Ample shut-eye seen lessening Alzheimer's risk in seniors

Jul 21, 2015

Ample shut-eye seen lessening Alzheimer's risk in seniors

New research suggests poor sleep may increase people’s risk of Alzheimer’s disease, by spurring a brain-clogging gunk that in turn further interrupts shut-eye. Enough sleep is important for good health generally, but a series of studies presented Monday at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference ...

Dark humor won't shield us for much longer

| Jul 11, 2015

Dark humor won't shield us for much longer

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‘I hope,” read an email from a colleague boarding an Osaka-bound shinkansen in Tokyo last week, “nobody sets himself on fire.” Black humor. There’s nothing funny about a man immolating himself on a crowded train, killing himself and another and injuring 26 — but ...

Mar 22, 2013

Marriages tested by sleepless nights with baby

As any parents of a young child who is a problem sleeper will confirm, permanent tiredness and constant irritability can put a huge strain on your relationship. In fact, according to a survey, lack of sleep is a big factor in divorce and separation ...

Feb 23, 2013

Seals' sleeping secrets could help people with insomnia

Scientists have identified brain chemicals that allow seals to sleep with half of their brain at a time, according to a study published in the Journal of Neuroscience. And they say that the discovery of how what they called a “unique biological phenomenon” works ...