Your sleep habits may have some effect on your circulatory system. Although people say that sleeping on your left side is bad for the heart due to the extra weight, there’s not much evidence to back this up. While research shows that the heart moves slightly when you sleep on your left, it doesn’t seem to have a major effect on heart health. Instead, researchers point to poor sleep quality and short sleep duration as risk factors for developing coronary heart disease.
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To curb drug deaths, communities turn to Reddit, texts and wastewater
With drug overdose deaths on the rise, authorities are attempting to curb the epidemic by tracking and sharing information in real time. In one unique effort, a nonprofit in New York City is using drug-testing equipment and stamping or marking habits of dealers to identify drug batches that may endanger users. Other approaches are also being used, such as monitoring drug-related chatter on Reddit and analyzing local wastewater for opioid and other drug levels. With the combination of these efforts, researchers hope to put a dent in the opioid crisis and reduce overdose deaths. Read full article here