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Short and fragmented sleep may worsen kidney function in patients with CKD

Short and fragmented sleep may worsen kidney function in patients with CKD

Not getting enough quality sleep was linked with worsening kidney function in a study of patients with chronic kidney disease. The findings will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2016 November 15¬-20 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. [More]
Cluster headaches give intense pain but can be treated, says expert

Cluster headaches give intense pain but can be treated, says expert

Often called the suicide headache because of the excruciating intensity of the pain, cluster headaches are three times more likely to strike men than women. [More]
Walnuts could be key to happier state-of-mind in young healthy men

Walnuts could be key to happier state-of-mind in young healthy men

College can be a stressful time for young adults as they figure out how to manage intense daily routines that include work, study and play. [More]
Sleep apnea can make lung cancer more dangerous by increasing tumor growth

Sleep apnea can make lung cancer more dangerous by increasing tumor growth

A team of researchers from the University of Chicago and the University of Barcelona has found that intermittent hypoxia, or an irregular lack of air experienced by people with sleep apnea, can increase tumor growth by promoting the release of circulating exosomes. [More]

Maxim’s high-performance microcontrollers help develop wearable medical and fitness products

Designers can now easily develop high-performance fitness and medical wearable devices with enhanced functionality using the MAX32630 and MAX32631 ARM Cortex-M4F microcontrollers from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. [More]
Sleep apnea compromises function of biological sensors that regulate blood pressure

Sleep apnea compromises function of biological sensors that regulate blood pressure

A single bout of sleep apnea impacts the human body's ability to regulate blood pressure. [More]
E-cigarette use linked to risk of respiratory symptoms among adolescents

E-cigarette use linked to risk of respiratory symptoms among adolescents

E-cigarette use among teenagers is growing dramatically, and public health experts are concerned that these devices may be a gateway to smoking. [More]
New 3D scene analysis could supplement usual methods for monitoring sleep disorders

New 3D scene analysis could supplement usual methods for monitoring sleep disorders

The usual method of recording periodic leg movements in sleep for people with sleep disorders is to use electromyography (EMG), an electrophysiological method used in neurological diagnosis that measures muscle activity. [More]
D.C. Council passes ‘Death with Dignity Act’ by a veto-proof 11-2 margin

D.C. Council passes ‘Death with Dignity Act’ by a veto-proof 11-2 margin

Compassion & Choices reports the District of Columbia is poised to become the seventh jurisdiction in the U.S. where medical aid in dying is authorized for terminally ill residents after the D.C. Council passed the D.C. Death with Dignity Act by a veto-proof 11-2 margin. [More]
New study sheds light on how immune system functions during sleep

New study sheds light on how immune system functions during sleep

A new study sheds light on how the immune system replenishes itself during sleep. Researchers found that some subsets of T cells are reduced from the bloodstream during sleep when risk of infection is low. [More]
Study finds many parents agree to use of placebos in children

Study finds many parents agree to use of placebos in children

Placebos are essential in any controlled clinical trial, providing a yardstick against which the test drug is measured. [More]
Circular ‘Princess Leia’ oscillations help sleeping brain consolidate memories

Circular ‘Princess Leia’ oscillations help sleeping brain consolidate memories

Every night while you sleep, electrical waves of brain activity circle around each side of your brain, tracing a pattern that, were it on the surface of your head, might look like the twin hair buns of Star Wars' Princess Leia. [More]

Consuming violent and sexual media before sleep may highly influence dreams at night

The violent and sexual media you consume during the day may infiltrate your dreams at night, new research suggests. [More]
Study offers new insight into why some women have difficulty in falling pregnant

Study offers new insight into why some women have difficulty in falling pregnant

Southampton researchers have found new insight into why some women have difficulty falling pregnant. [More]
Repeated binge drinking during adolescence can affect brain functions of future offspring

Repeated binge drinking during adolescence can affect brain functions of future offspring

Repeated binge drinking during adolescence can affect brain functions in future generations, potentially putting offspring at risk for such conditions as depression, anxiety, and metabolic disorders, a Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine study has found. [More]
Researchers identify mechanism of how circadian clocks in neurons encode daily rhythms of excitability

Researchers identify mechanism of how circadian clocks in neurons encode daily rhythms of excitability

Molecular clocks in cells throughout the body control many physiologic changes in a 24-hour day/night circadian rhythm -- among them the timing of sleep and wakefulness. [More]
AAP recommends infant’s crib to be placed in parents' bedroom to reduce risk for SIDS

AAP recommends infant’s crib to be placed in parents' bedroom to reduce risk for SIDS

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is a rare and devastating condition that is a concern for all parents. SIDS claims the lives of about 3,500 babies each year in the United States, with the greatest risk in the first 12 months of life. [More]
Fun with exercise may help improve physical activity among young people with autism and ADHD

Fun with exercise may help improve physical activity among young people with autism and ADHD

The best way to help young people with neurodevelopmental disorders like autism and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder get more exercise is to make it fun, according to a small international sampling of adults living with them. [More]
Irregular sleeping patterns and skipping breakfast could make children overweight

Irregular sleeping patterns and skipping breakfast could make children overweight

Mothers smoking in pregnancy, children skipping breakfast and not having a regular bedtime or sufficient sleep all appear to be important factors in predicting whether a child will become overweight or obese, according to new research led by UCL. [More]
Houston Methodist dietitian offers tips to maintain healthy weight during holiday season

Houston Methodist dietitian offers tips to maintain healthy weight during holiday season

The holiday season is officially in full gear and with it comes the tempting Thanksgiving-to-New-Year's food fest. During the holiday season, good eating habits spiral out of control and exercise plans are thrown out the window resulting in undesired weight gain. [More]
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