Health Archive
19 December 2014, 04:46 PM ET
A man's persistent déjà vu puzzles scientists who probed his brain to find an explanation.
19 December 2014, 02:46 PM ET
Plan to buy a fitness tracker like the Basis Carbon Steel or Jawbone Up 24? Check out LiveScience's in-depth reviews before making a purchase.
19 December 2014, 02:08 PM ET
Jawbone's new UP Move fitness trackers will track your steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned and hours slept, and can motivate fitness newbies to see whether their daily activities translate into lax or rigorous workout routines.
19 December 2014, 01:11 PM ET
Garmin's Vívosmart fitness band is part tracker, part smartwatch and part cheerleader.
19 December 2014, 11:08 AM ET
Five people have died in a Listeria outbreak likely related to contaminated caramel apples, according to health officials.
18 December 2014, 10:54 PM ET
Prenatal genetic testing may diagnose any complications or developmental issues.
18 December 2014, 10:15 PM ET
There are three types of infections that can affect the inner of outer ear. Ear infections are most common in children.
18 December 2014, 01:47 PM ET
Ibuprofen and some other similar anti-inflammatory pain relievers may slightly lower people's risk of one common type of skin cancer, a new review of research shows, but experts find the benefits too small, especially for a cancer that is fairly curable.
18 December 2014, 06:43 AM ET
The 11 Brazilians who mistakenly ate a poisonous pufferfish fillet have recovered and left the hospital, even two who had severe symptoms, including cardiac arrest and respiratory failure.
18 December 2014, 03:27 AM ET
Childhood shyness raises the risk of anxiety disorders later on, but only for kids who lack a secure attachment to their caregivers, a new study finds. Here's a look at how to foster a secure attachment.
18 December 2014, 02:40 AM ET
In spite of "tradition," doctors need to adopt new approaches to breast cancer treatment.
17 December 2014, 11:10 PM ET
Strep throat is a bacterial infection. It is very contagious and can lead to severe complications.
17 December 2014, 02:27 PM ET
The LifeTrak Brite R450 is a new fitness tracker from Salutron that aims to provide a comprehensive view of health and fitness.
17 December 2014, 02:36 AM ET
People who smoke pot may have lower levels of inflammation in their bodies than people who have never used marijuana, a new study suggests.
16 December 2014, 09:46 PM ET
Laryngitis is inflammation of the larynx (voice box). The swelling causes hoarseness and limits your ability to talk.
16 December 2014, 07:15 PM ET
The Nintendo Wii may be on your Christmas list, but all that arm swinging and jumping has been tied to injuries in some cases, including muscle injuries, cuts and black eyes, according to a new review study.
16 December 2014, 06:30 PM ET
When you lose weight, where does the fat go? Turns out, most of it is exhaled.
16 December 2014, 05:06 PM ET
If you generally eat a heart-healthy diet, then you might have one fewer factor to worry about: the "glycemic index" of the carbs you eat, new research suggests.
16 December 2014, 04:49 PM ET
Most teens who drink alcohol have had at least one blackout, a new study shows. Many teens who drink report having blackouts regularly.
16 December 2014, 12:49 PM ET
Regions of the world that experience extreme weather shifts due to climate change may become more vulnerable to the spread of cholera, scientists report.
16 December 2014, 07:03 AM ET
People who mix energy drinks with alcohol may be more likely to drive drunk than those who consume only alcohol, according to a new study.
16 December 2014, 01:19 AM ET
U.S. med students train in hospitals, discouraging new doctors from choosing critical, less prestigious, jobs as primary-care physicians.
16 December 2014, 01:13 AM ET
In 1954, the first director-general of the World Health Organisation, Dr Brock Chisholm, famously stated: “Without mental health there can be no true physical health.”
15 December 2014, 05:18 PM ET
A woman's garbled text message to her son turned out to be a sign that she was having a stroke. This is the fourth incident now reported of someone with a stroke having "dystextia," researchers say.
15 December 2014, 04:30 PM ET
We may finally be getting on the right track to figuring out how the brain works. In a new collection of essays, top neuroscientists write about the advanced technologies that might get us there.
15 December 2014, 04:02 PM ET
People who use tanning beds sometimes end up in the emergency room because of skin burns, eye injuries or fainting, according to a new study.
15 December 2014, 07:00 AM ET
When people don't get enough sleep, it's usually because they sacrifice snooze time for hours at work or commuting to the office, a new study suggests.
15 December 2014, 04:09 AM ET
A new study adds to the growing body of evidence that e-cigarettes might put adolescents at risk for taking up traditional cigarettes. Teen use of e-cigarettes is skyrocketing.
14 December 2014, 06:04 PM ET
Milk is a highly nutritious food, and an important source of amino acids and minerals such as phosphorus and calcium, which contributes to bone health.
13 December 2014, 12:49 PM ET
Moov aims to be more than a fitness tracker -- it's a fitness friend. This wearable coaches you through your workouts, helping couch potatoes get into the swing of exercising, or challenging fitness fanatics to take workouts to the next level.
12 December 2014, 11:47 PM ET
Hospitals and pharmacies around the country are facing severe shortages of essential drugs. These shortages can limit access to critical medications and compromise patient safety.
12 December 2014, 10:47 PM ET