| Aug 22, 2012
| 9:55 PM
When you wake up in the morning, are you refreshed and ready to go, or groggy and grumpy? For many people, the second scenario is all too common.
Numerous health conditions and medications can interfere with normal sleep - including prescription and...
| Aug 29, 2012
Carolyn Rider in 91 pounds lighter than she was about nine months ago--at her heaviest--264 pounds--she was almost always exhausted.
"I would just never get to the exercise part and then I would go to bed thinking I didn’t exercise today and now I'...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 2:27 PM
Planning Commissioners sent architect Marshall Ininns back to the drawing board to improve the design of an elevator shaft before they would vote on the rooftop deck proposed by Mozambique.
The commission indicated Wednesday that they favored the idea of...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 3:21 AM
He was driving a tour bus that flipped on its side, and then hit the pole of a traffic sign, which peeled off the bus's roof, killing 15 passengers, 13 of whom were decapitated. Now Ophadell Williams is on trial for the crash, charged with manslaughter...
| Sep 30, 2012
As obesity rates soar worldwide, the antidote may seem obvious: Eat less! Move more! But the common-sense approach hasn't been terribly effective, prompting some scientists to question the simplicity of the formula.
Although personal decisions and self-...
| Sep 30, 2012
In addition to air pollution, gastrointestinal bacteria and sleep deprivation, a number of other overlooked factors that may affect weight have been identified by researchers:
Maternal age, weight
Women are waiting longer to have children, and...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 12:28 AM
A radio announcer in Knox is forgoing some shuteye to try and take the record for the longest continuous broadcast.
Tom Berg of WKVI started last Monday with a radio broadcast that’s still going, and he hopes to continue until 12 a.m. Tuesday....
| Jul 25, 2012
Attention, freshmen: You will likely pick up more than knowledge and new friends when you start college.
There's a good chance you'll at least catch a cold from living in the tight quarters of a dormitory, physicians and students say.
"The thing (about)...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 5:50 PM
On the first full day of his life as the most-decorated Olympian, Michael Phelps went back to work — those medals don't start winning themselves just because you've hit 19, after all. But first he had to attend to his correspondence.
"Thank you Mr....
| Aug 7, 2012
Sleep is a crucial part of our lives. It isn't simply a time out from existence. It helps us re-boot our systems both physically and mentally. It is essential for hormone production and balance. On the other hand, sleep deprivation can lead to serious...
| Apr 28, 2012
Obviously, falling asleep on the job is very bad, but napping at work should be encouraged, according to Mark R. Rosekind, an internationally recognized fatigue expert and one of five board members of the National Transportation Safety Board.