Exercise may reduce sleep apnea and improve brain health

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Exercise may help reduce symptoms of a common sleep disorder and improve brain function, a small study finds. Exercise training could be a useful supplemental...

Glucose-monitoring patch could mean no more finger-pricking for diabetics

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For millions of diabetics, performing finger-prick blood tests to monitor blood glucose levels is an unpleasant part of daily life. If a new glucose-monitoring...

Air pollution contributes significantly to diabetes globally

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New research links outdoor air pollution — even at levels deemed safe — to an increased risk of diabetes globally, according to a study...

What Can 30 Years of Rheumatic Disease Research Tell Us About...

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As a practicing rheumatologist for more than 30 years, I can recall a time – just a couple of decades ago – when waiting...

Growing Number of Seniors Discovering Medical Benefits of Cannabis

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A new survey shows that medical marijuana is increasingly being used by California seniors to treat pain, insomnia, depression and other conditions associated with...

Health Benefits of Chia Seeds

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An increased interest in maintaining a healthy lifestyle has prompted recent studies on the health benefits of novel functional foods such as chia seeds,...

Leukemia’s unexpected link to vitamin B-6

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Researchers have discovered a new target for leukemia treatment after their study revealed that cancerous cells utilize vitamin B-6. The development of a new...

Cancer Vaccine Could Amplify Effects of Immunotherapy

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Supercharging the mutation rate in cancer cells can create a powerful vaccine that is able to boost the effectiveness of immunotherapy, a major new...

RNA vaccines: an introduction

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Vaccination is one of the major success stories of modern medicine, greatly reducing the incidence of infectious diseases such as measles, and eradicating others,...

Human skin cells transformed directly into motor neurons

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Scientists working to develop new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases have been stymied by the inability to grow human motor neurons in the lab. Motor...