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E-books could be damaging to health, single men more likely to drink heavily in later life, and a new implant to relieve arthritis pain

A round-up of the morning’s health news headlines.

Doctors have warned that people who read E-books before going to sleep could be at risk of damaging their quality of sleep, and potentially their health, the BBC reports.

A team from Harvard Medical School compared reading paper books and light-emitting e-readers before sleep - and discovered that it took longer to nod off with an E-book, which led to poorer quality sleep and being more tired the next morning.

Elsewhere, The Independent reports that people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis have been given new hope after some patients fitted with electrical implants reported they had become ‘pain free’.

According to a new study, ‘wealthy, educated, single’ men are most likely to drink heavily later life, while divorced women over 50 cut back on their alcohol consumption, reports The Telegraph.

Research on the drinking habits of the over 45s also found that as they get older, people reduce the amount they drink by up to a fifth.





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