Memory Foam Mattress Versus Latex Foam Mattress

The article by “Coupon Clipper” screams to be read – Which One is Better:  Memory Foam Mattress or Latex Foam Mattress?

The world awaits the answer…  But wait… This is not a winner-take-all type of question.  The mattress that is the best is the mattress that is best for YOU!  Your needs and wants determine which type of mattress will best suit your needs.

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Elderly Green Tea Drinkers at a Lower Risk for Depression

According to an article by Laurie Barclay, MD, entitled Green Tea Drinking in Elderly Linked to Lower Risk for Depression, more frequent consumption of green tea is associated with a lower risk of depression in older adults.  These findings are based on a cross-sectional study published in the December 2009 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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Dumbbells and Neck and Shoulder Aches

In the article Dumb bells can rid working belles of neck, shoulder aches the author, listed only as IANS, cites a study in the Journal of Applied Physiology.  The study used 42 women who worked in offices on repetitive tasks and did computer work.  They all had reported chronic or frequent pain in the neck area and tightness and tenderness in the upper trapezius muscle (extends from back of head down the neck and into the upper back).  The women were randomly divided into three groups – specific weight training, general fitness, and control.  The study lasted ten weeks.

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Urban Myer Take Leave of Absence Due to Stress

I have been following this story, Urban Meyer will take leave of absence for health reasons, since it broke on ESPN.  I immediately assumed that Meyer, 45, the successful football coach at the University of Florida, was seriously ill.  Why else would a successful 45-year-old man who loved his coaching job leave it?  Did he have cancer?  Did he have a terminal illness?  As the story gradually unfolded we learned that it was none of these – it was stress.

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Leafy Greens Veggies are Good for the Eyes

In the article, Fruits, Leafy Greens Are Good for the Eyes, author Bill Hendrick cites research reviews from University of Georgia scientists.  People have long understood that carrots are good for the eyes, but, according to this report, so are leafy greens and colored fruits.

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Dangers of Texting While Driving

The article Texting While Driving Raises Crash Risk Sixfold is about actual virtual driving simulator testing to study the dangers of texting while driving.  In my opinion, this is a problem that is becoming epidemic.  I have been in the car with a texting driver and have said (or actually yelled), “Don’t do that while you are driving!”  This was in the early days of texting before the issue was front and center, but I could clearly see that the driver was not paying attention to his driving.

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Your Options for a Good Mattress

On Shopping and Product Reviews, an unnamed writer penned the article, What Are Your Options on a Good Mattress?  My first inclination is to giggle at the title and the jokes I could make about your options “on a good mattress” (which sounds like the article is about the activities you could participate in on a good mattress).

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Concern About Sleep Drug

I came across the blog Actelion Sleep Drug Causes Safety Concern.  According to the blog, the insomnia drug Almorexant made by Actelion is not yet safe.

Late-stage trials showed safety concerns that were unspecified.  Although this drug was supposed to be another alternative for those who cannot sleep, it needs more research and data before it can be deemed safe.

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Mattress Review Sites

In the post, Beds With Mattress Review Sites, the author points out that you should do your homework and find out what options are available to you before you go mattress shopping.  The writer points out that spring mattresses are the old standard by which everything else is compared.  While the comparisons to the standard spring mattresses are still the norm, the specialty mattress market is booming as more people look into air beds, memory foam mattresses, all natural latex mattresses, foam mattresses, etc.

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