Health Archive
17 April 2014, 02:36 AM ET
Forget about anti-ageing creams and hair treatments. If you want to stay young, get a fast spaceship. That is what Einstein’s Theory of Relativity predicted a century ago, and it is commonly known as “twin paradox”.
17 April 2014, 02:17 AM ET
The salt debate has filled the pages of health magazines and newspapers for years. So where are we in the salt debate?
16 April 2014, 06:55 PM ET
At least one in 20 U.S. adults, or 12 million people yearly, may be misdiagnosed when they go to see their doctors, a new study suggests.
16 April 2014, 05:25 PM ET
The Timex Ironman Run Trainer 2.0 is a GPS-enabled watch that runners of all levels can use to log workouts and measure their performance by viewing data about time, distance and heart rate. Here is how the watch performed in several categories.
16 April 2014, 05:00 PM ET
Rates of certain serious, diabetes-related health problems have decreased substantially in the last two decades, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
16 April 2014, 05:00 PM ET
Plastic surgeons reattached the ear of a woman after it was torn off during a pit bull attack, suturing together a tiny artery to bring blood flow to the ear and using leeches to drain the spent blood.
16 April 2014, 05:00 PM ET
A young man in Brazil who suffered from throbbing headaches and vision problems for 10 years turned out to have stone-like build-ups of calcium in his brain.
16 April 2014, 01:37 PM ET
Grunting, clawing, and sensing a hair-covered body with cloven feet and elongated nails are symptoms of people who strongly believe they are werewolves. A researcher dug through the annals of psychiatry to find how common the condition is.
16 April 2014, 12:17 PM ET
Bats' ability to fly may protect the organisms from becoming ill with a range of viruses known to be deadly to humans, including Ebola and rabies, according to a new hypothesis.
16 April 2014, 03:04 AM ET
Herbs and other diet supplements are the most commonly types of complementary medicine in the United States.
16 April 2014, 12:00 AM ET
Teenagers who most strongly conform to ideas about gender marketed by certain industries may be more likely to engage in behaviors that pose risks to their health.
15 April 2014, 08:12 PM ET
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur after a person experiences a traumatic event, such military combat, a natural disaster, or a crisis such as 9/11.
15 April 2014, 07:51 PM ET
The liver is a vital organ that supports nearly every other organ to some capacity. You cannot live without a healthy liver.
15 April 2014, 07:29 PM ET
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), sometimes called crib death, is the sudden and unexpected death of a child under 1 year old that cannot be explained by other causes.
15 April 2014, 05:51 PM ET
The FuelBand SE is an activity tracker from the sports company Nike that allows you to track your activity and compare it with others in the Nike+ community.
15 April 2014, 05:21 PM ET
Tiny tubes deliver functioning genes to cells with broken copies.
15 April 2014, 05:12 PM ET
People who smoke marijuana a few times a week, but are not addicted to the drug, may still have changes in their brains.
15 April 2014, 03:10 PM ET
People who have suffered injuries to the brain or spinal cord could one day be helped with treatments based on epigenetics or gene therapy, new research shows.
15 April 2014, 03:10 PM ET
People with certain personality traits may at increased risk for drug use problems, and studying personality may help researchers better understand and treat these problems, according to a new review.
15 April 2014, 02:23 PM ET
Researchers have grown an esophagus, which brings food and water to the stomach, in a lab, and found the organ functioned as needed when implanted into rats. This research could someday help people with esophageal cancer, or injuries to the esophagus.
15 April 2014, 10:53 AM ET
The list of food and non-food items that have been combined in an unnatural marriage just got longer: Viagra and Champagne ice cream.
15 April 2014, 04:08 AM ET
Drowning is a leading cause of accidental death for children, with rates even surpassing those of traffic accident fatalities for some groups in recent years, according to a new report.
15 April 2014, 01:16 AM ET
Swollen veins that bump out from beneath the skin are called varicose veins or spider veins. There are several causes, as well as several methods of treatment.
14 April 2014, 06:20 PM ET
These beautiful flowers are a toxic enemy to cats who might nibble at the flowers' petals or drink their vase water.
14 April 2014, 06:00 PM ET
Women with a certain gene are more likely than men with the same gene to develop Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests.
14 April 2014, 03:43 PM ET
Found in the bark of the cinchona tree, quinine is a compound with many medicinal applications, including fever-reducing, painkilling and anti-inflammatory properties. It was also the first treatment for malaria.
14 April 2014, 03:34 PM ET
Why married couples should make sure to eat before they discuss potentially heated topics.
14 April 2014, 03:12 PM ET
The bacteria that cause the sometimes deadly "flesh-eating" infections evolved from bacteria that cause only minor illness in just a few steps, new research shows.
14 April 2014, 03:10 PM ET
At sports venues designed to maximize crowd atmosphere, beware of hearing loss.
14 April 2014, 08:51 AM ET
Teens who take longer to reach their full height may be at increased risk for certain types of brain tumors later in life, a new study suggests.
14 April 2014, 03:48 AM ET
Women who gain either more or less weight than recommended during pregnancy may be more likely to have an overweight child, a new study has found.
12 April 2014, 01:22 AM ET
One in 5,000 babies in the United States are born with gastroschisis, but what is it?
11 April 2014, 04:41 PM ET
Women with a certain genetic marker may be at increased risk for breast cancer, especially if they are overweight or obese, a new study suggests.
11 April 2014, 03:30 PM ET
Synthetic cannabis, or 'spice,' seems to be the drug of choice among substance-using American soldiers.
11 April 2014, 02:50 PM ET
If you've ever had a tooth pulled, then you might be familiar with a severely painful — and aptly named — condition known as dry socket (alveolar osteitis).
11 April 2014, 01:23 PM ET
Bushmeat is still on sale in Ghana despite worries that fruit bats and other bushmeat may be behind the spread of an Ebola outbreak in nearby Liberia and Guinea which has claimed around a hundred lives.