People Slept More Soundly During Times of War than Today

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_3c98659517.jpgkieferpix/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- How did it happen that even with World War II going on 70 years ago, Americans were getting more shuteye than they do now? A new Gallup poll says that in 1942, 84 percent of adults got seven or more hours of sleep nightly, while 11 percent slept less than seven hours. Today, just six in ten adults get seven or more hours of sleep, and a whopping 40 percent get less than that.

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Most Study Data Disappears in 20 Years

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_92bba70993.jpgYanik Chauvin/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Although we're bombarded daily with one scientific study after another, all this research doesn't apparently have a very long shelf life. A study from the University of British Columbia about studies says that most scientific data basically disappears after two decades. The researchers discovered this after trying to collect data from more than 500 studies published between 1991 and 2011.

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Nearly 16 Percent of Fathers Don't Live with Their Children

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_5527a0df19.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Nearly one in six fathers does not live with his children, new research shows. The research was intended to investigate how involved fathers are in their children's lives.  The study was run by the Centers for Disease Control's National Centers for Health Statistics.

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Scientists Search for Ways to Beat Aging Process

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_6314148e72.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) --  Science has an ugly word for it: senescence. It means getting old. Your bones start to creak, your brain begins to wander, and each day gets a little harder until, finally, you die. That's nature's way, biologists have told us. But is it really? Scientists at 13 institutions around the world decided to see whether that grim fate faces every organism, and they have made a startling discovery.

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FDA Proposes 'Food Defense Rule'

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_7ae05711be.jpgRon Antonelli/Bloomberg via Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed a rule on Friday that would require the nation's largest food businesses, and many of those around the world, to take steps to prevent their facilities from being the target of intentional contamination attempts. The FDA made clear in a media release that they were not aware of any event in which the food supply was intentional contaminated, but proposed "mitigating strategies" to ensure food safety.

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