Health Archive
16 February 2015, 11:00 AM ET
Mindfulness meditation may help improve sleep troubles in older adults, a new study suggests.
16 February 2015, 02:08 AM ET
Teens are getting even less sleep than they used to, new research finds.
14 February 2015, 12:20 AM ET
What causes throat-tightening EoE?
13 February 2015, 10:46 PM ET
Liver cancer is cancer that begins in the tissues of the liver, though it may also result from cancer spreading to the liver from other parts of the body.
13 February 2015, 09:58 PM ET
Hair loss is typically considered the domain of aging men, but this equal-opportunity condition — which has many causes — can affect virtually anyone.
13 February 2015, 03:48 PM ET
When you're waking up or falling asleep, do you ever feel like you can't move your body? Maybe you also have hallucinations that there's a malevolent presence pressing down on you. If so, you may suffer from sleep paralysis. And a new study suggests the p
13 February 2015, 12:46 PM ET
Apparently you can put on your thinking cap . . . though don't try this at home.
13 February 2015, 12:44 PM ET
The Ebola virus may still be able to cause disease a week after a person's death, a new study suggests.
13 February 2015, 12:30 PM ET
How to (safely) give the brain a little electro-boost.
13 February 2015, 07:17 AM ET
A 17-month-old girl went to the hospital over what doctors thought was a scorpion sting. Only later did they realize the real cause of her condition.
12 February 2015, 05:49 PM ET
A sword or the "top spike of a bill or halberd" caused a major sharp force trauma to the base of the English monarch's skull according to School of Archaeology and Ancient Histor and the East Midlands Forensic Pathology Unit.
12 February 2015, 02:52 PM ET
Doctors who take care of very sick Ebola patients may feel socially isolated, but surprisingly, they may not feel more stressed, a new study from Germany suggests.
12 February 2015, 02:01 PM ET
A new protein is helping researchers to see brain activity in real time as never before.
12 February 2015, 10:27 AM ET
For college students, the pressure of graduating on time, studying for exams and ultimately planning for a career can lead to increased anxiety, stress and even depression. But now, there’s a new item to add to the list: student loans.
12 February 2015, 07:02 AM ET
A woman experienced months-long headaches after a traumatic injury in a Pilates Reformer class caused spinal fluid to leak out of her spinal cord.
11 February 2015, 09:09 PM ET
When a pregnancy ends unexpectedly through a miscarriage, a woman may recover physically long before she heals from it emotionally.
11 February 2015, 08:03 PM ET
Hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver, which is most often caused by a viral infection.
11 February 2015, 07:52 PM ET
Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that involves inflammation in all or part of the digestive tract.
11 February 2015, 07:45 PM ET
Studies have shown that devices such as magnetic bracelets have no more benefit than devices without magnets, in essence demonstrating the placebo effect magnets have on their users.
11 February 2015, 06:30 PM ET
To treat people who are obese, doctors need to move beyond simply telling their patients to eat less and exercise more, some researchers argue.
11 February 2015, 05:54 PM ET
Misfit Flash is an activity and sleep tracker that you can wear on your wrist, clip onto your belt or dangle from your keychain.
11 February 2015, 04:03 PM ET
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is on the rise. The condition, caused by immune cells gathering in the esophagus, makes it "progressively harder to swallow," according to Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
11 February 2015, 03:53 PM ET
People with mental disorders are two times more likely to die early than their peers in the general population — and not just because of factors like suicide, a new study suggests.
11 February 2015, 12:02 PM ET
The actor talks about support systems to aid in recover from substance abuse. He also mentions the importance of actors creating an accurate portrayal of a character with a mental illness or addiction.
10 February 2015, 07:47 PM ET
Older men may want to put down that glass of wine, reports a new study, which found that only women ages 65 or older may benefit from drinking alcohol, and even that is subject to debate.
10 February 2015, 07:31 PM ET
The gallbladder is a small organ that is used to store bile, which breaks up the fat in food.
10 February 2015, 05:30 PM ET
A newborn baby girl was born pregnant with her own twins.
10 February 2015, 05:27 PM ET
"Measles parties" that intentionally expose unvaccinated children to the illness are not a good idea, health officials said this week.
10 February 2015, 12:15 PM ET
Test subjects at Penn State were presented letters and numbers arranged in a square, then were asked to recall the corner in which a certain letter or number appeared (easily completed).
10 February 2015, 12:07 PM ET
To combat bad health information on the web, Google announced that it's rolling out a new feature to bring fact-checked, doctor-vetted medical data up front when users search for conditions like pink eye, concussions and measles.
10 February 2015, 12:00 PM ET
A growing number of kids and adults in the United States are practicing yoga, according to new results from a government survey on complementary medicine.