Health Archive
20 June 2014, 12:15 AM ET
New pacemaker, implanted through an artery in the leg, requires no surgery.
19 June 2014, 06:27 PM ET
As fitness trackers like Fitbit and Jawbone Up gain popularity, it was only a matter of time before kids got their own version of the activity-tracking devices.
19 June 2014, 06:16 PM ET
A mistake at a federal laboratory may have caused as many as 75 researchers to be exposed to the dangerous bacteria anthrax, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today.
19 June 2014, 03:34 PM ET
While the definition of death may seem obvious, medical technologies have made the determination of death an increasingly gray area.
19 June 2014, 01:00 PM ET
Health officials are investigating a sharp rise in deaths in Rhode Island due to overdoses from the drug fentanyl, a prescription painkiller that is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine.
19 June 2014, 01:00 PM ET
Reported cases of West Nile virus dropped in the United States in 2013 compared to the previous year, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
19 June 2014, 12:55 AM ET
For more than 100 years, scientists have “peered” at atoms in a crystal by analysing the way they scatter X-rays.
18 June 2014, 11:13 PM ET
John Carlin founded Red Hot to raise money and awareness to fight AIDS worldwide. This is his 15th such music project. He speaks with @DavidSkyBrody of about music and media technology's relationship to commerce and fundraising.
18 June 2014, 06:39 PM ET
Here is a look at some of the supposedly metabolism-boosting, weight-loss supplements Oz has endorsed, for which there's scarce scientific data.
18 June 2014, 06:22 PM ET
A new government website allows people to download, share and edit files for use in 3D-printing.
18 June 2014, 04:22 PM ET
Parents of children with autism sometimes decide not to have more children after their first child is diagnosed or shows signs of the disorder, a new study suggests.
18 June 2014, 04:00 PM ET
In women, depression and heart disease may be linked, a new study finds.
18 June 2014, 10:47 AM ET
Simultaneously recording J. S. Bach’s Contrapunctus II to wax cylinder, 96 kHz PCM, 1/4-inch analog, 78 RPM direct-to-disk and 16 bit Mp3 – technologies spanning 125 years of audio production – for Red Hot + Bach
18 June 2014, 10:00 AM ET
Oxytocin — a chemical commonly known as the "love hormone" — might help strengthen the bond between man and his best friend: the dog.
18 June 2014, 04:02 AM ET
You don’t know it yet, but Ebola virus has started to attack your immune system.
17 June 2014, 06:01 PM ET
A new map shows the path of H1N1 "swine flu" as it spread across the United States in the fall of 2009, when the brunt of the pandemic hit the country.
17 June 2014, 03:39 PM ET
People in relationships who constantly question whether their partner loves them or whether they've found Mr. or Ms. Right, may have a condition known as relationship obsessive-compulsive disorder.
17 June 2014, 02:15 PM ET
Coconut water is the focus of much hype, but is it really good for you? Experts weigh in.
17 June 2014, 11:42 AM ET
Two people who traveled to the United States after contracting Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) do not appear to have spread the virus to their family members or health care workers who treated them.
16 June 2014, 04:01 PM ET
For people with high blood pressure, it might not be necessary to lower the blood pressure all the way to normal levels to reduce the risk of serious problems, new research suggests.
16 June 2014, 04:00 PM ET
People who sit for longer periods every day have an increased risk of cancer compared with their counterparts who spend more time on their feet, a new study finds.
16 June 2014, 11:21 AM ET
They say laughter is the best medicine. But what if laughter is the disease? For a six-year-old girl in Bolivia who suffered from uncontrollable and inappropriate bouts of giggles, laughter was a symptom of a serious brain problem.
16 June 2014, 05:03 AM ET
Boys and girls react differently to caffeine after puberty, according to a new study.
14 June 2014, 11:21 AM ET
Science has only recently delved into the neural and hormonal mechanisms of paternal care, but so far the evidence suggests that mothers' and fathers' brains use a similar neural circuitry when taking care of their children.
14 June 2014, 01:58 AM ET
Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the US have been criticised for recreating a very similar but distinct influenza virus by mixing together a set of genes taken from viruses of wild birds that are present in the gene pool today.
13 June 2014, 07:07 PM ET
The virus HSV-2 likely made the jump from chimp ancestors to the ancestors of modern humans about 1.6 million years ago, according to a new study.
13 June 2014, 05:18 PM ET
When women undergo MRIs to check for breast cancer, the scans sometimes reveal suspicious masses elsewhere in the body, which can generate a lot of anxiety and require more testing.
13 June 2014, 03:59 PM ET
Teens who have used drugs even just once in their lives have brain characteristics that are different from those who have never used drugs, a new study finds.
13 June 2014, 11:43 AM ET
People with very low levels of vitamin D may have an increased risk of dying early, a new study suggests.
12 June 2014, 06:30 PM ET
Gay men who hook up by using smartphone apps may be at higher risk for some sexually transmitted infections than men who find sexual partners through other methods.
12 June 2014, 05:41 PM ET
The human form of mad cow disease could be detected early on with an experimental blood test that looks for the misfolded proteins linked with it, researchers say.
12 June 2014, 05:17 PM ET
Scientists funded by the National Institutes of Health are studying many aspects of antibiotic resistance, including how it spreads.