Public Health

Teasing Coworkers? You’re Probably Keeping Them up at Night
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Kids can be cruel, but so can adults. Put people of any age within the confines of an office or playground and someone becomes Piggy: Research suggests that anywhere from five to 20 percent of adults get bullied at work. One of the many ...
Sleep Is the Next Great Class Struggle: A Conversation with RM Vaughan
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Novelist, playwright and artist RM Vaughan discusses his new book Bright Eyed and why sleep will soon be a sought after commodity.
Sleep Study: Homeless Women Find Peace in Mantras
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A pilot study suggests that a simple relaxation technique can help homeless women fight insomnia.
UK Government Forced to Pay Damages to Narcoleptic Kid
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A 12-year-old British boy who developed narcolepsy in 2009 after receiving the swine flu vaccine stands to receive about $135,000 from the UK government, The Guardian reported. The boy’s family, whose names have not been released, filed ...
Is It Bedtime for Benzos?
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Benzodiazepines were supposed to replace barbiturates as a safe, effective treatment for anxiety. More than 50 years after first appearing in America's medicine cabinets, these highly-addictive psychotropic drugs are on track to becoming the world's favorite sleeping pill. Shouldn't we be worried?
Sleep Crimes and Justice in the Age of Medicated Slumber
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Can we be held accountable for crimes and misdeeds we commit while sleepwalking and under the influence of sleep aids? Should we held accountable? Van Winkle's asks the experts who are wrestling with these very sensitive issues.