People lacking access to food 10-37% more likely to die prematurely: Study

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People with inadequate access to food due to financial constraints are 10 to 37 per cent more likely to die prematurely from any cause other than cancer, according to a study published on Monday.

Researchers, including those from the University of Toronto, looked at data from more than half a million adults in Canada.

The study, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, categorised people as food secure, or marginally, moderately, or severely food insecure.

By the end of the study period, 25,460 people had died prematurely, the researchers said.

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Sleepy people blame others for everything and may even seek revenge: study

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Latin cultures seem to understand what Americans don’t: Getting enough sleep is vital for a quality life.

The next time  you are scolded at work by your boss for low production and claims that as the reason for not giving you a well-deserved raise, she may not be unfair. She may be sleepy.

 

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‘Sleep in America’ Poll Shows American’s Are Sleep Deprived Regardless of Race

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American’s are sleep deprived

Sleep deprivation, it turns out, is colorblind.  The National Sleep Foundation, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit that promotes sleep health, released its annual “Sleep in America” poll this month and for the first time examined how ethnic groups differ in their sleep habits. The poll of some 1,000 Americans ages 25 to 60, who were asked to identify as white, black, Hispanic or Asian, was meant to examine how cultural differences push the physiological boundaries of how much sleep we need.

 

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6 Hours of Sleep Not Enough Say Scientists

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Scientists have good and bad news for hard-driving people who boast they need only six hours of sleep a night. The good news is a few may be right: Researchers at the University of California-San Francisco have identified a family with a genetic mutation that causes members to require only six hours sleep a night. The bad news? The gene is vanishingly rare in humans, found in less than 3% of people.

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