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Sorin SpA and Cyberonics Inc announced that the required waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, relating to their pending merger, has expired.
Amy J. Aronsky, DO, FAASM, a board-certified pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine specialist has joined Sleep Review's editorial advisory board.
teendrowsydriving
Drowsiness is similar to alcohol in how it compromises driving ability, yet many parents of teen drivers do not recognize the hidden danger of drowsy driving. The National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project is addressing this public safety threat by urging all parents of teen and novice drivers to talk with their children about getting nine hours of nightly sleep for optimal daytime alertness and committing to pull over or avoid driving if they haven’t gotten enough sleep.
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"Roughly one-third of the Austrian population as a whole suffers from recurrent insomnia," says Manuel Schabus from the University of Salzburg, in a release. For years now, the psychologist has been studying a diverse range of states of consciousness.
Nihon Kohden has appointed Dr. Wilson Constantine the new CEO of Nihon Kohden America.
John Winkelman, MD, PhD, chief of the Sleep Disorders Clinical Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, has joined Flex Pharma Inc's scientific advisory board. Flex Pharma is a biotechnology company that is developing treatments for exercise-associated muscle cramps, nocturnal leg cramps, and spasms associated with severe neuromuscular conditions.
The 6th World Congress on Sleep Medicine took place from March 21 to 21, 2015, in Seoul. Over 2,000 people attended from 58 countries.
Masashi Yanagisawa
The American Physiological Society (APS) awarded a sleep medicine professional with its Physiology in Perspective: The Walter B. Cannon Award Lectureship.
The International College of CranioMandibular Orthopedics (ICCMO) has recently launched a website to help patients find a neuromuscular dentist.
By summer 2015, the CEREC Omnicam and the new CEREC Ortho Software can be used to submit digital impressions for Invisalign clear aligner therapy.
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Atlanta-based full-service law firm Taylor English Duma LLP has expanded its Health Care Practice group by adding Daniel B. Brown and Sarah K. Browning.
brain noise
By directly recording electrical activity from the human brain, neuroscientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have shown that distinct, distant groups of brain areas that support memory retrieval act in concert, even during sleep.
Airplanes have been trending toward incorporating more sleep-friendly features but most of those have been for business and first class passengers. But Boeing may be bringing airplane better sleep to economy passengers in the future.
To coincide with national "Drowsy Driving Awareness Day" on April 6, Nissan highlights the fact that its new Driver Attention Alert (DAA) system is available on two of its vehicles—the 2015 Nissan Murano crossover and the upcoming 2016 Nissan Maxima sedan.
military sleep
A new research report sponsored by the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury confirms what many in the military have long suspected: Service members don’t get nearly enough sleep.
AARTProjectCatalyst
AARP is launching a program to give developers of popular and emerging products insight into how Americans 50-plus use technology in order to identify ways to improve the devices for mature consumers. The initiative is called Project Catalyst and its first study is focused on popular sleep and activity trackers.
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Proove Biosciences, which focuses on personalized medicine, presented the poster "Genetics and Insomnia: Study on the Role of DAT1 in Risk of Insomnia" on March 26 at the Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah.
American Sleep Association (ASA) has expanded its sleep apnea and snoring treatment access internationally.
hypertension
A new meta-analysis published in the Journal of Hypertension suggests that untreated sleep apnea may be a major factor in why medications appear to be less effective in reducing high blood pressure in some people.
RemSleep Holdings Inc has merged with with Kat Gold Holdings Corp, with RemSleep being the succeeding company. The Super 8-K detailing the transaction can be seen at www.sec.gov as well as company website.