Sleep longer for healthier arteries

From 6minutes.com.au, 5 January 2009:A single extra hour of sleep can reduce the five-year risk of coronary artery calcification by 33%, according to research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.The five-year study of nearly 500 healthy, middle-aged Americans found the coronary benefits of sleep remained even after adjusting for potential confounders such Continue reading Sleep longer for healthier arteries

Smacking ban could help save children’s lives

From 6minutes.com.au, 5 January 2009:Outlawing corporal punishment of children, and improved detection of early psychotic illness in mothers, could go a long way towards reducing the number of child homicides in Australia, according to research in the Medical Journal of Australia this week.A study of 165 child homicides found 27 deaths were caused by offenders Continue reading Smacking ban could help save children’s lives