Tag Archives: Risk

Excess Sleep Can Increase Stroke Risk by 85%

While the pitfalls of too little sleep have been well documented, there are also risks of sleeping too much, which is generally defined as more than nine hours a night. Specifically, excessive sleep, along with long midday naps, may increase your risk of stroke, according to a Chinese study involving 31,750 people.1 It’s unclear exactly… Read More »

Fermented Foods May Lower Your Risk of Death

This article was previously published August 6, 2020, and has been updated with new information. I’ve written many articles detailing lifestyle and dietary strategies that may decrease your COVID-19 risk by boosting your immune function and general health. Now we can add fermented foods to the list, which shouldn’t come as such a great surprise,… Read More »

Strenuous exercise increases the risk of motor neurone disease, scientists find

Frequent strenuous exercise increases the risk of motor neurone disease, British scientists have discovered. The condition was made famous by cosmologist Stephen Hawking but also tends to disproportionately affect sports stars. Researchers analysed the UK Biobank study group of around half a million Brits which included genetic data, health records and detailed surveys on their… Read More »

Living with HIV associated with a fivefold increase in the risk of insomnia

People living with HIV are over five times more likely to report insomnia than matched HIV-negative controls, according to research from England and Ireland published in Open Forum Infectious Diseases. Sleeplessness in people with HIV was associated with poorer quality of life and in most cases was undiagnosed and untreated. Overall, 21% of people with… Read More »