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DeVilbiss Healthcare was selected as a winner in the 18th annual Digital Health Awards program for its SmartLink App for the IntelliPAP 2 CPAP System.
Strong arguments exist for overhauling the lighting systems on US roadways with light emitting diodes (LED), but conversions to improper LED technology can have adverse consequences, states the American Medical Association (AMA).  In response, physicians at the AMA annual meeting adopted guidance for communities on selecting among LED lighting options to minimize potential harmful human and environmental effects.
AAPIOS Conference
The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin—Sleep (AAPIOS) was formed 6 years ago to act as a forum to exchange ideas and improve the awareness of sleep disorders in the United States and India.
Oral appliance manufacturer Great Lakes Orthodontics Ltd was recently named a 2016 Silver ESOP (employee stock ownership plans) Award winner by The ESOP Association. The Silver ESOP Awards recognizes companies for their work in sustaining their ESOP and Association memberships for 25 years or more.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force this month posted a draft recommendation statement on screening for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in asymptomatic adults in primary care settings. This draft recommendation statement applies to people without recognized symptoms of OSA.
The science of sleep is the latest weapon being used by Perth’s top women’s basketball team with research carried out with The University of Western Australia (UWA) offering hope to anyone who struggles to sleep through the night.
angioplasty
People who have had percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), also known as angioplasty, for acute coronary syndrome could be at higher risk of death, heart failure, heart attack, and stroke if they have sleep-disordered breathing.
As sleep deprivation continues to negatively impact the health and well-being of adolescents in the United States, the American Medical Association (AMA) adopted policy during its Annual Meeting to encourage reasonable school start times that allow students to get sufficient sleep.
New ethical guidance adopted at the American Medical Association's (AMA) Annual Meeting will help physicians understand how their fundamental responsibilities may play out differently when patient interactions occur through telemedicine, compared to traditional patient interactions at a medical office or hospital.
video game
A study found that gamers will push off obtaining adequate sleep in order to continue video gaming.
sleep apnea truck ruling
If you haven't yet submitted comments to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Federal Railroad Administration on the screening and treating of commercial drivers and rail workers with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), you still have a few more days.
Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc announced results from a Human Abuse Liability (HAL) study of JZP-110, an investigational wake-promoting agent in Phase 3 development for the treatment of excessive sleepiness (ES) in adult patients with narcolepsy or with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
AAP pediatric guidelines
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued a Statement of Endorsement supporting the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) guidelines outlining recommended sleep duration for children from infants to teens.
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Over the course of the the SLEEP 2016 meeting, Inspire Medical Systems Inc implantable therapy was featured in several poster/oral presentations and two educational symposia discussing further clinical assessments of the sleep apnea device from academic institutions in the United States and Germany.
alcohol sleep duration
A study found that the alcohol-sleep relationship differed importantly by race and sex.
ANS memory
A team of sleep researchers at the University of California, Riverside, led by psychology professor Sara C. Mednick, has found that the autonomic nervous system (ANS) plays a role in promoting memory consolidation during sleep.
Available today on the free Fitbit app and compatible with all Fitbit devices that track sleep, Fitbit’s new Sleep Schedule feature says it helps guide users to get a more consistent pattern of sleep with the following features.
Scientists from Austria, Finland, and Hungary are using laser scanners to study the day-night rhythm of trees. As it turns out, trees go to sleep too.
An international working group of 23 scientists convened by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the cancer agency of the World Health Organization (WHO), has evaluated the carcinogenicity of drinking coffee, maté (an infusion made from dried leaves of Ilex paraguariensis that is consumed mainly in South America), and very hot (above 65°C) beverages.
MGC Diagnostics Corporation has resolved pending litigation with neurology and sleep diagnostics equipment manufacturer NeuroVirtual regarding a disputed distribution agreement.