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Poor Sleep May Be Bad for Your Heart – The New York Times

Those with sleeping problems, especially younger people, may be at increased risk for cardiovascular disease. Poor sleepers may be at increased risk for cardiovascular disease. Chinese researchers used data on 487,200 people ages 30 to 79, generally healthy at the start of the study. The participants reported on the frequency …

To Drive Down Insulin Prices, W.H.O. Will Certify Generic Versions – The New York Times

About 80 million people with diabetes around the world need the hormone, and half of them can’t afford it. Creating competition could help, the agency said. With insulin prices skyrocketing and substantial shortages developing in poorer countries, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday that it would begin testing and approving generic versions of the drug. …

The Truth About Carbs And Calories : NPR

We are not here to vilify carbs — they’re fuel for our bodies — but not all carbs are created equal. We look at the science behind why eating too much starch isn’t good for you and share four tips to help you integrate grains into your diet. 1. Not …

Insulin costs out of reach for some in U.S. – UPI.com

Nov. 8 — Nearly a century ago, Dr. Frederick Banting discovered lifesaving insulin, but skyrocketing prices are putting the drug out of reach for many he sought to help. The average price of insulin nearly tripled between 2002 and 2013 in the United States, according to an American Diabetes Association study. …