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Archives for September, 2020

Nomophomia Means Poor Sleep for Most College Students

A new phenomenon is causing college students to lose sleep.

Research shows many students lose sleep because of a condition called nomophomia, which is the fear of being detached from mobile phone connectivity.

, September 04, 2020


Inflammatory Bowel Disease Linked to Antibiotics Use

The use of antibiotics could lead to health issues down the road for patients.

Researchers in Sweden and the U.S. have found the use of antibiotics, especially those with broad spectrum microbial coverage, is associated with an increased risk for new-onset inflammatory bowel disease and its subtypes, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.

, September 14, 2020


Vitamin C Linked to Muscle Retention over Age 50

Vitamin C is important if you want to avoid sarcopenia as you age.

Researchers from the University of East Anglia in England discovered the seniors they studied who had the highest levels of vitamin C circulating in their bloodstream also had the highest levels of muscle mass.

, September 21, 2020


A Weighty Solution to the Issue of Insomnia

It seems insomnia can be reduced if you add a little weight to the problem.

Researchers in Sweden found study participants reported significantly reduced insomnia severity, better sleep maintenance, a higher daytime activity level, and reduced symptoms of fatigue, depression and anxiety when sleeping with a weighted chain blanket.

, September 28, 2020