Today’s Headlines: Health Conspiracies, Sleep Deprivation and Dark Chocolate

Health conspiracy theories are widely believed: “Nearly half of American adults believe the federal government, corporations or both are involved in at least one conspiracy to cover up health information, a…

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Sharecare Top 5: Natural Sleep Remedies That Really Work

How many nights do you stare at the ceiling hoping to fall asleep – or wake up at 3 a.m. and can’t fall back asleep? If this happens often, you’re…

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The Relationship Between Sleep and Weight

Scientists are beginning to pinpoint a deep connection between irregular sleep patterns and health risks, particularly in the form of weight gain. Find out how you can tune into your…

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Consistent Bedtimes for Children Aid Their Cognitive Development

Parents know that bedtime can be one of the most challenging times of the day, particularly for young children. Babies cry and cling. Toddlers bargain, stall and melt down when…

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Could Lack of Sleep Make You Crave Sweets?

Does your appetite change when you’re tired? If you’re short on sleep, do you find yourself craving junk food and sweets? Turns out, this dynamic isn’t just in your head….

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Before You Grab That Sleeping Pill…

Barely a week goes by that I don’t hear of someone else I know taking a sleep aid, either over the counter or by prescription. And while getting a good…

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Drug-Free Alternatives to Help Insomnia

Insomnia is a widespread sleep problem among adults. Up to 40% of men and women in the U.S. experience some symptoms of insomnia in a given year, and as many…

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You Wanted to Know: Sleep Apnea

Not only is snoring a bother, it is also potentially dangerous. Snoring can be a sign of sleep apnea, a disruptive breathing condition that can raise the risk of a…

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Could Insomnia Pose a Cancer Risk?

More than 238,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in the United States in 2013, according to the American Cancer Society.  Approximately 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed…

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Today’s Headlines: Memory Boosters, Cancer Screening and Toxic Waste

Learning new skill beats puzzles for boosting seniors’ memory: Put down your crossword puzzle. A new study suggests “learning new skills may be a more effective way to keep your mind…

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