Hammocks May Improve Sleep

From Web MD:
 
The gentle rocking motion of a hammock helps people fall asleep faster and encourages a deeper state of sleep than sleeping on a stationary bed, a new study shows.
"It is a common belief that rocking induces sleep: We irresistibly fall asleep in a rocking chair and, since immemorial times, we cradle our babies to sleep," researcher Sophie Schwartz of the University of Geneva in Switzerland says in a news release.

Sleep Loss May Lower Testosterone

From Web MD:
 
Cutting back on sleep, even for a little while, may have a dramatic effect on men's testosterone levels.
A preliminary new study shows a week of sleep loss lowered testosterone levels by up to 15% in group of healthy young men.

Weight Loss May Improve Sleep Apnea

From Web MD:
Weight loss is an effective long-term treatment for patients with sleep apnea who are overweight or obese, a study shows.

Decrease In Workplace Activity Is Making Americans Overweight

From USA Today:
 
According to a new study, the workplace is making U.S. men and women overweight.

Higher Calcium Intake May Not Lower Later Life Fracture Risk

From Medscape Today:
 
Gradual increases in dietary calcium intake above the first quintile in a large female cohort are not associated with further reductions in fracture risk or osteoporosis, according to the results of a prospective longitudinal cohort study reported in the May 24 issue of the BMJ.

Fructose: what is it, and why is it in everything?

From Natural News.Com
 

Health Highlights: May 17, 2011

FDA Panel to Discuss Cholesterol Drug Trilipix
A meeting to discuss whether a key indication should be removed from the cholesterol drug Trilipix will be held Thursday by a panel of expert advisors to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Trilipix is approved for use with statins, the most widely-used class of cholesterol-lowering drugs. Trilipix, a type of drug called a fibrate, lowers blood fats called triclycerides and increases levels of "good" cholesterol, the Associated Press reported.

Health Highlights May 16th 2011

Obesity Linked to Worsening of Prostate Cancer
Obese men with prostate cancer appear to have a higher risk of the cancer spreading, even after they've been treated with tumor-suppressing hormone therapy, a new study finds.

Health Highlights: May 12, 2011

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Rural Residents More Apt to Need ER Treatment for Eye Injuries
Rural residents of the United States are five times more likely than city dwellers to be treated in emergency departments for eye injuries, according to a federal government study.

Study: Autism May Be More Common Than Thought

Source: Web MD
 

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