- The Skinny on Nestl??'s New Exercise in a Bottle Project
Exercise in a bottle? Maybe someday.
- Generic Drug Price Sticker Shock Prompts Probe by Congress
The prices of common generic drugs have skyrocketed in recent years, but the reasons remain murky, lawmakers said at a Senate hearing on Thursday.
- Birthday Years Ending in 9 Prompt Big Life Decisions
Running your first marathon? Having an affair? There's a good chance you're a 9-ender.
- Why Your Mom Was Wrong About Cold Weather and the Flu
Find out why everyone gets sick in winter months. It may not be what you think.
- Germy Perils of a French Kiss, Especially if You're Short
A 10-second kiss transfers up to 80 million bacteria, a new study finds.
- Take a Tour of the Eerily Beautiful 'Golden Blood' Factory
A tour inside Britain's "Golden Blood" factory.
- How to Shovel Snow Without Having a Heart Attack
Fluffy, white snow may be the stuff of holiday greeting cards, but to cardiologists, it's a heart attack waiting to happen.
- How Men and Women Differ in Zero Gravity
NASA releases new information about how men and women react differently to living in space.
- Chemical in Antibacterial Soap Promoted Tumor Growth in Mice
A chemical in antibacterial soap promoted liver tumor growth in mice, researchers found.
- E-Smokers Rejoice Over 2014 Word of the Year
Word for e-smoking beat out "bae" and "slacktivism."
- Lifetime dieter feels 'unstoppable'
Danyeil Durrant was 10 years old when she first began dieting. She had no idea she would be wrestling with her eating habits for the next three decades.
- How she lost 145 pounds
One day, Kari Ianuale had had enough. The Nazareth, Pennsylvania, resident was embarrassed to discover that her size 24 pants no longer fit.
- It's time to get your flu shot!
Flu season is about to begin, the CDC says. And health officials have a few updates to their recommendations.
- Flu shot myths addressed
Flu vaccine myths can confuse people trying to decide whether to get a shot. Here are five common myths and, based on information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the truth.
- Vintage cold and flu ads
- Electrodes in brain to treat Tourette's
A pioneering procedure might be the answer to ending the misery of Tourette's syndrome.
- The next medicinal marijuana?
Ayahuasca is a psychedelic drink that's attracting more and more tourists to the remote corners of the Amazon. But is it a drug, or is it medicine?
- New link between coffee and DNA
You can blame that third cup of Joe on your genes.
- Music helps your brain
Dr. Sanjay Gupta tells us why music therapy is good for the brain and how it can help us live to 100.
- Live to 100: Laugh more
Dr. Sanjay Gupta tells us how laughing more can help us live to 100.
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- This drink will substantially reduce your cancer risk
Attention, ladies: Science says it's time to put the kettle on.
- Trans fats may hurt men’s memory, study suggests
Consuming excess trans fats has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease and obesity, but a new study reveals they also can impact men’s memory.
- Why inspiration is so important during times of hardship
Here it comes: Snow, snow, snow, blanketing the Northeast.
- Hand dryers can contaminate the air around them, study says
Given the choice between noisy hand dryers and tree-felling paper towels, dryers are the better option, right?
- 11-inch baby born at 23 weeks survives
They call her "chopstick girl," which provides a sense of her size: all of 11 inches long and weighing just 23 ounces.
- Testosterone has subtle influence on menopausal women’s sexual function, study says
Hormones like estrogen and testosterone can influence a woman’s sex drive and habits, but a new decade-long study suggests relationships and emotional health can play an even stronger role.
- Plague in Madagascar has killed 40 out of 119 cases, WHO says
An outbreak of the plague has killed 40 out of 119 confirmed cases in Madagascar since late August, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.
- Woman dies after metal detector causes pacemaker to malfunction
In a tragic accident, the electromagnetic waves from an airport metal detector caused a woman’s pacemaker to malfunction and kill her, Central European News (CEN) reported.
