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Lack of sleep can affect athletic performance in teens

...s as factors that help contribute to chronic sleep deprivation for young people. Is there any reprieve? An afternoon nap can help, but only for so long. Carskadon found that a 45-minute nap taken approximately six hours after waking supported alertness and mood for about eight hours. For a teen who starts his d...

Overly tired teen? Sleepiness may signal serious health problem

...rashes caused by the driver falling asleep. "Sleep deprivation is a major adolescent health issue," Millman said. "But pediatricians and parents may see only fatigue and not a more dangerous medical condition." But how can physicians tell the difference between a typically tired teen and one with a serious healt...

USC researchers link cellular stress to drug resistance in tumors

... therapy that results in severe glucose and oxygen deprivation will induce GRP78 expression that could lead to drug resistance," the authors conclude. This is not a death knell for the highly popular and successful anti-vascular and anti-angiogenesis drugs, however. Lee believes that there is a way around this p...

Once-dreaded leprosy 'replaced' by tuberculosis, say researchers

...tuberculosis. This was exacerbated by the lives of deprivation that the lepers were forced to live as social outcasts. Ultimately, the scientists theorize, so many of the lepers died of tuberculosis until there were too few of them to further spread leprosy. TB, meanwhile, was increasingly on the rise as people...

New drug reverses effects of sleep deprivation on brain

...prove performance and reverse the effects of sleep deprivation on the brain, which would be a breakthrough in hel...ffort to mitigate or eliminate the effect of sleep deprivation on military personnel, and by the National Institutes of Health. In addition to Deadwyler, the resea...

Wake up, doc: Lack of sleep affects young doctors just like alcohol does

...ol. "This adds to the growing evidence that sleep deprivation among medical residents significantly impairs thei...e first to study medical residents using the sleep deprivation and alcohol comparison model, which has been used in other populations including truck drivers. Both...

Annual report to the nation finds cancer death rates still on the decline

...ting, surgical or chemical castration, or hormonal deprivation therapy as primary treatment. More aggressive treatments, including newer radiation techniques, were found to be on the rise. However, black men were found to receive substantially less aggressive treatment than white men. The report concludes that...

Short-term hormone therapy can improve outlook for men with early prostate cancer

...ally advanced prostate cancer 6 months of androgen deprivation therapy in addition to radiotherapy can substantia... October 6, 2005) by THE LANCET ONCOLOGY. Androgen deprivation therapy aims to lower concentrations of the male hormone testosterone in the body that can stimulate...

Cold treatment protects against infant disability and death from oxygen loss

...f newborns to prevent death and injury from oxygen deprivation during birth is extremely promising," said NICHD D...l network. All the infants had experienced oxygen deprivation during the birth process. A total of 208 infants took part in the study. They were assigned at ran...

Fox Chase study shows TURP patients with intermediate PSA should be considered high-risk

...appropriate radiotherapy dose and whether androgen deprivation therapy should be given. Doctors say evaluating a patient's PSA level after surgical removal of some prostate tissue with a TURP, which is often done for men who have an enlarged prostate with significant urinary symptoms unrelated to prostate cance...

Have researchers found a biomarker to signal a more agressive form of prostate cancer?

...d with radiation and short- and long-term androgen deprivation therapy. The median follow-up was 70.5 months. An immunohistochemical analysis was conducted on prostate tissue to determine the amount of MDM2 in the prostate cancer cells. While other biomarkers were associated with biochemical failure, distant ...

UCLA/VA research analysis in journal Nature explains wide variations in animal sleep habits

...periods of time with no ill effects, whereas sleep deprivation in others can be lethal," Siegel said. "These new conclusions explain why some animals can survive and reproduce optimally with only a few waking hours, whereas others need to eat all day and must have reduced sleep time."...

Hunger in America rises by 43 percent over last five years

...e 1999-2001. "With this astonishing level of food deprivation in America," Brown concluded, "we need President Bush to step up to the plate. If he now asks Congress to cut federal food programs, hunger will increase even further. We need the moral leadership to stem this crisis."...

Adolescents feel less biological pressure to head to bed early

...mature adolescents who underwent 36 hours of sleep deprivation as their brainwaves, or electroencephalograms (EEGs) were monitored. The results showed that the build-up of sleep pressure, or sleep need, during an extended period of wakefulness is slower in adolescents than in pre-teens. This means that for teens...

A recipe for overeating: Studies outline dangers of mixing stress, deprivation and tempting foods

...d the distinct roles in consumption played by food deprivation and the "yum" factor, establishing that the interp...ived and stressed rats may have been in a "hedonic deprivation state," essentially craving something good and rewarding. The research underscores how what is view...

Psychologists glimpse biological imprint of childhood neglect

... the hormone, Pollak says, may point to the social deprivation these children endured early on. During the experiment, study subjects sat on the laps of either their mother or an unfamiliar woman and participated in an animated interactive computer game. The 30-minute game directed the children to engage in var...

NHS failing to provide health care according to need

...ysed the availability of primary care according to deprivation and health need in Scotland. Their study was based on a sample population of 5.35 million people served by 1,050 general practices and divided into ten groups of equal size according to deprivation. They show that ill health is two and a half times g...

Food insecurity impairs academic development of children

... do not adequately express the real burden of food deprivation for American children, Frongillo said....

Morning grogginess more debilitating than sleep deprivation, according to CU-Boulder study

...cognitive deficiencies following 24 hours of sleep deprivation have previously been shown to be comparable to the effects of alcohol intoxication, he said. The study appears in the Jan. 11 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Study authors included Wright and Adam Wertz of CU-Boulder's inte...

A fork in memory lane: UCSD research indicates hippocampus supports two aspects of recognition

...or disease by Alzheimer's, for example, or oxygen deprivation following a heart attack. The details of hippocampal function, however, are hotly contested in scientific circles. "It is important to be able to assign a process to a specific region of the brain, but it is also intoxicating," Wixted said. "Psychol...

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