Health Archive
10 June 2014, 06:42 PM ET
Genes that control the length of telomeres, which protect our chromosomes, may also affect people's risk of brain cancer, a new study finds.
10 June 2014, 06:30 PM ET
Women who eat more poultry, fish, nuts and legumes, and less red meat when they are young adults might have lower risk of developing breast cancer later in life, according to a new study.
10 June 2014, 06:12 PM ET
The Gear 2 is Samsung's smartwatch with all the bells and whistles. But is it worth the hefty price tag of $299?
10 June 2014, 06:10 PM ET
More than half of adults (55 percent) don't think they are overweight and aren't making an effort to shed pounds, according to a new Gallup poll. In contrast, recent studies have shown that two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese.
10 June 2014, 05:05 PM ET
Women with a greater number of moles may have a higher risk of developing breast cancer, two new studies find.
10 June 2014, 04:39 PM ET
Today's prosthetic limbs restore many of the functions of missing limbs, but technology for overcoming blindness remains limited. Now, a team of researchers hopes to change that, by developing high-tech clothing that could help visually impaired people na
10 June 2014, 02:45 PM ET
Using stem cells, scientists have grown human retinal tissue in lab dishes, which they say could one day lead to a better understanding of vision disorders, or even treatments for people with such conditions.
10 June 2014, 02:04 PM ET
As we age, our muscles gradually lose their ability to regenerate. But a new study in mice suggests that the hormone oxytocin could help regenerate muscle tissue.
10 June 2014, 12:48 PM ET
More than 29 million people in the United States have type 2 diabetes, and a quarter of them do not know they have it, according to a new report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
09 June 2014, 06:38 PM ET
Exercise may lead to a more diverse community of bacteria in the gut, researchers say.
09 June 2014, 06:00 PM ET
A new app from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, called Can I Eat This?, aims to help people avoid diarrhea while traveling internationally.
09 June 2014, 05:43 PM ET
People with heart disease who took lycopene supplements saw improvements in their blood vessel function, a new study shows. But experts say your best bet is to eat more fruit and vegetables.
09 June 2014, 05:42 PM ET
Exactly what happens when people wake up from anesthesia or a coma has long baffled scientists, but now new research on rats suggests the path the brain takes to regain consciousness may be even more sophisticated than thought.
09 June 2014, 04:36 PM ET
There seems to be a mismatch between the cancer screening tests that people actually undergo and what experts recommend, doctors say.
09 June 2014, 04:00 PM ET
The cost of supporting a person with autism over a lifetime can be as high as $2.4 million, a new study estimates.
09 June 2014, 02:59 AM ET
Some people say once we understand how the brain processes information and thereby causes behaviour, there’s nothing left over for the person to do.
07 June 2014, 04:00 AM ET
Brain injury has fascinated humanity for centuries, but true understanding did not begin to emerge until 1559.
07 June 2014, 03:45 AM ET
The history of neurosurgery was understandably gory, but also profound.
07 June 2014, 12:38 AM ET
Black mold is not the crisis many make it out to be.
06 June 2014, 06:34 PM ET
There are many apps for new parents that can help them answer questions about their baby's health, as well as manage their own sanity.
06 June 2014, 06:17 PM ET
Even though some people practice yoga to treat their asthma, the exercise does not appear to alleviate asthma symptoms in adults, according to a new study.
06 June 2014, 03:56 PM ET
A dose of the drug Ecstasy that is not normally deadly could turn fatal when taken in a hot, crowded setting, a new study in rats suggests.
06 June 2014, 03:46 PM ET
Women who eat more tomatoes or other lycopene-containing fruits and vegetables may have a lower risk of developing kidney cancer, a new study suggests.
06 June 2014, 03:01 PM ET
From drying clothes to surrounding the house with wood chips, here are 10 ways to avoid tick bites, which can transmit a host of diseases.
06 June 2014, 12:42 PM ET
New rules about sunscreen labels went into effect last summer. Here are tips for choosing sunscreen.
06 June 2014, 03:44 AM ET
Children who are exposed to common allergens before age 1 are less likely to have certain health problems by age 3, a new study shows.
06 June 2014, 01:49 AM ET
Not testing medicines on female mice is questionable, but is it wise to be testing human medicines on mice at all?
06 June 2014, 01:20 AM ET
On June 2, the godfather of ecstasy, Alexander Shulgin died. Often called “Sasha”, his name is inextricably linked to the drug.
05 June 2014, 07:04 PM ET
Today, a group of scientists released a roadmap highlighting the specific goals for the project over the next five to 10 years.
05 June 2014, 05:53 PM ET
For one night stands, size does matter, but it's not penis length that women are concerned about — it's girth, a new study suggests.
05 June 2014, 05:31 PM ET
A substance found in red wine and dark chocolate that has been touted for its supposed anti-aging effects may improve people's memory, new research suggests.
05 June 2014, 04:29 PM ET
Exercising and dietary factors, such as eating less red meat and more vegetables and fish, have been linked to a lower risk of developing colon cancer. However, it's less clear whether such factors also play a role in preventing cancer reoccurrence.