Rest and recuperate? Hospital rooms can be as noisy as chainsaws, reveals study

Rest and recuperate Hospital rooms can be as noisy as chainsaws, reveals study Noise levels in study hospital exceeded recommended levels even at night Relaxing Many patients complain it is difficult to recuperate in noisy wards Hospital rooms are notorious for being noisy – but a new study has revealed that sound levels may sometimes spike to nearly that of a chainsaw. 'The hospital environment is certainly not a restful environment,' said study leader Vineet Arora, at the University of Chicago. In a study of about 100 adult patients at their medical centre, she and her colleagues found that noise levels in patient rooms at night tended to be lower than during the day, but almost always exceeded recommendations for average and maximum noise level

Lack of sleep to skipping breakfast: The less-known factors that can give you diabetes

Lack of sleep to skipping breakfast: The less-known factors that can give you diabetes More than a million people are affected by type 2 diabetes and don’t even know it. And the risks they face are high: left untreated, the condition can raise the risk of heart attacks, blindness and amputation. Shocking new figures suggest 24,000 people die every year in England because of poorly managed diabetes.