Health Archive
05 May 2015, 04:09 PM ET
Serious and even fatal accidents can happen while using exercise equipment, as seen with the death of SurveyMonkey CEO Dave Goldberg. But there are safety precautions people can take to prevent injury.
05 May 2015, 12:58 PM ET
The type of sugar in your drink may affect how much food you want to eat, researchers say.
05 May 2015, 12:53 PM ET
Giving patients a nontoxic strain of the bacteria C. difficile may actually ward off future infections
04 May 2015, 05:11 PM ET
A new screening test for ovarian cancer can detect more women with the disease than previous methods, a new study from the United Kingdom suggests.
04 May 2015, 01:09 PM ET
People with seasonal allergies may benefit from eating probiotics, scientists said after looking at 23 studies.
04 May 2015, 11:00 AM ET
Young children with "night terrors" could be at greater risk for sleepwalking later in life, a new study from Canada suggests.
04 May 2015, 07:11 AM ET
GPS running watches can track everything from your steps per minute to the length of your stride, but analyzing all that data can be a chore — especially if you don't have a running coach to help you make sense of your stats.
04 May 2015, 07:11 AM ET
For women, money problems may be linked with an increased risk of heart attack.
02 May 2015, 03:23 AM ET
When pain persists, always see a doctor — too many head and neck cancers grow deadly while they are ignored.
02 May 2015, 03:05 AM ET
The physical discomforts of pregnancy as well as the emotional stress of this major life change can cause sleep problems and keep a mother-to-be awake at night.
01 May 2015, 06:16 PM ET
People who have problems sleeping may also be more sensitive to pain, new research finds.
01 May 2015, 01:00 PM ET
The Ebola virus can remain in semen for longer than previously thought, and men who survive the disease should always use a condom during sex, the CDC says.
01 May 2015, 11:46 AM ET
The Nasca Lines, a series of strange etchings in the barren Peruvian desert, may have been viewed on ritual processionals to an ancient temple.
01 May 2015, 09:51 AM ET
It may look like an insole, but this Smart Shoes system developed at the Mechanical Systems Control Lab at UC Berkeley could help physical therapists get their patients walking better, faster.
01 May 2015, 06:38 AM ET
Kids who live at higher elevations may face a lower risk of ADHD than kids who live closer to sea level, researchers say.
01 May 2015, 06:38 AM ET
Children who are prodigies may have certain genetic traits in common with people who have autism, new research suggests.
30 April 2015, 10:57 PM ET
Water fluoridation is the addition of the chemical fluoride to public water supplies, for the purpose of reducing cavities. The process has caused controversy for more than 60 years.
30 April 2015, 10:44 PM ET
This may be the most important system in the body. Without the ability to reproduce, a species dies.
30 April 2015, 07:19 PM ET
People who walk for just 30 minutes daily benefit from it, a new study finds.
30 April 2015, 02:55 PM ET
Doctors and veterinarians in the southwestern United States should keep an eye out for cases of plague, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
30 April 2015, 01:55 PM ET
A lab worker in Boston became infected with a virus similar to smallpox after he accidentally stuck himself with a needle that was contaminated with the virus, according to a new report of the case.
30 April 2015, 04:04 AM ET
Some women get more benefit than others from doing the same type of exercise, and genes now researchers say they know one reason why.
30 April 2015, 01:27 AM ET
Mitochondria are specialized cellular structures that power various functions.
29 April 2015, 04:53 PM ET
Chipotle's decision to prepare only food that does not contain genetically modified ingredients is adding fuel to an ongoing debate about the health and safety of these foods.
29 April 2015, 04:36 PM ET
A person's urine could reveal whether they are at risk for obesity and related harmful conditions, a new study suggests.
29 April 2015, 02:26 PM ET
Infections with difficult-to-treat and sometimes deadly gut bacteria called "C. diff" are highest in the spring, according to a new study.
29 April 2015, 01:51 PM ET
A new "4D" medical device has saved the lives of three baby boys with life-threatening breathing problems, researchers say.
29 April 2015, 09:00 AM ET
The rate of deaths from cancer appears to be on the decline worldwide, a new study suggests.
28 April 2015, 06:39 PM ET
Men who are polygamous have more than quadruple the risk of narrowed coronary arteries, new research suggests.
28 April 2015, 03:04 PM ET
For people who are addicted to opioid painkillers, getting treated for addiction in the emergency room rather than waiting to see an addiction specialist may be beneficial, a new study suggests.
28 April 2015, 11:37 AM ET
How safely a teenager drives may depend on who's in the passenger seat, a new study finds.
28 April 2015, 03:00 AM ET
Being bullied during childhood may have even graver consequences for mental health in adulthood than being neglected or abused, according to a new study.