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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]
John T. Spitznagel attains recognition in Strathmore's Who's Who for contributions in Healthcare Sales and Marketing

John T. Spitznagel attains recognition in Strathmore's Who's Who for contributions in Healthcare Sales and Marketing

John T. Spitznagel of Glen Burnie, Maryland, has attained recognition in Strathmore's Who's Who for his contributions and achievements in the field of Healthcare Sales and Marketing. On Friday, July 31, 2015, he will be honored with a Times Square, New York appearance. [More]
inSleep Health receives FDA clearance for Cloud9 Anti-Snoring System

inSleep Health receives FDA clearance for Cloud9 Anti-Snoring System

inSleep Health announced today that it has received 510(K) clearance for the company's Cloud9 Anti-Snoring System. The indication for use is to reduce or eliminate simple snoring in adults. Cloud9 is a prescription device for home use. This is the first clinically proven device, using continuous low positive airway pressure, specifically labeled to treat simple snoring. [More]
Changes in body temperature can cause sudden cardiac death, finds SFU research

Changes in body temperature can cause sudden cardiac death, finds SFU research

Scientists, including SFU professor Peter Ruben, have found that sudden death caused by cardiac arrhythmia can be triggered by changes in body temperature. The study is published in the Journal of Physiology. [More]
Researchers create clinical pathway to identify OSA in high-risk, hospitalized patients

Researchers create clinical pathway to identify OSA in high-risk, hospitalized patients

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) remains under-recognized in hospitalized patients, despite being associated with cardiovascular complications and sudden death. A multi-disciplinary group of researchers and physicians at Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals have created a clinical pathway, or screening process, to identify the disorder in higher-risk, hospitalized patients and recently published the results in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. [More]
American Thoracic Society releases recommendations on achieving good quality sleep

American Thoracic Society releases recommendations on achieving good quality sleep

The American Thoracic Society has released a policy statement with recommendations for clinicians and the general public on achieving good quality sleep and getting an adequate quantity of sleep. [More]
New web-based community portal aims to improve diagnosis and treatment for sleep apnea

New web-based community portal aims to improve diagnosis and treatment for sleep apnea

A new web-based community portal, http://www.MyApnea.Org, is recruiting patients, caregivers and those at risk for sleep apnea to join a growing community of patients and researchers to better understand sleep apnea through information sharing, support and research. [More]
Jazz enrolls first patients in JZP-110 Phase 3 study for treatment of EDS in patients with narcolepsy or OSA

Jazz enrolls first patients in JZP-110 Phase 3 study for treatment of EDS in patients with narcolepsy or OSA

Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc announced today that the first patients have been enrolled in a Phase 3 clinical development program evaluating the safety and efficacy of its investigational drug candidate, JZP-110, as a wake-promoting agent in the treatment of excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) in adult patients with narcolepsy or with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). [More]
Eating less late at night may help reduce effects of sleep deprivation

Eating less late at night may help reduce effects of sleep deprivation

Eating less late at night may help curb the concentration and alertness deficits that accompany sleep deprivation, according to results of a new study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania that will be presented at SLEEP 2015, the 29th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC. [More]
Key lifestyle changes could help reduce risk of cognitive decline

Key lifestyle changes could help reduce risk of cognitive decline

The evidence is mounting: People can reduce their risk of cognitive decline by making key lifestyle changes. That is the conclusion of a new research summary published online today in Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association. [More]
TSRI scientists awarded $2.2 million NIH grant to advance innovative approach to obesity treatment

TSRI scientists awarded $2.2 million NIH grant to advance innovative approach to obesity treatment

Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have been awarded nearly $2.2 million by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health to advance an innovative approach to the treatment of obesity, a serious health problem that affects more than one-third of all Americans. [More]
Pulmonary rehabilitation treatment benefits patients with OSA syndrome

Pulmonary rehabilitation treatment benefits patients with OSA syndrome

Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) treatment could be a valuable addition to comprehensive therapy in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) syndrome, according to a new study. The study was presented at the 2015 American Thoracic Society International Conference. [More]
Patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention at higher risk for sleep apnea

Patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention at higher risk for sleep apnea

Patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), a coronary artery widening procedureused to treat heart disease, are at high risk for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to new research presented at the 2015 American Thoracic Society International Conference. [More]
Severe OSA, excessive daytime sleepiness linked to increased risk of depression in men

Severe OSA, excessive daytime sleepiness linked to increased risk of depression in men

Severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and excessive daytime sleepiness are associated with an increased risk of depression in men, according to a new community-based study of Australian men, which was presented at the 2015 American Thoracic Society International Conference. [More]
Itamar Medical provides comprehensive solution for obstructive sleep apnea to cardiologists

Itamar Medical provides comprehensive solution for obstructive sleep apnea to cardiologists

In light of the growing evidence of the link between cardiovascular disease and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), Itamar Medical Ltd. is expanding its business model by offering a comprehensive sleep apnea management solution to cardiologists, who seek to create a streamlined pathway for effective treatment. [More]
LABINDIA to promote Dotmatics’ scientific informatics solutions, services in India

LABINDIA to promote Dotmatics’ scientific informatics solutions, services in India

Dotmatics, the leading provider of scientific informatics solutions and services for the pharma, biotech, chemicals, agrochemicals and academia announced today that it has appointed LABINDIA as a distributor in India. [More]
Mouth and tongue exercises can significantly reduce snoring frequency

Mouth and tongue exercises can significantly reduce snoring frequency

A Google search using the key words "snoring" and "treatment" yielded over 5 million results, but no standard treatment is available for primary snoring or snoring associated with a mild form of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). [More]
Obesity and depression play role in excessive daytime sleepiness

Obesity and depression play role in excessive daytime sleepiness

Obesity and depression -- not only lack of sleep -- are underlying causes for regular drowsiness, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. They say these findings could lead to more personalized sleep medicine for those with excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS). [More]
Study explores non-biological factors that may cause fewer men to seek bariatric surgery

Study explores non-biological factors that may cause fewer men to seek bariatric surgery

A new study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has identified demographic, socioeconomic and cultural factors that contribute to a major gender disparity among U.S. men and women undergoing weight loss surgeries. Men undergo the surgeries in far lower numbers than women. [More]
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