WASHINGTON, Aug 29 (Reuters) – Older U.S. adults,
particularly women, are more likely to use prescription sleep
medications to try to get the minimum seven hours of sleep
experts generally recommend, U.S. data released on Thursday
Use of such pills, which include Sanofi SA’s
Ambien and other similar drugs, was significantly higher for
those in their 50s as well as age 80 and older, according to the
findings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The iconic picture of the traditional American household has faded over the last four decades as the number of married couples with children has seen a steep decline and more people are living alone, according to U.S. Census Bureau data.
Since 1970, the portion of U.S. households that include families with two married parents and children fell by half, from 40 percent to 20 percent last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.