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Male insomniacs at increased risk of death

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Men who suffer from insomnia and who sleep for under six hours a night have an increased risk of dying, according to a US study.

Researchers found this group were four times more likely to die than other men over a 14 year period. No significant increased risk of death was found for women suffering from the same sleeping problems over a 10 year period.

The study involved 1,000 women with a mean age of 47 years and 741 men with and average age of 50.

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  • Oh wow! 86 words and a link to an equally unilluminating extract. More lazy journalism from NT by "journalists" who must be paid by the story/web headline than by the word and content.

    Or is it because men form such a small part of the nursing workforce that it doesn't matter because "they're only men". Not even a little indicator as to whether more men die as a result of operating machines or vehicles in the "story". You must all feel so proud of the fruits of your efforts. NT.net needs to make it clear what's its mission or objective actually is. Internet signpost or source of news and opinion?

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