Tag: "sleep" at medical news
UMaine study looks at infants and chronic nighttime crying
... infants and toddlers all can get a better night's sleep
by making bedtime arrangements as consistent as po... first few months of life that can affect how they sleep
and how often they awaken in distress during the night. The results of their research were published...
UCSF study offers insight into human circadian rhythms
...d a gene and mutation within it that causes a rare sleep
behavior, in which individuals have a "fast" biolo...uld lead to a therapeutic target for the disrupted sleep
patterns seen in such groups as those facing jet lag or nighttime work shifts. More broadly, the gen...
Brain activity prior to treatment flags vulnerability to antidepressant side effects
...astrointestinal upset, cardiovascular disturbance, sleep
disturbance, anxiety and agitation. EEG readings were obtained at visits throughout the study. Changes in prefrontal brain function observed before start of medication signaled a greater number of adverse effects during antidepressant treatment....
NIH state-of-the-science panel calls for 'demedicalization' of menopause
...is some positive evidence for a menopausal link to sleep
disturbance. But the evidence of a link between menopause and mood symptoms, cognitive disturbance, and urinary incontinence is weak. This would suggest that treating these symptoms with hormones may be inappropriate. Although there is increasing in...
Cardiac deaths peak in sleep hours for patients with sleep apnea
...o 6 a.m. period. But for patients with obstructive sleep
apnea, the peaks were reversed; more than twice as...th certificates of 112 Minnesota residents who had sleep
studies at the Mayo Clinic Sleep Disorder Center between 1987 and 2003 and who died suddenly of card...
Chronic fatigue patients show lower response to placebos
...oms include severe malaise, muscle and joint pain, sleep
and mood disturbances and headache. The symptoms continue for at least six months and cannot be explained by any other medical conditions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that as many as 500,000 Americans may have CFS or relat...
Depression linked to insomnia in HIV patients
...at psychiatric disorders should be associated with sleep
disturbance in this group." Patients in the last s... eye movement) and non-REM sleep, along with other sleep
rhythm changes, that may have led to insomnia. When Reid and colleague reviewed those studies, howev...
New generation contact lenses cut risk of severe eye infection
...ing silicone hydrogel lenses. "Those who choose to sleep
in lenses should be advised to wear silicone hydrogel lenses, which carry a five times decreased risk of severe keratitis for extended wear compared with hydrogel lenses," conclude the authors....
Physicists find patterns within seemingly random events of physiological systems
...the dynamical features of the brief awakenings and sleep
periods that occur in different mammalian species,...at the periods of wakefulness that snuggle between sleep
periods of various mammalian species, are similar. The findings lead them to speculate that, instea...
Men with severe sleep breathing disorder have higher risk of heart problems
Men with a severe form of a sleep
breathing disorder called obstructive sleep
apnoea-hypopnoea have an increased risk of fatal and non-fatal cardiovascular events, concludes a st...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for March 2005 (second issue)
... indicated their data pointed up that unrecognized sleep
disordered breathing might explain a portion of the association between obesity and childhood wheezing. Of the 788 youthful participants, 188 either wheezed and/or had asthma. The majority, 600, had no active wheeze or asthma. A significant majori...
Does the college experience damage your brain?
... . Academic pressures, binge drinking, poor diet, sleep
deprivation, and substance abuse are facts of life at most colleges and universities. Recent brain research documents how this college experience can take a terrible toll on a student's brainand what can be done to reverse the damage and develop the ...
Sleeping Through the Night: Children's sleep expert advises parents
...arly 70 percent of infants and toddlers experience sleep
problems and 75 percent of all parents want to change something about their child's sleep
habits. Research shows that not getting the recommended hours of sleep
affects a child's mood, atten...
Radiography used to identify teens with sleep apnea
...RI scores were asked to undergo unattended in-home sleep
monitoring to determine their RDI score. Since children in this small pilot sample with high CRI scores exhibited somewhat higher RDI scores than those with low CRI scores, it may be possible to use cephalometric radiographs to identify teenagers at ...
Nursing mothers having surgery -- How long a wait to breastfeed safely?
...g surgery. Propofol is used to put patients to sleep
initially as part of a general anesthetic or can b...of the dose of propofol used to put the patient to sleep
appeared in her breast milk within 24 hours after drug administration because the dose is diluted by...
How effective are herbal supplements in reducing illnesses in children?
... has been used for children with hyperactivity and sleep
disorders. One study assessed valerian's effect o...for 2 weeks, they experienced an increase in total sleep
time and sleep
quality. In spite of growing popularity, Dr. Mahady was unable to find sufficient sci...
Tobacco industry pays scientists to challenge secondhand smoke's link to infant death risk
...hed, controllable risk factor for SIDS, like prone sleep
positioning," they conclude. "Clinicians and public health officials should intensify their efforts to promote reducing infant exposure to secondhand smoke as an effective strategy for reducing SIDS." The documents show that the tobacco industry hire...
Potential treatment for Fragile X Syndrome demonstrated in fruit fly model
...ain types of short-term memory, autistic behavior, sleep
problems, hyperactivity, attention deficits, and susceptibility to seizures. In humans, Fragile X syndrome is caused by the FMR1 gene not working properly or at all. This gene encodes the FMRP protein, which controls the availability of select protei...
Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) biennial meeting
...behavior among children, teens Autism Children's sleep
patterns Gay, lesbian and other sexual minorities among children Influence of television Nutrition and obesity Offspring of gay parents Poverty and child development Prenatal anxiety and later child development Preschool and child care Romanc...
Treatment guidelines for kids with bipolar disorder published
... by aggression and self-injury, decreased need for sleep
without daytime fatigue, speech that is difficult to interrupt, racing thoughts, distractibility that varies with mood, increased goal-directed activity, hypersexuality, and in some cases, hearing voices. "The disorder runs in families, and childre...
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