Working long hours increases depression risk in women

On March 5, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Women who clock 55 working hours or more every week might have a higher risk of depression. Also, working weekends can increase depression risk for both men and women. Working longer hours may impact mental health, especially for women. A new study that now appears in the Journal of Epidemiology…

How long does a cup of coffee keep you awake?

On May 13, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

Caffeine is a familiar drug that stimulates the nervous system. When it enters the body, caffeine raises the heart rate and blood pressure, increasing energy levels and improving the mood. Caffeine acts quickly, and many people notice the effects within minutes. They last until the body fully metabolizes the drug….

Where infants sleep may affect how long they are breastfed

On February 9, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

A new study indicates that mothers who frequently sleep, or bed-share, with their infants consistently breastfeed for longer than mothers who do not bed-share. Also, pregnant women who expressed a strong motivation to breastfeed were more likely to bed-share frequently once their baby was born. The findings,…

Long nights and lazy days could send you to an early grave

On December 10, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Sleeping more than nine hours a night, and sitting too much during the day could be a hazardous combination, particularly when added to a lack of exercise, according to new findings to emerge from the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study. The findings, published in the journal PLOS Medicine,…

Long sleep and high blood copper levels go hand in hand

On September 24, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Persons sleeping less than 6 hours or more than 10 hours suffer from low-grade inflammation more often than persons sleeping 7-8 hours per night. This was observed in a University of Eastern Finland study focusing on the health and lifestyle habits among middle-aged men. “Earlier studies have…

Long naps and daytime sleepiness could increase risk of diabetes

On September 24, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Excessive daytime sleepiness and long naps can signal many things, from working late to sleep disturbance. According to a new study, however, daytime sleepiness and taking long naps may both also be associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. Previous studies have demonstrated the beneficial effects of…