Health Archive
25 April 2014, 01:47 AM ET
Although it has been used by humans for thousands of years, more recent research has begun to investigate therapeutic and pharmacological uses including anti-allergy and anti-inflammatory properties.
25 April 2014, 01:11 AM ET
Many microscopic bugs and bacteria live on our skin and within our various nooks and crannies. Almost anywhere on (or even within) the human body can be home to these enterprising bugs.
24 April 2014, 06:58 PM ET
A recent proposal aims to change the information we see on food labels. But what's really needed is an improvement to the quality of the food, not just the food labels.
24 April 2014, 05:30 PM ET
A salmonella outbreak that has so far sickened 132 people in 31 states over the last two years has now been traced to a source — pet lizards called breaded dragons, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
24 April 2014, 05:01 PM ET
Biomedical engineer Walt Besio uses his brother's paralysis as motivation to invent technology to help people with disabilities return to a more normal life.
24 April 2014, 02:23 PM ET
About 322 million illnesses and more than 732,000 deaths among U.S. children have been prevented in the past 20 years due to routine vaccinations, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
24 April 2014, 12:15 AM ET
The devastating intestine infection called Clostridium difficile can be treated with a so-called "poop transplant," and now new research shows that frozen poop may work just well with fresh fecal matter.
23 April 2014, 10:54 PM ET
There's a reason they say you're "eating for two" when you're pregnant. Find out what to eat when pregnant and what foods to avoid.
23 April 2014, 10:09 PM ET
That "hangry" feeling you get, when you've waited too long between meals, can bring trouble in relationships, a new study suggests. Here's how to avoid the drops in blood sugar levels that can lead to feeling hangry.
23 April 2014, 06:26 PM ET
Pot may not have a chill, calming effect on everyone – evidence is emerging that for some people, smoking marijuana could increase the risk of heart problems, doctors say.
23 April 2014, 04:00 PM ET
Marijuana may not be the "safe" drug many think it is.
23 April 2014, 03:54 PM ET
The Natural Resources Defense Council alleges that a loophole in a 1958 law on common food ingredients has been exploited by the food industry ever since. NRDC questions the legitimacy of this law now, nearly 6 decades later.
23 April 2014, 03:46 PM ET
From Katie Couric and Laurie David (producer of An Inconvenient Truth) comes a revealing look at the food industry's stance on weight loss. Premieres in theaters on May 9th, 2014.
23 April 2014, 02:23 PM ET
Men have lost most of the genes originally included on the Y chromosome during evolution, but those genes essential for survival have persevered. These genes may contribute to differences between men and women with certain diseases, researchers said.
23 April 2014, 02:16 PM ET
Improved cochlear implants that deliver genetic instructions to stimulate regrowth of auditory nerves could give people who are deaf the ability to enjoy music again, new research suggests.
23 April 2014, 12:08 PM ET
There are many types of meditation, including Zen Buddhist meditation, transcendental meditation, Tai chi and yoga.
23 April 2014, 11:05 AM ET
23 April 2014, 02:05 AM ET
High in vitamin C and potassium, oranges may boost your immune system, improve your skin and reduce the risks of cancer.
23 April 2014, 01:16 AM ET
Train in cold, compete in heat — how do you avoid injury?
22 April 2014, 05:32 PM ET
In healthy people, seeing an enlarged hand lessened the subjective experience of pain.
22 April 2014, 02:12 PM ET
It's that time of year again — pollen is in the air, the sun is shining and spring is all around. And that means, lots of sneezing.
22 April 2014, 01:31 PM ET
More than two-thirds of Americans support mandated coverage of birth control in health plans, survey finds.
22 April 2014, 12:05 PM ET
Sports like Lacrosse and Soccer span over 2 different seasons and which can be hard on the human body. Dr. James Borchers from Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center explains what athletes can do to stay on the field.
22 April 2014, 11:54 AM ET
You may think you know your stuff when it comes to pooping and your health, but misconceptions are common. Here's the truth about poop and your health.
22 April 2014, 02:30 AM ET
Bananas are packed with nutrients and are good for your heart, your eyes, your diet and your mood.
22 April 2014, 01:34 AM ET
Our eyes detect light by converting it into electrochemical impulses. These are detected by brain and used to see but also to detect movement. How the brain processes visual information such as motion can lead to insights into autism.
22 April 2014, 12:42 AM ET
Most people who think they have the flu, don’t. And some people who think they have a cold, really have the flu. So what is the difference between a cold and the flu? And does it matter?
21 April 2014, 06:22 PM ET
Middle-aged and older adults who take daytime naps may be at increased risk of dying, a new study from England suggests.
21 April 2014, 05:48 PM ET
The Polar H7 is a heart rate sensor that measures the heart rate and sends real-time information to mobile apps. I used it for a couple of days to see how it performs in several categories.
21 April 2014, 03:51 PM ET
This year's long, brutal winter may mean the country's headed for pollen eruption and a harsh allergy season in the spring, doctors say.
21 April 2014, 03:17 PM ET
As joyful and gorgeous it may be, spring brings its own share of seasonal maladies, and nothing can kill the buzz of spring like an allergy or a bacterial infection. Here are a few things you should watch out for this season.
21 April 2014, 03:01 PM ET
The 15-year-old boy who survived a flight across the Pacific Ocean stowed away in an airplane's wheel well has everyone wondering just how he achieved this remarkable feat.
21 April 2014, 01:28 PM ET
In a move that was likely to sow panic among parents of teenagers, the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved the sale of Palcohol, a powdered alcohol. Now, it appears that approval has been rescinded.
21 April 2014, 12:00 PM ET
Plan to buy a fitness tracker like the Basis Carbon Steel or Jawbone Up 24? Check out LiveScience's in-depth reviews before making a purchase.
20 April 2014, 05:45 PM ET
A beautiful country and a nation of wonderful, creative and vibrant people - the film aims to highlight some of the successes and challenges of global cancer care in low and middle-income nations.
19 April 2014, 11:02 AM ET
On Easter Sunday, Christians around the world will celebrate Jesus Christ's resurrection, in which, according to the New Testament, Christ rose from the dead after his crucifixion.