Health

Can being an immigrant be hazardous to your health?

In recent years, health care experts have warmed to the idea that lots of seemingly non-medical factors – income, housing, education – can significantly affect a person's health.

Immunology

From sleeping cell to assassin—how immune cells work

Scientists at the University of Dundee have carried out one of the most comprehensive studies into how immune cells sense and respond to their environment to fight infection and destroy tumours.

Health

This can be a pivotal moment for global health

As a global action plan to achieve health for all is launched at the United Nations General Assembly, Alex Harris explores what this means for research and innovation.

Diabetes

Discontinuing insulin for older adults with type 2 diabetes

Patients with type 2 diabetes who were in poor health were more likely to continue taking insulin after age 75 than their counterparts in better health, according to Kaiser Permanente research published today in JAMA Internal ...

Health

The fast and the curious: Fitter adults have fitter brains

In a large study, German scientists have shown that physical fitness is associated with better brain structure and brain functioning in young adults. This opens the possibility that increasing fitness levels may lead to improved ...

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