Health Archive
12 October 2014, 10:19 AM ET
A second person in Dallas has tested positive for Ebola after coming in contact with a man from Liberia who was infected with the deadly virus, officials said today.
11 October 2014, 05:38 PM ET
Bladder cancer is a cancer of the lining of the bladder.
11 October 2014, 04:54 PM ET
In a for-profit environment, drug research follows potential profits.
10 October 2014, 11:24 PM ET
Most of us have an existing desire to be a normal healthy weight, but not everyone seems able to achieve this goal.
10 October 2014, 06:38 PM ET
A new type of ER is emerging, one that addresses the added risks faciing cancer patients.
10 October 2014, 04:33 PM ET
It may seem innocuous now, but this little stone might have killed someone 700 years ago.
10 October 2014, 03:18 PM ET
Despite reassurances from health officials that Ebola is unlikely to spread in the United States, concerns about the disease in this country have grown. Why does Ebola scare us?
10 October 2014, 12:15 PM ET
Did you know that some of your favorite celebrities started these successful charities?
09 October 2014, 09:53 PM ET
The job of the immune system is to protect against disease.
09 October 2014, 09:28 PM ET
An ultrasound scan is used to get an image from within the human body. It is most widely known for its use during pregnancy.
09 October 2014, 09:13 PM ET
Potatoes are often thought of as a comfort food — richly mashed or crisply fried — but when prepared the right ways, these vegetables are actually quite nutritious.
09 October 2014, 06:07 PM ET
From spinal stimulation to exoskeletons, technologies for overcoming paralysis have come a long way in the 10 years since Christopher Reeve died.
09 October 2014, 06:07 PM ET
The Ebola virus that's causing the devastating outbreak in West Africa didn't even have a name just 38 years ago when it first surfaced and caused a mysterious illness among villagers in Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of Congo.
09 October 2014, 05:39 PM ET
The Ebola outbreak has been escalating in the past few months, but could it cause a global pandemic similar to that of AIDS, as was suggested by a top public health official?
09 October 2014, 05:08 PM ET
Drinking decaffeinated coffee is just as helpful as drinking regular coffee is for maintaining a healthy liver, a new study finds.
09 October 2014, 04:32 PM ET
Technologies to help paralyzed people move again have come a long way since "Superman" actor Christopher Reeve died 10 years ago. While a paralysis "cure" remains far from reality, the strides made in the past decade would make Reeve "excited," his son sa
09 October 2014, 10:23 AM ET
College athletes who play contact sports, such as football and soccer, are more likely to harbor the superbug MRSA than athletes who play non-contact sports, a new study finds.
09 October 2014, 10:11 AM ET
Ebola is a hemorrhagic fever. But not all hemorrhagic fevers are Ebola.
09 October 2014, 04:41 AM ET
Methods of diagnosing psychotic illness haven’t changed in the past 15 to 20 years — psychiatrists rely on observing symptoms, then make informed guesses about the best course of treatment.
08 October 2014, 09:05 PM ET
A woman's body goes through a number of changes in the earliest stages of pregnancy. Here are 10 clues to help a woman figure out whether she's pregnant.
08 October 2014, 03:33 PM ET
Five U.S. airports will implement screening some travelers for Ebola, starting this week, officials said.
08 October 2014, 03:21 PM ET
Americans may be living longer than ever -- Life expectancy at birth for the U.S. population reached a record high of 78.8 years in 2012, according to the report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
08 October 2014, 02:55 PM ET
The little things people take for granted — like holding a cherry without crushing it, or the soft touch of a loved one's hand — are beyond the reach of many amputees. But a new kind of prosthetic restores sensation and relieves pain, researchers say.
08 October 2014, 01:24 PM ET
A Dallas hospital spokesman says Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States, has died. (Oct. 8)
08 October 2014, 11:24 AM ET
Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian man who was being treated for Ebola in Texas, died today, according to the hospital,
08 October 2014, 10:52 AM ET
Lab-grown penises could one day grace the groins of men who have congenital problems, complications from cancer or traumatic injuries.
08 October 2014, 07:13 AM ET
Antibiotics save countless lives and are some of the most prescribed medications, but the bacteria and microbes they fight against can become resistant to them.
08 October 2014, 03:59 AM ET
A stimulant called DMBA has been lurking in at least 12 weight loss and sports supplements, some of which are sold in mainstream vitamin shops, according to a new study.
07 October 2014, 08:17 PM ET
Watermelons may be mostly water but these refreshing fruits are soaked with nutrients.
07 October 2014, 05:24 PM ET
In women with ovarian cancer, the DNA from cancer cells can be detected in tampons they use, new research shows. The finding could point the way toward a way to test for the disease, researchers say.
07 October 2014, 04:01 PM ET
A recent outbreak of a deadly strain of E. coli in an Illinois hospital was spread by contaminated medical equipment used to examine patients' intestines, according to a new study.
07 October 2014, 03:22 PM ET
One of Ebola's most notorious symptoms is bleeding from places like the nose and mouth, but such bleeding has only occurred in a minority of cases in the current outbreak.