Health Archive
07 January 2015, 04:33 PM ET
Seven people from several parts of California and two Utah residents are now confirmed to have measles, and three more Californians are suspected to have the disease, health officials stated.
07 January 2015, 01:01 PM ET
Scientists have discovered a new class of antibiotics that can kill a wide range of dangerous, drug-resistant bacteria.
07 January 2015, 10:30 AM ET
Almost three-quarter of parents don't follow the safety advice to use rear-facing car seats for their toddlers until the child turns 2, a new study finds.
07 January 2015, 01:26 AM ET
Food labels seem to provide all the information a thoughtful consumer needs, so counting calories should be simple. But things get tricky because food labels tell only half the story.
06 January 2015, 09:55 PM ET
The element lithium can treat bipolar disorder and help prevent suicide, but people taking it should stay hydrated and watch for side effects.
06 January 2015, 08:34 PM ET
Ayurveda is an ancient health care tradition practiced in India.
06 January 2015, 08:21 PM ET
Blood pressure is one of the vital signs that doctors measure to assess general health.
06 January 2015, 07:46 PM ET
The sun's rays may shape human lives in a surprising way: High levels of sun exposure during the year of birth may increase infant mortality and shorten the average life span of a population, a new study finds.
06 January 2015, 01:00 PM ET
Alcohol poisoning deaths add up to more than 2,200 each year in the country, and most occur among middle-age men.
06 January 2015, 10:04 AM ET
People tend to drink less as they get older, but how much a person's alcohol intake declines over time depends on both their overall health and whether they have a partner, a new report from the U.K. finds.
06 January 2015, 06:57 AM ET
Two years after a car crash left a man in Italy in what doctors call a "minimally conscious state," he suddenly regained the ability to speak and control his movements, according to a new report of his case.
06 January 2015, 06:54 AM ET
In 2013, President Barack Obama launched an ambitious research effort to revolutionize understanding of the human brain. Known as the BRAIN Initiative (Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies), the project aims to develop new tools
05 January 2015, 09:51 PM ET
Leukemia is cancer of the white blood cells. It is the most common type of cancer in children, but more adults get diagnosed with leukemia.
05 January 2015, 09:24 PM ET
The anti-inflammatory painkilling drug ibuprofen is effective against fever, menstrual cramps, headaches, toothaches, joint pain and backaches.
05 January 2015, 09:18 PM ET
Ice bucket challenges aside, treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a progressive and fatal neurological disease, is limited. However, promising research is ongoing.
05 January 2015, 07:19 PM ET
Epson is launching three new GPS watches in North America, the company announced here in Las Vegas today at CES. The "Runsense" watches will be geared towards runners and other fitness buffs.
05 January 2015, 04:04 PM ET
Up to three-quarters of heart attacks in younger women could be prevented if women followed a number of healthy lifestyle practices, a new study shows.
05 January 2015, 03:04 PM ET
A new drug tricks mice into thinking they had an imaginary meal, a new study shows.
05 January 2015, 02:49 PM ET
Researchers have charted the bowhead whale's genome in a search for genes that fight off aging.
05 January 2015, 12:56 PM ET
Eating whole grains such as popcorn, oats and quinoa is linked to increased longevity, and may decrease risk for deaths from cardiovascular disease over a 25-year period, but not cancer deaths, a new study finds.
05 January 2015, 07:04 AM ET
While the science of steps has advanced for adults, most exercise physiologists don't agree on how many steps a day children should take.
02 January 2015, 01:43 PM ET
Fat cells just under a person's skin may be the first responders to invading bacteria, buying time until the white blood cells arrive at a wound site, according to a new study.
02 January 2015, 01:12 PM ET
Constance Wilde — the wife of 19th century Irish writer Oscar Wilde — suffered from a mysterious illness for the last decade of her life. A new analysis of her unpublished letters suggests that she most likely had multiple sclerosis.
31 December 2014, 03:55 PM ET
There was a 22 percent decline in the rate of cancer deaths from 1991 (the year it peaked) to 2011, according to the annual report from the American Cancer Society.
30 December 2014, 04:29 PM ET
Actress Lindsay Lohan has contracted a mosquito-borne virus that can cause debilitating joint pain, according to the actresses' social media accounts.
30 December 2014, 10:10 AM ET
In the small village of Meliandou, in Guinea, there stood a tall, hollowed-out tree where children loved to play. But thousands of bats lived in the tree, and one toddler — a 2-year-old named Emile Ouamouno — may have contracted Ebola from playing there.
29 December 2014, 04:14 PM ET
How might heart problems be different in the future? A new study looks at cardiac arrests on Star Trek.
29 December 2014, 03:12 PM ET
A health care worker in Scotland has been diagnosed with Ebola, shortly after returning from treating patients with the disease in Sierra Leone, according to the National Health Service of the United Kingdom.
29 December 2014, 01:44 PM ET
Using a 3D printer to visualize tiny molecules can help scientists develop new drugs and completely synthetic molecules.
29 December 2014, 09:01 AM ET
Supporters of the Whole30 elimination diet claim it can improve mental focus, trim waistlines and even improve serious health conditions such as diabetes, but experts don't agree on the diet's claims.
29 December 2014, 01:48 AM ET
Public health groups treat smoking as an epidemic, arguing that we addressed it too late in many countries but can prevent it in others.
27 December 2014, 06:22 PM ET
If you’re a teetotaller, your friends have likely tried to convince you to taste red wine by swearing on its multiple health benefits.