Health Archive
12 February 2016, 06:56 PM ET
A migraine is a neurological disorder marked by intense headache, nausea, visual disturbances and other symptoms.
12 February 2016, 06:39 PM ET
Puerto Rico reported its first locally transmitted case of Zika in late December, and health care workers now have diagnosed a total of 30 people with the virus, according to a new report.
12 February 2016, 05:46 PM ET
A bizarre case of a man who suddenly recovered his memory after 30 years highlights the unpredictable nature of amnesia, one expert says.
12 February 2016, 01:45 PM ET
The case of a man in the United Kingdom who had Zika virus a few years ago provides even more evidence that the virus can be transmitted through sex.
12 February 2016, 11:20 AM ET
In an unusual case, a woman developed an irresistible urge to steal after she had surgery.
11 February 2016, 06:42 PM ET
Microcephaly is a condition in which a child's brain doesn't develop properly. The most obvious symptom is that the child has a smaller head than others of the same age and gender.
11 February 2016, 02:14 PM ET
Ancient trysts between Neanderthals and modern humans may have influenced modern risks for depression, heart attacks, nicotine addiction, obesity and other health problems, researchers said.
11 February 2016, 02:14 PM ET
A male adult film star in California who underwent regular HIV testing still ended up contracting the virus and infecting two other men before the disease was detected.
11 February 2016, 11:25 AM ET
A woman's abdominal pain was dismissed by a doctor, until an ultrasound revealed its cause.
11 February 2016, 10:50 AM ET
Scientists are investigating many more questions about Zika than just how to fight it with vaccination.
10 February 2016, 05:54 PM ET
Last year was the worst year on record for unprovoked shark attacks on humans, though the total number of attacks was still miniscule relative to other causes of death.
10 February 2016, 04:10 PM ET
Couch potatoes beware: Exercising in middle age may be linked with a healthier brain later on, a new study finds.
10 February 2016, 02:40 PM ET
A study of cadavers reveals a dramatic decrease of vitamin B12 in the brain across the ages but also among young people with autism and schizophrenia.
10 February 2016, 11:00 AM ET
Marijuana use may not have skyrocketed in the past decade as a result of legalization.
10 February 2016, 07:15 AM ET
Henry the Eighth had heads cut off, but was his head injured as well?
09 February 2016, 06:50 PM ET
Demands for Zika prevention are urgent, but the road to a viable vaccine is long and expensive.
09 February 2016, 05:53 PM ET
Do calories count? A new book suggests they're not the only factor when it comes to weight.
09 February 2016, 03:13 PM ET
A new product offers marijuana compounds in the form of a vaginal suppository, and its makers claim it can relieve menstrual cramps. But is this product safe?
09 February 2016, 02:59 PM ET
Low oxytocin levels during early pregnancy and in the early postpartum period might hint at relationship struggles for new moms.
08 February 2016, 05:24 PM ET
Marijuana is getting stronger, new research finds.
08 February 2016, 04:49 PM ET
The changing seasons may change how you think, new research finds.
08 February 2016, 03:27 PM ET
A 35-year-old guy had hiccups that just would not go away. Turns out, there's a was large tumor pressing on a nerve.
08 February 2016, 03:24 PM ET
The outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus throughout parts of the Americas has raised international concern because of the virus's possible connection to a neurological birth defect called microcephaly. Here are 5 important things to know about Zika.
05 February 2016, 05:39 PM ET
The whooping cough vaccine seems to wear off over time.
05 February 2016, 01:26 PM ET
U.S. health officials are warning men who travel to countries where Zika is spreading to take steps to prevent spreading the virus through sex if their partner is pregnant.
04 February 2016, 01:36 PM ET
Your body mass index, or BMI, may not be an accurate indicator of your risk of heart disease or diabetes, new research finds.
04 February 2016, 01:25 PM ET
Eating fish during pregnancy may be good for a baby's brain, a new study finds.
04 February 2016, 12:38 PM ET
A new transparent, bendable pressure sensor could be slipped into a pair and help doctors check patients for cancer, researchers say.
04 February 2016, 11:45 AM ET
A new study finds that cities whose teams play in the Super Bowl have an increase in deaths due to flu among older adults that year.
04 February 2016, 08:44 AM ET
The mosquito-borne Zika virus, first seen in Uganda, has spread to the Americas. Researchers are concerned that it may be linked with a birth defect called microcephaly, causing lifelong impairments. Live Science provides complete coverage of the virus.
03 February 2016, 10:59 PM ET
Tapeworms are flat, segmented parasites that can grow in a host's intestine and feed for 30 years.
03 February 2016, 05:09 PM ET
Alternative therapies have been used to treat infections since antiquity, but none are as reliably safe and effective as modern antimicrobial therapy.
03 February 2016, 05:01 PM ET
Legionnaires' disease may be able to spread from one person to another, in rare cases.
03 February 2016, 04:50 PM ET
People with brain injuries may have a buildup of the same plaques in their brains seen in people with Alzheimer's disease, a small, new study suggests.
03 February 2016, 03:50 PM ET
Can getting rid of certain cells lead to a longer life?
03 February 2016, 02:33 PM ET
Humans boast the biggest brains, relative to body size, in the animal kingdom.