Health Care Bill Faces Tough Path in Senate

by John Whitesides Last Updated: 2009-11-09 18:58:31 -0400 (Reuters Health) WASHINGTON (Reuters) – After a landmark win in the House of Representatives, President Barack Obama’s push for healthcare reform faces a difficult path in the Senate

Senator Introduces Bill to Crack Down on Health Care Fraud

Sen Ted Kaufman (D-Del), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, introduced the Health Care Fraud Enforcement Act of 2009 (S 1959), according to an announcement on the Senator’s Web site. The legislation would further strengthen the gover

Circadian Rhythms and Metabolic Disease Workshop

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases will hold a workshop on the link between circadian rhythms and human health and disease. Particular emphasis will be placed on the influence of both central and cellular clocks on

Researchers Diagnose OSA Through Snoring Noises

A research team from the University of Queensland, Australia, and Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, developed a way of diagnosing OSA by simply listening to snoring noises. Udantha Abeyratne, PhD, from the University’s School of Infor

California Senate Bill 132 Signed into Law by Schwarzenegger

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed Senate Bill 132 (Denham), legislation that establishes uniform training and educational requirements for sleep technologists across the state. The bill, signed in late October, is currently in ef

Sleep Apnea Therapy Improves Golf Game

Golfers who undergo treatment for sleep apnea may improve their golf game as well as their overall health, shows new research. A new study presented at CHEST 2009, the 75th annual international scientific assembly of the American College of Chest P

SomnoMed Partners with Watermark Medical and SleepQuest

According to a report from Australian ProactiveInvestors.com, SomnoMed, Sydney, Australia, signed two independent agreements with home sleep diagnostics and patient treatment care companies Watermark Medical and SleepQuest in the United States and

Abnormal Sleep and Errors More Common in ICU Nurses

by Anthony J. Brown, MD Last Updated: 2009-11-06 16:29:35 -0400 (Reuters Health) NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Intensive care unit (ICU) nurses are more likely than floor nurses to have abnormal sleep and to experience a drop in vigilance durin