Health Archive
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.
18 March 2015, 02:34 PM ET
A cyanide-laced package sent to the White House may have been intended to scare people but was unlikely to sicken anybody who came in contact with it.
17 March 2015, 10:03 PM ET
A hypothesis is the first step in the scientific method. It begins by asking, 'What if …?'
17 March 2015, 05:29 PM ET
Professional football player Chris Borland, has announced he is leaving the sport, out of concern that the sport would increase his risk of brain disease. But what types of neurological problems have been linked with football?
17 March 2015, 07:48 AM ET
Health officials have made tremendous progress in fighting Ebola recently, but there are enough cases still occurring to restart the whole epidemic, experts say.
17 March 2015, 04:19 AM ET
Older adults who drink diet soda may experience greater increases in their waist size than those who do not drink diet soda, according to a new study.
16 March 2015, 09:56 PM ET
Every year, tens of thousands of Americans die from suicide. It is the third leading cause of death among young people between the ages of 10 and 24, amounting to about 4,600 deaths a year.
16 March 2015, 03:00 PM ET
An ingredient in some cough medicines may help in the fight against Type 2 diabetes, new findings suggest.
16 March 2015, 11:22 AM ET
Low vaccination rates are what's driving the large outbreak of measles that began at Disneyland in California last December, a new analysis suggests.
16 March 2015, 07:04 AM ET
Palcohol is a powdered form of alcohol thatl is now legal in the U.S. But how safe is this stuff?
13 March 2015, 08:22 AM ET
From the Oculus Rift headsets to the new HTC Vive, virtual reality devices will soon be flooding the gaming market. But, the technology has also been plagued by some unwelcome side effects.
12 March 2015, 10:19 PM ET
X-rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation. One of the most common uses of X-rays is for medical imaging. X-rays are also used in treating cancer and in exploring the cosmos.
12 March 2015, 05:28 PM ET
Another U.S. healthcare worker who was working in Africa has tested positive for Ebola, and is returning to the U.S. for treatment, health officials say.
12 March 2015, 02:01 PM ET
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has led to a dramatic drop in measles vaccinations in the region, leaving millions of children potentially at risk for catching the disease, a new study suggests.