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The global smart wearable healthcare devices and services market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 30.42% over the period 2015-2019, predicts Research and Markets in a new report.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)'s Center for Devices and Radiological Health has released draft guidance on General Wellness: Policy for Low Risk Devices. These general wellness products include consumer sleep trackers.
teensleepbetter
Teenagers don't get enough sleep, and the consequences can be harmful, says Nyack Hospital sleep medicine specialist Anita Bhola, MD.
Fisher Wallace Laboratories Stimulator, a neurostimulation device cleared by the FDA for the treatment of depression, anxiety, insomnia, and chronic pain, has been approved by New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation.
sicklecell
A new study in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine revealed that 44% of adults with sickle cell disease who report trouble sleeping actually have a clinical diagnosis of sleep-disordered breathing, including sleep apnea.
Fruit Street Health, a new digital wellness and telemedicine platform, exhibited at the 64th annual scientific session of the American College of Cardiology (ACC).
durex sleep app
Condom maker Durex has developed a smartphone app that synchronizes our phones to sleep together, so we can too.
Nihon Kohden has procured a group purchasing agreement for physiological monitoring with Premier Inc, a healthcare improvement company representing 3,400 US hospitals and 110,000 other providers.
physician burnout
Healthcare solutions firm Geneia revealed the striking findings of its Physician Misery Index, and in response to these results, invited physicians to share their ideas to restore the "Joy of Medicine."
3B Medical has made an enhancement to cloud-based patient management portal iCodeConnect. It has integrated Patient TouchPoint, a patient management and scheduling engine powered by CMB Solutions, into iCodeConnect.
Mark Rosekind, PHD, administrator for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), at US Dept. of Transportation in Washington, DC, for Sleep Review. [Image copyright Matthew Rakola]
The appointment of Mark R. Rosekind, PhD, to administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is an opportunity to further advance drowsy driving awareness.
More than a quarter of Dutch motorists are occasionally guilty of sleep-deprived driving. Nearly 60% of them continue to drive when drowsy, according to a survey by the Dutch Association for Sleep and Wake Research (NSWO).
A new study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, has identified a rural community in Brazil that still follows earlier sleep and wake times similar to those of preindustrial societies.
Widespread tiredness, fatigue, and stress in police officers across six English police forces have been identified in a recent study.
The biannual Innovative HME Retail Product Awards, sponsored by HomeCare Magazine, are down to the top 10. The awards honor home medical equipment (HME) products that are particularly suited for retail sale.
high altitude sleep
For 5 weeks, five international research teams will conduct a scientific expedition in Nepal, in the heart of the Himalayas, close to the summit of Mount Manaslu (8,156 m).
Biochemists at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum have gained new insights into the generation and maintenance of circadian rhythms.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has named Karen Remley, MD, MBA, MPH, FAAP, to take the lead as the executive director/CEO of the organization, following the July 2015 retirement of Errol R. Alden, MD, FAAP, who has held the post for 11 years.
artificial light
Modern life, with its preponderance of inadequate exposure to natural light during the day and overexposure to artificial light at night, is not conducive to the body's natural sleep/wake cycle.
UT Southwestern Medical Center neuroscientists have identified key cells within the brain that are critical for determining circadian rhythms.