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Too Much Sleep is Just as Unhealthy as Smoking and Drinking Alcohol
Those who sleep more than nine hours a day and who sit down during most of the day, face four times the risk of dying prematurely. The combination of too much sleep and too little exercise is claimed to be just as unhealthy as smoking and alcohol.
'Intravenous Therapy does More Harm than Good'
Some patients who end up in the hospital, are administered more moisture than a healthy dosage. This is claimed by a group of Antwerpian physicians. They try to battle ill-considered use of intravenous therapy, called 'baxters' in slang.
Help Cancer Research while You Sleep with this App
Want to contribute to cancer research while soundly asleep? Vodafone makes it possible with the DreamLab-app.
Stress Makes You Ugly
People who suffer from stress are physically less attractive to potential partners. A clear link has been established between the stress hormone cortisol and physical attraction.
Is it actually Possible to 'Catch Up on Sleep'?
Are you planning on sleeping early tonight to catch some sleep after an exhausting start of your week? Maybe you had better cancel that plan and watch a movie, for what good does it do you to 'catch up on sleep'?
Five Ways to Prevent Alzheimer's Disease
Alzheimer's disease is an incurable disease, which is why scientists deem it so important to prevent it. Although you cannot always avoid dementia, biologists from claim a third of the Alzheimer's disease cases can be prevented.
Why You Should (almost) Never Google your Symptoms
We all do it from time to time: a minor cough or ailment and we flock to the internet to Google our symptoms. "Not always a good idea", according to physician Tom Jacobs.