Health Archive
28 May 2015, 08:19 PM ET
Live Science tested out popular apps for runners. Here are our picks.
28 May 2015, 03:09 PM ET
The number of new cancer cases worldwide is on the rise, according to a new report that looked at cancer cases in 118 countries.
28 May 2015, 02:32 PM ET
In a feat that calls to mind the memory-tweaking technology in the film "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," a team of researchers restored "lost memories" in the brains of mice.
28 May 2015, 12:27 AM ET
Few foods are as cool as a cucumber, which is low in calories and high in valuable nutrients.
27 May 2015, 08:00 PM ET
Tattoos may cause long-term problems, such as itching, swelling and redness at the area, new research suggests.
27 May 2015, 07:27 PM ET
About 1 in 20 people in the general population have hallucinated at some point in their life, according to a new study.
27 May 2015, 05:31 PM ET
To shape your "plastic" brain for the better, get exercising.
27 May 2015, 03:27 PM ET
Researchers are working to find ways to coax genetically engineered bacteria into detecting human diseases.
27 May 2015, 01:11 PM ET
Tiny pacifiers bring relief to preemies in intensive care.
27 May 2015, 10:58 AM ET
A heat wave scorching India may have killed thousands more people than has been reported, one expert says.
27 May 2015, 12:39 AM ET
By tricking HIV into ejecting its genetic information far from any host cells, a new compound may one day help defeat the virus.
27 May 2015, 12:01 AM ET
Hawaii reclaimed the title of the nation's least obese state in 2014, while Mississippi remained the most obese state.
27 May 2015, 12:01 AM ET
A new poll from Gallup-Healthways ranks the most and least obese states in the U.S. 2014. Hawaii had the lowest obesity rate, at just 19 percent, while Mississippi had the highest, at 35.2 percent.
26 May 2015, 04:32 PM ET
Among older adults, greater consumption of alcohol is linked with more damage to the heart, researchers say.
26 May 2015, 04:14 PM ET
An experimental vaccine aims at keeping blood pressure low for several months, research say.
26 May 2015, 03:07 PM ET
Back in the day, Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble used to relax with a smoke, but times have changed.
26 May 2015, 11:37 AM ET
A 55-year-old man in New Jersey who recently visited West Africa has died from a virus known as Lassa fever, which can produce symptoms similar to Ebola but is less contagious, health officials said.
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.