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The Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) is now accepting applications for the sixth annual Andrea Patterson Memorial Scholarship Program. The Scholarship Program awards a $2,500 tuition grant each year to a promising student of polysomnography who demonstrates a strong commitment to sleep medicine.
Walmart and Benedict P. Morelli, attorney for Tracy Morgan, Ardley Fuqua, and Jeffrey Millea, today announced a settlement agreement, ending a lawsuit against Walmart arising out of a multi-vehicle accident involving the men on June 7, 2014, on the New Jersey Turnpike.
Neurotechnology company NeuroVigil completed a second financing round in which in the company issued equity securities at a pre-money valuation that was over two-and-a-half times the post-money valuations of the Series A financing rounds of Google and Facebook, combined, for less than 0.5% of its common stock.
Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc received the 2015 Industry Innovation Award from the National Organization of Rare Disorders (NORD) in recognition of Vanda's work in developing Hetlioz (tasimelteon) for the treatment of Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder (Non-24).
chronotype
A new study by geneticists from the University of Leicester has identified the genetic clues behind what makes you a "lark" or an "owl."
stroke sleep
Sleeping less than 5 hours—or more than 8 hours—per night is associated with a nearly twofold greater risk of stroke compared to a "healthy" length of sleep among hypertensive patients.
LUTS
Sleep quality may have an impact on the severity of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in some men, according to new research presented during the 110th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA).
A new study suggests that living at higher altitude is associated with increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
Sleep clinicians and scientists from around the world will discuss current practices in sleep medicine and the latest findings in sleep and circadian research at SLEEP 2015, the 29th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC (APSS).
BetterSleepCouncil
Research recently conducted by the Better Sleep Council (BSC) shows Americans are conflicted about sleep. The survey found that a large majority of people understand that sleep is necessary to recharge, restore, and refresh. But when asked about their feelings toward sleep, their answers become more complex and polarized.
ResMed's SERVE-HF—a multinational, multicenter, randomized controlled Phase III trial—did not meet its primary endpoint. SERVE-HF was designed to assess whether the treatment of moderate to severe predominant central sleep apnea with adaptive servo-ventilation (ASV) therapy could reduce mortality and morbidity in patients with symptomatic chronic heart failure in addition to optimized medical care.
An important link between the human body clock and the immune system has relevance for better understanding inflammatory and infectious diseases, discovered collaborators at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Trinity College, Dublin.
BedBugCollector
In recent years, bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) have been appearing more and more often in beds around the world, and entomologists need specimens for research purposes.
Basis, an Intel company, has has donated 1,000 Basis fitness and sleep trackers to the VA Boston Healthcare System (VABHS) in recognition of National Military Appreciation Month, to support programs benefiting local veterans. A portion of the donation will be used in a pilot study run by the VA to track sleep changes in veterans, as well as in VA-supported athletic and activity programs.
Each June, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) Research Committee recognizes outstanding research in dental sleep medicine.
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In recent years, public health concerns about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have risen significantly, driven in part by affected military veterans returning from conflicts in the Middle East and elsewhere. PTSD is associated with number of psychological maladies, among them chronic depression, anger, insomnia, eating disorders, and substance abuse.
A Fitbit purchaser has filed a class action lawsuit alleging false advertising for select Fitbit model's "sleep tracking" features.
Itamar Sleep Apnea Cardiologists
In light of the growing evidence of the link between cardiovascular disease and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), Itamar Medical Ltd is expanding its business model by offering a comprehensive sleep apnea management solution to cardiologists who seek to create a streamlined pathway for effective treatment.
SleepSafe Drivers was chosen to discuss obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and answer industry-specific questions related to OSA and its effects on drivers on The Tim Ridley Show, part of the Road Dog Trucking SiriusXM family.
seasonalaffectivedisorder
Biologists have known that variations in the amount of sunlight a person receives and her or his circadian clock play a role in seasonal affective disorder (SAD). They have also proposed that the neurotransmitters serotonin and melatonin may be involved.