Health Archive
27 March 2015, 06:12 PM ET
Investigators may never know exactly why Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz carried out what is believed to have been a deliberate plane crash in the French Alps on Tuesday, but mental health experts say that any mental illness that Lubitz may have had i
27 March 2015, 04:04 PM ET
A system that records the sounds of every breath and snore you utter while sleeping may offer an alternative to clinical sleep-tracking technology, new research suggests.
27 March 2015, 04:02 PM ET
From focused proton beams to the positioning of patients, new approaches to radiation therapy are transforming cancer care.
27 March 2015, 01:17 PM ET
A group of leading biologists earlier this month called for a halt to the use of a powerful new gene editing technique on humans.
27 March 2015, 12:54 PM ET
If antibiotic resistance develops in one bacterial species in an environment, there’s a good chance other bacteria can pick up that resistance as well and this is a problem for humans.
26 March 2015, 07:27 PM ET
Take a look inside the most complex structure in the universe.
26 March 2015, 04:36 PM ET
Science will ultimately understand the brain, no longer a mysterious "black box" for the mind.
26 March 2015, 02:51 PM ET
The Garmin Swim's best features include its ability to track every part of a swim workout, even drills that don’t require you to take strokes.
26 March 2015, 02:00 PM ET
The Ebola virus that is causing the current outbreak in West Africa is not mutating as quickly as earlier reports had suggested, a new study finds. This finding helps allay fears that the virus could change into a more infectious or deadly form.
26 March 2015, 12:25 PM ET
The human brain is the command center for the human nervous system.
26 March 2015, 11:58 AM ET
You need pond scum, desert-dwelling microbes and other seemingly useless creatures more than you probably think. Pure 'curiosity' research is advancing the quest to understand how brains — including your own — actually work.
26 March 2015, 08:00 AM ET
Boosting a person's smarts through drugs or electrical or magnetic stimulation of the brain is becoming increasingly widespread. Now, bioethicists weigh in, saying that while such cognitive enhancement is neither bad nor good, it deserves more research.
25 March 2015, 06:59 PM ET
Angelina Jolie Pitt's surgery to remove her ovaries has the side effect of putting her into early menopause, a condition which itself comes with some health risks, experts say.
25 March 2015, 05:15 PM ET
Young children who get Ebola may be more likely to die from the virus than older children or adults who are infected, according to a new study.
25 March 2015, 04:11 PM ET
The number of new Ebola cases in West Africa last week was the lowest it has been in 2015, health officials said today.
25 March 2015, 11:33 AM ET
Children with autism may be more likely to have gastrointestinal symptoms early in life, compared to children without the condition, a new study suggests.
25 March 2015, 02:41 AM ET
Taking certain antibiotics repeatedly may increase your risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.
24 March 2015, 05:41 PM ET
Angelina Jolie Pitt has revealed she underwent surgery to prevent ovarian cancer, and is encouraging women to explore their options. There are many factors that women need to weigh before deciding to have this procedure.
24 March 2015, 03:34 PM ET
Angelina Jolie Pitt underwent preventative surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes, according to the Op-Ed in the New York Times today that the actress, director and United Nations envoy wrote.
24 March 2015, 02:05 PM ET
Researchers have created a new diet they call the "MIND" diet, which may lower the risk of Alzheimer's disease.
23 March 2015, 09:00 PM ET
Whole grains are known to be good for you, but it may be the part of those grains that researchers call “cereal fiber” that is particularly important for reducing the risk the risk of disease and early death.
23 March 2015, 07:03 PM ET
The organic food company Amy's Kitchen is voluntarily recalling a number of its frozen food products, because spinach in the products may be contaminated with the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes.
23 March 2015, 07:24 AM ET
Marijuana available today may be much more potent than pot in the past, according to the results of new tests.
20 March 2015, 10:59 PM ET
How do you get kids into clinical trials when the restrictions stack against them? An Xbox Kinect can help.
20 March 2015, 08:50 PM ET
A woman can deliver her baby either by vaginal birth or a C-section. Both delivery methods have advantages and disadvantages.
20 March 2015, 04:46 PM ET
It's rough out there for kids whose ears stick out.
20 March 2015, 11:52 AM ET
Endometrial cancer affects 48,000 US women per year. For patients with tumors greater than 2cm the effected organ(s) and lymph nodes may be surgically removed. Yet post-surgery analysis shows that 78% of these surgeries may have been unnecessary.
20 March 2015, 10:12 AM ET
A new fertility treatment claims it can help rejuvenate aging eggs, but does the science back that up?
19 March 2015, 10:51 PM ET
A Cesarean section is a type of surgery used to deliver a baby through an incision in the mother's abdomen.
19 March 2015, 01:21 PM ET
A woman in Oregon who received the yellow fever vaccine developed a rare and ultimately fatal reaction to the shot, according to a new report of the case.
19 March 2015, 12:09 PM ET
Amnesia is a popular rom-com theme, but accurately portrayed, the condition tells an even more powerful story.
19 March 2015, 12:00 PM ET
Boys with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may benefit slightly from omega-3 fatty acid supplements, a new study from the Netherlands suggests.
18 March 2015, 04:52 PM ET
Energy drinks might prime you for heart problems, a new study finds.