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Research sheds new light onto possible causes of sudden infant death syndrome

Research at the University of Adelaide has shed new light onto the possible causes of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), which could help to prevent future loss of children's lives. [More]
Study shows obstructive sleep apnea is associated with increased risk of stroke, cancer and death

Study shows obstructive sleep apnea is associated with increased risk of stroke, cancer and death

​A new study shows that moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea is independently associated with an increased risk of stroke, cancer and death. [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]
Study: Overweight and obese teenagers have higher risk of death before age 50

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]
Bariatric surgery reduces uterine cancer risk by 71%

Bariatric surgery reduces uterine cancer risk by 71%

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center report that bariatric surgery resulting in dramatic weight loss in formerly severely obese women reduces the risk of endometrial (uterine) cancer by 71 percent and as much as 81 percent if normal weight is maintained after surgery. [More]
WTC first responders at higher risk for obstructive sleep apnea, PTSD

WTC first responders at higher risk for obstructive sleep apnea, PTSD

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai researchers have linked high levels of exposure to inhaled particulate matter by first responders at Ground Zero to the risk of obstructed sleep apnea and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), both conditions that may impact cardiovascular health. [More]

Sleep apnea patients can significantly benefit from specialized care

A new study of patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) found that treatment outcomes were better when patients received care from sleep specialists and accredited sleep centers. [More]
Study finds higher readmission rates for same-day total joint replacement surgery

Study finds higher readmission rates for same-day total joint replacement surgery

As the effectiveness of anesthesia, pain management and rehabilitation continues to improve, more orthopaedic procedures are being done on an outpatient basis. In a new research study presented today at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, same-day total joint replacement (TJR) patient outcomes were comparable to those of patients admitted to the hospital and staying at least one night following surgery. [More]

Respicardia receives Best Innovation of 2014 award from CRT and CV Pipeline for remedē System

Respicardia, Inc., a developer of implantable therapies to improve respiratory and cardiovascular health, announced that it has been awarded the Best Innovation of 2014 from Cardiovascular Research Technologies (CRT) and CV Pipeline for the remedē System, the first and only implantable device for the treatment of central sleep apnea. [More]
Research explores new diagnostic strategies to detect glaucoma

Research explores new diagnostic strategies to detect glaucoma

Research exploring several new diagnostic strategies to find the earliest changes in the eye to detect glaucoma is underway at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry. One optometrist says awareness of this eye disorder is just as important as continuing to study it. [More]
Safeguard Scientifics reports net income of $24 million for fourth quarter 2013

Safeguard Scientifics reports net income of $24 million for fourth quarter 2013

Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. today announced fourth quarter and full-year 2013 financial results. For the three months ended December 31, 2013, Safeguard's net income was $24.0 million, or $1.10 per share, compared to net loss of $10.8 million, or $0.51 per share for the same period in 2012. For the year ended December 31, 2013, Safeguard's net loss was $35.5 million, or $1.66 per share, compared to $39.4 million, or $1.88 per share for the same period in 2012. [More]

Computational Fluid Dynamics helps patients with pulmonary disorders breathe easier

A more accurate and successful, yet complex approach used in designing an airplane is now taking off in the health care industry. [More]
People with sleep apnea appear to be at increased risk of pneumonia

People with sleep apnea appear to be at increased risk of pneumonia

People with sleep apnea appear to be at higher risk of pneumonia than people without, according to a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). [More]
Sleep apnea may contribute to fatigue in people with multiple sclerosis

Sleep apnea may contribute to fatigue in people with multiple sclerosis

People with multiple sclerosis (MS) might assume that the fatigue they often feel just comes with the territory of their chronic neurological condition. [More]

Health effects of childhood obesity may be long-lasting and profound

Childhood obesity rates have nearly tripled in the previous 30 years and researchers are asking the important question of how this epidemic will impact the future health of these obese children and public health in general. A University of Colorado Cancer Center article recently published in the journal Gerontology shows that even in cases in which obese children later lose weight, the health effects of childhood obesity may be long-lasting and profound. [More]
Study focuses on effects of weight loss on obstructive sleep apnoea

Study focuses on effects of weight loss on obstructive sleep apnoea

Even a moderate weight reduction can prevent the progression of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), and even cure it, according to a 4-year Finish follow-up study published recently in Sleep Medicine. [More]
Study demonstrates direct effects of fragmented sleep on tumor growth

Study demonstrates direct effects of fragmented sleep on tumor growth

Poor-quality sleep marked by frequent awakenings can speed cancer growth, increase tumor aggressiveness and dampen the immune system's ability to control or eradicate early cancers, according to a new study published online January 21, 2014, in the journal Cancer Research. [More]

Proper good night's sleep promotes both mental and physical health

Getting a good night's sleep means more than you probably think. "I would say the importance of sleep is definitely underestimated by the general public," said Dr. Sandhya Kumar, assistant professor of neurology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and medical director of its Sleep Center. [More]

Bariatric surgeon educates patients about bariatric surgeries to achieve healthy weight

While many Americans make New Year's resolutions focused on self-improvement, those who are overweight or obese likely prioritize getting down to a healthy weight. [More]

Theravent honored with GOOD DESIGN Award for snoring therapy

Theravent, Inc., a medical device company providing noninvasive solutions for people with sleep disordered breathing, has been honored with a GOOD DESIGN Award in the medical category for the design of its product, Theravent Advanced Nightly Snore Therapy. [More]