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Stanford researchers launch major update to popular research app for sharing heart health data

Stanford researchers launch major update to popular research app for sharing heart health data

Resolved to improve your heart health in the new year? A newly updated app could keep you on track. [More]
New interactive apps decrease severity of depressive and anxiety symptoms, study reports

New interactive apps decrease severity of depressive and anxiety symptoms, study reports

Soon you can seek mental health advice on your smartphone as quickly as finding a good restaurant. [More]
Depressive patients with co-occurring panic disorder report more antidepressant side effects

Depressive patients with co-occurring panic disorder report more antidepressant side effects

Patients who take medication for depression report more side effects if they also suffer from panic disorder, according to a new study led by researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. [More]
Fire and smoke inhalation injuries increase during cold-weather months

Fire and smoke inhalation injuries increase during cold-weather months

Over the last few weeks, Vanderbilt University Medical Center has seen multiple admissions and a few tragic deaths due to fire and smoke inhalation injuries. [More]
Useful tips to help improve sleeping habits of children

Useful tips to help improve sleeping habits of children

Overall, studies indicate that 15 to 20 percent of one to three year olds continue to have nightwakings. [More]
UAB experts provide New Year’s resolution tips

UAB experts provide New Year’s resolution tips

Many people start the new year with a list of lofty goals for self-improvement, but statistics say most of the 45 percent of Americans who typically make resolutions don't keep them all year long. [More]
Acute stress can lead to delayed, long-term psychological trauma

Acute stress can lead to delayed, long-term psychological trauma

Mrs. M would never forget that day. She was walking along a busy road next to the vegetable market when two goons zipped past on a bike. One man's hand shot out and grabbed the chain around her neck. [More]
Psychiatric and behavioral conditions are important risk factors for long-term opioid use

Psychiatric and behavioral conditions are important risk factors for long-term opioid use

A wide range of pre-existing psychiatric and behavioral conditions and the use of psychoactive drugs could be important risk factors leading to long-term use of opioid pain medications, reports a study in PAIN, the official publication of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). [More]
Fenofibrate drug may reduce risk of cardiovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes

Fenofibrate drug may reduce risk of cardiovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes

A new study shows that the drug fenofibrate might reduce the risk of cardiovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes who have high levels of triglycerides and low levels of "good" cholesterol, despite being treated with statins. [More]
Research highlights need to improve sleep for homeless people

Research highlights need to improve sleep for homeless people

The homeless sleep less and are more likely to have insomnia and daytime fatigue than people in the general population, findings researchers believe suggest more attention needs to be paid to improving sleep for this vulnerable population, according to a research letter published online by JAMA Internal Medicine. [More]
Johns Hopkins scientists find link between sleep/wake cycles and core body temperature

Johns Hopkins scientists find link between sleep/wake cycles and core body temperature

A clump of just a few thousand brain cells, no bigger than a mustard seed, controls the daily ebb and flow of most bodily processes in mammals -- sleep/wake cycles, most notably. [More]
New Philips HealWell lighting system supports sleep, improves patient experience in healthcare facilities

New Philips HealWell lighting system supports sleep, improves patient experience in healthcare facilities

Philips Lighting, a global leader in lighting, today announced its third generation Philips HealWell lighting system that is specifically developed to support sleep and improve patients’ and staff’s experience, comfort and satisfaction in healthcare facilities. [More]
Cedars-Sinai expert explains how to recognize signs and symptoms of stroke during the holidays

Cedars-Sinai expert explains how to recognize signs and symptoms of stroke during the holidays

Along with increased cheer and festivities during the holidays comes an increased risk of stroke, one of the leading causes of death and disability in the U.S. [More]
Making muscles burn more fat and less glucose could cause diabetes, say researchers

Making muscles burn more fat and less glucose could cause diabetes, say researchers

Making muscles burn more fat and less glucose can increase exercise endurance, but could simultaneously cause diabetes, says a team of scientists from Baylor College of Medicine and other institutions. [More]
Discrimination in daily life linked to high rates of sleep problems

Discrimination in daily life linked to high rates of sleep problems

People who perceive more discrimination in daily life have higher rates of sleep problems, based on both subjective and objective measures, reports a study in Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine, the official journal of the American Psychosomatic Society. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer. [More]
New TSRI study shows how Piezo2 protein plays critical role in sensing lung expansion

New TSRI study shows how Piezo2 protein plays critical role in sensing lung expansion

The new study might help shed light on sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) in human babies, which is thought to be associated with dysfunctional airway sensory neurons. [More]
Terraillon to promote new wellbeing products at technology tradeshow

Terraillon to promote new wellbeing products at technology tradeshow

Terraillon, the global specialist in metrology and leader in the wellbeing industry, will launch their latest range of smart and cutting-edge health-focused devices, at CES 2017. [More]
Recovery from TBI appears to go hand-in-hand with improvement of sleep problems

Recovery from TBI appears to go hand-in-hand with improvement of sleep problems

After a traumatic brain injury (TBI), people also experience major sleep problems, including changes in their sleep-wake cycle. [More]
Partners of cancer patients greatly appreciate web-based self-help intervention

Partners of cancer patients greatly appreciate web-based self-help intervention

Twenty to thirty percent of the partners of cancer patients suffer from psychological problems. This percentage is even higher if the patients in question are terminally ill. [More]
Anticholinergic drugs linked to increased rate of emergency department and hospital visits

Anticholinergic drugs linked to increased rate of emergency department and hospital visits

Anticholinergic medications, a class of drugs very commonly used by older adults, are linked to an increased rate of emergency department and hospital utilization in the United States, according to an Indiana University Center for Aging Research, Indiana University Center for Health Innovation and Implementation Science, and Regenstrief Institute study of community-dwelling Americans age 65 and older. [More]
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