Thistle (thistle_chaser) wrote,
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Chipper News

I love cheerful news days...

Story #1:

Quote:
Women who don't get enough sleep and those who sleep too much may both run a greater risk of getting heart disease than those who log eight hours a day, according to a report published on Monday.

After taking into account such things as snoring, smoking and body mass index, the researchers concluded that the relative risk of coronary heart disease among those who said they got five hours of sleep or less per day was 45 percent higher. (End quote)

This was found through the multi-decade study they do on RNs. Though my mother hasn't been a RN in 10+ years, she's been taking part in the study for 30 or so years now.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&cid=570&e=19&u=/nm/20030127/sc_nm/health_sleep_dc

Story #2:

Quote:
Sitting in front of the computer for hours on end could increase the risk for the type of blood clots that cause "economy class syndrome" in long-haul airplane passengers, researchers said on Tuesday.

A team of New Zealand-based doctors diagnosed a life-threatening case of this type of clot in a 32-year-old man who regularly spent up to 12 hours a day using his computer, often going hours without standing up. (End quote)

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&cid=571&e=3&u=/nm/20030128/hl_nm/computers_clots_dc

I'm so, so doomed.
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