Health Archive
11 September 2015, 12:16 PM ET
Doctors originally guessed, based on an x-ray, that the item in the 15-month-old girl's chest was a hairpin.
11 September 2015, 11:04 AM ET
The pressure to be available 24/7 on social media has negative effects on teens' mental health, a new study finds.
11 September 2015, 08:17 AM ET
A wirelessly powered implant the size of a grain of rice can electrically stimulate the brains of mice as the rodents do what they please. The implant could help scientists better understand and treat mental health disorders such as depression.
10 September 2015, 06:56 PM ET
Many of the people who were injured from the 6.0-magnitude earthquake in Napa, California, last year were actually hurt during the cleanup effort, after the quake was over, according to a new study.
10 September 2015, 06:33 PM ET
Eat a lot of fish may lower the risk of depression, a new analysis suggests.
10 September 2015, 04:38 PM ET
The bacteria in your gut may affect your heart health, a new study finds.
10 September 2015, 04:10 PM ET
When it comes to sleep and heart health, it looks like there's a sweet spot.
10 September 2015, 09:57 AM ET
UC Berkeley scientists locate a ‘nonstructural protein’ responsible for fluid loss and resulting shock from Dengue Fever (‘break bone disease). 390 million people are infected with this virus each year.
09 September 2015, 07:45 PM ET
For neuroscience to succeed, companies have to lead the way.
09 September 2015, 07:16 PM ET
The cause of migraines remains a mystery, but a new study suggests the painful headaches may be linked with the levels of certain fats in the blood.
09 September 2015, 06:40 PM ET
Teens with a low resting heart rate may be at increased risk of committing violent crimes as adults, a new study from Sweden suggests.
09 September 2015, 06:30 PM ET
Check out Apple's latest health features.
09 September 2015, 03:14 PM ET
A small group of men consumed 6,000 calories a day to help scientists understand one of the main health risks of obesity.
09 September 2015, 01:11 PM ET
Children's hormone treatments may have spread a protein linked with Alzheimer's disease, according to a small new study.
09 September 2015, 12:15 AM ET
See where your country ranks...
09 September 2015, 12:15 AM ET
Switzerland topped the list as the best country for this group of people to live in.
08 September 2015, 06:34 PM ET
One of the deadliest parasites in the world, the ameba Entamoeba histolytica, could be treated by targeting the human genes that allow the parasite to cause disease, researchers say.
08 September 2015, 02:41 PM ET
In 2011 to 2012, more than 12 percent of U.S. adults had diabetes, and 38 percent had prediabetes, a new study finds.
08 September 2015, 11:01 AM ET
Smart thermometers that allow users to see their temperature readings on a smartphone may also help researchers identify and predict infectious- disease outbreaks, some experts say.
07 September 2015, 12:01 AM ET
A significant minority of teen e-cigarette users are vaping marijuana with the devices.
06 September 2015, 10:26 PM ET
Do you know your biological age? It's not the same as your chronological age.
04 September 2015, 01:08 PM ET
Artificial hearts are a miracle — if you're an average sized male.
04 September 2015, 11:16 AM ET
The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is intended to prevent cancer, but it may also be able to treat warts caused by the virus in some people, a new report suggests.
03 September 2015, 10:19 PM ET
Cyclobenzaprine is a prescription medication that is used as a muscle relaxant. It is intended for short-term use, and should be used with other medications.
03 September 2015, 06:29 PM ET
second time this year, Liberia has stamped out Ebola transmission and been declared free of the disease, health officials say.
03 September 2015, 05:15 PM ET
See how much your state spends on 6 health conditions.
03 September 2015, 05:15 PM ET
Plug your state's info into the CDC's tool to estimate how much chronic diseases are costing your state.
03 September 2015, 04:05 PM ET
Game on: As a new football season hits, make it a point to get familiar with your own stats.
03 September 2015, 03:20 PM ET
Companies focused on "true wealth" look beyond cash, and the movement is spawning cutting-edge technologies.
03 September 2015, 02:21 PM ET
Essential oils are popular, and they sure smell good. But do they work?
02 September 2015, 04:11 PM ET
Caffeine is in coffee, tea and other products that we consume every day, so why is the powdered form dangerous?
02 September 2015, 01:46 PM ET
It turns out both sides are right when it comes to spinal manipulation therapy – yes, it works, and no, it doesn't. Depends on the patient.