Health Archive
15 July 2014, 01:11 PM ET
Women who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant may want to think about avoiding light at night, a new review of research suggests.
15 July 2014, 03:41 AM ET
An Italian skeleton from the middle ages gets a diagnosis 700 years too late: The man had brucellosis, a livestock-transmitted disease that causes pain and reoccurring fevers, and, occasionally, death.
15 July 2014, 03:12 AM ET
A new national report takes a first look at health disparities among lesbian, gay, bisexual people compared with straight people.
15 July 2014, 12:48 AM ET
Space weather impacts many modern-day technologies, but one of the least reported is the increased radiation exposure to passengers on commercial long-distance flights during so-called “solar radiation storms.”
14 July 2014, 05:45 PM ET
Americans' interest in low-sodium foods has declined slightly in recent years, and may continue to drop in the future, according to new research.
14 July 2014, 03:05 PM ET
People unsuspectingly choose friends who share parts of the same DNA, a new genetic analysis finds.
14 July 2014, 01:44 PM ET
New research shows stress may make people burn calories more slowly, suggesting a high-fat comfort food may be the wrong way of coping with stressful events.
14 July 2014, 04:26 AM ET
The youngest infants are at greatest risk of SIDS from co-sleeping with a parent or other caretaker, while younger infants face an increased risk of suffocation from blankets, pillows and stuffed animals.
13 July 2014, 12:34 AM ET
Olfactory receptors in the skin can accelerate the healing process.
12 July 2014, 04:56 PM ET
Our understanding of fats is evolving.
11 July 2014, 04:54 PM ET
A student in Taiwan who left disposable contact lenses in her eyes for six months straight developed a rare and serious eye infection that ultimately took her vision, according to news reports.
11 July 2014, 04:14 PM ET
There is enough evidence to support the use of probiotics to treat four conditions, doctors say.
11 July 2014, 01:54 PM ET
Compulsive sexual behavior may have the same patterns of brain activity as those associated with drug addiction, a new study finds.
11 July 2014, 01:38 PM ET
Three spiders that have reputations as being "venomous," or having bites that can kill human tissue, may actually not be so harmful, recent studies show.
11 July 2014, 01:25 PM ET
Although cigarette smoking isn't nearly as popular with teens in the United States as it was a decade ago, that doesn't mean teens don't smoke. A new study finds that a more exotic form of tobacco use, hookah smoking, is on the rise among U.S. teens.
10 July 2014, 05:50 PM ET
People who are highly stressed, depressed or cynical may have an increased risk of stroke, a new study finds.
10 July 2014, 05:37 PM ET
For people who can control their dreams -- called lucid dreamers -- flying and having sex are the most popular activities they plan to do in their dreams, a survey finds.
10 July 2014, 05:31 PM ET
A man in China reportedly recently had a 242-pound tumor removed from his body. But how is a tumor of that size possible?
10 July 2014, 04:32 PM ET
A Mississippi child who was born with HIV but had remained free of the virus for more than two years after early treatment now has detectable levels of the virus, according to the researchers involved in the case.
10 July 2014, 02:03 PM ET
An autopsy of a Korean mummy entombed in the 17th century shows that the man suffered from a potentially painful hernia during his lifetime, according to a new study.
10 July 2014, 03:06 AM ET
Changes in the weather don't trigger joint or muscle pain, a new study says.
09 July 2014, 09:25 PM ET
Is Apple Health an aid or a distraction?
09 July 2014, 07:29 PM ET
Despite the discovery of a long-forgotten stash of the smallpox virus, there's virtually no risk that the disease could spread in the general public, experts say.
09 July 2014, 06:30 PM ET
Medical literature is replete with references to food items when describing various diseases. Such food imagery may be useful tool for teaching doctors...who must have strong stomachs.
09 July 2014, 05:27 PM ET
There are three distinct types of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) that match up with children's personalities, some researchers suggest.
09 July 2014, 04:10 PM ET
This 4th of July let’s enjoy the spectacular displays inside us, too.
09 July 2014, 04:03 PM ET
Nearly 90,000 U.S. adults visit the emergency room for side effects from prescription psychiatric medications yearly, more than 10,000 of which are related to the sleep drug Ambien.
09 July 2014, 12:14 PM ET
The VirtualTraining software brings Google maps, satellite images and videos of the roads together, so that people can take a virtual ride, anywhere in the world.
09 July 2014, 11:54 AM ET
After a young woman in Spain began smokng synthetic cannabis regularly, she went into a state of "catatonic psychosis" and took months to recover, according to a new report of her case.
09 July 2014, 11:00 AM ET
The U.S. military has chosen two universities to lead a program to develop brain implants to restore memory to veterans who have suffered brain injuries, officials said at a news conference yesterday (July 8).
08 July 2014, 03:12 PM ET
Testosterone replacement therapies promise more muscle mass, more sex drive, more energy and maybe even that extra vigor in your golf swing, but at what cost?
07 July 2014, 06:55 PM ET
For teens, bangs may be more than a fashion statement. Having "Justing Bieber hair" may protect skin against sun damage, doctors say.