Canadian doctors have begun using stem cell transplants to treat "stiff person syndrome," a rare neurological condition in which a patient's leg and other muscles suddenly contract painfully, often leaving them immobilized like a tin soldier.
Teens who think sleep is overrated should guess again, according to a recent study conducted at Columbia University in New York that suggests sleep deprivation during adolescence could lead to obesity.
The ear could be the key to one's heart, researchers at the University of Leeds say, noting that stimulating the nerves in the ear could distract nervous signals that are overexerting a heart in poor health.
Since researchers realized that the salt water in the ocean helps clear out the thick mucus that builds up in cystic fibrosis patients' lungs, organizations have started around the world that teach those with the disease how to surf.
Researchers from three top schools of business around the world examined the ritual of listening to music for empowerment, shedding new light on how it works, psychologically speaking, and which tunes are best for the job.
Pregnant women with clotting disorders are often prescribed daily doses of a blood-thinner in a bid to prevent a miscarriage or other complications. But a long-term clinical trial has found that the therapy is ineffective in most cases.