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  • Sleep may strengthen long-term memories in the immune system

    More than a century ago, scientists demonstrated that sleep supports the retention of memories of facts and events. Later studies have shown that slow-wave sleep, often referred to as deep sleep, is important for transforming fragile, recently formed m...
  • Expert panel recommends new sleep durations

    The National Sleep Foundation, along with a multi-disciplinary expert panel, issued its new recommendations for appropriate sleep durations. The NSF convened experts from sleep, anatomy and physiology, as well as pediatrics, neurology, gerontology and gyn...  more
  • Sleep to Protect Your Brain

    A new study from Uppsala University, Sweden, shows that one night of sleep deprivation increases morning blood concentrations of NSE and S-100B in healthy young men. These molecules are typically found in the brain. Thus, their rise in blood after slee...
  • Greatest Scientific Discoveries of the year 2013

    BY MILTON BERTRAND
    The editors of the journal Science have chosen “Cancer immunotherapy” as the biggest breakthrough of the year 2013. This current technology uses the body's immune system to attack tumors instead of targeting the tumor it...
  • Your waistline in the 24/7 culture of the modern world

    According to a new research presented at the European Congress of Endocrinology in Lisbon, sleep loss increases the risk of obesity through a combination of effects on energy metabolism. This research highlights how disrupted sleep patterns a common fe...
  • The Downsides of Sleep Deprivation

    By Milton Bertrand
    You need to be very prudent with your sleep pattern. Sleeping is very important in order to stay healthy. Good sleep strengthens your body and mind. A chronic sleep deprivation can lead to serious health problems.

    Pre-diabetic st...
  • Maintain Your Brain’s Health

    Treat your brain with respect as it will do you good. Your brain health matters in the long and short term. Keep your brain stimulated, well nourished, well oxygenated, limited stress. Above all, remember that your brain is your super computer. You alone ...  more
  • Studying: Is it bad for your health to pull an all-nighter?

    A late night at the library, copious amounts of energy drinks or coffee and class notes from the last month; surely you’ll be able to ace the exam if you just spend the next 24 hours focused on the material. Unfortunately, procrastination and sleep depriv...  more
  • The old adage 'you are what you eat,' may be better phrased as 'your sleep relates to what you eat.' An individual's body compo

    The old adage "you are what you eat," may be better phrased as "your sleep relates to what you eat." An individual's body composition and caloric intake can influence time spent in specific sleep stages, according to results of a new study (abstract 0088)...  more