Health Archive
30 October 2014, 10:16 PM ET
Colon cancer, the second leading cause of cancer deaths in both men and women, can be flat or look like a cauliflower stalk.
30 October 2014, 07:32 PM ET
The 2014 Ebola epidemic in West Africa is the worst Ebola outbreak in history, and has implications for the world. Here is everything we know about the virus, and its spread, so far.
30 October 2014, 05:00 PM ET
The Ebola virus can spread through contact with an infected person's blood, feces and vomit, but some information online suggests it's also possible to get Ebola by being near an infected person who sneezes.
30 October 2014, 02:06 PM ET
People infected with Ebola vary greatly in terms of how severe their symptoms are. Now a new study in mice suggests genetics may play a role in how each body fights off the virus.
30 October 2014, 10:00 AM ET
When Ebola virus hit a small village in Guinea for the first time, the victim was just a toddler, who later became known to the world as Patient Zero.
30 October 2014, 09:43 AM ET
Winter is almost here, and that means a likely increase in people falling ill from flu. But why is flu season in winter anyway?
30 October 2014, 09:16 AM ET
Google is developing nanoparticles that the company hopes will catch early signs of disease, but are there potential drawbacks to the technology?
29 October 2014, 09:38 PM ET
For a woman trying to get pregnant, there are a number of ways to increase the chances and make it more likely that she will conceive a child.
29 October 2014, 07:15 PM ET
Although colon cleanses are touted for removing "toxins" from the body, strengthening immunity and promoting weight loss, there isn't much science to back up these claims.
29 October 2014, 06:02 PM ET
Small changes in the way Ebola interventions are carried out may make a big difference in curbing the growth of the epidemic in West Africa, experts said this week.
29 October 2014, 04:14 PM ET
The first vaccine designed to prevent a common type of bacterial meningitis has been approved for use in the United States.
29 October 2014, 02:15 PM ET
They may be small, but new lab-grown miniature human stomachs could one day help researchers better understand how the stomach develops, as well as the diseases that can strike it.
29 October 2014, 02:00 PM ET
Researchers can now grow miniature human stomachs in a petri dish in just about a month. These tiny stomachs measure less than one tenth of an inch (3 millimeters) in diameter, but may be valuable tools in understanding stomach development and disease.
29 October 2014, 11:11 AM ET
When Jonas Salk and Albert Sabin developed vaccines for polio, they stopped a brutal disease in its tracks.
29 October 2014, 02:23 AM ET
As techniques advance, surgery is beginning to lose its frightening reputation.
28 October 2014, 07:08 PM ET
Ebola may be the most feared disease right now, but for most of the 20th century, outbreaks of another disease left thousands of people paralyzed or confined to breathing machines: polio.
28 October 2014, 06:37 PM ET
Women who drink three or more glasses of milk daily may have an increased risk of dying over the next 20 years, compared with women who drink less milk, according to a new study..
28 October 2014, 04:16 PM ET
An aorta cuff, called the C-Pulse, has shown a lot of promise in a study involving 20 patients. The cuff is attached to the aorta, syncs to a patients pulse and assists in squeezing blood from the heart.
28 October 2014, 03:34 PM ET
Two Dallas nurses who became infected with Ebola this month may have recovered so quickly because of their youth, as well as the protective equipment they were wearing at the time of infection.
28 October 2014, 10:05 AM ET
Amber Vinson has recovered from the virus, and will be discharged from Emory University Hospital, the hospital said.
28 October 2014, 06:54 AM ET
"Colon cleanses" are touted for ridding the body of toxins and promoting health. But experts say cleansing is unnecessary, and can be risky. Here is a look at the truth about colon cleansing.
28 October 2014, 06:54 AM ET
Some "healthy" alternatives to Halloween candy are likely to meet disapproval from kids. Here are some suggestions for kid-friendly ways to avoid contributing to childhood obesity.
28 October 2014, 01:14 AM ET
There is much that genetic tests reveal, and much that they still do not.
28 October 2014, 12:58 AM ET
A century after his birth, Jonas Salk still inspires the heroic nature of vaccines.
27 October 2014, 07:36 PM ET
ALS is a poorly understood illness, but that may be about to change.
27 October 2014, 04:02 PM ET
New guidelines for people who enter the U.S. from the countries in West Africa where the Ebola outbreak is ongoing will require that some travelers undergo "active monitoring" of their health for 21 days, officials said today.
27 October 2014, 02:08 PM ET
Some "natural" ways of whitening teeth, such as brushing them with a strawberry and baking-soda mixture, do not actually whiten teeth, and may even weaken them, new research finds.
27 October 2014, 10:47 AM ET
Compounds called flavanols, which are found in cocoa beans may reverse the normal age-related memory decline that is normally seen in healthy older adults, researchers say.
27 October 2014, 10:42 AM ET
Despite widespread support for a travel ban, the idea could actually make the risk of Ebola greater here in the United States.
27 October 2014, 09:00 AM ET
Three new Fitbit activity trackers were announced today, including the company's first trackers with heart rate monitoring and smartwatch features.
25 October 2014, 02:02 PM ET
If you are exposed to the deadly Ebola virus, this is some of what the CDC tells you to do.
25 October 2014, 11:08 AM ET
Sci-fi loves to mess with memory, but memory misleads in real life, too.
25 October 2014, 02:55 AM ET
A recent New York Times article points to a glaring inconsistency between the amount of “screen time” toddlers have using tablets, phones and computers – and the advice of many early years specialists.
25 October 2014, 02:33 AM ET
Feed that microbiome right, and you'll see results in, and around, your gut.
24 October 2014, 02:51 PM ET
News that a doctor in New York with Ebola traveled on the subway the day before he developed symptoms of the disease may have some people worried about catching the disease on public transportation.
24 October 2014, 01:35 PM ET
Nina Pham, who caught Ebola while caring for the patient diagnosed in Dallas, was released from a hospital Friday, free of the virus. (Oct. 24)