Health Archive
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.
29 August 2014, 07:18 PM ET
Dry, inflamed, itchy skin is a sign of the skin disorder eczema.
29 August 2014, 07:15 PM ET
In your body, the bacteria cells outnumber the human cells, and in recent years, researchers have begun to pay more attention to these microbes and their impact on our health.
29 August 2014, 06:18 PM ET
Nail fungus, also medically known as onychomycosis, is a chronic fungal infection of the fingernails and/or toenails.
29 August 2014, 06:02 PM ET
Learn about keeping your kids’ teeth healthy and strong from infancy on and setting them up for a lifetime of healthy teeth and good dental hygiene practices.
29 August 2014, 03:12 PM ET
Wearing full-body hazardous material suits around patients with the Ebola virus may be counterproductive to treating the disease, some researchers say. But other health experts, wary of wearing less protective gear, disagree.
29 August 2014, 01:59 PM ET
Here's some advice from doctor about consuming coconut oil.
29 August 2014, 01:00 PM ET
A cocktail of three antibodies against the Ebola virus has successfully treated 18 infected monkeys, researchers reported today. The new results raise hope for the fight against the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
28 August 2014, 10:41 PM ET
Rosacea is a chronic disease characterized by cyclical flare-ups of redness and pimples around the face.
28 August 2014, 10:32 PM ET
Lobotomy is a neurosurgical operation that involves severing connections in the brain's prefrontal lobe.
28 August 2014, 10:12 PM ET
People who experience social anxiety disorder are highly apprehensive in social settings, more so than the occasional case of nerves some may experience in everyday encounters.
28 August 2014, 05:53 PM ET
People may be consuming higher amounts of potentially harmful trans fat than they think, as a result of misleading food labels, according to a new study.