Monthly Archives: December 2016

It’s time for a big decision – one that could even save your life  

Figures published this week demonstrate clearly that well over 80% of middle-aged adults are putting themselves at serious risk though their unhealthy lifestyle, and millions of people are now living with some form of long-term health condition. Many Health Authorities, including Public Health England, say they want people to turn over a new leaf in…
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Sleep apnoea treatment may lower hard-to-control blood pressure

People who suffer from high blood pressure can have different challenges, but up to 40% suffer from obstructive sleep apnoea, often termed as OSA. There’s now a very clear message emerging from all the recent medical research into the problems of high blood pressure, and it is this: A study recently published in the Journal…
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Ever find yourself clenching your jaw or grinding your teeth? Stop it.

Clenching teeth in a stressful situation is common, scientists say, but there’s a related medical condition that’s much more severe. Called bruxism, which means “to gnash the teeth”, it can cause sore jaw muscles and headaches. In severe cases, people can clench hard enough to crack a tooth. Over the long term, bruxism sufferers gnash…
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If you’re sleep-deprived you’re costing your country billions

Sleep-deprived workers are costing the world economy billions every year and those involved also face a much higher risk of an earlier death as a result.  The calculation is based on tired employees being less productive or absent from work altogether says a new study of 62,000 workers. The study evaluated the economic cost of…
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