April 11, 2012 |
Too little sleep - or disrupted sleep - seems to increase the risk of diabetes and obesity, scientists found during a recent lab experiment. Orfeu Buxton, a neuroscientist and sleep researcher at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, placed 21 test subjects in isolation for nearly six weeks. For the three weeks before the experiment began, he and his colleagues instructed the volunteers to spend 10 hours in bed, to make sure they got an optimal level of sleep. Then the subjects moved into dimly lit, isolated suites in the laboratory, where the research team removed "time cues" and otherwise disrupted the volunteers' sleep, allowing them only about five hours of per 28-hour period, scattered over various times of the day and the night. Participants were not allowed visitors or Internet access. One person came in with 20 years' worth of photo-stuffed boxes and came out with well-organized photo albums, Buxton said. Another wrote a long paper.
November 10, 2013 |
Age and experience will matter regardless of whether Jimmie Johnson or Matt Kenseth wins this year's NASCAR title. And it's been trending that way for a few years now. Heading into Sunday's AdvoCare 500 at Phoenix International Raceway, Johnson, 38, holds a seven-point lead over the 41-year-old Kenseth in the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings. Kevin Harvick, 37, is in third place, 40 points behind Johnson. After Phoenix, there's one race left in the 10-race Chase for the Cup playoff to decide the championship, next weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida.
May 18, 2012 |
The realities of a lockout-shortened season will confront the Lakers one last time. They have been playing back-to-back games for months, but the playoffs aren't exactly the best time to endure a second game in a 48-hour span. Particularly when your opponent is the Oklahoma City Thunder, whose starters have an average age of 24.6. The average age of the Lakers' starters? A relatively geriatric 29.2. The Lakers have no choice but to slog through the second game of a back-to-back situation Saturday night at Staples Center in Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals.
January 6, 2013 |
Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak told a group of about 1,000 season-ticket holders at Staples Center that he was "disappointed" with the team's performance this season. "If you have a bunch of cylinders, we're not running on all cylinders right now," he said during a Q&A session Sunday morning, before the Lakers fell to 15-18 with a 112-105 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Sunday night. The major question for the organization seems to be the integration of Pau Gasol with Dwight Howard, under the guidance of Coach Mike D'Antoni.
February 17, 1999 |
Old-timers, take heart. For every U.S. mutual fund manager in his or her 20s, there's at least one in his or her 50s. That's the conclusion reached Tuesday by researchers at Morningstar Inc., who found that the average age of about 1,000 managers in the firm's database is about 44. "It's a myth that the fund industry is overpopulated with managers in their 20s," said Morningstar analyst Scott Cooley.
May 10, 2008 |
Is Mercury headed for the junkyard? Speculation is mounting that Ford Motor Co., preoccupied with reviving its Ford and Lincoln brands, might decide to retire the Mercury nameplate rather than spend scarce resources trying to restore its former luster. Despite denials from Ford, the conjecture got a boost last week when Jerome York, a former auto executive and advisor to billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian, said shedding the brand would be a smart move for the struggling automaker.
December 15, 2011 |
It's a question many people are asking after two elevator accidents killed two women in two weeks. Last week , Annette Lujan was crushed by an elevator at Cal State Long Beach after she tried to climb out of a stuck car. On Wednesday , Suzanne Hart died after an elevator door in her Manhattan office building closed on her leg as she was stepping in and dragged her body up into the elevator shaft. The incidents were tragic but also very rare. According to ConsumerWatch.com , “U.S.
March 31, 1989 |
Herbert and Florence Friedman weren't sure of the response they would receive when they started a group called the Nifty Fifties at Leisure World, in Laguna Hills, early last year. In a community where the average age is 76 and an estimated 17 residents are over 100, the Friedmans and some of their peers believed that the younger set needed a group of its own to arrange social activities, such as dances and dinners.
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September 8, 1988 |
Detective Hector Camacho keeps a Polaroid photograph that he pulls from a desk drawer when he wants to make a point. The faded picture depicts a small, friendly looking 11-year-old boy. He is wearing a baggy, blue T-shirt that hangs on his thin shoulders, a pair of blue jeans stained at the knees, tennis shoes and an engaging smile. His hair is slightly tousled. The youngster could have been thinking about Little League.
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October 4, 1985 |
A new study by researchers at the UC San Diego School of Medicine has found that people with atherosclerosis in their legs are 7 1/2 times more likely to die of cardiovascular diseases than people who don't have such fatty deposits in their legs. The results of the study, if confirmed by follow-up analysis, would give doctors yet another way of finding out whether their patients are in danger of suffering heart attacks and strokes.