Deep slumber can keep the aged healthy & wise

Ageing typically brings on a decline in deep non-rapid eye movement or “slow wave sleep”. (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) Loss of sleep in the elderly may increase the risk of developing a wide range of mental and physical disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, say scientists who claim that deep slumber can act as a fountain of youth in old age. As we grow old, our nights are frequently plagued by bouts of wakefulness, bathroom trips and other nuisances as we lose our ability to generate the deep, restorative slumber we enjoyed…

Read More

Richard Nicoll, Australian fashion designer, dies aged 38

Richard Nicoll, the London Fashion Week designer, has died at the age of 38. The news broke on Friday morning that Nicoll, who grew up in Australia, had passed away suddenly in Sydney. According to local news outlets, it is believed an ambulance was called to his apartment, and he was taken to St Vincent’s hospital. Some reports suggest a suspected heart attack. FacebookTwitterPinterestA design from Richard Nicoll’s spring/summer 2015 show, his last at London Fashion Week. Photograph: Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images Nicoll was based in London for much of…

Read More