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Study links insomnia genes to heart disease, stroke risk

Study links insomnia genes to heart disease, stroke risk

Scientists used data from more than 1.6 million people to link insomnia genes to a higher risk of heart disease and stroke but not atrial fibrillation. Does insomnia contribute to heart disease, or is heart disease a contributing factor for insomnia? Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, with stroke […]

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Cancer more common in females with severe sleep apnea

Cancer more common in females with severe sleep apnea

Some studies have identified links between sleep apnea and cancer. Now, new research reveals that rates of cancer are higher among females with pronounced symptoms of apnea. New research finds that women with a severe form of sleep apnea are more likely to receive a cancer diagnosis. The recent study, which features in the European […]

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Being a pessimist or an optimist may affect your sleep

Being a pessimist or an optimist may affect your sleep

New research finds “significant associations” between a person’s optimistic disposition and their sleep quality. New research suggests that optimistic people are likelier to sleep better. Sleep deprivation is a major public health concern. In fact, around 30% of adults in the United States do not get the amount of sleep that is optimal for health. […]

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What to know about MS fatigue

What to know about MS fatigue

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What to know about sleep aids

What to know about sleep aids

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Morning people may have lower breast cancer risk

Morning people may have lower breast cancer risk

Could being a morning or an evening person be a risk factor for breast cancer? A large study suggests that women who are morning people could be at lower risk. New research suggests that women who find it easier to wake up early in the morning may have a lower risk of developing breast cancer. […]

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What are the perks and problems of being a night owl?

What are the perks and problems of being a night owl?

In the collective imagination, night owls are free, creative spirits. Yet studies have shown that people who are more active at night face greater health risks. Do night owls experience more benefits or risks due to their rhythms? This Spotlight feature tackles this and related questions. What health risks do night owls face, and why? […]