Health Archive
21 January 2015, 07:56 PM ET
Every labor story is different, but there are definitely signs that can let you know if you are in the early stages of labor.
21 January 2015, 07:33 PM ET
Health officials recommend that people get 150 minutes of moderate activity per week, but some researchers argue that guidelines should instead focus on getting people to be just a little bit more active.
21 January 2015, 07:01 PM ET
Babies who have a high risk of developing autism may benefit from their parents receiving some video-based lessons on working with them, a new study finds.
21 January 2015, 05:08 PM ET
People who sit too much every day are at an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, cancer and shorter life spans, even if they exercise, a new study finds.
21 January 2015, 02:00 PM ET
New particles that researchers call "nanostars" can enter cancer cells and then illuminate them when struck by a laser, new research shows. The technique could be used to better see the outlines of patients' tumors, researchers say.
21 January 2015, 10:02 AM ET
More and more couples are using a specialized in vitro fertilization (IVF) technique, but the more expensive procedure does not appear to improve pregnancy rates or birth rates more than traditional IVF methods do, a new study suggests.
21 January 2015, 12:07 AM ET
It sounds like the plot from a science fiction film: A scientist takes a kidney from a human fetus, implants it in a rat and allows the organ to grow. But researchers in a new study have done exactly that, in the hopes that someday human organs grown in a
20 January 2015, 10:31 PM ET
Crystal healing is an alternative medicine technique that employs crystals and other stones as conduits for natural healing energy.
20 January 2015, 04:55 PM ET
Environmental factors such as diet may alter the expression of genes to cause, and reverse diabetes, new research finds.
20 January 2015, 04:51 PM ET
Women and people with high incomes are particularly likely to use calorie information at restaurants.
20 January 2015, 04:17 PM ET
Enjoy your morning cup of joe without guilt: A new study finds that drinking four or more cups of coffee daily is linked with a lower risk of malignant melanoma, the deadliest skin cancer.
20 January 2015, 02:12 PM ET
Exactly how opioid drugs should best be used to treat patients who are in pain remains unclear. In fact, the scientific evidence on the topic is so scarce that doctors have little choice but to rely on their own clinical experiences to make decision.
19 January 2015, 03:16 PM ET
Couples who work together to change their unhealthy habits appear to have more success, a new study suggests.
19 January 2015, 03:07 AM ET
Kids eat so much pizza that some researchers now argue the food should join the ranks of sugary drinks and fast foods — increasingly decried in recent years for the toll they take on health.
16 January 2015, 04:00 PM ET
More than 40 percent of Americans who drink alcohol also take medications that may interact with their booze, a new study finds.
16 January 2015, 02:52 PM ET
When recess takes place before lunch — as opposed to after — kids eat 54 percent more fruits and veggies, a new study shows.
15 January 2015, 10:50 PM ET
Nearly 6 million U.S. adults suffer from bipolar disorder.
15 January 2015, 10:19 PM ET
The urinary system – also known as the renal system – produces, stores and eliminates urine, the fluid waste excreted by the kidneys
15 January 2015, 09:29 PM ET
Atrial fibrillation is a heart condition caused by irregularities in the cardiac electrical signal. The condition can result in stroke or heart failure, but treatment is available.
15 January 2015, 09:27 PM ET
The symptoms of hantavirus infection plus causes, treatments and other facts.
15 January 2015, 07:37 PM ET
Scientists will closely study runners' health and well-being as they run more than 3,000 miles across America in four months, about a marathon a day.
15 January 2015, 05:46 PM ET
Exercising within your target heart rate zone has benefits, and wearable heart rate monitors make doing so easier. Here are some of the best heart rate monitor watches on the market.
15 January 2015, 01:41 PM ET
This year's flu vaccine is not very effective at preventing the flu, particularly among adults, according to new estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
15 January 2015, 10:05 AM ET
Social media and other technologies might help lower stress, but not for everybody.
15 January 2015, 07:08 AM ET
It's rare that the deadly virus that causes Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) spreads from camels to people, a new study says.
14 January 2015, 10:26 PM ET
What's behind perpetually lousy moods.
14 January 2015, 10:26 PM ET
Medical marijuana is legal in some states, but debate rages on about whether the health benefits outweigh the risks.
14 January 2015, 10:19 PM ET
Heart disease, or cardiovascular disease, encompasses a range of conditions. The root of heart disease is when that blood flow is blocked.
14 January 2015, 08:00 PM ET
People whose blood type is A, B or AB have an increased risk of heart disease and shorter life spans than people who have type O blood, according to a new study.
14 January 2015, 06:50 PM ET
Drugs likes ecstasy that people take at music festivals may leave a mark on the local waterways.
14 January 2015, 03:14 PM ET
Many people wake up in the middle of the night, unable to move a muscle, while feeling as though a frightening shadow is floating near their bed. Two neuroscientists propose an idea to explain the eerie experience.
14 January 2015, 01:49 PM ET
People who walk for part of a marathon have less muscle pain and fatigue than those who run the whole way, but both groups finish in similar times, a new study finds.