Health Archive
11 November 2015, 04:48 PM ET
Americans are eating more sodium than recommended. Is that bad?
11 November 2015, 10:15 AM ET
What foods should you choose to improve heart health?
11 November 2015, 09:41 AM ET
Shenyang's smog is even a problem for healthy individuals.
10 November 2015, 07:48 PM ET
A new map reveals the path the Ebola virus took as the deadly virus spread across Sierra Leone.
10 November 2015, 04:00 PM ET
A middle-age woman in Africa who became infected with Ebola suffered a stroke during her bout with the virus but managed to survive both maladies, according to a new report of her case.
10 November 2015, 03:21 PM ET
A congenital heart defect went undetected for nearly seven decades.
10 November 2015, 03:10 PM ET
The "obesity paradox" may really just be all about cardiovascular fitness, one researcher argues.
09 November 2015, 12:01 AM ET
Commercials for kids' snacks may lead parents to think the foods are healthier than they really are, researchers suggest.
08 November 2015, 06:44 PM ET
Does time of day matter when it comes to taking blood pressure?
08 November 2015, 04:00 PM ET
Your energy level isn't the only thing that gets a boost after downing an energy drink.
08 November 2015, 02:16 PM ET
When it comes to keeping a food diary, some ways are better than others.
08 November 2015, 10:03 AM ET
Garcinia cambogia is an herbal supplement that marketers claim can help with weight loss. But does research support these claims, and is garcinia cambogia even safe to take? LiveScience looks at the research.
08 November 2015, 09:09 AM ET
Extract of the fruit garcinia cambogia is an ingredient in some nutritional supplements aimed at stopping weight gain. But is garcinia cambogia safe, and does it work? Here's a look at the evidence.
07 November 2015, 09:55 AM ET
A new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History explores our inner microbial selves.
06 November 2015, 02:09 PM ET
Many people with hay fever who take medicine to help with their symptoms say they don't feel that much better.
06 November 2015, 01:22 PM ET
Vitamin C may have a modest effect on how long colds last, but it's unlikely to ward off the wintertime sniffles completely, evidence suggests.
06 November 2015, 11:32 AM ET
A man who hasn't showered in 12 years says that a daily scrub wipes away beneficial bacteria that help regulate stink-producing microbes on the skin.
05 November 2015, 06:30 PM ET
There's just no way to stop toddlers from putting things in their mouths, so parents should keep small objects out of reach, doctors say.
05 November 2015, 06:30 PM ET
A woman who was a "trained herbalist" wound up in the ICU after using a natural remedy.
05 November 2015, 06:15 PM ET
Four more people were diagnosed with dengue fever on Hawaii's Big Island Wednesday (Nov. 4), raising the number of locally transmitted cases to 15 people, according to the Hawaii State Department of Health.
05 November 2015, 01:10 PM ET
Tummy tucks have a higher rate of major complications than other cosmetic plastic-surgery procedures, according to a new study.
05 November 2015, 12:31 PM ET
A bus driver suffered a tiny burn in his retina and lost some of his vision after a child a the bus pointed a laser into the rearview mirror.
05 November 2015, 10:49 AM ET
Ohio State University study finds only 41% of women eligible for a dual chemo treatment actually received it. In advanced cases, where surgery removed tumors, dual dose chemotherapy dramatically increased survival rate.
04 November 2015, 11:02 PM ET
Breast cancer treatments are evolving, and lives are being saved.
04 November 2015, 05:21 PM ET
A Colombian man's lung tumors turned out to have an extremely unusual cause: The rapidly growing masses weren't actually made of human cells, but were from a tapeworm living inside him.
04 November 2015, 05:10 PM ET
Only seven states have strong policies requiring tattoo artists to instruct customers on tattoo "aftercare."
04 November 2015, 12:05 PM ET
Many popular weight-loss supplements that claim to contain Garcinia cambogia contain much less of the active ingredient than they claim, a new study suggests.
04 November 2015, 07:38 AM ET
From tissue-munching bacteria to brain-eating amoebas, there are a number of things that can literally eat you alive.
03 November 2015, 05:38 PM ET
Robin Williams may have committed suicide because he had a condition known as Lewy body dementia, in which an abnormal buildup of brain proteins cause progressive cognitive declines.
03 November 2015, 05:38 PM ET
Only a few outbreaks of illness related to food yearly spread beyond a single state. But the outbreaks that affect people in multiple states account for a higher number of deaths, a new report finds.
03 November 2015, 02:37 PM ET
Many websites that promote unscientific views about vaccinations use pseudoscience and misinformation to spread the idea that vaccines are dangerous, according to a new study.
03 November 2015, 11:55 AM ET
Can a nutrient found in egg yolks reduce the risk of schizophrenia?