One Breath Into This Breathalyzer Can Diagnose 17 Diseases

A single breath into a newfangled breathalyzer is all doctors need to diagnose 17 different diseases, including lung cancer, irritable bowel syndrome and multiple sclerosis, a new study found.

Researchers invited about 1,400 people from five different countries to breathe into the device, which is still in its testing phases. The breathalyzer could identify each person’s disease with 86 percent accuracy, the researchers said… Continue Reading

Low Vitamin D Linked to Frequent Headaches

Men who have low levels of vitamin D may increase the risk of frequent headaches, a new study from Finland suggests.

The study analyzed information from about 2,600 Finnish men ages 42 to 60 who gave blood samples and answered questions about the frequency of their headaches. The men were originally part of a study on risk factors for heart disease, and were assessed in the years 1984 to 1989.

Nearly 70 percent of the men in the study had blood vitamin D levels below 20 nanograms per milliliter (50 nanomoles per liter), which is generally considered …Continue Reading

How to Lose Weight in 2017 (and Keep It Off for Good)

In 2017, Live Science is bringing our readers a monthly series of personal health goals, with tips and tricks we’ve gathered from the many health experts we’ve interviewed. Each month, we’ll focus on a different goal, and the goal for January is Lose Weight. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to connect with other readers who are working toward these.. Continue Reading



Conjoined twin girls who shared much of their lower body were successfully separated after a surgery that took 17 hours, their doctors said.

The 2-year-old girls, Erika and Eva Sandoval, were born joined from the lower chest downwards, and shared a liver, a bladder and a leg, according to a statement from Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford in Palo Alto, California, where the surgery was performed. They each had their own heart, lungs and stomach, but had some connections within their digestive system, the statement said... Continue Reading

Optimistic Outlook May Lower Women’s Risk of Dying

Women with an optimistic outlook on life may live longer, a new study finds.

Optimistic women in the study were less likely to die from five major causes of death over an eight-year period than women who were less optimistic, according to the study.

And although optimism has been linked in earlier studies to healthy behaviors such as eating a healthy diet and getting more exercise, the researchers noted that these behaviors only partially explained the link to a longer life...Continue Reading