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Healthcare mergers and acquisitions advisory firm Vertess announced this month the closing of two acquisitions by Patient Home Monitoring (PHM).
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Sleep center employees: Sleep Review would appreciate about 15 minutes of your time to take an editorial survey to help assess salary and other trends in sleep labs.
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The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) is launching a Sleep Technology Council, a group whose mission will be to support and enable innovations in consumer sleep technology.
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Better sleep could mean better performance for the athletes of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA).
sleep memory
Sleeping not only protects memories from being forgotten, it also makes them easier to access, according to new research from the University of Exeter and the Basque Centre for Cognition, Brain and Language.
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Many new mothers do not receive advice from physicians on aspects of infant care such as sleep position, breastfeeding, immunization, and pacifier use, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health.
Brugarolas Award
Rita Brugarolas and Jose Manuel Valero-Sarmiento, ASSIST PhD students in Electrical Engineering and research assistants in the iBionics Laboratory at North Carolina State University, conceived a novel idea: an auto-titrating oral appliance for at home use.
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Parade talks to hard-driving Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington about why she believes sleep is the secret to her success.
bedside monitoring
The bedside data-acquisition software of The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University will be commercialized by a recently formed startup company, MediCollector LLC.
clock genes
Swedish researchers at Uppsala University and the Karolinska Institute have found that genes that control the biological clocks in cells throughout the body are altered after losing a single night of sleep.
Studies of mutant fruit flies reveal how both photoreceptors and the visual system influence circadian clock neurons in response to changing light-dark cycles.
The global home healthcare market will grow at a progressive 8.1% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2014 to 2020. This is according to Transparency Market Research's report "Global Home Healthcare Market—Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2020," which analyzes the markets in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and "Rest of the World."
Joseph Lewarski, a healthcare industry veteran, will join Drive Medical's subsidiary DeVilbiss Healthcare as vice president of global respiratory and sleep categories, effective August 3.
Invacare Corp has completed the sale of its United States medical device rentals businesses for long-term care facilities (Invacare Outcomes Management LLC and Dynamic Medical Systems LLC) for approximately $15,500,000 in cash, subject to certain post-closing adjustments.
sleep technology
The National Sleep Foundation and Health 2.0 will partner to present the inaugural Sleep Technology Summit & Expo at the 9th Annual Health 2.0 Conference in Santa Clara, Calif.
amyloid
Older adults who slept poorly and often felt tired also had higher deposits of amyloid plaques in the brain, a condition thought to mark the beginning of Alzheimer’s disease.
red light study
There’s a lot in the hospital that gets in the way of a good night’s sleep: bedding, noise, personal cleanliness, distressing neighbors, and temperature extremes among them.
Whipsaw Inc, a Silicon Valley-based industrial design and engineering firm that creates innovative products for companies around the globe, announces its win of 5 2015 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA). It won 3 Silver/Gold and 2 Bronze awards, plus boasted 7 additional finalists.
circadian disturbance
People who work outside of the normal 9-5 schedule or experience frequent jet lag have been found to be at an increased risk for everything from weight gain to cancer, but there are too many variables involved to conduct multi-decade, controlled studies in humans to confirm whether sleep pattern disruption is a correlation or the cause.
night milk
Munich-based company Milchkristalle GmbH produces “Nachtmilchkristalle” made from cow milk with a unique twist: It's from cows milked at night. The "night milk crystals" company says the nighttime milking means the resulting milk (which is then crystalized) contains up to 20 times more melatonin than standard milk.