Cardiology

Curtailed sleep may alter how intense exercise stresses the heart

In a new study, participants underwent an intense bout of exercise after both normal sleep and after three nights of curtailed sleep. When they exercised after curtailed sleep, the levels of the heart injury biomarker troponin ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Q and A: Strategies for stressed kids

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have two children, ages 12 and 15. They are both good students, participate in athletics and enjoy spending time with friends. While both kids are back to in-person school after the COVID-19 pandemic, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Lack of sleep is harming health care workers–and their patients

Many people often assume that health care providers are healthier than the general population. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, has shined a concerning light on the the physical and mental health of health care workers—and ...

Health

A good night's sleep could do wonders for your sex life

The importance of getting a good night's sleep cannot be overstated. Lack of sleep can lead to a number of health problems and affect a woman's overall quality of life. A new study suggests that insufficient quality sleep ...

Health

Q&A: Children's sleep habits

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have noticed behavioral changes and academic performance issues in my child since he returned to school in person after the holiday break. Because of COVID-19, he had been attending school virtually. As ...

Health

Beating the bulge with a nice cup of tea

Does losing weight while you sleep sound too good to be true? According to a study by the University of Tsukuba, it seems that drinking oolong tea might help you do just that.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Lockdown lifestyle link to poor mental health in Scotland

A rise in negative health behaviors—such as lack of sleep, exercise and an unhealthy diet—is connected to poorer mental health during the tightest restrictions of Scotland's COVID-19 lockdown, a new study has confirmed.

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