Lack of Sleep May Lead to Alzheimer’s Disease

Given our busy and chaotic lives, as many as one in three people have trouble sleeping – either they are not getting enough sleep, or suffer disturbed sleep or in some cases, it’s a combination of both. Whatever be the situation or the reason, lack of sleep can play havoc with your physical as well as mental health. It can make you forgetful, tempt you to overeat, cause lethargy and raise your blood pressure. A new study, published in the journal Neurology, shows that poor sleep may also have some serious consequences…

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Education secretary nominee shows lack of experience and knowledg

Many believe that public schools will be under siege or underwater if Betsy DeVos wins confirmation to lead the U.S. Department of Education, which is likely to occur this week. The Michigan billionaire and school choice champion has no education training, did not attend public schools or send her own children — making her a departure from prior U.S. education secretaries who had long years in the profession and a strong commitment to public education. (Nor has she ever taken out a federal student loan for herself or her children.)…

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Will FDA Guidance, Or Lack Thereof, Affect Food And Beverage Litigation?

With the number of class action lawsuits brought against food and beverage manufacturers over allegedly poor labeling and marketing on the rise, companies and their attorneys are looking for more guidance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. But would more guidance, guidelines, rules and regulations, or better enforcement, slow the surge? A spokeswoman for the FDA told Legal Newsline that the agency does not track class action lawsuits filed against food and drug makers. “It is the responsibility of the manufacturer to ensure their food is safe and properly…

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Gap CEO Blames Poor Results On Lack Of Big Fashion Trend

It’s been quite some time since Gap GPS -1.03% was at the forefront of fashion. Some have pointed to the general decline of malls as the source of the chain’s poor performance. Some have pointed to deep discounting and a lack of new ideas for the once essential brand’s current lack of popularity. But on top of that, CEO Art Peck sees another significant challenge — a fundamental flaw in today’s fashion world that’s making it rough for the company to find its footing. At an annual retail conference hosted…

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