Daylight Saving Time Tied to Brief Spike in Stroke Risk

MONDAY, Feb. 29, 2016 — Changing the clocks for daylight saving time may cause a short-lived spike in some people’s risk of suffering a stroke, a preliminary study hints.
Looking at a decade’s worth of stroke data, Finnish researchers found that…
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Lack of Sleep May Give You the 'Munchies'

MONDAY, Feb. 29, 2016 — Lack of sleep may give you the “munchies,” a small study suggests.
Sleep deprivation appears to boost levels of a chemical that makes eating more pleasurable — similar to the effects of marijuana, University of Chicago…
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For Cancer Patients, Pain May Rise as Finances Dwindle

MONDAY, Feb. 29, 2016 — Cancer patients skating near financial ruin will likely suffer more pain and worse symptoms than those who have some savings to fall back on, a new study reports.
Lung or colon cancer patients with two or fewer months of…
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Sleep Apnea May Take Toll on Your Mood, Thinking Skills

MONDAY, Feb. 29, 2016 — Sleep apnea may have an impact on brain function, new research suggests.
“In previous studies, we’ve seen structural changes in the brain due to sleep apnea, but in this study we actually found substantial differences in ……
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iPads Often Used to Pacify Difficult Kids

MONDAY, Feb. 29, 2016 — Some parents use mobile phones and tablets to calm young children with behavioral problems, a new study finds.
“We know that parents of babies and toddlers with difficult behavior disproportionately use television and videos…
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