Christopher P. Landrigan, MD, MPH, is one of eight members of the newly created Virgin Pulse Science Advisory Board.
According to Euromonitor International’s latest research, the consumer health industry experienced 5.7% growth (current/fixed currency terms) with US$216.4 billion in retail sales globally in 2014.
Contact-free monitoring company EarlySense Ltd has completed a $20 million financing round, led by Samsung Ventures with an investment of $10 million.
CareCentrix, a company that manages patient care to the home, has signed a 3-year agreement for a sleep management program with Evolent Health, a technology-enabled operating partner to healthcare systems undergoing value-based care transformation.
“Big Mike” Katz still has Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lou (“The Incredible Hulk”) Ferrigno on his speed dial. The three bodybuilders met during the making of the 1977 niche classic Pumping Iron.
The hundred trillion bacteria living in an adult human—mostly in the intestines, making up the gut microbiome—have a significant impact on behavior and brain health.
Scientists have long known that sleep, memory, and learning are deeply connected. Most animals, from flies to humans, have trouble remembering when sleep deprived, and studies have shown that sleep is critical in converting short-term into long-term memory, a process known as memory consolidation.
The MedEvac Foundation International has approved grant funding for Dr Daniel Patterson to investigate sleep-wake patterns and real-time fatigue reduction in EMS clinicians.
Minerva Neurosciences Inc’s preliminary results from a Phase 1 clinical study showed that treatment with MIN-202, a selective orexin-2 antagonist, resulted in significant improvements in sleep onset and sleep duration in patients with comorbid insomnia related to major depressive disorder (MDD).
A University of Chicago team received a prestigious grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop a novel medication to treat sleep apnea.