NTSB Cites Human Fatigue in 2008 Trolley Collision

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined that the two-train collision on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Green Line in 2008 “occurred as a result of the trolley operator’s failure to obey a signal indic

Benefits of Adenotonsillectomy Sustained Over Time

Last Updated: 2009-07-21 17:03:39 -0400 (Reuters Health) NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – While improvements in sleep and behavior in children with sleep-disordered breathing were not as great 2.5 years after adenoidectomy and tonsillectomy as they w

The SnoreSling Introduced by Dr. SleepGood

Dr. SleepGood Inc, Oak Park, Calif, introduces the SnoreSling, a non-invasive fabric product designed to help sleep apnea and snoring sufferers sleep better. The SnoreSling features an adjustable strap that wraps underneath the user’s jaw

Florida Legislature Amends Self-Referral Act

Florida Governor Charlie Crist signed Florida Senate Bill 1986 into law last month. According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), this omnibus bill amended the Patient Self-Referral Act of 1992. The 1992 act addressed the concern a

Sleep Duration Linked to Nocturia Risk

by Will Boggs, MD Last Updated: 2009-07-10 17:08:05 -0400 (Reuters Health) Increased sleep duration is associated with a higher risk of nocturia, according to a report in the July BJU International. "As there seems to be a close relat

Masimo Redesigns Rad-8 Pulse Oximeter, Streamlines Look

Masimo, Irvine, Calif, introduces the Rad-8® pulse oximeter. Newly redesigned, the Masimo Rad-8 has a streamlined look and a number of special features.   The new Rad-8 combines Masimo SET® Measure-Through Motion and Low-Perfusion