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wolf yawn contangion
2014-09-01 03:30:40

Wolves may be susceptible to yawn contagion, according to a study published August 27, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Teresa Romero from The University of Tokyo, Japan, and colleagues.

2014-08-30 23:02:12

Insomnia plagues and twists its sleepless victims into exhaustion, but where is the relief when sleep seems to never come? Today on Dr. Carol Francis Talk Radio, clinical psychologist Dr.

2014-08-28 12:30:26

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sleep apnea is a serious problem that afflicts millions of Americans.

2014-08-27 23:12:37

Casey Diekman, assistant professor of mathematical sciences at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), is helping to gain greater insight into the biological clock that sets the pace for daily

Sleep Drunkenness Disorder Could Affect 1 In 7
2014-08-27 03:46:18

A study is shining new light on a sleep disorder called "sleep drunkenness." The disorder may be as prevalent as affecting one in every seven people. The research is published in the August 26, 2014, print issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

2014-08-25 12:26:51

NORWALK, Conn., Aug.

later school start times
2014-08-25 06:59:05

A group of US pediatricians is encouraging middle schools and high schools to delay their start times by as much as an hour to avoid the physical and mental issues that can arise as a result of sleep deprivation.

2014-08-24 23:01:44

Transparency Market Research has announced the addition of the "EEG/EMG Equipment Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019" report to their

sleepy teens become obese adults
2014-08-23 03:00:42

Teenagers who don’t get enough sleep may wake up to worse consequences than nodding off during chemistry class. According to new research, risk of being obese by age 21 was 20 percent higher among 16-year-olds who got less than six hours of sleep a night, compared with their peers who slumbered more than eight hours.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.