Health Archive
08 May 2015, 02:00 PM ET
In the future, back pain might be treated with implants that deliver drugs right where it hurts, which would make taking pills a thing of the past.
08 May 2015, 12:01 AM ET
Babies in the United States are more likely to be born during work hours than during off hours, a finding that suggests that medical interventions — such as C-sections — are playing a role in when babies are born.
07 May 2015, 04:57 PM ET
Augmentin is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that works against many common infections, including strep throat, ear infections and pneumonia.
07 May 2015, 04:30 PM ET
An American doctor who recovered from Ebola developed serious eye problems months later, as a result of the virus lingering in the eye, according to a new report of the case.
07 May 2015, 03:10 PM ET
Using cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM), scientists have captured the most detailed image yet of protein structures. This might "revolutionize drug development," according to The National Cancer Institute.
07 May 2015, 03:10 PM ET
Researchers can now spy on proteins at nearly the level of their individual atoms, thanks to a new microscope technique.
07 May 2015, 02:53 PM ET
Getting vaccinated against measles may also help you avoid other diseases as well, a new study shows.
07 May 2015, 11:42 AM ET
More Americans are taking vitamin D supplements, but could people get sick from it?
06 May 2015, 03:58 PM ET
The Ebola virus can live on surfaces in hospitals for up to two weeks, a new study suggests.
06 May 2015, 03:43 PM ET
Depression and bipolar disorder can both cause people to go through periods of extreme sadness and despair, and even mental health experts may find it difficult to distinguish between the two disorders. But new research suggests these conditions may have
06 May 2015, 03:27 PM ET
Going through puberty is hard for transgender kids, but hormone blockers can delay puberty while both the youth and the parents decide the best path forward.
06 May 2015, 01:48 PM ET
Autism myths and fears are not helping anyone, but research is.
06 May 2015, 10:35 AM ET
Epilepsy can emerge as we age, but treatment can bring back a sense of control.
06 May 2015, 01:52 AM ET
Drug allergies are caused when the immune system responds to some chemical portion of a medicine, and symptoms can range from mild to deadly.
05 May 2015, 10:51 PM ET
Diarrhea is one of the most commonly reported ailments in the United States. It can be caused by parasites, viruses or bacteria.
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.
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