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Soon needles could be a thing of the past
Australian researcher, Professor Mark Kendell, has recently received new funding to continue his development of needle-less vaccine delivery. Not only are needle-phobes rejoicing but health experts in developing nations are also excited because early testing shows Professor Kendell's method requires much less vaccine to be effective (sometimes less than 1% of the injected dose - making it much cheaper) and does not require cold storage (making it easier to get to those that need it most).
Kids need more sleep
Recent research from Stanford University tells us kids need much more sleep than they are getting. Adolescents need 9 hours and 15 minutes of sleep. Children need 10 hours and adults need 8 1/4 hours. Kids rarely get that much due to early school start time, inability to fall asleep until late at night, work, social life and homework. Parents may need to adjust their child's schedule to allow more sleep. Most teens are chronically sleep deprived and try to "catch up" on their sleep by sleeping in on the weekends. Ultimately they should go to bed and wake up at the same time every day. This consistency is considered "good sleep hygiene".
Binge drinking and working too much. Are they linked?
A recent study has found a link between alcohol and long working hours. The study was conducted by the New Zealand researchers at Otago University. The findings of the study are yet to be published in the British peer-reviewed journal Addiction. For the study, the researchers examined about 1,000 people aged 25-30. During the study, the researchers found, "Individuals working 50 or more hours per week had rates of alcohol-related problems that were 1.8 to 3.3 times higher than those for individuals who were not employed".