Tag: "sleep" at medical news
ACP guidelines to treat obesity cover diet, exercise, drugs and surgery
...problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or sleep
apnea, ACP guidelines say. People with a body mass index from 25-29.9 are considered overweight. Those with BMI from 30-39.9 are considered obese; people with a BMI over 40 are considered morbidly (or extremely) obese. BMI is a measure of height and...
Tip sheet Annals of Internal Medicine, April 5, 2005
...problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or sleep
apnea. ACP identifies six drugs that, according to valid clinical studies, aid weight loss, but says that the drugs have potential side effects and do not have long-term studies of effectiveness and safety. Moreover, the average weight loss at one ye...
Music improves sleep quality in older adults, researchers find
...ng to soft music at bedtime will help older adults sleep
better and longer. The research, published in the ... of Advanced Nursing, found that older people with sleep
problems reported a 35 percent improvement after they started listening to 45 minutes of soft music ...
Insomnia, falls in elderly linked
...ve a much higher risk of falls than those who take sleep
medications and get relief from their insomnia. Ev...mnia, the new finding has implications for the way sleep
problems are addressed -- or not addressed -- in nursing homes, and perhaps for the prevention of fa...
Restless legs syndrome has complex genetic involvement
...t there must be other loci involved in this common sleep
disorder," the authors conclude. "Furthermore, our findings illustrate that extensive characterization of subclinical differences represents a major tool in the identification of susceptibility loci for complex diseases Although the background of RL...
University of Kentucky physician publishes fibromyalgia study in Arthritis & Rheumatism journal
...that reduces the pain of fibromyalgia and improves sleep
is being published by a University of Kentucky phy...ibromyalgia and some of its other symptoms such as sleep
problems and fatigue." Pfizer Inc's Lyrica (pregabalin) significantly reduced the pain of fibromya...
Obesity and insomnia linked by excitability of brain cells
A possible link between lack of sleep
(insomnia) and obesity has been traced to hypocret...udies demonstrated the association between lack of sleep
and obesity and suggested a good night's sleep
to help obesity. Horvath found that the neurological ...
Evaluating virtual reality therapy for treating acute post traumatic stress disorder
... life-threatening events and can cause flashbacks, sleep
problems and nightmares, as well as feelings of isolation and guilt. James Spira of the Naval Medical Center San Diego will work with Ken Graap of Virtually Better, Inc. (Atlanta) and Dr. Albert (Skip) Rizzo from the Institute for Creative Technologi...
University of Chicago receives grant to study connections between religious beliefs and health
...e utilization measures, health behaviors measures, sleep
quality indices, personality measures and life eve...gious belief diminishes social conflicts, improves sleep
and provides for successful aging. A study to determine the relationship between cardiovascular he...
Bright arctic light can lead to migraine
...here were no differences between the two groups in sleep
disturbances, or shift work that would affect their sleep
Surgery for children with sleep apnea improves quality of life
CHICAGO Children with obstructive sleep
apnea (OSA) have improvements in their quality of life as well as their sleep
disorder after surgical removal of the tonsils and adenoid tissue, according to an article in the Ap...
The Cochrane Library newsletter, 2005, issue 2
...ported that babies with respiratory distress go to sleep
more readily when held upright over a person's shoulder. If laid down babies and young children seem to try to turn themselves over and lie on their fronts. Looking at the data from 21 studies, Cochrane Review Authors found evidence that positioning ...
Study finds possible mechanism for link between sleep disturbances and metabolic syndrome
...ight. The finding couldhelp explain why disrupted sleep
patterns-particularly when combined with ahigh-fat...rvices. At least 40 million Americans have chronic sleep
problems, and an additional20 million experience occasional sleeping problems. As many as 47 million...
Menopause and African-American women
...t flashes, irregular menstruation, heavy bleeding, sleep
changes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, decreased libido and urinary urgency. Other common symptoms were forgetfulness, depression, irritability, fatigue, headache, and skin and hair changes. Less common menopausal symptoms reported by the African-A...
Large-scale study identifies key stress factors facing new mums
...ers were all personal factors - tiredness, lack of sleep
and decreasing social activity. When it came to caring for their baby, they were most worried about feeding, looking after the umbilical cord, nappy changing and bathing the baby. Lack of social support was also stressful, with less time to care ...
M. D. Anderson announces collaboration with India's largest yoga research institution
...in a yoga program diminishes patients' fatigue and sleep
disturbances, while improving overall quality of l...ilar outcomes including more objective measures of sleep
quality as measured by actigraphy (sleep restfulness) and in a sleep
laboratory compared to patients...
Journal study suggests many glaucoma patients don't take medication properly
...nclude renal and pulmonary diseases, diabetes, and sleep
Children with autism have distinctly different immune system reactions compared to typical children
...d effects on the central nervous system, including sleep
and the fever response. Immune system responses to PHA, in contrast, produced more varied cytokine levels: Higher levels of certain cytokines and lower levels of others. According to Van de Water and Ashwood, these studies illustrate that under sim...
Physical pain aggravates majority of Americans, according to poll
...ork and other duties, mood, day-to-day activities, sleep
and enjoyment of life. What helps? In desperation, people have tried everything from over-the-counter drugs to alcohol. For effectiveness, prayer and prescription drugs come out on top. "Pain has been a hidden disease; it has not received as much a...
Carbonated soft drinks and sleeping pills cause heartburn during sleep
...the esophagus, so severe that it disrupts people's sleep
on a regular basis. "This is the first study to evaluate how common heartburn during sleep
is in the general population of the United States," said the study's author, Ronnie Fass, MD, Southe...
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