The amount of sleep associated with highly functional cognitive behaviour was the same for everyone (seven to eight hours), regardless of age. Also, the impairment associated with too little or too much sleep did not depend on the age of the participants, the researchers said.
While calories from any food have the potential to increase the risk of obesity and other cardiometabolic diseases, 22 nutrition researchers agree that sugar-sweetened beverages play a unique role in chronic health problems.
Turkey has slammed the US decision to put the leader of the Palestinian Islamic resistance movement, Hamas, on its so-called terror blacklist, saying it could undermine the peace process in the Middle East.
A teachers' strike is a 'futile and politically motivated gesture’ that harms pupils' education and portrays educators as ‘militant hardliners', the head of a teaching union has warned ahead of a national walkout over pay and funding for schools.
The prevailing increase in the use of cellular phones has raised a concern about the harmful effects of their radiation. WHO conducted a meeting of 31 scientists from 14 countries and together the experts have concluded that cell phone use should be classified as ‘possibly carcinogenic’. Independent studies indicate the danger of glioma, the most common type of brain cancer from radiation of cell phones.
Most people have taken an antibiotic to treat a bacterial infection. Now researchers from the University of North Carolina and the University of San Diego reveal that the way people often think about antibiotics, as straightforward killing machines, needs to be revised.