Health Archive
28 January 2015, 06:30 PM ET
People with a conservative or moderate ideology may be more likely to die earlier than people with a liberal ideology, a new study suggests
28 January 2015, 12:54 PM ET
Amateurs are feeling the need to be relevant in a sport that is all-consuming, following the lead of professionals like Lance Armstrong.
28 January 2015, 12:01 PM ET
A smartphone app called Solar Cell (available now as sunZapp) works to protect people against sun damage. The trick is getting people to use it.
28 January 2015, 01:35 AM ET
Poverty and money matter more for good parenting than whether or not mom and dad are married, divorced or cohabiting, a new analysis finds.
27 January 2015, 09:40 PM ET
The pancreas helps regulate blood sugar levels. It is also an important aid in digestion.
27 January 2015, 07:01 PM ET
People who have more connections with an online community have more success in losing weight, a new study finds.
27 January 2015, 07:00 PM ET
Girls who frequently drink soda and other drinks with added sugar may get their first periods earlier, a new study suggests.
27 January 2015, 11:57 AM ET
Most Americans are willing to donate tissue samples to be used in research, but their willingness drops when they're told about possible, morally- charged uses of their specimens, a new study finds.
27 January 2015, 11:55 AM ET
A good air purifier with a HEPA filter can reduce symptoms of allergies and asthma while cleaning the air in your home. Here are some of the best air purifiers for home use.
27 January 2015, 10:32 AM ET
Obesity rates have increased among most groups in the United States in recent years, but the biggest rise has been among older adults, according to a new poll.
27 January 2015, 07:30 AM ET
Skull fractures can lead to an early death, even if the victims initially survived the injuries, according to a new study that looked at skulls from three Danish cemeteries with funeral plots dating from the 12th to the 17th centuries.
27 January 2015, 07:25 AM ET
The rabies vaccine unexpectedly failed to save the life of a 6-year-old boy in Tunisia, even though doctors started treating him the same day a stray dog bit him on the face, according to a new case report.
26 January 2015, 11:38 PM ET
The network of nerves is the body's electrical wiring.
26 January 2015, 06:28 PM ET
People over age 65 who frequently take over-the-counter sleep aids and certain other commonly used drugs may be increasing their risk of dementia, new findings show.
26 January 2015, 04:00 PM ET
People whose cholesterol levels are even slightly high while they are in their 30s are at an increased risk of heart disease later on, researchers say.
26 January 2015, 02:50 AM ET
A leading group of pediatricians says it is against the legalization of marijuana, over concerns that these laws could be harmful to children.
25 January 2015, 06:03 AM ET
Though doctors urge kids to drink 2-3 glasses of milk a day, some evidence suggests that may not be necessary for children to drink that much for good health.
24 January 2015, 08:26 AM ET
A number of foods are touted for their ability to lower inflammation, but do they work? Nutrition experts weigh in.
23 January 2015, 05:31 PM ET
Avoid cigarettes, aspirin and alcohol to help ulcers heal
23 January 2015, 04:30 PM ET
The Fitbit Charge is an activity tracker that also monitors sleep and displays incoming calls from your smartphone.
23 January 2015, 03:49 PM ET
Ioannis Sgouralis of the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis is using mathematical modeling to study how the kidneys behave in a range of different conditions.
22 January 2015, 08:00 PM ET
The urge to stay home and watch TV during a flu epidemic may not be such a bad idea, new research finds.
22 January 2015, 07:24 PM ET
A birth plan will help a woman describe her delivery preferences as she goes through the stages of labor.
22 January 2015, 04:34 PM ET
A new map of the proteins found in human tissues reveals exactly which proteins are special to organs such as the liver or brain, and which ones are common across all tissues in the body.
22 January 2015, 01:30 PM ET
SpongeBob was recently spotted sinking down to the deep oceans of a toddler's belly.
22 January 2015, 01:11 PM ET
Many U.S. women who are in their childbearing years are prescribed opioid painkillers, powerful medications that can cause birth defects, a new study finds.
22 January 2015, 07:10 AM ET
The newest health trackers are chock-full of complicated sensors, but without more data analysis, they are unlikely to provide much more useful health information.
22 January 2015, 07:06 AM ET
A temporary electronic "tattoo" could one day offer people with diabetes a painless way to check their blood sugar levels, researchers say.
21 January 2015, 08:04 PM ET
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the inability to get or keep an erection. It is caused when penile tissues do not fill up with blood.
21 January 2015, 07:56 PM ET
Every labor story is different, but there are definitely signs that can let you know if you are in the early stages of labor.
21 January 2015, 07:33 PM ET
Health officials recommend that people get 150 minutes of moderate activity per week, but some researchers argue that guidelines should instead focus on getting people to be just a little bit more active.
21 January 2015, 07:01 PM ET
Babies who have a high risk of developing autism may benefit from their parents receiving some video-based lessons on working with them, a new study finds.
21 January 2015, 05:08 PM ET
People who sit too much every day are at an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, cancer and shorter life spans, even if they exercise, a new study finds.
21 January 2015, 02:00 PM ET
New particles that researchers call "nanostars" can enter cancer cells and then illuminate them when struck by a laser, new research shows. The technique could be used to better see the outlines of patients' tumors, researchers say.
21 January 2015, 10:02 AM ET
More and more couples are using a specialized in vitro fertilization (IVF) technique, but the more expensive procedure does not appear to improve pregnancy rates or birth rates more than traditional IVF methods do, a new study suggests.
21 January 2015, 12:07 AM ET
It sounds like the plot from a science fiction film: A scientist takes a kidney from a human fetus, implants it in a rat and allows the organ to grow. But researchers in a new study have done exactly that, in the hopes that someday human organs grown in a