Lack Of Sleep May Cause Your Brain To Eat Itself: Scientists say not getting enough sleep can cause the brain to “eat up” its connections, while also increasing risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological disorders. Great, like I needed something else to worry about at 3 AM. On the other hand, this may finally explain what’s up with Trump when he’s blasting out all those angry, incoherent tweets in the middle of the night.
Ohio Had More Than 4,000 Overdose Deaths in 2016: A newspaper survey of Ohio county coroners found the Buckeye State had 4,149 unintentional fatal drug overdoses in 2016 – making it one of the hardest hit by a heroin and opioid epidemic. While not condoning the opioid use, a follow-up study by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) found that Ohio and Florida are perhaps the only two places in the country where its completely justifiable for people to make the decision to just stay drunk.
New Diabetes Test Eliminates Painful Pricks: Scientists at the University of Michigan say they have developed a new diabetes test that can utilize tears to measure glucose levels and therefore eliminate the need for those painful pricks to the skin. Perhaps, but I suspect it’ll take a lot more than some newfangled diabetes test to eliminate all the “painful pricks” I have to deal with in my life.
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