Tag Archives: Lower

Once or twice weekly daytime nap linked to lower heart attack/stroke risk

A daytime nap taken once or twice a week may lower the risk of having a heart attack/stroke, finds research published online in the journal Heart. But no such association emerged for either greater frequency or duration of naps. The impact of napping on heart health has been hotly contested. Many of the published studies… Read More »

Type 2 diabetes: The best diet to lower blood sugar – should you take supplements?

Type 2 diabetes is a condition in which the body doesn’t respond to the hormone insulin properly, causing a person’s blood glucose level to become too high. It can cause symptoms such as extreme tiredness and blurred vision, but left untreated, it can lead to kidney failure, foot ulcers, heart disease and stroke. Experts say… Read More »

Study links inattentiveness and bad behaviour in kindergarten to lower incomes in Canadian adults

In 1985, a group of kindergarten teachers in Quebec got together at the end of the school year and filled out a series of detailed questionnaires about their students. They rated the five- and six-year-olds’ behaviour on a three-point scale on measures of attentiveness (Does this child have their head in the clouds all the… Read More »