Shift-work sleep disorder (SWSD) is a condition that affects workers who perform changing shifts or work at night. Nearly 20 percent of the U.S. workforce takes part in shift work, which goes against a person’s natural circadian rhythm. SWSD develops… Read More
There is nothing better than eating your favorite flavor of ice cream on a hot summer’s day. Ice cream in general is typically the go to guilty pleasure for the majority of people. Some would argue that the fat content… Read More
A new study has found that people sleep the same amount with or without electricity.
In recent years, more and more information has come about surrounding the importance of sleep and the various sleep disorders that affect people. Scientists and… Read More
Diabetes affects nearly 30.3 million Americans with over seven million estimated to not even know they have the metabolic condition. Also, this disease affects our senior population as well, as the percentage of Americans over the age of 65 and… Read More
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive neurogenerative disorder that destroys memory and other important mental functions. The origin of this disease is shrouded in mystery, and even the top researchers don’t know exactly how it develops. Confirming the diagnosis is also… Read More
New research from the University of British Columbia, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Loyola University has found that learning about social and emotional issues offers long lasting benefits for children.
Learning about social and emotional issues has immediate… Read More
Scientists at Northwestern University have developed an app that can predict your risk of cardiovascular complications following a liver transplant.
On average, 6,500 people receive liver transplants each year in the United States. Liver transplant patients are among the highest… Read More
New research shows that children who grow up in high-stress environments have skill sets that aren’t being met in traditional education and work programs.
Certain traits present more in children who grow up in high-stress environments. These traits include heightened… Read More
A swollen colon is a manifestation of chronic inflammatory conditions that affect the intestines and is thought to be caused by the body’s own immune system. Normally, the immune system is supposed to act as the first line of defense… Read More
Sexually transmitted disease comes in many forms and is something that we’ve all been told to be careful of when starting new relationships. Gonorrhea (Neisseria gonorrhoeae) is one such infection that can be contracted from unprotected sexual intercourse.… Read More