Japan develops self-propelled capsule endoscope

It’s a fact of life that sometimes your doctor has to put an endoscope inside your body cavities to have a look around. At least Japan has developed a pill-sized model that’s self-propelled.

Report: Iraqi War vets suffer from high rate of respiratory illness

Army veteran Scott Weakley is a former marathon runner who returned from the second Iraq war barely able to climb two or three flights of stairs without feeling exhausted. 

Google searches predict dengue outbreaks

After discovering that search queries about flu could predict outbreaks effectively, Google's launched a similar tool to help health officials respond more quickly to outbreaks of dengue.

Doctors: Stay away from energy drinks

You may have already seen this coming. Doctors have provided evidence to back up many people’s suspicions: energy drinks are bad for you.

E-waste recycling is risk to human health

Open-air e-waste dismantling sites should be banned, say researchers, as new evidence shows they pollute the atmosphere and could have a significant effect on human health.

Study: Tinted glasses give migraine relief

People who are hung over or suffer from migraines know that wearing tinted lenses not only makes you look cool, it helps ease the pain.

New device could reduce surgical scarring

Scientists at Stanford University have developed an extraordinary wound dressing capable of greatly reducing scar tissue from incisions.

Virtual workout partners lead to better results

Are you working out alone? New research says that working out with a virtual partner will help you reach your fitness goals faster.

Autopsy confirms 3,500 year old Egyptian princess had clogged arteries

If you thought McDonald’s was the only food capable of giving you artery busting bad health, think again.

Study claims playing video games makes you eat more

According to a recent study by Canadian researchers, playing video games actually makes people eat more food, even if they aren’t hungry.

Scientists recommend technology diet

Could too much Facebook, Twitter, TV, and texting be bad for your health? As the amount of outside stimuli from technology increases, scientists are concerned our brains could be at risk.

Do frequent shoppers live longer?

Shoppers, rejoice! Yes, regular shopping helps people live longer, at least according to a recent survery published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health

IBM Nanoparticles destroy bacteria that resist drugs

An IBM team has advanced a new technology with the potential to revolutionize the way resistant bacterial infections are treated.

Cellphones linked to bone weakening

We've worried about what cellphones have done to the art of conversation; we've worried about whether they cause cancer of the brain. And now, it seems, we have a new concern: their effects on our bones.

Mainstream media asks: How unhealthy should your food be?

Medical science tells us some foods in abundance are bad for us. But should there be a limit on how bad our food can be?

Coke & Pepsi may be forced to change color

The signature color of your iconic Coke or Pepsi may be set to change, as a public interest group is calling for a ban on two caramel coloring agents used in the popular sodas. The Center for Science in the Public Interest, a non-profit organization insisting on the ban, believes the chemical agents could cause cancer.

Swine flu shot likely causes narcolepsy in children study says

People around the world thought a simple vaccination would save their children from the H1N1 virus. Parents in Finland are finding out that the shot that was supposed to save their children might actually be harming them instead.

House monitors residents' health

It's a little on the bijou side - but a research team has created an energy-efficient dolls' house which can send alerts if its residents are ill.

TV and PCs highly harmful to heart health

Four hours' screen time a day more than doubles the risk of a heart attack, according to scientists at University College London.

Health problems of 1911 remain, says Lancet

The Lancet has revisited a 100-year-old editorial examining the biggest medical challenges of the day - and concluded that many still remain.