Getting an adequate amount of sleep each night is imperative for overall good health -- yet a new study, compiled by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), showed more than a third of U.S. adults are not regularly sleeping enough.
Feb. 29 will mark Rare Disease Day as a day set aside by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to raise awareness about rare diseases, the people who are living with them and the advances in research and technology that are being made to combat them.
In an effort to keep ideas flowing from students at the nation's top academic institutions, Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Care Co.'s (JJDCC) Digital Solutions Team has sponsored the Jan. 22 PennApps XIII Hackathon at Penn State University.
When a patient becomes ill or suffers an injury late at night or early in the morning, the most common course of action is to visit a hospital emergency room, which can be a very expensive proposition.
A recent study, conducted by the AAFP National Research Network, investigated the reasons black adults in the U.S. die twice as often as Caucasian adults due to asthma, as well as possible treatments for black patients with asthma.
A new study, conducted by researchers from Boston University and funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), shows that mothers who sleep in the same room -- but not in the same bed -- as their infants are no less likely to breastfeed than those who sleep in the same beds.
A new scholarship is available through global biopharmaceutical firm AbbVie. Students with rheumatological diseases are eligible for the AbbVie Rheumatology Scholarship. Fifteen scholarships worth $15,000 each will be awarded for the 2016-17 school year.
Patients living with rheumatoid arthritis, adult ulcerative colitis, plaque psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and adult and pediatric Crohn’s disease may soon have a new option for treatment.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a disease that leads to complete loss of control of muscle movement, paralysis and death within two to five years of diagnosis.
Providers and physicians alike should continue to improve awareness and education regarding rare diseases, according to Tim Boyd, associate director of state policy for the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD).
In a continuing effort to support diabetes research, the American Diabetes Association recently awarded six scientists $1.625 million each in Pathway to Stop Diabetes grants. The grants will be awarded over five-to-seven-year terms.
In a recently published study on late-term pregnancy, the American Heart Association found that previously unaffected women who develop prehypertension may be more predisposed to having underweight or stillborn infants than other prospective mothers.
President Barack Obama has vetoed the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act (HR 3762) -- an action that has sparked members of the U.S. House of Representatives to respond with an attempted override.