Health Archive
02 October 2015, 01:00 PM ET
A male form of "the pill" has stymied researchers for years, but now a new study finds that such male birth control may be possible by blocking a single protein in sperm cells.
02 October 2015, 12:30 PM ET
Anxiety tends to run in families. Now, researchers say they may have found a way to help these families.
01 October 2015, 11:56 PM ET
The tongue is a mighty flexible organ. It enables licking, breathing, tasting, swallowing and speaking.
01 October 2015, 05:44 PM ET
Ten women in the United Kingdom may undergo womb transplants as part of an upcoming study, but the procedure raises some ethical issues, experts say.
01 October 2015, 01:07 PM ET
What determines who you think is attractive, nature or nurture?
01 October 2015, 11:04 AM ET
Some supplements marketed as brain boosters and workout enhancers contain prescription drugs that are not approved in the United States, a new study says.
01 October 2015, 09:54 AM ET
The overdose drug naloxone may be coming to a pharmacy near you.
30 September 2015, 05:16 PM ET
Scientists have found yet another reason to vaccinate their children: Keeping up with immunizations may reduce the risk of childhood stroke, according to a new study.
30 September 2015, 02:49 PM ET
Infants who lack certain types of gut bacteria in the first few months of life may be at increased risk for asthma when they're older, a new study from Canada suggests.
30 September 2015, 11:01 AM ET
Inflammation is the body's response to injury. It works to heal wounds, but it can also play a role in some chronic diseases.
30 September 2015, 12:20 AM ET
The nose is part of the respiratory system and also contributes to other important functions, such as hearing and tasting.
29 September 2015, 06:52 PM ET
Adding extra calcium to your diet may not be as effective as you think.
29 September 2015, 01:15 PM ET
Five weird ways getting tattoos can affect your health.
29 September 2015, 12:00 AM ET
Falling televisions can cause serious head injuries in children, and these injuries often happen when a TV is placed on furniture that's not intended to support it.
28 September 2015, 06:30 PM ET
More evidence shows that the Mediterranean diet is good for your health.
28 September 2015, 05:11 PM ET
More people in New York City are sick with Legionnaires' disease in what appears to be a new cluster of cases, health officials say.
28 September 2015, 02:10 AM ET
Angelina Jolie Pitt's breast surgery increased women's awareness of reconstructive breast surgery options, according to a new study from Austria.
26 September 2015, 01:02 PM ET
A Massachusetts teen says the Apple Watch saved his life by alerting him to a heart problem. Experts say the gadget could potentially detect other health problems.
25 September 2015, 08:35 PM ET
Women's risk of breast cancer may be linked a virus called bovine leukemia virus, a new study finds.
25 September 2015, 05:54 PM ET
A teenage girl in Canada had an unusual food allergy that showed up only after she exercised, according to a new report of her case.
25 September 2015, 04:18 PM ET
Vision problems, confusion and hair loss are hallmark symptoms of this type of poisoning.
25 September 2015, 06:53 AM ET
Exactly what is and is not part of the human body is still a mystery, it turns out.
24 September 2015, 05:03 PM ET
People who are carry certain genes for being tall also tend to have genes linked with having a lower BMI, a new study finds.
24 September 2015, 03:14 PM ET
One in ten pregnant women in the United States, and nearly 1 in 5 pregnant women age 35 and older, reports drinking alcohol in the past month.
24 September 2015, 12:14 PM ET
A new study using a smartphone app to track diet finds that people might benefit from shortening the time frame during which they snack throughout the day (and night).
24 September 2015, 12:07 AM ET
The ears are complex systems that not only provide the ability to hear, but also make it possible to maintain balance.
23 September 2015, 08:00 PM ET
A 26-year-old man who was paralyzed in both legs has regained the ability to walk using a system controlled by his brain waves, along with a harness to help support his body weight, a new study says.
23 September 2015, 05:22 PM ET
People who lie about their health in order to qualify for medical research studies can mess up study results, and potentially make a drug appear less safe or effective than it really is, researchers say.
23 September 2015, 04:45 PM ET
The electroencephalogram (EEG) based system takes electrical signals from the brain and transmits them to electrodes on the knees. The participant has been completly paralyzed in both legs for the last 6 years.
23 September 2015, 03:29 PM ET
Exercise is great, until it isn't — how much is too much?
23 September 2015, 12:00 PM ET
Ringing in the ears? Chronic pain? The two may not be so different.
23 September 2015, 12:00 PM ET
How does religion affect people's mental health? It turns out it can be a double-edged sword.
22 September 2015, 08:00 PM ET
Perk up! Here's more evidence that coffee is safe for your heart.
22 September 2015, 05:36 PM ET
Eating more fruits — particularly berries, apples and pears — and nonstarchy vegetables like soybeans and cauliflower may help you lose weight over the long term, a new study suggests.
22 September 2015, 02:00 PM ET
The health of heart disease patients might be improved by technology that they're already carrying around in their pockets ¬— cellphones.
22 September 2015, 07:03 AM ET
You're never alone when you're surrounded by your microbial cloud.