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Metabolic cost of human sleep deprivation quantified by University of Colorado...

In the first-ever quantification of energy expended by humans during sleep, a University of Colorado team has found that the metabolic cost of an adult missing one night of sleep is the equivalent of walking slightly less than two miles. The n...

Prostate cancer treatment linked to higher rate of colon cancer, study...

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Men treated with hormone-based therapy for prostate cancer faced a 30 percent to 40 percent higher risk of colorectal cancer, compared to patients who did not receive this treatment, according to a new study. The study looked...

Specific changes in the brain associated with sleep deprivation described in...

SEATTLE, Wash. -- November 3, 2010 -- Researchers at the Allen Institute for Brain Science and SRI International have published the most systematic study to date of the effects of sleep deprivation on gene expression in the brain. The findings have ...

Extraverts are more vulnerable to effects of sleep deprivation after social...

DARIEN, IL -- A study in the Nov. 1 issue of the journal SLEEP found that vulnerability to sleep deprivation is influenced by the interaction between waking social activity and individual personality traits. Results show that extraverts who were ...

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