Why 7 Hours of Sleep Might Be Better Than 8
We've all probably heard the advice from sleep scientists that seven to nine hours a night of shut-eye is optimum for healthy adults. But recent research and the fact that most Americans are sleeping less than they did in the past have scientists debating current...... [Full Story]
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Improved Nicotine Patch Weans Users
Conventional patches provide a steady supply of nicotine, but the [Full Story]
China has sealed off parts of its northwestern city of Yumen after a [Full Story]
AIDS researchers seeking to cure HIV with a one-two punch got an early [Full Story]
HPV Test Beats Pap for Gauging Cervical Cancer Risk: Study
Testing for human papillomavirus (HPV) may be the best way to know whether a woman is at risk of developing cervical cancer in the near future, according to a new study. Negative HPV tests provided women with more reliable assurance that they wouldn't develop cancer or... [Full Story]
Women Fare Worse Than Men After Heart Attacks: Yale Study
Despite recent advances in preventing heart attacks among U.S.seniors, those gains don't seem to have occurred among middle-aged adults -- especially women, a new study reports. Heart attack hospitalization rates among young and middle-aged adults have remained stable during... [Full Story]
Danish Genes May Hold Key to Happiness
Inspired by studies about which nations are the happiest, economists at Warwick University in the UK performed one of their own, concluding that countries whose population bears the most genetic resemblance to Denmark are the happiest... [Full Story] |
Abdominal Obesity Rates in US Kids Level Off
After rising steadily for more than 10 years, the proportion of U.S. kids defined as obese due to a large waist circumference held steady between 2003 and 2012... [Full Story]
Isolated Island Is Haven for GMO-Free Food Production
Thousands of Black Angus bulls snort steam gently into the frigid early morning air at Tasmania's largest cattle feedlot as they jostle for space at a long grain trough... [Full Story]
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