MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGHS: Sleeping issues worsen + Pregnancy PTSD + Probiotics misinformation
Nearly a third of Americans aren’t getting enough sleep, and researchers say the problem is getting worse each year. A new study from Ball State University finds the professions that have the highest levels of sleep-deprivation are police officers and those in the military. Adequate sleep is defined as seven hours or more.
Plus, a new study shows one in six women who suffer a miscarriage or an ectopic pregnancy experience long-term post-traumatic stress. Researchers in London and Belgium also found another 17 % experience moderate to severe anxiety nine months after a pregnancy loss.
Finally, UK researchers say you should be cautious about online health claims when it comes to probiotics. They looked at the information consumers are exposed to when searching about probiotics online and found many websites gave unreliable information and stated health benefits not supported by good scientific evidence.