Health Archive
06 June 2014, 01:49 AM ET
Not testing medicines on female mice is questionable, but is it wise to be testing human medicines on mice at all?
06 June 2014, 01:20 AM ET
On June 2, the godfather of ecstasy, Alexander Shulgin died. Often called “Sasha”, his name is inextricably linked to the drug.
05 June 2014, 07:04 PM ET
Today, a group of scientists released a roadmap highlighting the specific goals for the project over the next five to 10 years.
05 June 2014, 05:53 PM ET
For one night stands, size does matter, but it's not penis length that women are concerned about — it's girth, a new study suggests.
05 June 2014, 05:31 PM ET
A substance found in red wine and dark chocolate that has been touted for its supposed anti-aging effects may improve people's memory, new research suggests.
05 June 2014, 04:29 PM ET
Exercising and dietary factors, such as eating less red meat and more vegetables and fish, have been linked to a lower risk of developing colon cancer. However, it's less clear whether such factors also play a role in preventing cancer reoccurrence.
05 June 2014, 03:11 PM ET
Nicotine inhalers, which are devices similar to electronic cigarettes, have existed for years, but they were just not cool enough to catch on, researchers say.
05 June 2014, 01:06 PM ET
This year's flu season saw a lower rate of death and doctor's visits for flu compared to last season, but a higher rate of flu-related hospitalizations among baby boomers, according to a new report.
05 June 2014, 12:18 PM ET
Watercress ranks number 1 on a new list of "powerhouse" fruits and vegetables.
05 June 2014, 12:00 PM ET
The top "powerhouse" foods include many leafy greens, according to a new ranking of fruits and vegetables based on their nutrient density.
05 June 2014, 11:41 AM ET
Heart surgery in not required to implant the tiny new pacemaker (24 millimeters in length). It is inserted through an artery in the leg with tiny prongs and attached to the heart.
05 June 2014, 11:26 AM ET
Testing on dogs shows that its not just hair and dander that causes allergic reactions. Synthetic, allergy free pillow may not be so clean and black mold danger may be overblown.
05 June 2014, 03:02 AM ET
Removing a tick correctly can lessen the chance of contracting a tick-borne illness.
05 June 2014, 02:21 AM ET
Vitiligo, a human skin condition that turns patches of skin and hair white, it is not a disease we hear much about, although it affects approximately 1% of the population.
04 June 2014, 07:33 PM ET
People may believe that smoking pot is harmless, but there's good evidence that the drug has negative effects on people's health, according to a new review.
04 June 2014, 07:13 PM ET
For patients with severe intellectual disability, the condition can be detected by looking only at their genes, researchers say.
04 June 2014, 06:36 PM ET
Children whose parents are divorced are more likely to be overweight or obese than kids whose parents are married, a new study suggests.
04 June 2014, 05:26 PM ET
A test of patients' breath could reveal whether they have lung cancer and how advanced it is, or whether they suffer from chronic, noncancerous lung conditions, a new study shows.
04 June 2014, 05:22 PM ET
Scientists have discovered that erythritol, the main ingredient in the artificial sweetener Truvia, is toxic to flies.
04 June 2014, 05:00 PM ET
A man in Saudi Arabia who died from Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) appears to have caught the deadly disease from a camel he owned, a new study suggests.
04 June 2014, 02:10 PM ET
There may be hope for people with desk jobs: A new kind of clothing aims to tone muscles and burn calories, and you don't even have to break a sweat.
04 June 2014, 01:39 PM ET
Haruko Obokata, the Japanese scientist who was accused of fabricating stem cell research, has finally agreed to retract both papers that described her work, according to news reports.
04 June 2014, 12:16 PM ET
Colds and seasonal allergies may have similar symptoms, but there are clues to telling them apart, experts say.
04 June 2014, 11:14 AM ET
Women with breast cancer may undergo nipple tattooing as a part of breast reconstruction. Surgeons can learn from the techniques tattoo artists use to create the appearance of 3D structures to create tattoos that look more realistic, experts say.
04 June 2014, 03:10 AM ET
What has happened to reverse the eradication efforts? The simple answer is that too few children are receiving polio vaccination. A full answer is, of course, more complex.
04 June 2014, 02:38 AM ET
Veins are part of the body’s extensive network of blood vessels, returning blood back to the heart to maintain a continuous circulation. And when things go wrong with them, you can end up with varicose veins.
03 June 2014, 06:04 PM ET
Researchers are testing the use of fitness trackers and other wearable devices to monitor patients' health when they are at home.
03 June 2014, 05:45 PM ET
What do people who live to be over 100 eventually die from? A new study holds clues.
03 June 2014, 04:17 PM ET
Antibiotics can reduce the diversity of bacteria in the gut, which has been linked to higher risk of colorectal cancer.
03 June 2014, 01:47 PM ET
Although norovirus outbreaks on cruise ships often make the news, most of the outbreaks of foodborne illness from the virus get started in restaurants, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
03 June 2014, 01:38 PM ET
The number of people known to be infected with Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) just jumped by more than 100 after Saudi Arabian officials reexamined old medical records.
03 June 2014, 01:08 PM ET
Using 3D-printing methods, researchers have created artificial blood vessels in a lab. The bioprinted structures could be used for transplants or for testing new drugs, scientists say.