breathing disorders
The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and School of Medicine investigators will be leading a $15 million, 5-year federal initiative to manage national clinical trials aimed at developing new treatments for breathing disorders. The effort is funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
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Teenagers and adults who go to bed late on weeknights are more likely to gain weight than their peers who hit the hay earlier, according to a study from the University of California, Berkeley, that has found a correlation between sleep and body mass index.
A team of scientists from Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore (Duke-NUS) and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor have discovered a molecular switch that regulates the body's circadian clock and allows it to keep time. This switch could be a potential drug target to treat circadian rhythm disorders caused by jet lag, shift work, or metabolic disorders.
An ingenious questionnaire with a high predictive value may improve OSA treatment times, according to a study published in Chest.
According to Pharmacy Times, a survey showed a number of children who presented to a pediatric emergency department had sleeping issues and had been given over-the-counter sleep aids.
io9 provides an in-depth explanation of sleep bruxism.
A recent study reveals that sleep disturbances are associated with insulin resistance and incidence of type 2 diabetes in senior adults, as reported by Diabetes In Control.
Poor work-life balance is blamed in part for increasing numbers of women in South Korea seeking help for sleep disorders, reports The Korea Herald.
A new website called The Never Ending Stories is fueled by sleepers and sleep data, according to CNET.
For Infant Mortality awareness month in October, Fox 28 reports that Adena Medical Center in Ohio is giving new parents a safe crib for their newborn.
The Times of India reports that estimates show almost 9% of Indians ages 50 years and up suffer with sleep disorders in addition to psychiatric conditions.
New to the market is Hans Rudolph QUEST 6860 Series Homecare Mask. The lightweight CPAP mask fits under the chin with leak-free fit, according to the manufacturer, and leaves no skin sores or breakdown because it doesn't have a hard frame.
XenoPort Inc announced yesterday a strategic shift to focus on and maximize the value of its commercial product, Horizant (gabapentin enacarbil) Extended Release Tablets.
Advanzeon Solutions Inc's wholly-owned subsidiary, Pharmacy Value Management Solutions Inc (PVMS), has signed an agreement with All Med Medical and Rehabilitation Centers, whereby All Med adds PVMS' sleep apnea program to its multiple medical locations specializing in medical examinations, specialty care, ambulatory surgery, diagnostics, and urgent care services.
Philips Respironics showcased its latest portfolio of sleep-disordered breathing and respiratory solutions September 26 to 29 at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress 2015 in Amsterdam. The following new sleep-disordered breathing solutions were on display during ERS 2015.
Parasomnias may be easily confused with psychiatric disorders when bizarre motor and/or emotional behavior is mistakenly interpreted as symptomatic of waking aberrance, reports Psychiatric Times.
An estimated 25% to 50% of preschoolers do not get enough healthy sleep. Now, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have been awarded a 5-year, $2.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to promote healthy sleep among these children.
New evidence shows how sleep balances hormones and boost immunity, among other things, reports Scientific American in its October cover story.
Ronald S. Prehn, ThM, DDS, created this worksheet to monitor oral appliance therapy (OAT) via pulse oximetry.
A dentist finds that the pulse oximeter is an effective tool to evaluate the response to OAT prior to sending patients back for follow-up PSG testing at a sleep lab.