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Two substantial gifts to support launch of integrative medicine program at Meridian Health

Two substantial gifts to support launch of integrative medicine program at Meridian Health

Riverview Medical Center Foundation is proud to announce two substantial gifts, totaling $10 million, which will significantly impact the way health care is delivered in our community. First, Joan and Robert Rechnitz, founders of the Two River Theater Company, donated $5 million to Riverview Medical Center Foundation to support the launch of an integrative medicine program. [More]
Restrictions on night driving among teens could significantly reduce crashes

Restrictions on night driving among teens could significantly reduce crashes

Restricting teenagers from driving unsupervised at night, and introducing strict penalties and other licensing requirements, could reduce crashes significantly, according to research. [More]
Fruit flies helping FAU researchers to discover novel genes responsible for neuroprotection

Fruit flies helping FAU researchers to discover novel genes responsible for neuroprotection

They're pesky and annoying when they get into your fruit, but Drosophila melanogaster, more affectionately known as the "fruit fly," are helping researchers at Florida Atlantic University to discover novel genes that are responsible for neuroprotection. [More]
Sleep deficiency affects face appearance

Sleep deficiency affects face appearance

To get enough sleep, and thereby look alert, can be beneficial both at a personal level and at work. This according to a new doctoral thesis in psychology at Stockholm University, examining sleep deficiency effects on appearance. [More]
Maintaining a good night's sleep vital for future health

Maintaining a good night's sleep vital for future health

New research from the University of Copenhagen has found that maintaining a good night's sleep is important for our future health, partly because of how it affects lifestyle factors. Previous population based studies have not provided sufficient information on the timing of changes in both sleep and lifestyle to tease out cause and effect relations of this highly intertwined relationship. [More]
Poor sleep quality increases heart disease and stroke risks

Poor sleep quality increases heart disease and stroke risks

EuroHeartCare is the official annual meeting of the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions of the European Society of Cardiology. The 2015 meeting is held 14 to 15 June in Dubrovnik, Croatia, in collaboration with the Croatian Association of Cardiology Nurses. [More]
American Thoracic Society releases recommendations on achieving good quality sleep

American Thoracic Society releases recommendations on achieving good quality sleep

The American Thoracic Society has released a policy statement with recommendations for clinicians and the general public on achieving good quality sleep and getting an adequate quantity of sleep. [More]
Older asthmatic patients treated with inhaled corticosteroids at increased risk for treatment failure

Older asthmatic patients treated with inhaled corticosteroids at increased risk for treatment failure

Older patients with asthma are at increased risk for treatment failure, particularly those patients being treated with inhaled corticosteroids, according to a new study. [More]
New TSRI study integrates neuroscience and psychological research to understand sleep, memory

New TSRI study integrates neuroscience and psychological research to understand sleep, memory

In Macbeth, Shakespeare describes sleep as "the death of each day's life," but he may have gotten it wrong. Sleep, as it turns out, may be the one thing that keeps our memories alive and intact. [More]

New study suggests that bright light after night shift may have potential to improve driving performance

A new study suggests that bright light at the end of a night shift may have potential as a countermeasure to improve driving performance, particularly for low light work environments and commutes that occur before dawn. [More]
Patients with community-acquired pneumonia have high rates of long-term morbidity and mortality

Patients with community-acquired pneumonia have high rates of long-term morbidity and mortality

Having had community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) greatly increases the risk of long-term morbidity and mortality compared to the general population who have never had CAP, according to a new study from researchers in Canada, the longest and largest outcomes study of patients with CAP reported to date. [More]
Tioga Pharmaceuticals announces commencement of asimadoline Phase 2 study for treatment of pruritus

Tioga Pharmaceuticals announces commencement of asimadoline Phase 2 study for treatment of pruritus

Tioga Pharmaceuticals, a clinical stage biotechnology company, today announced the initiation of a Phase 2 clinical study of asimadoline, a novel, well-studied kappa-opioid receptor specific agonist, for the treatment of pruritus or itching. The double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study is designed to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and clinical efficacy of asimadoline in patients with pruritus due to atopic dermatitis and is being conducted at 20 clinical study centers in the United States. [More]
Sleep disorder risk among college freshmen may predict retention, academic success

Sleep disorder risk among college freshmen may predict retention, academic success

A new study suggests that the risk for sleep disorders among college freshmen may be a predictor of retention and academic success. [More]
New web-based community portal aims to improve diagnosis and treatment for sleep apnea

New web-based community portal aims to improve diagnosis and treatment for sleep apnea

A new web-based community portal, http://www.MyApnea.Org, is recruiting patients, caregivers and those at risk for sleep apnea to join a growing community of patients and researchers to better understand sleep apnea through information sharing, support and research. [More]
Brain changes reflect higher risk of cerebrovascular disease in women who experience more hot flashes

Brain changes reflect higher risk of cerebrovascular disease in women who experience more hot flashes

Women who experience more hot flashes, particularly while sleeping, during the menopause transition are more likely to have brain changes reflecting a higher risk for cerebrovascular disease, such as stroke and other brain blood flow problems, according to a pilot study led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine published online today in Menopause and funded by the National Institutes of Health. [More]

Sleep problems and energy products may contribute to risk of alcohol use in teens

A new study suggest sleep problems and energy product use are associated with increased alcohol use in teens, even after controlling for sociodemographics and mental health. [More]
New study links sleep deprivation to etiology of biological aging in older adults

New study links sleep deprivation to etiology of biological aging in older adults

A new study suggests that one night of partial sleep deprivation promotes biological aging in older adults. Results show that one night of partial sleep deprivation activates gene expression patterns in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) consistent with increasing accumulation of damage that initiates cell cycle arrest and increases susceptibility to senescence. [More]
Pre-diagnostic short sleep duration, frequent snoring associated with poor cancer-specific survival

Pre-diagnostic short sleep duration, frequent snoring associated with poor cancer-specific survival

A new study suggests that pre-diagnostic short sleep duration and frequent snoring were associated with significantly poorer cancer-specific survival, particularly among women with breast cancer. [More]
LEO Pharma reports encouraging data from PSO-FAST clinical trial of Enstilar for psoriasis treatment

LEO Pharma reports encouraging data from PSO-FAST clinical trial of Enstilar for psoriasis treatment

LEO Pharma A/S today announced that new data being presented at the 23rd World Congress of Dermatology shows aerosol foam Enstilar® (calcipotriol/betamethasone dipropionate 50 micrograms/g / 0,5 mg/g), the Company's dual-action investigational aerosol foam for the treatment of psoriasis vulgaris, provided rapid itch relief and improvements in itch-related sleep loss for patients suffering from psoriasis. [More]
Early support important to help mom breastfeed successfully

Early support important to help mom breastfeed successfully

Most women understand the benefits of breastfeeding their infants, but there are physical and emotional roadblocks that can make it a challenge for moms. During the first weeks of a baby's life it is vital for mom to be able to focus on caring for herself and nursing her infant. [More]
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