- Ebola death toll rises to 5,459, says WHO
The death toll in the Ebola epidemic has risen to 5,459 out of 15,351 cases identified in eight countries by the end of Nov. 18, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.
- Intervention plans needed to increase medication adherence, study says
Previous research has shown that patients take only about half of their prescribed medication, and a new study suggests that interventions designed to improve these rates have proven futile thus far.
- Road-Testing a High End Stroller: A Look at the Stokke Xplory
Buying a new stroller doesn't have to feel as overwhelming as buying a new car. In our We Love, You Need series, we ask parents to review the latest baby gear -- from bargain steals to splurge-worthy buys. Our latest review is of the pricey Xplory stroller from Stokke, which starts at $1,000 without accessories. Here's what our mom reviewer had to say:
- What to Say When a Friend Gets Divorced
When a couple decides to end their marriage before "death do us part," the decision can cause a ripple effect among friends and family. You may be tempted to step in to prevent what you consider to be a mistake or maybe you want to exclaim “it’s about time!” Then there are worries about how your friend is holding up or how she’ll manage in the future. But the truth is your soon-to-be-single friend doesn't need to hear any of that.
- 5 Fuss-Free Steps to Your Best Skin Ever
Forget any beauty fears that might be lurking at the back of your mind: skin that earns compliments is something that every woman at every age can achieve.
- Is It Really Okay to Wear White To Another Bride's Wedding?
I grew up in the South, and there are a few things I learned growing up that are just good, old-fashioned manners. Keep your elbows off the table during meal times, don’t stare, and don’t wear white to a wedding if you’re not the bride. I’ve considered myself a well-mannered sort, and I’ve always stuck pretty close to the rules most of the time. Well, except for this one wedding where the color of my dress came into question.
- Eat More Fish, Save Your Hearing?
Eating more fish may reduce a woman's risk for hearing loss, according to a large new study.
- Positions Are Key When Sex Causes Back Pain
Guided by movements of couples engaged in sexual intercourse, a new report suggests that alternatives to the traditional missionary-style position can help men who have lower back pain.
- Could You Be Allergic to Farm Antibiotics?
Allergic reactions to food are a concern for millions of Americans, and now a study suggests there's a potential new player on the immunology front: Some people may be allergic to the antibiotics used to keep pests away from fruits and vegetables.
- Have Bad Breath? 6 Simple Tricks to Get Rid of It...for Good
We’re comfortable asking our dentists about everything from TMJ to teeth whitening…but inquiring about bad breath? Not always the most pleasant conversation. In the name of research, we asked top dental experts to share their tips for diagnosing, preventing and treating halitosis—so you don’t have to.
- It's Official: Low-Carb Beats Low-Fat for Weight Loss
For people who want to lose weight and boost their heart health, cutting down on carbohydrates may work better than trimming dietary fat, a new study suggests.
- How to Train Your Brain to Choose Fruit Salad Over French Fries
You may be able to convince your brain that healthy foods taste better than unhealthy ones, new research suggests.
- Medical Device Sidelined Too Late for Some
While scrutiny over the power morcellator may save lives, women like Linda Interlichia are paying a grim price for decisions made before the alarms rang about the hysterectomy tool.
- House GOP Files Suit Over Health Law
House Republicans filed a long-threatened lawsuit claiming the Obama administration overstepped its bounds in how it is paying for or enforcing certain aspects of the health-care law.
- U.S. Overstates Health-Care Enrollees
The Obama administration said it recently overstated how many people had paid-up health coverage through the Affordable Care Act’s insurance exchanges because of the incorrect inclusion of dental coverage sign-ups.
- What Does It Cost to Develop a Drug? Latest Study Says $2.6 Billion
How much does it cost to develop a drug and win FDA marketing approval? A new study from a nonprofit think tank says nearly $2.6 billion is needed to get a new drug from the lab to the launchpad.
- NIH Proposes Greater Disclosure of Clinical Studies
Federal health officials on Wednesday took steps to compel scientists to make clinical study results public even when the findings cut against the interest of pharmaceutical companies