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Health

Sleep myths may hinder good sleep and health

Friday at 20:24 PM, via Reuters

(Reuters Health) – Widespread beliefs about sleeping include advice on how much sleep is enough, what quality sleep means and how to achieve it, but when these pronouncements are wrong, they can do more harm than good, researchers argue.

Recall of blood pressure drug losartan expanded

Friday at 19:44 PM, via CNN

If you take blood pressure medicine, you’ll want to double-check your bottle. Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd. has expanded its recall of losartan potassium and losartan potassium/hydrochlorothiazide tablets.

Stress disorders tied to increased heart disease risk

Friday at 19:42 PM, via Reuters

(Reuters Health) – People who suffer from conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be more likely to develop cardiovascular disease, a Swedish study suggests, and the risk may be greatest in the months right after stress disorders are diagnosed.

Are you protected from measles? It may depend on when you were born

Friday at 18:56 PM, via CNN

Nearly two decades after measles was declared eliminated in the US, the country and the globe have seen an upsurge of cases — including adults who thought they were protected by the vaccine. Now, some are questioning whether they are properly vaccinated and whether they are still at risk for getting measles.

World champion triathlete breaks neck but comes back to complete Ironman

Friday at 13:18 PM, via CNN

The Ironman triathlon is one of the most grueling competitions in the world. It could easily be seen as a form of self-torture. A true Ironman triathlon involves a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run. And in case you’re not aware, the Ironman competition puts these three events back-to-back-to-back.

China says African swine fever found on Hainan island

Friday at 12:37 PM, via Reuters

China said on Friday that it had confirmed outbreaks of African swine fever in two locations in Hainan province, an island off the country’s southern coast which it had hoped to keep free of the contagious disease.

What school threats and lockdowns are doing to a generation of children

Friday at 09:56 AM, via CNN

Schools across the country are facing the possibility of security threats. Many have plans in place and run drills to prepare for the unthinkable. But lockdown drills and the constant discussion of danger can confuse and traumatize children. And it doesn’t necessarily make them safer.

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