Tag: "sleep" at medical news
Bedsharing, even with non-smoking parents, may increase risk of SIDS
...Only 11% of the infants were reported to routinely sleep
in their parents' bed. 52% of the babies, however...11 weeks old, regardless of how long they shared a sleep
surface, their proximity to parents, their location in the bed, or their exposure to smoke. 72% of ...
Obese men more carb intolerant than obese women
...ss." "Obesity can lead to impaired lung function, sleep
disorders, cardiovascular disease, and other health conditions. Therefore, health-care providers should encourage their obese patients to lose weight and assist them in doing so in a healthful manner," said Paul A. Kvale, MD, FCCP, President of the ...
Parasite genome sequences offer hope for new drugs and vaccines, Science studies say
...enter the central nervous system, they disturb the sleep
cycle and other neurological processes. Trypanosoma cruzi causes Chagas disease. Blood-sucking triatomine bugs, with many different common names including "assassin bugs," live in the cracks and crevices of poor-quality houses in Central and South ...
Poor sleep not a normal part of aging
...owed, data shows that doctors could help to reduce sleep
disturbances in the geriatric population. The steps include (1) detection through asking patients questions, (2) elaboration of the problem, (3) determining if there is a medical or psychiatric emergency, (4) further evaluation of chronic insomnia, i...
FDA approved ROZEREM (ramelteon)
...tment of insomnia characterized by difficulty with sleep
onset. The FDA approval allows physicians to pres...adults. ROZEREM is the first and only prescription sleep
medication that has shown no evidence of abuse and dependence and, as a result, has not been designa...
Mental health following stroke, spinal cord injury; sensory evaluation tools
... between quality of life, depression, fatigue, and sleep
disturbances in patients diagnosed with prostate cancer and undergoing radiation therapy. Forty participants receiving seven to eight weeks of radiation therapy completed several quality of life scales during and postradiation therapy. Data indicate ...
Opiates better than sedatives for treating newborns in withdrawal
...or without other drugs (including antidepressants, sleep
aids and marijuana) during pregnancy. Researchers say two of the studies may have included identical patients. Newborns suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) exhibit seizures, poor feeding, diarrhea and vomiting that lead to excessive we...
Drug used to treat Parkinson's disease may be beneficial in treating fibromyalgia
...illness characterized by muscle pain, fatigue, and sleep
disturbances, is unknown and medications used to t...ea. Patients did not suffer the hallucinations and sleep
attacks commonly described by those taking pramipexole for Parkinson's disease. The nausea was exper...
Polypharmacy in children on the rise in the US
...ld on an anti-depressant, a mood stabilizer, and a sleep
agent all at the same time, but there's no research to see how these drugs interact with each other" says co-author Joseph Penn, MD a child psychiatrist with the Bradley Hasbro Children's Research Center (BHCRC) in Providence, RI and Brown Medical Sc...
Why don't some patients take their medicines?
...ression-like symptoms such as prolonged sadness or sleep
and appetite changes." There may be opportunities for patients to lower their drug costs if they get their doctor involved, he explains, and patients may not appreciate the negative consequences of cutting back on drug use unless they discuss this w...
New drug reverses effects of sleep deprivation on brain
...ily improve performance and reverse the effects of sleep
deprivation on the brain, which would be a breakth...s who must function at top performance in spite of sleep
deficits. "In addition to improving performance under normal conditions, the drug restored performan...
Wake up, doc: Lack of sleep affects young doctors just like alcohol does
...m Brown University Medical School and was led by a sleep
researcher from the University of Michigan Health ...4-hour work day. The team monitored participants' sleep
habits during the study using sleep
diaries and an automatic wrist-watch activity monitor, which ver...
Long residency hours linked with impaired performance similar to effects of drinking alcohol
...a theme issue on medical education. "Work-related sleep
loss and fatigue in medical training has become a ...sk to personal and patient safety. There should be sleep
loss, fatigue and countermeasure education in residency programs. Because sleepy residents may have ...
Research finds poor sleep affects student's school performance
in school children negatively affects their school... of 21 studies found that some causes of disturbed sleep
are reversible and that affected students can achieve better academic performance after intervention...
Do the Europeans turn ill sitting up so late?
...to investigate the causes and implications of poor sleep
from the medical as well as from the social point of view. This EU-financed sleep
research project, named"The biomedical and sociological effects of sleep
restriction" will last for ...
Vast majority of adults at risk of becoming overweight or obese
...ase, stroke, breathing problems such as asthma and sleep
apnea, some cancers, osteoarthritis, and gall bladder disease. Obesity is associated with these conditions as well as with early death. Research has shown that even a small weight loss (just 10 percent of body weight) can help people who are overweig...
CHEST 2005 hosts world experts in pulmonary, sleep, and critical care medicine
...ng a broad range of subspecialty topics, including sleep
medicine, pediatric pulmonology, disaster medicine, pulmonary vascular disease, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cardiology, and critical care. "CHEST 2005 is an exciting time for health-care professionals. The educational ...
Leading pediatricians group recommends infants sleep in cribs, not parents' beds
... death syndrome (SIDS) recommend putting babies to sleep
in their own cribs instead of in their parents' be...ast American Academy of Pediatrics paper on infant sleep
position and sudden infant death syndrome, which was published in 2000, said Kemp, who is director o...
Patients have increased hospitalization rate after gastric bypass surgery
... percent, hypertension 79 percent, and obstructive sleep
apnea 84 percent. Utilization of inpatient services after RYGB is not well understood. David S. Zingmond, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of California, Los Angeles, and colleagues assessed the impact of RYGB on use of inpatient care by examining rat...
Tiny worms paving way for better anesthetics
... a year in the United States alone; we put them to sleep
and wake them up and we still don't know a lot about why it happens," said Dr. Steffen E. Meiler, vice chair of research for the Medical College of Georgia Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine and a study author. "A lot of research...
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