The Sleep “Sweet Spot”

Recent research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that missing the sleep “sweet spot” of 7-9 hours per night is linked to increased chronic diseases. Both short sleepers (6 hrs or less per night) or long sleepers (10+ hrs/night) had more coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity and anxiety than optimal sleepers.…

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WHO Focusing on Non-communicable Diseases

Last week I was in Moscow, Russia - watching history in the making. It was the first time the World Health Organization (WHO) has ever invited non-government groups to discuss an issue at an officially sanctioned meeting (typically WHO discussions are limited to representatives of member nations); and the topic was focused on non-communicable diseases…

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The World is Killing Itself

For thousands of years humans have fallen to the illnesses served up by nature's villains. Infectious disease such as bubonic plague, malaria and tuberculosis have killed millions. But the tables have turned -- we are now killing ourselves at a higher rate than nature is killing us.The World Health Organization reveals this in the Global…

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Healthy Living or Healthcare Reform?

What would happen if we heard as much  or more about healthy living as we hear about healthcare reform? A new study of more than 25,000 Germans provides some interesting findings. The risk of developing major chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer was compared to the participants compliance with four healthy lifestyle factors:

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