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Scientists discover special brain mechanism that can retrieve unconscious memories

Scientists discover special brain mechanism that can retrieve unconscious memories

Some stressful experiences - such as chronic childhood abuse - are so overwhelming and traumatic, the memories hide like a shadow in the brain. [More]
DaVita HealthCare Partners hosts health and disaster preparedness fair in Colorado Springs

DaVita HealthCare Partners hosts health and disaster preparedness fair in Colorado Springs

DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., one of the nation's largest and most innovative health care communities, is hosting a health and disaster preparedness fair on Saturday, Aug. 22, at the St. Francis Medical Center off Woodmen Road in Colorado Springs. [More]
UMHS tests sound acoustic panels to reduce noise levels in hospital environment

UMHS tests sound acoustic panels to reduce noise levels in hospital environment

One of the most common complaints about hospitals is the noise. Patients complain that they can't sleep soundly in the environment of multiple monitors, paging systems, wheelchairs and gurneys, and carts that squeak. [More]
Kessler Foundation researcher confirms link between sleep disturbances and MS-related fatigue

Kessler Foundation researcher confirms link between sleep disturbances and MS-related fatigue

Kessler Foundation's Lauren Strober, PhD, explores the association of secondary fatigue and sleep disturbances in multiple sclerosis (MS). "Fatigue in multiple sclerosis: a look at the role of poor sleep" was published in Frontiers in Neurology. [More]

New research reveals effects of age on sleep quality

The elderly are doing something right. New research into the effects of age on sleep suggests our older community sleep less, but report better quality sleep, and feel more awake during the day. [More]
UT Arlington, UNTHSC researchers develop user-friendly system alerts for people with sleep apnea

UT Arlington, UNTHSC researchers develop user-friendly system alerts for people with sleep apnea

Masks worn by those with sleep apnea can leak at night and be so uncomfortable that they often drive users away from treatment. But a new system being developed by researchers at UNT Health Science Center and The University of Texas at Arlington could make it easier for the estimated 18 million people with sleep apnea to get a good night's rest. [More]
Women's Medicine Collaborative awarded NIH grant to study link between placenta and sleep abnormalities

Women's Medicine Collaborative awarded NIH grant to study link between placenta and sleep abnormalities

The National Institutes of Health has awarded $2.7 million to the Women's Medicine Collaborative to study the placenta and its function to determine whether changes in the placenta are linked to sleep abnormalities. [More]
Neuroscientist discovers how animal's biological clock wakes up, goes to sleep

Neuroscientist discovers how animal's biological clock wakes up, goes to sleep

Fifteen years ago, an odd mutant fruit fly caught the attention and curiosity of Dr. Ravi Allada, a circadian rhythms expert at Northwestern University, leading the neuroscientist to recently discover how an animal's biological clock wakes it up in the morning and puts it to sleep at night. [More]
Psychological disorders in COPD patients predict early hospital readmission

Psychological disorders in COPD patients predict early hospital readmission

Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston found that people with a psychological condition such as depression, anxiety, psychosis, or alcohol/drug abuse are more likely to be readmitted early into a hospital for complications of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. [More]
Health Gorilla announces launch of expanded physician portal

Health Gorilla announces launch of expanded physician portal

Health Gorilla today announced the launch of its expanded physician portal, part of a new clinical network the company will unveil next month to connect doctors, vendors, and patients within a single, secure platform. [More]
ESC Congress to highlight results from global trials in six press conferences

ESC Congress to highlight results from global trials in six press conferences

Members of the press will be the first to hear the highly anticipated results from global trials in six press conferences devoted to hot lines research. [More]
VTT develops miniature gas sensor for mobile devices to detect internal air problems

VTT develops miniature gas sensor for mobile devices to detect internal air problems

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a miniature gas sensor that can be connected to mobile devices. Gas measurements made with smartphones will make activities such as the detection of internal air problems easier. In addition, sleep quality will be measurable with greater precision, using mobile healthcare applications which gauge carbon dioxide quantities. [More]

Study suggests that eye movements during REM sleep responsible for resetting dream 'snapshots'

Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep, the period in which we experience vivid dreams, was discovered by scientists in the 1950s. Because REM sleep is associated with dreaming, on the one hand, and eye movement, on the other, it has been tempting to assume that each movement of the eye is associated with a specific dream image. But despite decades of intense research by leading international scientists, this intuitive hypothesis has remained unproven. [More]
New smartphone app helps patients with depression manage moods and symptoms, share data with psychiatrists

New smartphone app helps patients with depression manage moods and symptoms, share data with psychiatrists

Approximately 16 million American adults are affected by depression. However, many patients see a psychiatrist only once every two to three months. Recognizing that patients often forget how their moods vary between visits, a team from the University of Missouri, Missouri University of Science and Technology and the Tiger Institute for Health Innovation has developed a smartphone application that lets users log their moods and symptoms and share that data with their psychiatrists. [More]
Aerobic exercise can help reduce excessive daytime sleepiness among depressed people

Aerobic exercise can help reduce excessive daytime sleepiness among depressed people

Aerobic exercise can help alleviate excessive daytime sleepiness among depressed individuals, researchers with UT Southwestern Medical Center's Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care have found. [More]
ONR holds workshop to discuss impact of sleep deprivation on warfighters

ONR holds workshop to discuss impact of sleep deprivation on warfighters

Americans are famously hard chargers who usually don't get enough shut-eye. That's particularly true in military ranks, where operational tempo is fast paced and mission completion paramount. Sleep can become a casualty, and fatigue too often a reality. [More]
Screening questionnaire helps anesthesia professionals identify SDB symptoms in children prior to surgery

Screening questionnaire helps anesthesia professionals identify SDB symptoms in children prior to surgery

Knowing which risks may come into play before or during surgery is especially important where children are concerned. [More]
Sleeping in lateral position may effectively remove brain waste, say Stony Brook researchers

Sleeping in lateral position may effectively remove brain waste, say Stony Brook researchers

Sleeping in the lateral, or side position, as compared to sleeping on one's back or stomach, may more effectively remove brain waste and prove to be an important practice to help reduce the chances of developing Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other neurological diseases, according to researchers at Stony Brook University. [More]
Children exposed to indoor cooking fire at greater risk for severe trachoma

Children exposed to indoor cooking fire at greater risk for severe trachoma

Children who sleep in unventilated rooms with cooking fires are at greater risk for severe trachoma, a leading cause of preventable blindness in developing countries, according to the findings of a recent study conducted in Tanzania. The study was supported by the National Eye Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health. [More]
Missing follow-up visit to pulmonologist after COPD exacerbation increases risk for hospital readmission

Missing follow-up visit to pulmonologist after COPD exacerbation increases risk for hospital readmission

Researchers have found the risk for hospital readmission to be nearly three times higher after COPD exacerbation if a follow-up visit to a pulmonologist is skipped. [More]
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