28 January 2014, 05:05 PM ET
Babies who are born prematurely may be at increased risk for developing asthma or another type of wheezing disorder later in childhood, a new study finds.
28 January 2014, 04:32 PM ET
Using the new method, lymphocytes were converted into stem cells (marked in green), which were used to create a mouse embryo with a beating heart.
28 January 2014, 04:02 PM ET
The tide is changing in our understanding of old age.
28 January 2014, 03:07 PM ET
Itching can be annoying, but like pain, a little bit can be a good thing. Itching can help people learn to avoid dangers like mosquitoes carrying malaria, or poison ivy. But many people suffer from chronic itch, which has no direct cause and can be a debi
28 January 2014, 01:28 PM ET
Women who experience a drop in libido after taking antidepressants might be helped by testosterone therapy, a new study from Australia suggests.
28 January 2014, 12:00 PM ET
Scientists have found a part of the human brain known as the lateral frontal pole prefrontal cortex, that seems to be unique in humans.
28 January 2014, 11:27 AM ET
A new examination of the brain of Patient H.M. — the man who became an iconic case in neuroscience when he developed a peculiar form of amnesia after a brain surgery in 1953 — shows that his surgeon removed less of his brain than previously thought.
28 January 2014, 10:26 AM ET
Sex problems do not only affect middle age and older people — teens and young adults have difficulties with sex too, a new study from Canada shows.
28 January 2014, 01:42 AM ET
Short-term memory loss occurs when a person can remember incidents from 20 years ago but is fuzzy on the details of things that happened 20 minutes prior. Medical conditions and injuries can cause short-term memory loss.
28 January 2014, 01:37 AM ET
Zofran: Dosage, Side Effects & Pregnancy
27 January 2014, 06:30 PM ET
Scientists say that the two great bubonic plagues — the Black Death (14th century) and the Plague of Justinian (6th century) — aren't connected after all, and were caused by different bacterial strains.
27 January 2014, 05:47 PM ET
Young children who take vitamins may be consuming much greater levels of the nutrients than are recommended, a new study suggests.
27 January 2014, 05:07 PM ET
Patient H.M. brain cutting.
27 January 2014, 05:00 PM ET
Despite how cholesterol guidelines change, when it comes to heart health, there are clear steps to take.
27 January 2014, 04:00 PM ET
For women who've had breast cancer, yoga may reduce inflammation in the body and lessen the grip of fatigue, a new study says.
27 January 2014, 04:00 PM ET
Exposure to the pesticide DDT, which was banned in the United States in the 1970s but is still found in the environment, may increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease, a new U.S. study suggests.
27 January 2014, 03:00 PM ET
Far from being simply a "swimming pool" for sperm, seminal fluid may play a key role in the health of a male's offspring, according to a new study in mice.
27 January 2014, 02:55 PM ET
Most studies measuring the rate of hair growth haven't taken into account the race of study participants. A 2005 study found a difference among races in the rate of hair growth. Asian hair grows the fastest, while African hair grows the slowest.
27 January 2014, 01:44 PM ET
Yoga is commonly known to be a healthy way to improve flexibility, strength, and balance. A new study has shown it might have an even greater impact for breast cancer survivors by lowering inflammation and reducing fatigue.
27 January 2014, 01:34 PM ET
Washing hands and taking zinc may be the best ways to avoid getting the common cold, and over-the-counter pain relievers are the recommended treatments to alleviate the symptoms, according to a new review.
27 January 2014, 09:00 AM ET
Many U.S. women hold misconceptions about the basics of baby-making, a new study reveals.
27 January 2014, 06:46 AM ET
Marijuana use during pregnancy affects a baby's brain development by interfering with how brain cells are wired, a new study suggests.
24 January 2014, 04:14 PM ET
Humans may be able to smell sickness, or at least detect a distinct odor in the sweat of people with highly active immune systems that are responding to infection, a new study from Sweden suggests.
23 January 2014, 09:03 PM ET
Light activities that get you off the couch may be beneficial to your health, even if you don't work up a sweat, a new study suggests.
23 January 2014, 06:45 PM ET
The image of a doctor with a stethoscope hanging around the neck may seem iconic, but in fact, this image may not last much longer, as hand-held ultrasound devices are predicted to replace 200-year-old stethoscopes in near future.
23 January 2014, 05:16 PM ET
Developing new drugs is hard and expensive.
23 January 2014, 02:37 PM ET
The Food and Drug Administration said it plans study the safety of a compound found in some caramel food coloring.
23 January 2014, 01:39 PM ET
Skull scans of the living might one day help forensic anthropologists solve cold cases, a new study suggests.
23 January 2014, 01:00 PM ET
A woman in Texas who died in 2012 succumbed to a rare blood cell disease, which was caused by the mosquito-borne dengue virus infection, according to a report of her case published today.
23 January 2014, 10:08 AM ET
The beauty of China can be hard to see through the thick smog.
23 January 2014, 08:49 AM ET
The percentage of women having first-time cesarean-section deliveries is declining, according to a new government study of 28 U.S. states.
22 January 2014, 11:10 PM ET
Acetaminophen is an over-the-counter pain reliever works by elevating the pain threshold so that only more intense pain is felt.