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Too much or too little sleep may increase fall risk in women

Scientists from the University of Pittsburgh found both short and long sleep duration and poor sleep quality are associated with increased odds of recurrent...

Short sleep duration may increase your risk of metabolic syndrome

Scientists from The Ohio State University found that a short sleep duration (less than seven hours) is associated with an increased likelihood of metabolic...

‘Weekend warrior’ exercise still lowers risk of premature death

We’re all told time and again just how important it is to exercise for good health. But with our busy schedules, finding the time to...

In a hotter world, air conditioning isn’t a luxury, it’s a lifesaver

As extreme heatwaves ravage the United States, Europe and Africa, killing thousands, scientists warn that the worst is still to come. With countries continuing to...

This sleep problem could increase your risk of type 2 diabetes

Scientists from the University of Bristol found that people who have difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep had higher blood sugar levels than...

Healthy sleep habits help lower risk of heart failure

Scientists from Tulane University found that people with the healthiest sleep patterns had a 42% lower risk of heart failure regardless of other risk...

This diet could improve weight loss, gut health

Scientists from the University of Copenhagen found eating a low-gluten, high-fiber diet changes bacteria in the gut, decreases discomfort such as bloating, and is...

This engineered mattress could trick your body to fall asleep faster

When people feel sleepy or alert, that sensation is controlled in part by the ebb and flow of a 24-hour rhythm of their body...

Fitness trackers could benefit your heart health, study finds

Scientists from the University of South Australia found fitness trackers, pedometers, and smart watches motivate us to exercise more and lose weight. They found wearable...

Weight cycling may increase your diabetes risk

Scientists from Vanderbilt University found weight cycling may increase diabetes risk. The research is published in Nature Communications and was conducted by Alyssa Hasty et...