Tag: "sleeping" at medical news
Parasite genome sequences offer hope for new drugs and vaccines, Science studies say
... genomes of three of the parasites responsible for sleeping
sickness, Chagas disease and leishmaniasis, three ...sults," said El-Sayed. Trypanosoma brucei causes sleeping
sickness, also known as Human African trypanosomiasis, and is spread to humans by the notorious tset...
Bedsharing, even with non-smoking parents, may increase risk of SIDS
...esearchers found that 90% of the babies died while sleeping
at night. Only 11% of the infants were reported t... died were less than 11 weeks old. In this study, sleeping
in a separate room did not increase the risk of SIDS, unless the parents were smokers. Although SI...
Insomnia may precede and prolong major depression
...ely to still be depressed at six months than those sleeping
well, and 17 times more likely to remain ill after a year. Data were drawn from Project IMPACT, a study in late-life depression that enrolled 1,801 men and women aged 65 years or older. "The new findings are especially significant because they sugg...
High school start times deprive teens of sleep, affect academic performance
...er family relationships if parents understood that sleeping
late on weekends is part of their children's in-born cycle and not 'lazy' or antisocial behavior," the researchers said. Finally, this sleep study forged collaboration between high school students and faculty where everyone learned and benefited from...
Home-based intervention increases physical activity in breast cancer survivors
...uch as chronic fatigue, weight gain and difficulty sleeping
that linger for months or years after the end of treatment. Physical activity has emerged as a viable intervention to diminish many of these effects, but studies indicate that most cancer patients are not physically active, or they reduce their phys...
Severe sleep apnea may be a risk factor for liver damage
...f liver enzymes were measured in the morning after sleeping
at the clinic, and patients with elevated levels underwent liver biopsies, also in the morning. Patients were categorized into groups according to the level of severity of OSA: severe (44 patients), moderate (84 patients), or non-existent (35 patient...
Carbonated soft drinks and sleeping pills cause heartburn during sleep
...oft drinks and one of the most commonly prescribed sleeping
pills, benzodiazepines, can cause nighttime heartb...nks, replacing benzodiazepines with other types of sleeping
pills, and losing weight can all help reduce nighttime heartburn."...
The power of drug advertising: Patients often get what they ask for
..., and reported feeling "stressed," and had trouble sleeping
occasionally. The results showed that in major depression (Role 1), doctors prescribed antidepressants 53 percent of the time when Paxil was requested, 76 percent of the time when the actor-patient made a general request for drugs, and 31 percent of ...
Study finds possible mechanism for link between sleep disturbances and metabolic syndrome
... and an additional20 million experience occasional sleeping
problems. As many as 47 millionAmericans have metabolic syndrome, a cluster of conditions shown to increasea person's risk of heart disease and stroke. The National CholesterolEducation Program defines metabolic syndrome as having at least 3 of thefo...
Hospitalized babies with severe breathing problems may benefit from lying on their stomachs
...en sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and stomach sleeping
positions. The review appears in the April issue o...to increase their oxygen levels. But since stomach sleeping
is associated with SIDS, Wells and colleagues decided the benefits of stomach positioning should be ...
Insomnia, falls in elderly linked
...often go untreated, because of the perception that sleeping
pills increase the risk of falls and injuries that...were on sleep medications and reported no problems sleeping
at the start of the study had about the same risk of falling in the next six months as those who sle...
Music improves sleep quality in older adults, researchers find
...on Good, professor of nursing at Case, studied the sleeping
patterns of 60 people aged 60-83, randomly designating them in equal numbers into a music group and a control group. They discovered that the 30 who had listened to carefully selected music experienced physical changes that aided restful sleep. These...
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