Health Archive
04 March 2016, 07:35 PM ET
The Zika virus may infect and kill a type of brain cell that is crucial for brain development.
04 March 2016, 06:49 PM ET
Pregnant women who become infected with Zika virus may be at risk not only for having a child with microcephaly, but also other serious problems in the fetus.
04 March 2016, 02:44 PM ET
Does size matter … for president?
04 March 2016, 02:44 PM ET
San Francisco's new tobacco law — that people must be at least 21 years old to purchase tobacco products — could help improve the health and prevent addiction in a new generation of people, health officials said.
04 March 2016, 11:23 AM ET
To maintain weight loss, you are essentially fighting a system that's wired to re-gain lost pounds.
03 March 2016, 06:47 PM ET
American adults may make 11 million visits to the doctor in a single year because of obesity, according to a new government report.
03 March 2016, 06:30 PM ET
More good news for coffee lovers.
03 March 2016, 06:30 PM ET
People with psychiatric disorders who also use marijuana may spend more time in the hospital for their conditions, a new study from England suggests.
03 March 2016, 03:38 PM ET
If you emptied it out, you could fill five soda bottles with it
03 March 2016, 02:46 PM ET
Want to lose weight? Here's the best science on how to do it.
03 March 2016, 02:18 PM ET
After a brief encounter with a poisonous snake, a man lost his sense of smell.
03 March 2016, 02:05 PM ET
A new study is calling for spiritual leaders from the world's major religions to take a "trip," in the name of science, of course.
03 March 2016, 10:50 AM ET
People infected with the chikungunya virus may be misdiagnosed as having dengue, which could lead researchers to misunderstand the true prevalence of these infections.
02 March 2016, 08:01 PM ET
"Broken heart syndrome" can be triggered by devastating loss or stress. But negative emotions aren't the only trigger, a surprising new study finds.
02 March 2016, 07:18 PM ET
Trying to help a friend keep weight off after a diet sounds like a good idea, but certain kinds of advice may actually have the opposite effect, a new study from Greece suggests.
02 March 2016, 04:13 PM ET
To understand ourselves — and our world — we first need to understand all of the microbes around, and inside, us.
02 March 2016, 01:15 PM ET
A popular health app that claims to let people estimate their blood pressure using just their smartphone is "highly inaccurate," according to a new study.
02 March 2016, 11:03 AM ET
When you think of skin cancer, you may think of checking your moles. But a new study shows that people with few moles can still have the deadly skin cancer melanoma.
02 March 2016, 10:07 AM ET
New research led by scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, shows for the first time that PET scans can track the progressive stages of Alzheimer’s disease in cognitively normal adults. The scientists also obtained important clues abou
01 March 2016, 05:20 PM ET
In the first documented case of its kind, a man taking an effective antiviral medication still contracted a drug-resistant strain of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), a new report finds.
01 March 2016, 03:42 PM ET
A permanent birth-control implant called Essure will need to be labeled with a stronger warning that lists potentially serious risks of the device, the Food and Drug Administration announced this week.
01 March 2016, 01:50 PM ET
Can an enzyme flip the switch on fullness?
01 March 2016, 01:37 PM ET
Getting busy might bring benefits for your brain.
01 March 2016, 12:31 PM ET
Should kids be doing CrossFit?
01 March 2016, 11:00 AM ET
The genes for unibrows, bushy beards, full heads of hair and graying.
29 February 2016, 08:20 PM ET
New evidence suggests that the Zika virus may indeed be a cause of the rare neurological problem Guillain-Barré sydrome, which in severe cases can cause muscle paralysis.
29 February 2016, 02:22 PM ET
A parasitic worm infection can lead to some pretty unusual effects, a new case report reveals.
26 February 2016, 05:07 PM ET
People who do CrossFit tend to be fervently loyal to their sport. Why is this?
26 February 2016, 03:39 PM ET
Nine pregnant women in the U.S. have now been confirmed to have had Zika virus infections that they contracted through travel to places where the virus is spreading, U.S. health officials said today.
26 February 2016, 01:30 PM ET
Losing weight is only half the battle — for many people, the bigger challenge is keeping the pounds off over the long term. Here are the best science-based tips for weight-loss maintenance.
26 February 2016, 10:55 AM ET
Don't let stress during pregnancy derail your healthy habits.
26 February 2016, 12:11 AM ET
Opioids are powerful painkillers but they can be dangerous with misuse.