Health Archive
09 July 2014, 06:30 PM ET
Medical literature is replete with references to food items when describing various diseases. Such food imagery may be useful tool for teaching doctors...who must have strong stomachs.
09 July 2014, 05:27 PM ET
There are three distinct types of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) that match up with children's personalities, some researchers suggest.
09 July 2014, 04:10 PM ET
This 4th of July let’s enjoy the spectacular displays inside us, too.
09 July 2014, 04:03 PM ET
Nearly 90,000 U.S. adults visit the emergency room for side effects from prescription psychiatric medications yearly, more than 10,000 of which are related to the sleep drug Ambien.
09 July 2014, 12:14 PM ET
The VirtualTraining software brings Google maps, satellite images and videos of the roads together, so that people can take a virtual ride, anywhere in the world.
09 July 2014, 11:54 AM ET
After a young woman in Spain began smokng synthetic cannabis regularly, she went into a state of "catatonic psychosis" and took months to recover, according to a new report of her case.
09 July 2014, 11:00 AM ET
The U.S. military has chosen two universities to lead a program to develop brain implants to restore memory to veterans who have suffered brain injuries, officials said at a news conference yesterday (July 8).
08 July 2014, 03:12 PM ET
Testosterone replacement therapies promise more muscle mass, more sex drive, more energy and maybe even that extra vigor in your golf swing, but at what cost?
07 July 2014, 06:55 PM ET
For teens, bangs may be more than a fashion statement. Having "Justing Bieber hair" may protect skin against sun damage, doctors say.
07 July 2014, 05:49 PM ET
For women, being "hypersexual" may mean high rates of masturbation and pornography use, rather than more passive behaviors such as fantasizing, as previous studies had suggested, new research finds.
07 July 2014, 05:00 PM ET
Some health fairs offer to screen people for a buildup of plaque in blood vessels in their neck, but new guidelines recommend against such screening in people who do not have symptoms.
07 July 2014, 03:04 PM ET
European scientists have called for the review of a major neuroscience initiative, criticizing the program for taking a narrow approach that they say is likely to fail.
03 July 2014, 06:30 PM ET
A teen who took ecstasy survived a ruptured aneurysm in an artery near his spinal cord, but experts say his case is a reminder of the drug's dangers.
03 July 2014, 05:04 PM ET
As of June 18, an Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed at least 337 people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
03 July 2014, 04:43 PM ET
Have you ever been at a restaurant table where everyone ordered a salad? The finding of a new study may explain why this happens.
03 July 2014, 01:46 PM ET
Probiotics are often touted as a way to improve health, but what exactly do these "good" bacteria do for us? Here are some common myths about probiotics.
03 July 2014, 12:34 PM ET
People who have more negative interactions with their spouses may be at increased risk of heart disease, a new study suggests.
03 July 2014, 07:34 AM ET
Your brain on psychedelic drugs looks similar to your brain when you're dreaming, a new study suggests.
03 July 2014, 06:00 AM ET
Apple Health will be an aid to doctors and patients both.
02 July 2014, 07:17 PM ET
People with the mysterious hearing condition tinnitus may hear incessant ringing or whooshing noises, and may suffer depression or anxiety with their condition. Now a new study finds their brains may also process emotions differently.
02 July 2014, 04:29 PM ET
The parents of children with autism, who don't have the condition themselves, may have some of the traits of people with autism, a new study shows.
02 July 2014, 03:50 PM ET
An experimental drug that could help people with asthma or allergies works in a new way, by blocking the production of an inflammatory protein, according to a new study.
02 July 2014, 02:35 PM ET
All they had to do was sit and entertain themselves with their thoughts from 6-15 minutes, but when given the option of self-shocking during that time, 67% of the Males and 25% of females hit the zapper button.
02 July 2014, 12:20 PM ET
Fish oil supplements are touted as having many health benefits, but does science support these claims? We took a look.
01 July 2014, 06:30 PM ET
Nearly 80 percent of young people in the United States who die are killed by injuries, such as those sustained in car crashes, falls or fires, according to a new report
01 July 2014, 04:40 PM ET
Are probiotics safe to take, and do they have side effects? Here are eight expert tips about probiotics.
01 July 2014, 04:12 PM ET
Our mobile devices may make getting good sleep particularly challenging. Here are some sleep tips from experts.
01 July 2014, 01:53 PM ET
The rate of prescriptions that doctors write for painkillers varies widely by state, with states in the South having some of the highest rates, according to a new report
01 July 2014, 04:11 AM ET
Serious reactions to vaccines are rare among children, and vaccines are not linked to autism, according to a new review of vaccine safety in kids.
01 July 2014, 03:55 AM ET
Women who are taking birth control pills may have egg's that artificially appear old, which could mask a woman's true fertility, a new study finds.
30 June 2014, 07:37 PM ET
Here are six science-supported tips for eating healthy to reduce your risk of cancer.
30 June 2014, 06:12 PM ET
Almost half of the U.S. soldiers who have recently returned from deployment have chronic pain, and 15 percent use opioid painkillers, a new study finds.