Health Archive
04 June 2014, 02:10 PM ET
There may be hope for people with desk jobs: A new kind of clothing aims to tone muscles and burn calories, and you don't even have to break a sweat.
04 June 2014, 01:39 PM ET
Haruko Obokata, the Japanese scientist who was accused of fabricating stem cell research, has finally agreed to retract both papers that described her work, according to news reports.
04 June 2014, 12:16 PM ET
Colds and seasonal allergies may have similar symptoms, but there are clues to telling them apart, experts say.
04 June 2014, 11:14 AM ET
Women with breast cancer may undergo nipple tattooing as a part of breast reconstruction. Surgeons can learn from the techniques tattoo artists use to create the appearance of 3D structures to create tattoos that look more realistic, experts say.
04 June 2014, 03:10 AM ET
What has happened to reverse the eradication efforts? The simple answer is that too few children are receiving polio vaccination. A full answer is, of course, more complex.
04 June 2014, 02:38 AM ET
Veins are part of the body’s extensive network of blood vessels, returning blood back to the heart to maintain a continuous circulation. And when things go wrong with them, you can end up with varicose veins.
03 June 2014, 06:04 PM ET
Researchers are testing the use of fitness trackers and other wearable devices to monitor patients' health when they are at home.
03 June 2014, 05:45 PM ET
What do people who live to be over 100 eventually die from? A new study holds clues.
03 June 2014, 04:17 PM ET
Antibiotics can reduce the diversity of bacteria in the gut, which has been linked to higher risk of colorectal cancer.
03 June 2014, 01:47 PM ET
Although norovirus outbreaks on cruise ships often make the news, most of the outbreaks of foodborne illness from the virus get started in restaurants, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
03 June 2014, 01:38 PM ET
The number of people known to be infected with Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) just jumped by more than 100 after Saudi Arabian officials reexamined old medical records.
03 June 2014, 01:08 PM ET
Using 3D-printing methods, researchers have created artificial blood vessels in a lab. The bioprinted structures could be used for transplants or for testing new drugs, scientists say.
03 June 2014, 12:07 PM ET
A new kind of exercise clothing aims to burn calories by resisting muscles during movement, like moving underwater.
03 June 2014, 11:05 AM ET
The Basis Health Tracker sports a number of features we like, earning it the Live Science award for Best Overall Fitness Tracker.
02 June 2014, 08:15 PM ET
If seasonal allergies are getting in the way of spending time in the great outdoors, here are some tips from experts that may help.
02 June 2014, 07:36 PM ET
The paleo diet may not suppress hunger as much as eating other foods, new research on gut bacteria suggests.
02 June 2014, 06:56 PM ET
E-cigarettes are touted as being safer than regular cigarettes, but can these devices actually help people quit smoking? Here's a look at the truth behind some claims about e-cigarettes.
02 June 2014, 04:51 PM ET
In the U.S., one in eight children are abused or neglected by the time they turn 18, a new study finds.
02 June 2014, 04:19 PM ET
Learning a second language -- whether during infancy, childhood or the teen years -- may improve a person's thinking skills, a new study suggests.
02 June 2014, 03:27 PM ET
Breast cancer survivors often report changes in their thinking and memory abilities following chemotherapy. Now, a new small study suggests that exercise may help some women with these problems.
02 June 2014, 11:44 AM ET
Cathy Hutchinson suffered a brain-stem stroke that left her paralyzed and unable to speak. But 12 years later, a brain implant gave her the ability to move a robotic arm to pick up a bottle and drink from it, using her thoughts alone.
02 June 2014, 09:19 AM ET
In his weekly radio address, the POTUS pushes for tighter control on power plant emissions. Air pollution aggravates asthma and irritates people with breathing problems.
01 June 2014, 07:36 PM ET
The majority of people who have infections of human papillomaviruses (HPVs) in their mouths are men, a new study suggests.
01 June 2014, 06:12 PM ET
Women who lose weight by exercising and eating better may reduce their risk of breast cancer more than women who lose the same amount of weight through diet alone, researchers say.
31 May 2014, 09:31 AM ET
Unlike female nipples, male nipples appear to be purely decorative. But can they also be functional and secrete milk — that is, can men lactate?Short answer: Yes, under certain circumstances.
31 May 2014, 04:19 AM ET
Commonly used over-the-counter painkillers such as paracetamol, aspirin and ibuprofen will usually be strong enough to alleviate common aches and pains.
31 May 2014, 03:17 AM ET
Watermelons may be mostly water but these refreshing fruits are soaked with nutrients.
31 May 2014, 02:50 AM ET
Watermelons may be mostly water but these fruits are soaked with nutrients. See how much you know about these refreshing fruits.
31 May 2014, 02:35 AM ET
Sweet potatoes are a surprisingly nutritious vegetable. They are especially high in vitamins A, C, E, and B6, fiber and manganese.
31 May 2014, 02:25 AM ET
About 40 million Americans suffer from seasonal allergies. The most common culprit is pollen.
31 May 2014, 01:05 AM ET
Moss offers clues in the search for how molecular signals direct cell growth.
30 May 2014, 07:05 PM ET
People with oral allergy syndrome may develop an itchy, tingly, swollen mouth and throat after eating certain foods. Here are some ways to avoid these uncomfortable symptoms.