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Insomniac flies resemble sleep-deprived humans

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have created a line of fruit flies that may someday help shed light on the mechanisms that cause insomnia in humans. The flies, which only get a small fraction ...

Jun 02, 2009
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Why Sleep is Needed to Form Memories

If you ever argued with your mother when she told you to get some sleep after studying for an exam instead of pulling an all-nighter, you owe her an apology, because it turns out she's right. And now, scientists ...

Feb 11, 2009
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Sleep may keep you thin: studies

The secret of staying thin could be at least partly down to a good night's rest, an international conference on obesity heard in Amsterdam on Thursday.

May 07, 2009
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The connection between healing and sleep studied

There’s an Irish proverb that says, “A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book,” and recent work by U of A researcher Cary Brown shows merit to this idea.

Feb 16, 2011
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Exhausted? Feeling really tired can threaten your health

For many of us, exhaustion is a fact of life. But for the rich and famous, it seems acute weariness can be so debilitating that it requires hospitalization and, in the case of Chicago Symphony Orchestra music director ...

Oct 22, 2010
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Evidence of medical complicity in torture at Guantanamo Bay

Inspection of medical records, case files, and legal affidavits provides compelling evidence that medical personnel who treated detainees at Guantanamo Bay (GTMO) failed to inquire and/or document causes of physical injuries ...

Apr 26, 2011
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Sleep mode: The energy cost of sleep deprivation

The findings show that missing a night of sleep burns roughly 135 calories, the equivalent of two slices of bread or a 225 ml glass of semi-skimmed milk. In terms of physical exertion, this amounts to walking just under two ...

Jan 12, 2011
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