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Physician explains how poor or low-quality sleep hinders common resolutions

Physician explains how poor or low-quality sleep hinders common resolutions

Making New Year's resolutions is easy. Keeping them — beyond a couple of weeks, at least — is tough. [More]
Recognition given to BetterYou for sleep assisting product

Recognition given to BetterYou for sleep assisting product

Clean sleeping has been touted as the new wellness trend for 2017, so end restless nights for the whole family with BetterYou magnesium, recently named ‘Best Sleep Brand’ at the Mumii Family Awards 2017. [More]
Medical students' licensing exam barely covers items related to obesity, study finds

Medical students' licensing exam barely covers items related to obesity, study finds

Obesity is one of the most significant threats to health in the U.S. and is responsible for the development of multiple serious medical problems such as diabetes, heart disease and some forms of cancer. [More]
Childhood asthma may increase obesity risk, study finds

Childhood asthma may increase obesity risk, study finds

Children with asthma may be more likely to become obese later in childhood or in adolescence, according to new research published online ahead of print in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. [More]
Study reveals mechanism for illness-induced sleepiness in humans and animals

Study reveals mechanism for illness-induced sleepiness in humans and animals

It's well known that humans and other animals are fatigued and sleepy when sick, but it's a microscopic roundworm that's providing an explanation of how that occurs, according to a study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. [More]
Exposure to insecticides that mimic melatonin could put people at higher risk for diabetes

Exposure to insecticides that mimic melatonin could put people at higher risk for diabetes

Synthetic chemicals commonly found in insecticides and garden products bind to the receptors that govern our biological clocks, University at Buffalo researchers have found. [More]
Neurofeedback combined with biofeedback could help treat congenital disorder

Neurofeedback combined with biofeedback could help treat congenital disorder

Proper brain function occurs when both sides of the brain communicate without interruption and work together. If the brain has a communication problem, major cognitive, motor, and social issues can occur. [More]
New guidelines provide evidence-based recommendations for family-centered care in ICU

New guidelines provide evidence-based recommendations for family-centered care in ICU

Critical illness is a stressful and traumatic experience that may have lasting effects on the health of patients and families, even months after discharge from the intensive care unit. [More]
BetterYou magnesium can raise cellular mineral levels faster than traditional tablets

BetterYou magnesium can raise cellular mineral levels faster than traditional tablets

Low magnesium levels are leading to a worrying level of undissolved calcium and increased heavy metal toxicity which can severely impact on our health and wellbeing, say mineral analysis experts. [More]
Improving fungal disease diagnostics could help battle against antimicrobial resistance

Improving fungal disease diagnostics could help battle against antimicrobial resistance

Ignorance of fungal disease and lack of diagnostics across the world is causing doctors to unknowingly overprescribe antibiotics a new report warns. [More]
UT Southwestern researchers find cause and way to prevent vision deterioration in astronauts

UT Southwestern researchers find cause and way to prevent vision deterioration in astronauts

Vision deterioration in astronauts who spend a long time in space is likely due to the lack of a day-night cycle in intracranial pressure. But using a vacuum device to lower pressure for part of each day might prevent the problem, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers said. Their study appears in the Journal of Physiology. [More]
Nasal breathing may help get better night's sleep

Nasal breathing may help get better night's sleep

The Secret to Sleep could be right under your nose. Many of us are unaware of how we breathe at night - which can lead to a raft of sleep problems. According to The Sleep Ambassador, Nancy H. Rothstein, your nose may help you wake up to a better night's sleep. [More]
Non-invasive technology from EarlySense allows people to accurately monitor their sleep at home

Non-invasive technology from EarlySense allows people to accurately monitor their sleep at home

EarlySense, the market leader in contact-free continuous monitoring solutions, announced today new research that confirms high accuracy of its home consumer sensor when compared to polysomnography (PSG), the testing process used in clinics around the world to detect sleeping disorders. [More]
New pocket guide offers detailed guidance on treating older adults with mental health issues

New pocket guide offers detailed guidance on treating older adults with mental health issues

Nearly 20 percent of older Americans experience depression and the highest rate of suicide is among older adult Caucasian males. [More]
Workplace-based sleep health program can reduce injuries and disability in firefighters

Workplace-based sleep health program can reduce injuries and disability in firefighters

Many firefighters suffer acute and chronic sleep deficiency and misalignment of their circadian rhythm (body clock) due to extended shifts and long work weeks. [More]
AAN issues new guideline on mapping the brain before epilepsy surgery

AAN issues new guideline on mapping the brain before epilepsy surgery

Before epilepsy surgery, doctors may consider using brain imaging to locate language and memory functions in the brain instead of the more invasive procedure that is commonly used, according to a guideline published by the American Academy of Neurology in the January 11, 2017, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. [More]
Research shows use of ResMed's myAir results in better response to CPAP therapy in sleep apnoea patients

Research shows use of ResMed's myAir results in better response to CPAP therapy in sleep apnoea patients

ResMed today announced new European research from Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC), revealing patients with sleep apnoea who use ResMed’s myAir have greater adherence to their CPAP therapy than patients not using myAir. myAir is ResMed’s digital and online support programme that enables patients to track their own treatment and get personalised coaching tips to support motivation. [More]
Alcohol strengthens emotional memories linked to fearful experiences, study shows

Alcohol strengthens emotional memories linked to fearful experiences, study shows

Experiments in mice by researchers at Johns Hopkins suggest that if the goal is to ease or extinguish fearful emotional memories like those associated with post-traumatic stress disorder, alcohol may make things worse, not better. [More]
SLU expert suggests viewing exercise as daily contribution that offers cumulative health benefits

SLU expert suggests viewing exercise as daily contribution that offers cumulative health benefits

Have you already faltered on your New Year's resolution to exercise regularly in 2017? Joined a gym, but only worked out two days so far? New workout gear still neatly folded with tags attached? Don't give up your admirable ambition just yet. Instead, consider a new attitude to refocus your approach toward your exercise goal. [More]
BGU researchers develop new system to assess OSA severity without overnight sleep study

BGU researchers develop new system to assess OSA severity without overnight sleep study

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers have developed a new system to assess obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) severity while a patient is awake and analyze sleep-wake activity, using his or her smartphone. [More]
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