30% of U.S. workers are affected by insufficient sleep

sleepy worker

Insufficient sleep can have serious and sometimes fatal consequences for tired workers and the people around them.

Thirty percent of the nation’s workers are sleeping under 6 hours a day, which is less than the 7 to 9 hours that the National Sleep Foundation recommends for healthy adults, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Research Shows How Cancer Spreads To Brain

Research Shows How Cancer Spreads To Brain

Breast cancer cells (in green) grow only on blood vessels (red) in the brain of a mouse. 

Research has shown for the first time how cancers that spread to the brain establish themselves and begin to grow.

The Oxford University study, published in the journal PLoS One, has identified the mechanism that metastatic cancer cells use to anchor themselves to blood vessels in the brain. This could allow new drugs to be developed to stop cancers from spreading and growing in the brain.

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Drinking Too Much Cola Can Lead To Health Problems

Drinking Too Much Cola Can Lead To Health Problems

Drinking too much cola can cause week bones and paralysis 

Drinking large quantities of cola could lead to muscle problems, an irregular heartbeat and bone weakness, according to experts.

The number of cola-lovers suffering health issues is on the rise as the food industry pushes towards an ‘increase in portion sizes’, they added.

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Study Shows Underage Drinking Laws Do Save Lives

Study Shows Underage Drinking Laws Do Save Lives 

Underage drinking laws save lives

State laws that prohibit people under the age of 21 from buying or possessing alcohol, and from driving with any amount of alcohol in their system, save 732 lives each year in the United States, according to a study examining 23 years of research on the subject.

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Text Messaging Under Increasing Fire

Text Messaging Under Increasing Fire 

Senator Barack Obama used one to announce to the world his choice of a running mate. Thousands of Americans have used them to vote for their favorite “American Idol” contestants. Many teenagers prefer them to actually talking. Almost overnight, text messages have become the preferred form of communication for millions.

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