12 July 2016

Who are the world's best sleepers?

Who are the world’s best sleepers? A team of US mathematicians recently used sleep pattern data from a cellphone app from thousands of people around the globe to answer this question. They found that, on average, women tend to get around 30 minutes more shut-eye than men per night. At eight hours and 12 minutes a night, the Dutch are the world champions, while folks in Japan and Singapore are tied for the least amount of sleep at just under seven-and-a-half hours.


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Detecting depression: Phone apps could monitor teen angst

Studies have linked heavy smartphone use with worsening teen mental health. But as teens scroll through Instagram and Snapchat, tap out texts or watch YouTube videos, they also leave digital footprints that might offer clues to their psychological well-being.

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Lifestyle changes helped new dad shed more than 20kg

Erik Minaya started to put on the kilos during his first year year in college. By age 24, he tipped the scale at nearly 120kg. But then he cut out fast food, replacing it with lower-carb offerings that he prepared himself.