24 October 2013, 01:43 PM ET
A Roma couple in Greece have been charged with abducting a young girl who was found living with them last week. What made authorities suspect the girl wasn't Roma? Her blond hair and blue eyes.
24 October 2013, 11:51 AM ET
In her many television appearances, Suzanne Somers offers health advice to women. But what she says doesn't always hold up as fact, and in some cases, following her advice could be harmful.
24 October 2013, 10:14 AM ET
A Mississippi baby born with HIV and treated in the early hours of her life remains free of the infection three years late, despite being off of medications for 18 months, according to a new report.
23 October 2013, 07:04 PM ET
Research recently published in The Lancet looked at whether applying medical grade honey to wound sites in patients undergoing dialysis showed advantages over standard antibiotic use.
23 October 2013, 05:00 PM ET
A 57-year- old woman in Italy who went to the doctor with inflamed sinuses had an unusual diagnosis.
23 October 2013, 04:40 PM ET
Sprouts -- the tiny plants that grow as seeds begin to germinate -- are packed with nutrition. Here's a look at ways to include sprouts in your diet.
23 October 2013, 04:39 PM ET
The National Institutes of Health has awarded several million dollars to three projects aimed at creating new robotic devices to assist people with disabilities.
23 October 2013, 11:02 AM ET
Bats in Peru were found to harbor a brand new type of flu virus.
23 October 2013, 10:17 AM ET
A nap, or as the Chinese call it, a wujiao, is a pleasant break from the day, but the debate on its health effects continues.
22 October 2013, 05:00 PM ET
Exactly what it means for a pregnancy to be "full term" is changing, doctors say.
22 October 2013, 04:00 PM ET
Getting a flu shot may reduce the risk of major heart problems, such as heart attacks or unexpected chest pain, particularly in people with a recent history of such complications, a new study suggests.
22 October 2013, 03:03 PM ET
Public opinion on pot legalization appears to have crossed a major threshold: For the first time, a Gallup poll found that a solid majority of American adults supports making marijuana legal.
22 October 2013, 02:28 PM ET
An upcoming app aims to make avoiding foodborne illness a little easier, whether at home or dinning out.
22 October 2013, 01:39 PM ET
Publishing all the scientific details, they say, might show terrorists how to create a bioweapon.
22 October 2013, 12:42 PM ET
Coconut oil supplements and pills are touted for their health benefits, but do they really work? And is coconut oil safe to take? Here's a look at the evidence.
22 October 2013, 10:33 AM ET
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we've rounded up the 10 best apps for celebrating life, acknowledging the fight, remembering who we've lost, and supporting the survivors.
21 October 2013, 09:59 PM ET
People who play a musical instrument may tend to have better physical and mental health, studies have shown. Even taking up an instrument in old age may help, research suggests.
21 October 2013, 02:43 PM ET
A new method to re-grow hair using a person's own cells has been created, according to a preliminary study in mice.
21 October 2013, 01:12 PM ET
Brushing and flossing your teeth can help maintain oral health, but eating certain foods is also good for you teeth. Here's a look at eight foods that may help keep your mouth healthy.
21 October 2013, 08:33 AM ET
Women who buy breast milk online should be aware that the milk may contain disease-causing bacteria, researchers say. New findings show that milk bought over the internet contains more bacteria that milk from a hospital milk bank.
18 October 2013, 05:54 PM ET
Many Americans suffer from a common, often misdiagnosed, hip problem.
18 October 2013, 03:07 PM ET
Reasearchers at Nationwide Children's hospital tested breastmilk purchased on the internet from several sources and found high levels of certain disease-causing bacteria.
18 October 2013, 02:27 PM ET
Ashley Kurpiel has a rare genetic condition known as fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva, or FOP. The disease is sometimes called "stone man syndrome" because the muscles, tendons and ligaments of people with the disease are gradually turned to bone.
18 October 2013, 09:45 AM ET
Underage college students who use fake IDs to get drinks end up drinking more frequently, which may put them at higher risk for alcohol-use disorders, researchers say.
17 October 2013, 07:01 PM ET
If you think doing household chores will save you a trip to the gym, you might want to think again.
17 October 2013, 07:00 PM ET
Common household chores may not burn as many calories as you think.
17 October 2013, 04:23 PM ET
A young man from Tennessee is living with haemolacria, an alarming medical condition — without warning, he begins to bleed from his eyes. And some of the best doctors in the country are completely stumped by his ailment.
17 October 2013, 04:09 PM ET
The history of biology is peppered with invaluable contributions by physics and physicists. Even if we leave aside the argument that it’s all just physics anyway, theoretical and practical biology leans heavily on our physics cousins.
17 October 2013, 04:01 PM ET
Regular exercise may lower the risk that a person's sense of smell will fade, which tends to happen as people age, a new study finds.
17 October 2013, 03:40 PM ET
Your genes control features inside you body and researchers are trying to use this to help doctors prescribe more effective medications.
17 October 2013, 02:06 PM ET
While the reasons why we need sleep remain mysterious, a new study shows that one activity in the brain cranks up during sleep: the disposal of waste.
17 October 2013, 12:59 PM ET
The body mass index, or BMI, is a metric used to estimate the amount of body fat a person has. Though BMI doesn't measure body fat directly, it correlates with other direct measures of body fat.