Health Archive
10 February 2016, 05:54 PM ET
Last year was the worst year on record for unprovoked shark attacks on humans, though the total number of attacks was still miniscule relative to other causes of death.
10 February 2016, 04:10 PM ET
Couch potatoes beware: Exercising in middle age may be linked with a healthier brain later on, a new study finds.
10 February 2016, 02:40 PM ET
A study of cadavers reveals a dramatic decrease of vitamin B12 in the brain across the ages but also among young people with autism and schizophrenia.
10 February 2016, 11:00 AM ET
Marijuana use may not have skyrocketed in the past decade as a result of legalization.
10 February 2016, 07:15 AM ET
Henry the Eighth had heads cut off, but was his head injured as well?
09 February 2016, 06:50 PM ET
Demands for Zika prevention are urgent, but the road to a viable vaccine is long and expensive.
09 February 2016, 05:53 PM ET
Do calories count? A new book suggests they're not the only factor when it comes to weight.
09 February 2016, 03:13 PM ET
A new product offers marijuana compounds in the form of a vaginal suppository, and its makers claim it can relieve menstrual cramps. But is this product safe?
09 February 2016, 02:59 PM ET
Low oxytocin levels during early pregnancy and in the early postpartum period might hint at relationship struggles for new moms.
08 February 2016, 05:24 PM ET
Marijuana is getting stronger, new research finds.
08 February 2016, 04:49 PM ET
The changing seasons may change how you think, new research finds.
08 February 2016, 03:27 PM ET
A 35-year-old guy had hiccups that just would not go away. Turns out, there's a was large tumor pressing on a nerve.
08 February 2016, 03:24 PM ET
The outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus throughout parts of the Americas has raised international concern because of the virus's possible connection to a neurological birth defect called microcephaly. Here are 5 important things to know about Zika.
05 February 2016, 05:39 PM ET
The whooping cough vaccine seems to wear off over time.
05 February 2016, 01:26 PM ET
U.S. health officials are warning men who travel to countries where Zika is spreading to take steps to prevent spreading the virus through sex if their partner is pregnant.
04 February 2016, 01:36 PM ET
Your body mass index, or BMI, may not be an accurate indicator of your risk of heart disease or diabetes, new research finds.
04 February 2016, 01:25 PM ET
Eating fish during pregnancy may be good for a baby's brain, a new study finds.
04 February 2016, 12:38 PM ET
A new transparent, bendable pressure sensor could be slipped into a pair and help doctors check patients for cancer, researchers say.
04 February 2016, 11:45 AM ET
A new study finds that cities whose teams play in the Super Bowl have an increase in deaths due to flu among older adults that year.
04 February 2016, 08:44 AM ET
The mosquito-borne Zika virus, first seen in Uganda, has spread to the Americas. Researchers are concerned that it may be linked with a birth defect called microcephaly, causing lifelong impairments. Live Science provides complete coverage of the virus.
03 February 2016, 10:59 PM ET
Tapeworms are flat, segmented parasites that can grow in a host's intestine and feed for 30 years.
03 February 2016, 05:09 PM ET
Alternative therapies have been used to treat infections since antiquity, but none are as reliably safe and effective as modern antimicrobial therapy.
03 February 2016, 05:01 PM ET
Legionnaires' disease may be able to spread from one person to another, in rare cases.
03 February 2016, 04:50 PM ET
People with brain injuries may have a buildup of the same plaques in their brains seen in people with Alzheimer's disease, a small, new study suggests.
03 February 2016, 03:50 PM ET
Can getting rid of certain cells lead to a longer life?
03 February 2016, 02:33 PM ET
Humans boast the biggest brains, relative to body size, in the animal kingdom.
03 February 2016, 01:26 PM ET
Hawaiians may be the happiest and healthiest, while West Virginians reported the lowest sense of well-being in the country, a new survey reports.
03 February 2016, 12:59 PM ET
Hawaiians may be the happiest and healthiest, while West Virginians reported the lowest sense of well-being in the country, a new survey reports.
03 February 2016, 12:29 PM ET
People with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) could someday be helped by wearing an electric patch on their head while sleeping, researchers say.
03 February 2016, 12:07 PM ET
People who drive after smoking marijuana are at greater risk of car crashes, but blood tests to check for the drug may not be a reliable way to catch impaired drivers, a new study suggests.
03 February 2016, 10:40 AM ET
Health officials released an update to the schedule of vaccines recommended for children.
02 February 2016, 07:02 PM ET
North American brown snakes are nonvenomous, unlike the Australian variety, which is among the most venomous in the world.
02 February 2016, 06:47 PM ET
Some experts say camel's milk may help fight a number of diseases, including diabetes, cancer, shingles and autism.
02 February 2016, 05:01 PM ET
Scientists are exploring the possibility of using genetically modified mosquitoes to curb the spread of the Zika virus.
02 February 2016, 04:44 PM ET
A person in Dallas appears to have spread Zika virus to another person through sex, health officials said today.
02 February 2016, 10:42 AM ET
It's not likely that there will be large outbreaks of Zika virus infections in the U.S., officials say. Here's a look at why.