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From Short Sleep to Sugary Drinks
Getting less sleep may be tied to drinking more sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), according to a new study.
For Better Sleep, Adjust Your Diet
Many people would agree that what they eat influences their weight, health and even mood. But diet may affect much more than just our waking lives.
Understanding Atrial Fibrillation
"AFib" may sound like a little white lie, but it’s actually a serious medical condition. Atrial fibrillation, or AFib, is the most common type of heartbeat rhythm problem.
The Science Behind Hangovers
There’s no more certain way to immediately recall a night of drinking to excess than the pounding headache you’re greeted with the next morning. It’s called a hangover, and it’s much more complex than it feels.
Nix That Nightcap — Alcohol May Disrupt Sleep
Getting better sleep may be as simple as skipping your nightcap.
Cutting Calories May Cut Sleep Apnea
Obesity is linked to a host of conditions, such as sleep apnea and high blood pressure. New research suggests that cutting calories may improve these conditions.
Sleepy Teens Could Face Serious Health Problems
Staying up late, watching TV at night and drinking coffee may not seem like dangerous activities, but they can seriously harm adolescents' health.
Sleep May Be Key to Health With PTSD
Mental health and physical health tend to be a two-way street — each can affect the other. Having PTSD can affect both, but recent research suggests some of the physical harms associated with PTSD may be the fault of another culprit.
Losing Weight for Better Sleep
Being overweight can have a wide range of effects on people's overall health, both mental and physical. And n umerous studies have shown that increased weight is associated with a decrease in sleep at night.
Too Little Sleep, Too Big a Waistline
Kids who don't get enough sleep might drive their parents crazy sometimes, but there could be more at stake. Kids' waistlines could suffer too.