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Inhibiting cancer-promoting prolactin causes unconventional cell death in preclinical research

Inhibiting cancer-promoting prolactin causes unconventional cell death in preclinical research

Under stress from chemotherapy or radiation, some cancer cells dodge death by consuming a bit of themselves, allowing them to essentially sleep through treatment and later awaken as tougher, resistant disease. [More]

Study: Infants are exposed to high levels of chemical emissions from crib mattresses

In a first-of-its-kind study, a team of environmental engineers from the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin found that infants are exposed to high levels of chemical emissions from crib mattresses while they sleep. [More]

Study confirms safety of LINX Reflux Management System for GERD treatment

Millions of Americans suffer from Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), a chronic, often progressive disease that can cause debilitating symptoms and lead to serious complications including pre-cancerous Barrett's esophagus and esophageal cancer. [More]
New therapeutic agent reduces age-related sleep problems in fruit flies

New therapeutic agent reduces age-related sleep problems in fruit flies

Elderly flies do not sleep well - they frequently wake up during the night and wander around restlessly. The same is true of humans. For researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing in Cologne, the sleeplessness experienced by the fruit fly Drosophila is therefore a model case for human sleeping behaviour. [More]
Study finds that stress can make allergies worse

Study finds that stress can make allergies worse

Stress doesn't cause allergies, but easing your mind might mean less allergy flare-ups this spring. According to a study published in the April issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, the scientific journal of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, allergy sufferers with persistent stress experience more allergy flares. [More]
Interrupting diurnal rhythms impairs healing immediately after heart attack, study shows

Interrupting diurnal rhythms impairs healing immediately after heart attack, study shows

To improve recovery for heart attack patients, hospitals should maintain normal day and night cycles for those patients during the first few days after the attack, say University of Guelph researchers. [More]
Researchers develop new screening tool to help diagnose obstructive sleep apnea in children

Researchers develop new screening tool to help diagnose obstructive sleep apnea in children

Clinical investigators at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) have developed a new screening tool to help diagnose obstructive sleep apnea in children. Their findings are published in Pediatric Pulmonology. [More]
Wen Dan Tang significantly reduces insomnia-related anxiety

Wen Dan Tang significantly reduces insomnia-related anxiety

Ghrelin, a brain-gut peptide that induces anxiety and other abnormal emotions, contributes to the effects of insomnia on emotional behavior. In contrast, the traditional Chinese Medicine remedy Wen Dan Tang reduces insomnia-related anxiety, which may perhaps correspond to changes in the brain-gut axis. [More]

Sleep fragmentation, poor sleep quality associated with decline in executive function

A new study of older men found a link between poor sleep quality and the development of cognitive decline over three to four years. [More]

Simple tool may aid insomnia diagnoses

UK researchers have developed a “brief but versatile” tool, based on standard diagnostic criteria, to screen patients for insomnia disorder. [More]

New study shows anti-anxiety drugs and sleeping pills associated with increased risk of death

Anti-anxiety drugs and sleeping pills have been linked to an increased risk of death, according to new research from the University of Warwick. [More]
Forest Laboratories, Richter report positive results from cariprazine Phase IIb trial for bipolar depression

Forest Laboratories, Richter report positive results from cariprazine Phase IIb trial for bipolar depression

Forest Laboratories, Inc. and Gedeon Richter Plc. today announced positive topline results from a Phase IIb trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of the investigational antipsychotic cariprazine in patients with bipolar depression. [More]
Mechanical circulatory assist device may have untapped potential in heart surgery patients, say physicians

Mechanical circulatory assist device may have untapped potential in heart surgery patients, say physicians

The most frequently used mechanical circulatory assist device in the world may have untapped potential, physicians say. [More]

Setting clocks ahead 1 hour may accelerate cardiac events in some, shows study

Still feeling the residual effects of springing ahead for daylight saving time? The hour of sleep lost - or gained - may play a bigger, perhaps more dangerous role in our body's natural rhythm than we think. It seems moving the clock forward or backward may alter the timing of when heart attacks occur in the week following these time changes, according to research to be presented at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Session. [More]
Reversing erectile dysfunction possible with lifestyle changes

Reversing erectile dysfunction possible with lifestyle changes

Men suffering from sexual dysfunction can be successful at reversing their problem, by focusing on lifestyle factors and not just relying on medication, according to research at the University of Adelaide. [More]
Researchers develop fluorescent sensor to identify presence of drug used to spike beverages

Researchers develop fluorescent sensor to identify presence of drug used to spike beverages

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed the world's first fluorescent sensor to identify the presence of a drug known as GHB that is commonly used to spike beverages. When the sensor is mixed with a sample of a beverage containing GHB, the mixture changes colour in less than 30 seconds, making detection of the drug fast and easy. [More]
TV watching leads to excessive snacking, cardiovascular risk in middle school kids

TV watching leads to excessive snacking, cardiovascular risk in middle school kids

Middle school kids who park themselves in front of the TV for two hours or more each day are more likely to consume junk food and have risk factors for cardiovascular disease, even compared to those who spend an equal amount of time on the computer or playing video games, according to research to be presented at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Session. [More]
Health literacy can affect new parent's ability to protect infants from injury

Health literacy can affect new parent's ability to protect infants from injury

A new parent's health literacy, defined as their ability to obtain, interpret and understand basic health information, can affect their ability to follow recommendations to protect infants from injury, finds a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. [More]

New research reveals how good sleep can help chronic pain sufferers

Chronic pain sufferers could be kept physically active by improving the quality of their sleep, new research suggests. [More]

Study: Overweight and obese teenagers have higher risk of death before age 50

Although people live longer today than they did 50 years ago, people who were overweight and obese as teenagers aren't experiencing the same gains as other segments of the population, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). [More]