Excessive napping could be a sign of dementia, study finds

Elderly adults who napped at least once a day or more than an hour a day were 40% more likely to develop Alzheimer’s than those who did not nap daily or napped less than an hour a day, according to the study published Thursday in Alzheimer’s and Dementia : The Journal of the Alzheimer’sAssociation. “We … Read more

The Latest: 2 Philippine tourist spots partially reopen

MANILA, Philippines — Two of the most popular Philippine tourist destinations, including the Boracay beach, have partially reopened with only a fraction of their usual crowds showing up given continuing coronavirus restrictions. Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said Friday that 35 local tourists, including seven from Manila, came on the first day of the reopening of … Read more

Stocks Close Sharply Higher As Fed Raises Interest Rates

US stocks rocketed higher in a volatile session and bond yields jumped to the highest level in almost three years after the Federal Reserve officially said it would raise interest rates for the first time since 2018. Major indexes rallied at the open, wall their gains after the Fed announcement and then raced to finish … Read more

Sleeping with even a small amount of light may harm your health, study says

The dim light entered the eyelids and disrupted sleep despite the fact that participants slept with their eyes closed, said study author Dr. Phyllis Zee, director of the Center for Circadian and Sleep Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Heart rate typically drops at night, slowing down as the brain is busy repairing … Read more

February Hiring Strongest Since Summer; Unemployment Falls to Pandemic Low

The US economy posted the strongest job growth in seven months in February and the unemployment rate fell to the lowest level since the pandemic, signs of a strong labor market ahead of a pivotal Federal Reserve meeting. Employers added a seasonally adjusted 678,000 workers to their payrolls last month, the strongest gain since last … Read more

New Zealand protesters set fires as police break up camp

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Thick black smoke billowed across the grounds of New Zealand’s Parliament and sirens blared on Wednesday as retreating protesters against coronavirus vaccine mandates set fire to tents, mattresses and chairs. It appeared to be a final act of defiance as police broke up the camp that protesters first set up … Read more

Studies offer further evidence that coronavirus pandemic began in animals in Wuhan market

One of the studies — neither of which has been peer-reviewed or published in a professional journal — used spatial analysis to show that the earliest known Covid-19 cases, diagnosed in December 2019, were centered on the market. The researchers also report that environmental samples that tested positive for the virus, SARS-CoV-2, were strongly associated … Read more