Health Archive
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.
03 March 2014, 05:42 PM ET
Most fitness trackers will last 1 to 2 weeks before needing to be recharged using a USB cord. But some use a non-rechargeablewatch battery that can last several months.
03 March 2014, 05:24 PM ET
You may wear your fitness tracker so often you never miss a step, but all that activity may cause your tracker to get dirty, sweaty or smelly.
03 March 2014, 04:38 PM ET
Among older adults who drink moderate amounts of alcohol weekly, those who binge drink tend to die earlier than those who don't, according to a new study.
03 March 2014, 04:27 PM ET
Researchers have created a sensor-embedded, replica of the heart's outer wall that could be used to treat and monitor heart rhythm disorders such as atrial fibrillation.
03 March 2014, 04:17 PM ET
People who regularly take opioid painkillers such as Vicodin and OxyContin for nonmedical reasons are more likely to get the medication from a doctor than from a friend or other sources, a new study finds.
03 March 2014, 04:12 PM ET
You may wear your fitness tracker so often you never miss a step, but all that activity may cause your tracker to get dirty, sweaty or smelly. But after you clean it, make sure to dry it immediately and completely.
03 March 2014, 04:06 PM ET
Scientists have figured out a way to make the epicardium, the outer layer of the heart, using a cheap 3D printer. The artificial tissue could be used to treat atrial fibrillation.
03 March 2014, 04:00 PM ET
No one likes a hangover, but the pain and discomfort people can experience after a night of drinking doesn't seem to have much of an effect on their future drinking behavior, a new study suggests.
03 March 2014, 02:31 PM ET
Some fitness trackers have sleek, featureless surfaces. But will they tell you all you need to know? Here's what to look for.
03 March 2014, 02:19 PM ET
Are you a cross-country runner? Do you hike for exercise? If not, you may be able to save some money. Mike Prospero explains how to tell for sure.
03 March 2014, 10:43 AM ET
Children who have frequently nightmares and night terrors when they are young are more likely to experience hallucinations and delusions when they reach age 12, new research suggests.
03 March 2014, 08:41 AM ET
Public health messages aimed at increasing vaccination rates may actually make parents less likely to vaccinate their children, new research finds.
03 March 2014, 07:10 AM ET
Parents may use noise machines to help babies sleep, but the sound may be loud enough to harm a little one's hearing, researchers reported today (March 3).
01 March 2014, 01:48 AM ET
The evolution of 3D printing has moved quickly and it is now poised to alter every aspect of our lives and health.
28 February 2014, 06:04 PM ET
The Fitbit One is a lightweight fitness tracker that tracks steps, distance walked, calories burned, floors climbed and sleep. Here's what I found after testing the device.
28 February 2014, 05:32 PM ET
A man in Florida has succumbed to complications from a venomous spider bite, probably from a brown recluse, authorities told the Associated Press.
28 February 2014, 04:43 PM ET
The Jawbone UP24 is a fitness tracker that tracks steps, distance walked, calories burned, and sleep patterns. Here's what I found after wearing the device for a week.
28 February 2014, 04:11 PM ET
It's so thin it set records. A Chinese company has created the world's thinnest latex condom, snagging the Guinness World Record for the barely-there wrapper.
28 February 2014, 04:04 PM ET
Eating a small snack a few hours before bedtime may help you sleep by preventing hunger from waking you. However, there are no snacks that guarantee to put you to sleep.
28 February 2014, 02:17 PM ET
One of the most controversial drugs to come to market in many years, the new painkiller known as Zohydro ER (hydrocodone bitartrate) is setting off alarms in the medical, law enforcement and drug rehabilitation communities nationwide.
28 February 2014, 12:52 PM ET
Pedometers can be useful tools to help you track progress towards your fitness goal, and perhaps even motivate you to be more active.