September 01, 2011
High Cost of Insomnia May Be Wake-Up Call
Lost sleep costs the
average American worker 11.3 days, or $2,280, in lost productivity
each year, and the total cost to the nation is $63.2 billion
annually, a new study says.
Research Reveals Why Blacks More Prone to Kidney
Black Americans are more
likely than whites to have a condition in which the kidneys spill
protein into the urine, which may help explain why blacks are four
times more likely than whites to develop kidney failure, a new
Old-Age Tremors May Be Caused by Brain Lesions
Microscopic brain lesions
that are too small to be detected using brain imaging technology
may be the cause of many common age-related problems such as
shaking hands, stooped posture and difficulty walking, a new study
FDA: Silicone Breast Implants to Remain on
After two days of hearings
into the potential health risks of silicone breast implants, U.S.
Food and Drug Administration officials said Wednesday that the
devices are safe and will remain on the market.