New Drug to Lower Cholesterol, Smartphone Residue, & How to Get Better Sleep

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People might soon be able to lower their cholesterol by getting a shot twice a year. Researchers say a new injectable drug called Inclisiran cuts LDL cholesterol by half or more. The study says the effect could last for four to six months. Scientists say the long-lasting effects could provide a major advance in preventing heart disease, heart attacks, and strokes.

Apparently people’s smartphones say a lot about them. Researchers at U.C. San Diego found that by swabbing certain sections of the phones and volunteers’ hands, the researchers can come up with chemical traces. For example, they can tell if a woman uses high-end cosmetics, dyes her hair, drinks coffee, or even if she’s being treated for depression.

Nearly half of Americans don’t get enough sleep. So what’s the deal here? The main reason is you check your phone before bed. An easy fix for that is to shut off your devices, like your phone or iPad, an hour before you sleep. The 2nd reason is you go to sleep at different times during the week. The fix is try going to bed around the same time every night. The 3rd reason is having caffeine too late in the day.