Health Archive
28 April 2016, 06:52 PM ET
Interactions with parents really do help babies learn to pay attention, a new study finds. Here's how it may work.
28 April 2016, 06:44 PM ET
Women with genes that alter the body's response to a hormone to stimulate egg maturation may be more likely to have nonidentical twins, new research finds.
28 April 2016, 05:08 PM ET
There are a number of ways that prescription opioids can be lethal.
28 April 2016, 01:37 PM ET
Does one gene makes you younger and one gene make you old?
28 April 2016, 12:18 PM ET
About 20 percent of underage drinkers in the United States consume alcoholic Jell-O shots, and these youth are also more likely to engage in risky drinking behaviors.
28 April 2016, 09:00 AM ET
Does friendship help you feel no pain?
28 April 2016, 03:04 AM ET
In a recent study, scientists discovered an unexpected consequence to sustaining a serious brain injury.
28 April 2016, 12:02 AM ET
Grapes are versatile fruits used in a wide range of popular foods. They are also packed with nutrients and antioxidants.
27 April 2016, 05:20 PM ET
A new study finds that just 1 minute of sprinting leads to similar improvements in health and fitness as a much longer, endurance training workout.
27 April 2016, 05:00 PM ET
Can mindfulness keep depression symptoms at bay?
27 April 2016, 03:20 PM ET
Why does someone need an emergency surgery?
27 April 2016, 11:08 AM ET
Need to go under the knife, stat? You're probably having one of these procedures.
27 April 2016, 12:47 AM ET
Whiplash is a neck injury that is common in car crashes, but it can also be caused during other types of accidents. In the United States, over 2 million people suffer from whiplash each year.
26 April 2016, 07:21 PM ET
Getting tan without UV rays, or lightening skin without toxic chemicals, could one day be possible thanks to a new discovery.
26 April 2016, 06:18 PM ET
The FDA is investigating whether a drug used to treat yeast infections poses risks to pregnant women. Here's why pregnant women are more likely to get yeast infections.
26 April 2016, 05:59 PM ET
Thousands of people in Spain were recently sickened with a virus spreading from an unlikely source: bottled water.
26 April 2016, 11:41 AM ET
Prefer going Commando at night? Here's what health experts say.
26 April 2016, 11:20 AM ET
Here's a look at celebrities who live with chronic illnesses, and how they deal with their conditions.
26 April 2016, 12:15 AM ET
Despite reports that childhood obesity may be declining in some parts of the United States, a new study suggests that childhood obesity is still on the rise nationwide.
25 April 2016, 11:49 PM ET
Often maligned for being bland, cauliflower, when prepared properly, can be flavorful as well as healthful.
25 April 2016, 06:56 PM ET
Many sports drinks tout a long list of vitamins and electrolytes on their labels, but are these drinks really better than plain old water?
25 April 2016, 03:17 PM ET
About 50 years after having surgery, a man sought medical help for a rather unusual condition.
23 April 2016, 08:45 AM ET
Sometimes a sneeze is a solitary "Achoo!" Other times, sneezes come in twos or threes, leaving those in earshot wondering exactly when to sneak in a "bless you."
22 April 2016, 07:22 PM ET
Some U.S. counties have seen a 70-fold increase in drug overdose deaths in the last few decades, a new study finds.
22 April 2016, 06:06 PM ET
An expensive new procedure claims to get rid of cellulite. Does it work?
22 April 2016, 05:31 PM ET
Dining out or eating canned foods might not actually be so bad for your waistline, a new study from Spain suggests.
22 April 2016, 04:30 PM ET
Here's why a married woman suddenly suspected her husband was cheating.
22 April 2016, 03:18 PM ET
If you want to know why your water tastes funny -- whether it tastes like pencil shavings, bleach, metal, dirt, fish, mold, medicine, gasoline, salt, rotten eggs or wet dog -- we've got answers.
22 April 2016, 07:42 AM ET
The question of whether using pot lowers IQ is still contested, but several long-term studies find no significant cognitive declines.
22 April 2016, 01:12 AM ET
The flu (short for influenza) is a respiratory virus that affects the throat, nose, bronchi and, sometimes, the lungs.
22 April 2016, 12:38 AM ET
A brain hemorrhage is bleeding in or around the brain. Brain hemorrhages occur when an artery in the brain bursts.
21 April 2016, 07:10 PM ET
No one knows exactly why we sleep, but researchers continue to uncover important discoveries about the mysterious phenomenon, including some that seem counterintuitive.
21 April 2016, 05:40 PM ET
If you've ever had a hard time sleeping on the first night in a new place, a new study may offer you an explanation: One half of your brain stays more awake than the other.
21 April 2016, 03:41 PM ET
What do astronauts do when they get their periods?
21 April 2016, 03:10 PM ET
People often underestimate how deadly the common virus can be.
21 April 2016, 01:12 PM ET
A new study finds that people tend to pick food that's higher in calories (and less healthy) when speaking out loud, as opposed to when they choose nonverbally.