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According to CBS News, a new study has found connections between health complications and getting both too little and too much sleep. Previous studies have generally confirmed that too little sleep, at least less than six hours, may increase one’s risk for metabolic or cardiovascular problems. However,...
A recent report from the CDC has warned American physicians and nurses to be on the lookout for MERS, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, in light of the growing outbreak in South Korea, particularly given that the disease can be spread by close contact, according to CBS News. Of 126 diagnosed individuals, 13...
New York City is currently considering adding high sodium warnings to certain foods at restaurant chains with more than 15 locations nationwide. This would not be a ban, but simply a warning label that a particular restaurant dish contains more than the U.S. daily recommended limit of 2,300 milligrams of...