Circadiance Plans to Expand Respiratory Product Line in 2012

Circadiance, Export, Pa, plans to release a number of new CPAP products in 2012. The new products come as the company marks its fifth year. According to the company, these new products are aimed at providing patients with an alternative to ha

University of Houston Opens Sleep and Anxiety Center for Kids

Children who have chronic sleep problems may be much more likely to develop mental health disorders as adolescents and adults, according to Candice Alfano, associate professor in clinical psychology at the University of Houston (UH) and director

Treatment with Light Benefits Alzheimer’s Patients

Exposure to light appears to have therapeutic effects on Alzheimer’s disease patients, a Wayne State University researcher has found. In a study published recently in the Western Journal of Nursing Research, LuAnn Nowak Etcher, PhD, assistant pr

AASM Promotes Importance of Sleep, Public Safety

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) met with federal agencies and lawmakers in Washington, DC to forge relationships based on promoting the importance of sleep. AASM President Nancy Collop, MD, said the timing couldn’t be better

Growth in US Health Spending Remains Slow in 2010

US health care spending experienced historically low rates of growth in 2009 and 2010, according to the annual report of national health expenditures (NHE) published in the January issue of the journal Health Affairs. Analysts at the Centers for

Drug Label for Investigational Sleep Apnea Med Modified

Following discussions with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials, VIVUS Inc has been asked to remove the Qnexa contraindication for women of childbearing potential contained in the proposed label. Qnexa is an investigational drug candidat

Nap-deprived Toddlers May Be Missing Out on More than Sleep

Chronic missed naps could put toddlers at risk for mood-related problems later in life, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado, Boulder. The study shows toddlers between 2 and a half and 3 years old who miss only a single da