Health Archive
12 January 2015, 06:07 PM ET
Guinea worm disease may be on its way out and a new exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History will showcase the massive public health effort it took to beat the grisly parasitic infection.
12 January 2015, 03:03 PM ET
A protein known to have antidepressant effects in the brain may also improve heart health, a new study finds.
12 January 2015, 07:03 AM ET
Animations like this one, which shows HIV infecting a human cell, are helping researchers probe complicated, dynamic molecular interactions.
09 January 2015, 07:39 PM ET
From caffeine to Viagra, doctors adapt adult therapies to save tiny babies.
09 January 2015, 06:50 PM ET
The great many pregnancy apps out there offer women a look of their baby's development, along with a slew of information on foods, medicines and pregnancy symptoms. But which apps are the best? Live Science checked out the field -- here are our top picks.
09 January 2015, 02:25 PM ET
Fitness trackers seem to have gone mainstream — one in 10 adults in the United States now owns a fitness band — but it's much more uncommon for people to own smartwatches, according to a new national survey on consumer trends.
09 January 2015, 12:49 PM ET
This flu season is severe and health officials are urging people who become sick with the flu to consider using antiviral flu medications.
09 January 2015, 12:35 PM ET
This animation illustrates one mechanism in which HIV enters the T cell of the immune system.
09 January 2015, 10:58 AM ET
Doctors believe that giving premature babies the equivalent of a cup of coffee stimulates the diaphragm, the lungs and the brain. Also, Viagra has been used in babies diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension.
09 January 2015, 10:21 AM ET
What do you want to know about getting in shape this year?
08 January 2015, 10:53 PM ET
To figure out how to manage the cytarabine shortage, we called emergency meeting of pharmacists, oncologists, hospital administration and clinical ethics (that’s me).
08 January 2015, 06:16 PM ET
A vaccine against the Ebola virus is urgently needed, and several companies are racing to test their experimental vaccines in an effort to halt the spread of the deadly viral disease.
08 January 2015, 03:25 PM ET
A powered exoskeleton from Ekso allows stroke victims and partial spinal cord injury patients, like Shane Mosko, to walk farther, aiding rehabilitation.
08 January 2015, 02:22 PM ET
By mimicking children's pop-up books, scientists can now make complex microscopic 3D shapes that model brain circuitry and blood vessels, researchers say.
08 January 2015, 12:07 PM ET
The human body hosts several pounds of microorganisms, and research suggests those microbes influence the human brain.
08 January 2015, 01:04 AM ET
Magnets, targeted to highly specific areas of the brain, appear to help stroke patients extend their recovery.
07 January 2015, 10:02 PM ET
The human heart is an organ that pumps blood throughout the body via the circulatory system.
07 January 2015, 10:00 PM ET
Heart rate, also known as pulse rate, is the number of times your heart beats per minute. A normal heart rate depends on the individual as well as a variety of factors.
07 January 2015, 06:07 PM ET
Researchers from the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are testing repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) using a NexStim developed device.
07 January 2015, 05:58 PM ET
From Bluetooth baby pacifiers to stress-busting wearables, here are the best health tech products from CES 2015.
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