These are the most sleep-deprived professions in America

2019-11-12

American workers are increasingly strapped for sleep — and the ones grappling with life-or-death decisions on the job might be most likely to get poor shut-eye, a recent study says. About 50% of protective-service workers — such as police officers, firefighters and correctional officers — and military workers reported shortRead More →

Where you live may affect how many years you have left

2019-11-01

Health and genetics aren’t the only factors that affect life expectancy — location might, too. Current location has a “large causal impact” on a person’s life span, according to researchers at Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who looked at Medicare beneficiary data and how location affects mortalityRead More →

This claim about the flu shot is all wrong

2019-10-13

Flu vaccination prevents millions of flu-related illnesses and deaths annually, but vaccination rates are low for many reasons. During the 2018-2019 flu season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that about 45% of U.S. adults received the flu vaccine. While this is an increase of 8 percentage pointsRead More →