Health Archive
07 March 2014, 11:30 AM ET
One state ranks first in both frequent exercise and vegetable consumption, according to a new Gallup-Healthways poll.
07 March 2014, 11:14 AM ET
A new Gallup-Healthways poll ranks states by the percentage of people who say they exercise three times a week for at least 30 minutes.
07 March 2014, 09:12 AM ET
Women who give birth to 10 or more children may have a reduced risk of cancer, a new study from Finland suggests.
07 March 2014, 09:02 AM ET
A new way of printing a 3D liver replica may guide surgeries, preventing complications. The new technique could also be used to guide face transplants and other complicated operations.
07 March 2014, 09:02 AM ET
A new way of printing a 3D liver replica may guide surgeries, preventing complications.
07 March 2014, 01:13 AM ET
Aspirin is a common pain reliever. Learn how aspirin works, what "baby aspirin" is for, what aspirin's side effects are, and whether you should give aspirin to your dog.
06 March 2014, 05:51 PM ET
The death of Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman from a heroin overdose in February cast a harsh spotlight on heroin abuse in the United States and elsewhere, though few people actually know what heroin is or how it works.
06 March 2014, 04:00 PM ET
The complication is highly rare, but taking care of wrinkles on the forehead can cause permanent damage to the eye, a new report shows.
06 March 2014, 11:49 AM ET
A new intravaginal ring could protect against HIV, herpes and pregnancy, which could address women's needs in developing countries for both family planning and sexually transmitted disease protection.
06 March 2014, 11:29 AM ET
Although e-cigarettes have been marketed as a way to help people quit smoking, a new study finds that teens who use the products often smoke regular cigarettes as well.
06 March 2014, 09:14 AM ET
So you have a new plan to lose weight or build your muscles, and you want to track your progress. You might consider a virtual nutrition counselor to help you along the way. But with so many apps and software on the market, how would you choose one?
06 March 2014, 07:05 AM ET
Researchers have new details about how the body tells time.
06 March 2014, 07:03 AM ET
President Obama's 2015 Budget proposes to double federal funding for the BRAIN Initiative from $100 million to $200 million.
05 March 2014, 05:40 PM ET
High levels of some hormone-mimicking chemicals, phthalates, in men, is linked to delayed pregnancy in their female partners.
05 March 2014, 05:36 PM ET
Young men with early-stage prostate cancer who undergo surgery right away, instead of waiting to see how their cancer progresses, may have a reduced risk of death from the disease over the long term, a new study from Scandinavia suggests.
05 March 2014, 04:52 PM ET
Though U.S. research on LSD was banned in 1966, researchers in Europe are now reassessing its potential benefits. Doctors in Switzerland recently completed an LSD experiment examining the drug's effect on patients with anxiety.
05 March 2014, 04:11 PM ET
Alzheimer's disease may be the third major cause of death in the U.S., after heart disease and cancer, according to a new study
05 March 2014, 01:44 PM ET
The dry conditions in California have only worsened winter haze, so regulators are implementing burn bans to prevent soot from accumulating.
05 March 2014, 10:24 AM ET
Poop can say a lot about a person's health. Here are 5 things to look for.
04 March 2014, 09:39 PM ET
Need some help getting your kids out of the house?
04 March 2014, 07:23 PM ET
Women who eat a diet rich in vegetables, fruits and whole grains and drink plenty of water during pregnancy may have a lower risk of preterm birth, a large study suggests.
04 March 2014, 05:54 PM ET
Communities that open or expand a casino see a drop in the percentage of children who are obese or overweight, according to a new study of casinos in American Indian communities.
04 March 2014, 04:40 PM ET
The brains of people with insomnia may have more plasticity than those of people who sleep well, new research suggests.
04 March 2014, 02:55 PM ET
The government's 2015 budget includes an additional $30 million to detect and prevent antibiotic resistance, according to the department of Health and Human Services.
04 March 2014, 01:55 PM ET
More than half of hospitalized patients receive antibiotics, but these prescriptions may often be inappropriate and potentially put patients at risk for serious complications.
04 March 2014, 12:00 PM ET
People who eat a lot of meat and cheese during middle age are more likely to die of cancer, a new study finds. For older people however, the effect of high-protein diet appears to be different.
04 March 2014, 09:27 AM ET
A new state has taken over the top spot as the nation's fattest, according to a new poll.
04 March 2014, 08:44 AM ET
Here's a look at how to charge some of the popular fitness trackers.
04 March 2014, 08:18 AM ET
The percentage of U.S. babies born outside of a hospital has reached its highest level in nearly 40 years, according to a new report from the Center's for Disease Control and Prevention.
04 March 2014, 08:10 AM ET
With 35.4 percent of its residents considered obese, Mississippi had the highest obesity rate in the United States in 2013. Find out where your state fell in the latest Gallup-Healthways poll.
04 March 2014, 01:09 AM ET
Albuterol is a prescription medicine prescribed for patients struggling with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis and other lung diseases.
04 March 2014, 01:01 AM ET
Gynecomastia is the growth of breast tissue in males. It's a benign condition that usually results from an imbalance in the sex hormones estrogen and testosterone.