Health Archive
28 February 2015, 04:30 PM ET
Old medicines are giving new hope to people Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
28 February 2015, 11:01 AM ET
A bionic eye has allowed a man whose retina was damaged to see again for the first time in 10 years.
27 February 2015, 11:50 PM ET
Research in humans is a crucial part of our medical system. We need to be able to test that vaccines and drugs are safe and effective in people before they are released to the general public.
27 February 2015, 05:01 PM ET
Plan to buy a fitness tracker like the Fitbug Orb or TomTom Runner Cardio? Check out our in-depth reviews before making a purchase.
27 February 2015, 12:01 AM ET
Rates of suicide among middle-age adults in the United States have increased in recent years, and a new study suggests that the economic downturn of 2007 played a role in this rise.
26 February 2015, 09:00 PM ET
If designer babies ar eon the horizon, are designer superbabies next?
26 February 2015, 06:42 PM ET
People who drink four cups of joe daily have a lower risk of developing the debilitating disease multiple sclerosis (MS), researchers say.
26 February 2015, 06:40 PM ET
There are at least 10 drugs that are more deadly than marijuana, including some that are legal, such as alcohol and nicotine, a new study by researchers in Germany and Canada finds.
26 February 2015, 03:00 PM ET
Obesity and heart disease are well known, but now doctors can link excess weight to many cancers.
26 February 2015, 02:00 PM ET
A single gene that is found only in Homo species may partly explain why the human neocortex, the seat of higher cognitive functions, is so large.
25 February 2015, 06:18 PM ET
If you are abstaining from sweets for Lent this year, here’s what you can expect over the next 40 days.
25 February 2015, 05:00 PM ET
Nearly half a million cases of the difficult-to-treat and sometimes deadly infection called "C. diff" now occur yearly in the United States.
25 February 2015, 04:20 PM ET
A little injection of the so-called 'love' hormone, oxytocin, can sober up drunken rats, reversing their clumsy alcohol-induced behaviors, scientists report.
25 February 2015, 01:00 PM ET
Food Additives Linked to Weight Gain, Inflammation
25 February 2015, 12:54 PM ET
A man whose retina was destroyed was able to see again, thanks to an implanted retinal prostheses.
25 February 2015, 09:33 AM ET
After testing nine smart scales, we recommend the Withings Smart Body Analyzer over the popular Fitbit Aria. Read our full review here.
25 February 2015, 07:10 AM ET
The woman's obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms appeared every year when winter began, and then ended as the seasons shifted toward summer. After living with the condition for a decade, the woman was treated at a clinic and recovered.
24 February 2015, 06:30 PM ET
Three men who suffered car or climbing accidents that caused a permanent loss of hand function became the first people with this type of injury to receive bionic hands controlled by transplanted nerve tissue, a new study reports.
24 February 2015, 12:38 PM ET
Alaska joins Colorado and Washington as the third U.S. state to legalize the recreational use marijuana.
24 February 2015, 09:18 AM ET
People in snowier states appear to sleep for a little longer during winter months than those in sunnier states.
24 February 2015, 12:40 AM ET
From gingko to coconut oil to taurine, people spend too much money on supplements that just don't work.
23 February 2015, 08:15 PM ET
Feeling really angry or anxious can greatly increase your risk of having a heart attack, especially if you feel so tense that you clench your fists, a new study reports.
23 February 2015, 04:35 PM ET
If children are at risk for a peanut allergy, having them eat peanut butter frequently from an early age may help protect them from developing the allergy, a new study suggests.
23 February 2015, 02:40 AM ET
New guidelines for children's nutrition focus on broad diet patterns and what kids should eat, rather than what they shouldn't.
23 February 2015, 02:08 AM ET
Doing dishes by hand, rather than loading them into the dishwasher, might help stave off childhood allergies, a new study suggests.
20 February 2015, 06:35 PM ET
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a condition that involves chronic inflammation in all or part of the digestive tract.
20 February 2015, 04:52 PM ET
In a bizarre new trend in certain circles, people are snorting chocolate powder through their noses with the aid of a machine. But some experts say the practice may be dangerous.
20 February 2015, 04:00 PM ET
Many YouTube videos that depict drunkenness involve humor, but they often do not show the negative consequences of drinking too much alcohol, a new study suggests.
20 February 2015, 03:52 PM ET
Energy drinks may be to blame in the case of an otherwise healthy 26-year-old man who had a heart attack, according to a new case report.
19 February 2015, 09:41 PM ET
The liver is a vital organ that supports nearly every other organ to some capacity. You cannot live without a healthy liver.
19 February 2015, 08:00 PM ET
There's a common belief that hookah water pipes filter out toxic chemicals, but a new study debunks this myth.
19 February 2015, 06:47 PM ET
For the first time, new recommendations set a specific limit on the amount of added sugar that Americans are advised to consume.
19 February 2015, 02:00 PM ET
UV rays can keep harming your skin hours after you step out of the sunshine, researchers say.
19 February 2015, 10:15 AM ET
We still aren't winning the fight against obesity. In a new series of articles, experts explain what society has done wrong in the battle of the bulge, and what needs to happen now.
19 February 2015, 02:03 AM ET
Baby boys who were exposed to a chemical in plastics may show some signs of altered genital development, according to new research published today.