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narcolepsy walk
On Saturday, May 16, Narcolepsy Network will hold its third annual NYC walk, DREAM BIG! 2015. Starting with a prewalk warm-up, walkers will join forces to raise awareness of narcolepsy, a serious sleep disorder that affects approximately one in every 2,000 people in the United States.
Royal Philips and Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) have entered into a new research collaboration aimed at improving preventative care and chronic care through wearable technologies.
snore survey
More than a quarter of Americans recently confessed that a snoring bed partner makes them annoyed or angry, according to a survey from the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM)–with one in five saying a snoring partner could drive them out of bed.
exploding head syndrome
Washington State University (WSU) researchers have found that an unexpectedly high percentage of young people experience "exploding head syndrome," a psychological phenomenon in which they are awakened by abrupt loud noises, even the sensation of an explosion in their head.
teen sleep exams
Teenagers are being robbed of vital sleep as they cram in up to 14-plus hours of exam studying each week, finds a study by the United Kingdom's The Sleep Council.
On March 17, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed into law House Bill 1515 sponsored by Delegate David Bulova to require that hospitals and others providing maternity care give new parents information on safe sleep environments for newborns.
The global smart wearable healthcare devices and services market will grow at a compound annual  growth rate of 30.42% over the period 2015-2019, predicts Research and Markets in a new report.
The US Food and Drug Administration Center for Devices and Radiological Health has released draft guidance on General Wellness: Policy for Low Risk Devices. These general wellness products include consumer sleep trackers.
teensleepbetter
Teenagers don't get enough sleep, and the consequences can be harmful, says Nyack Hospital sleep medicine specialist, Anita Bhola, MD.
Fisher Wallace Laboratories Stimulator, a neurostimulation device cleared by the FDA for the treatment of depression, anxiety, insomnia, and chronic pain, has been approved by New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation.
sicklecell
A new study in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine revealed that 44% of adults with sickle cell disease who report trouble sleeping actually have a clinical diagnosis of sleep-disordered breathing, including sleep apnea.
Fruit Street Health, a new digital wellness and telemedicine platform, exhibited at the 64th annual scientific session of the American College of Cardiology (ACC).
durex sleep app
Condom maker Durex has developed a smartphone app that synchronizes our phones to sleep together, so we can too.
Nihon Kohden has procured a group purchasing agreement for physiological monitoring with Premier Inc, a healthcare improvement company representing 3,400 US hospitals and 110,000 other providers.
physician burnout
Healthcare solutions firm Geneia revealed the striking findings of its Physician Misery Index, and in response to these results, invited physicians to share their ideas to restore the "Joy of Medicine."
3B Medical has made an enhancement to cloud-based patient management portal iCodeConnect. It has integrated Patient TouchPoint, a patient management and scheduling engine powered by CMB Solutions, into iCodeConnect.
Mark Rosekind, PHD, administrator for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), at US Dept. of Transportation in Washington, DC, for Sleep Review. [Image copyright Matthew Rakola]
The appointment of Mark R. Rosekind, PhD, to administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is an opportunity to further advance drowsy driving awareness.
More than a quarter of Dutch motorists are occasionally guilty of sleep-deprived driving. Nearly 60% of them continue to drive when drowsy, according to a survey by the Dutch Association for Sleep and Wake Research (NSWO).
A new study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, has identified a rural community in Brazil that still follows earlier sleep and wake times similar to those of preindustrial societies.
Widespread tiredness, fatigue, and stress in police officers across six English police forces have been identified in a recent study.