Health Archive
30 June 2014, 05:00 PM ET
Woman's yearly health visit often involves a pelvic exam, but new recommendations say many women do not need to have this procedure routinely.
30 June 2014, 04:42 PM ET
Today's Supreme Court decision undermines science and may have the effect of actually leading to more abortions, experts say.
30 June 2014, 03:20 PM ET
Though you might think of it as just another nut in the trail mix, the cashew is a decidedly strange snack.
30 June 2014, 12:47 PM ET
Liver transplants could get a boost from a new technique that could allow the organs to be stored for longer before they are transplanted into patients.
30 June 2014, 02:34 AM ET
While some seek “natural cures” in order to avoid chemicals, in truth everything is made up of chemistry.
29 June 2014, 02:34 AM ET
Concussions are mild traumatic brain injuries which cause the connections between brain cells to stretch or break.
27 June 2014, 08:17 PM ET
People who eat more rice also tend to have other healthy habits, research shows.
27 June 2014, 07:22 PM ET
People who start eating more fruits and vegetables won't necessarily lose weight, a new study finds.
27 June 2014, 06:29 PM ET
An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa is now the largest in history, but how likely is it to spread to the United States or other countries around the world?
27 June 2014, 05:55 PM ET
Egg-freezing technology has improved in recent years, and the procedure will likely become more common in the future. But how much will it really change women's lives?
27 June 2014, 05:27 PM ET
Experts predict fertility treatments will become better, cheaper and more widespread in the next decade and beyond. In addition to helping infertile couples conceive, such treatments could become a common way for women to extend their fertile years.
27 June 2014, 04:37 PM ET
A teen girl involved in a car accident in Michigan didn't even have time to blink before the airbag deployed, and the bag left an imprint of its canvas on her eyes, according to a new report of the case.
27 June 2014, 12:24 PM ET
A broccoli concoction showed promise in a recent study in fighting one harmful effect of air pollution, but that doesn't mean that broccoli can "detox" the body.
27 June 2014, 11:50 AM ET
More than 50 years after being bitten by a poisonous snake, a woman developed a large mass in her lower leg, according to a new report of her case.
27 June 2014, 03:02 AM ET
It’s often argued that technological innovation in medicine is key to improving healthcare, but not everyone is as excited about its introduction into healthcare.
26 June 2014, 06:00 PM ET
Some children who have a normal body mass index (BMI) might actually be obese because of extra body fat that's not picked up by the measurement, a new study says.
26 June 2014, 03:39 PM ET
Older adults who tech novices, but learned to use an iPad showed improvements in their thinking and memory skills, a new study finds.
26 June 2014, 03:09 PM ET
If not used properly, contact lens can cause serious eye damage. Make up effects designers, artists from 'America Horror Story', as well as an eye doctor talk about the how to handle and acquire contacts.
26 June 2014, 02:32 PM ET
The gruesome eye injuries depicted on the TV show "American Horror Story" are being used to warn consumers about the dangers of wearing decorative contact lenses, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today.
26 June 2014, 01:12 PM ET
Now that summer is here, a trip to the beach should bring familiar smells: seawater, sunscreen and, depending where you live, sewage. One in ten recreational beaches in the United States isn't fit for swimming, according to a new report.
26 June 2014, 12:50 PM ET
Drinking alcohol excessively is responsible for 1 in 10 deaths among working-age adults, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
26 June 2014, 11:51 AM ET
Taking small doses of aspirin daily may lower the risk of developing pancreatic cancer, a new study suggests. However, the risk of side effects may outweigh benefits for some people.
26 June 2014, 07:57 AM ET
While vaporizing marijuana may be less irritating to the lungs, inhaling vapor from extracts or tinctures could create stronger withdrawal effects, researchers say.
25 June 2014, 06:33 PM ET
Pregnant women could be missing out on information about how environmental toxins may affect their unborn babies, new research suggests.
25 June 2014, 05:02 PM ET
A new study found an elevated risk of suicide in patients with ADHD, and an elevated risk of suicide in their parents and siblings.
25 June 2014, 04:24 PM ET
Some over-the-counter acne treatment can trigger serious, life-threatening allergic reactions in rare cases, the Food and Drug Administration warned today.
25 June 2014, 04:12 PM ET
Adults who watch too much TV may be at an increased risk of dying at a relatively young age, a new study from Spain suggests.
25 June 2014, 01:53 PM ET
Kids who eat according to the Mediterranean diet are less likely to be overweight or obese than kids who don't, a new study finds.
25 June 2014, 01:00 PM ET
For women, being able to have children naturally later in life may be a sign that they will live an unusually long time, according to new research.
25 June 2014, 09:00 AM ET
Researchers genetically modified probiotic bacteria to produce a hunger-suppressing hormone in the gut.
25 June 2014, 04:40 AM ET
Incontinence is a common problem among older adults in the U.S., according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
24 June 2014, 11:30 PM ET
Mathematician Janet Best uses mathematical models to learn about slee-wake patterns.