtubles transport chromosomes into daughter cells. These filaments are formed when proteins called Tubulin snap together (like legos). After completing the task they fall apart.
03 September 2014, 07:30 AM ET
A girl in Canada experienced an unusual allergic reaction to blueberry pie — she was not allergic to any of the pie's ingredients, but instead reacted to antibiotic residue in the food.
02 September 2014, 04:31 PM ET
Popular diets offering different advice about carbohydrates and fat seem to be similarly effective for weight loss, if people stick to them, according to a new review of available evidence.
02 September 2014, 03:37 PM ET
The number of people infected with Ebola in West Africa will likely increase significantly over the next few weeks, according to the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
02 September 2014, 02:25 AM ET
A man who suffered a heart attack on an airplane was saved by a three passengers — a doctor, a policeman and a pharmacist — with the aid of resuscitation equipment and drugs.
01 September 2014, 04:00 PM ET
People in the U.S. are eating healthier now than a decade ago, a new study finds.
31 August 2014, 09:21 PM ET
As the world’s supply of fish diminishes while the number of humans keeps increasing, it seems these creatures would make an ideal mass-produced food for our hungry mouths.
31 August 2014, 08:18 PM ET
Detecting and treating patients before they have a cardiac arrest isn’t rocket science, but it’s a life saver.
30 August 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Think a dead snake never hurt anybody? Think again.
29 August 2014, 09:45 PM ET
Batteries will soon get the energy boost from sugar that we do.