Health Archive
09 June 2014, 04:00 PM ET
The cost of supporting a person with autism over a lifetime can be as high as $2.4 million, a new study estimates.
09 June 2014, 02:59 AM ET
Some people say once we understand how the brain processes information and thereby causes behaviour, there’s nothing left over for the person to do.
07 June 2014, 04:00 AM ET
Brain injury has fascinated humanity for centuries, but true understanding did not begin to emerge until 1559.
07 June 2014, 03:45 AM ET
The history of neurosurgery was understandably gory, but also profound.
07 June 2014, 12:38 AM ET
Black mold is not the crisis many make it out to be.
06 June 2014, 06:34 PM ET
There are many apps for new parents that can help them answer questions about their baby's health, as well as manage their own sanity.
06 June 2014, 06:17 PM ET
Even though some people practice yoga to treat their asthma, the exercise does not appear to alleviate asthma symptoms in adults, according to a new study.
06 June 2014, 03:56 PM ET
A dose of the drug Ecstasy that is not normally deadly could turn fatal when taken in a hot, crowded setting, a new study in rats suggests.
06 June 2014, 03:46 PM ET
Women who eat more tomatoes or other lycopene-containing fruits and vegetables may have a lower risk of developing kidney cancer, a new study suggests.
06 June 2014, 03:01 PM ET
From drying clothes to surrounding the house with wood chips, here are 10 ways to avoid tick bites, which can transmit a host of diseases.
06 June 2014, 12:42 PM ET
New rules about sunscreen labels went into effect last summer. Here are tips for choosing sunscreen.
06 June 2014, 03:44 AM ET
Children who are exposed to common allergens before age 1 are less likely to have certain health problems by age 3, a new study shows.
06 June 2014, 01:49 AM ET
Not testing medicines on female mice is questionable, but is it wise to be testing human medicines on mice at all?
06 June 2014, 01:20 AM ET
On June 2, the godfather of ecstasy, Alexander Shulgin died. Often called “Sasha”, his name is inextricably linked to the drug.
05 June 2014, 07:04 PM ET
Today, a group of scientists released a roadmap highlighting the specific goals for the project over the next five to 10 years.
05 June 2014, 05:53 PM ET
For one night stands, size does matter, but it's not penis length that women are concerned about — it's girth, a new study suggests.
05 June 2014, 05:31 PM ET
A substance found in red wine and dark chocolate that has been touted for its supposed anti-aging effects may improve people's memory, new research suggests.
05 June 2014, 04:29 PM ET
Exercising and dietary factors, such as eating less red meat and more vegetables and fish, have been linked to a lower risk of developing colon cancer. However, it's less clear whether such factors also play a role in preventing cancer reoccurrence.
05 June 2014, 03:11 PM ET
Nicotine inhalers, which are devices similar to electronic cigarettes, have existed for years, but they were just not cool enough to catch on, researchers say.
05 June 2014, 01:06 PM ET
This year's flu season saw a lower rate of death and doctor's visits for flu compared to last season, but a higher rate of flu-related hospitalizations among baby boomers, according to a new report.
05 June 2014, 12:18 PM ET
Watercress ranks number 1 on a new list of "powerhouse" fruits and vegetables.
05 June 2014, 12:00 PM ET
The top "powerhouse" foods include many leafy greens, according to a new ranking of fruits and vegetables based on their nutrient density.
05 June 2014, 11:41 AM ET
Heart surgery in not required to implant the tiny new pacemaker (24 millimeters in length). It is inserted through an artery in the leg with tiny prongs and attached to the heart.
05 June 2014, 11:26 AM ET
Testing on dogs shows that its not just hair and dander that causes allergic reactions. Synthetic, allergy free pillow may not be so clean and black mold danger may be overblown.
05 June 2014, 03:02 AM ET
Removing a tick correctly can lessen the chance of contracting a tick-borne illness.
05 June 2014, 02:21 AM ET
Vitiligo, a human skin condition that turns patches of skin and hair white, it is not a disease we hear much about, although it affects approximately 1% of the population.
04 June 2014, 07:33 PM ET
People may believe that smoking pot is harmless, but there's good evidence that the drug has negative effects on people's health, according to a new review.
04 June 2014, 07:13 PM ET
For patients with severe intellectual disability, the condition can be detected by looking only at their genes, researchers say.
04 June 2014, 06:36 PM ET
Children whose parents are divorced are more likely to be overweight or obese than kids whose parents are married, a new study suggests.
04 June 2014, 05:26 PM ET
A test of patients' breath could reveal whether they have lung cancer and how advanced it is, or whether they suffer from chronic, noncancerous lung conditions, a new study shows.
04 June 2014, 05:22 PM ET
Scientists have discovered that erythritol, the main ingredient in the artificial sweetener Truvia, is toxic to flies.
04 June 2014, 05:00 PM ET
A man in Saudi Arabia who died from Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) appears to have caught the deadly disease from a camel he owned, a new study suggests.