Some Noise About Internal Alarm Clocks
Shifts and disruption in internal alarm clocks (known as the circadian clock) caused by shift work and erratic sleep patterns can contribute to cancer, diabetes and depression, among other health problems.
Kids Need Z's
Insufficient and disorganized sleep puts kids at higher risk of developing obesity and other health conditions, which may be able to be mitigated by "catch up" sleep on weekends and holidays.
Not Enough Talking
Race is a factor when it comes to the amount of weight-related counseling that obese patients receive, according to a recent study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Australian researchers have found that blood glucose meters used by pregnant women with diabetes can give inaccurate readings.
Down and Out Without B12
About 1 in 1,000 Americans (and 15 percent of elderly people) are deficient in vitamin B12, an essential nutrient needed to produce red blood cells and DNA, which help keep the nervous system in check.
The Dangers of Leaving the Light On
Keeping the lights on before going to sleep may have a negative influence on your health, according to a study to be published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism .
Dangerous Plastics for Women
A new study to be published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism has found a link between polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and levels of the industrial compound Bisphenol A (BPA).
Just a Few More Steps
As most people know, plenty of exercise is likely to prevent obesity and reduce the risk of diabetes. Yet, a new study finds that simply increasing the amount of steps taken each day will also reduce the risk of obesity and diabetes.
Obesity Costs Take the Cake
Are you at your optimum weight? If not, don't fret. Knowledge is power, and the more you know, the more you can do to make 2011 your Healthy Weight Year.