Why older men should do more housework

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

In my household, gone are the days of gender stereotypes; the housework is shared equally, and my partner — a fairly modern man — tends to do the lion’s share of the cooking. According to a new study, however, it seems that elderly adults are stuck in a time when…

Need more sleep than most people? Blame your genes

On December 15, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Some people need more sleep than others, and a new study has found that our personal sleep requirements may be down to our genes. So, you’re not lazy after all — it’s your DNA’s fault. Scientists ask why some people can’t get out of bed. Some people can function perfectly…

Worrying about insomnia may do more harm than poor sleep

On November 10, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Insomnia actually does less harm than worrying about insomnia. Individuals who are convinced that they are insomniacs are at greater risk of fatigue, anxiety, and other health problems than people who do not view themselves so, regardless of whether they sleep well or not. So concludes a review of sleep research…

More evidence: Untreated sleep apnea shown to raise metabolic and cardiovascular stress

On September 27, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Sleep apnea, left untreated for even a few days, can increase blood sugar and fat levels, stress hormones and blood pressure, according to a new study of sleeping subjects. A report of the study’s findings, published in the August issue of The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, adds further support…

More evidence: Untreated sleep apnea shown to raise metabolic and cardiovascular stress

On September 7, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Sleep apnea, left untreated for even a few days, can increase blood sugar and fat levels, stress hormones and blood pressure, according to a new study of sleeping subjects. A report of the study’s findings, published in the August issue of The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, adds further support…

Does disturbed breathing while asleep make some people pee more at night?

On March 28, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

A new study has found that reducing obstructive sleep apnea (where patients have difficulty in breathing while asleep -often associated with loud snoring) can reduce the need to get up and pee at night (nocturia). This study confirms the link between apnea and nocturia, and supports the idea that…

Tired teens 4.5 times more likely to commit crimes as adults

On February 27, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Teenagers who self-report feeling drowsy mid-afternoon also tend to exhibit more anti-social behavior such as lying, cheating, stealing and fighting. Now, research from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of York, in the United Kingdom, shows that those same teens are 4.5 times more likely to commit violent…

Sleep deprivation may cause people to eat more calories

On November 5, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Sleep deprivation may result in people consuming more calories during the following day, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis led by researchers at King’s College London. The meta analysis combined the results of many previous small intervention studies to produce a more robust answer and found…

Study: Sleep-deprived preschoolers eat more

On October 18, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

The preschoolers, all regular afternoon nappers, were deprived of roughly three hours of sleep on one day – they had no afternoon nap and were kept up for about two hours past their normal bedtime – before being awakened at their regularly scheduled times the next morning. …

NHS needs to perform more weight loss surgery to curb the obesity epidemic, argue experts

On May 12, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Despite being the most successful treatment for obesity, the availability of bariatric surgery is limited. The NHS should significantly increase rates of weight loss surgery to 50,000 a year, closer to the European average, to bring major health benefits for patients and help reduce healthcare costs in the…