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December 1, 2015

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December 1, 2015

Parkinson's Disease: A New Tool for Healthcare Professionals Aims to Improve Diagnosis and Advance Treatment

Nov. 13, 2015 — A group of experts has developed a new tool for healthcare professionals that they hope will mark a significant advancement in the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson's disease, especially in ... read more

Insufficient Sleep May Impact Kidney Health

Nov. 5, 2015 — Shorter sleep duration was significantly linked with a more rapid decline in kidney function among participants in the Nurses’ Health Study. The findings point to the importance of sleep for ... read more

Sleep Interruptions Worse for Mood Than Overall Reduced Amount of Sleep, Study Finds

Oct. 30, 2015 — A new study suggests that awakening several times throughout the night is more detrimental to people's positive moods than getting the same shortened amount of sleep without ... read more

New Finding Helps Explain Why Many Alcohol Drinkers Also Are Smokers

Oct. 27, 2015 — Alcohol and nicotine use have long been known to go hand in hand. Previous research shows that more than 85 percent of US adults who are alcohol-dependent also are nicotine-dependent. Now, ... read more

Oct. 22, 2015 — Alzheimer's patients frequently suffer from sleep disorders, mostly even before they become forgetful. Furthermore, it is known that sleep plays a very important role in memory formation. ... read more

Oct. 16, 2015 — Rewarding learning selectively enhances the consolidation of learned information during sleep, report scientists. This human study builds on what we know from Drosophila by showing how sleep and ... read more

Oct. 15, 2015 — It's tempting to believe that people these days aren't getting enough sleep, living as we do in our well-lit houses with TVs blaring, cell phones buzzing, and a well-used coffee maker in ... read more

Oct. 15, 2015 — In dream or REM sleep, brain activity is more like awake than non-REM activity, and muscles are paralyzed. Various regions of the brain affect REM sleep, but neuroscientists have found a group of ... read more

New Clinical Guideline to Help Clinicians Treat Circadian Rhythm Sleep-Wake Disorders

Oct. 14, 2015 — A new clinical practice guideline provides clinicians with updated recommendations for the treatment of intrinsic circadian rhythm sleep-wake ... read more

More Than One-Third of Perimenopausal Women Develop Insomnia

Oct. 14, 2015 — Millions of women may be sleep-deprived. It's already a known fact that women are more predisposed to insomnia. Now a new study suggests that perimenopausal women have an even greater risk for ... read more

Sleep Deprivation Affects Stem Cells, Reducing Transplant Efficiency, Study Finds

Oct. 14, 2015 — Drowsy mice make poor stem cell donors, according to a new study. Although the research was done in mice, the findings have possible implications for bone marrow transplants, more properly called ... read more

Young Drivers Don't See Dangers of Driving Tired, Study Suggests

Oct. 14, 2015 — Drivers are more likely to get behind the wheel drowsy than drunk despite it being just as dangerous, and the worst offenders are those under 30, an Australian study has ... read more

Oct. 13, 2015 — Neuroscientists have discovered a brain circuit that can trigger small regions of the brain to fall asleep or become less alert, while the rest of the brain remains awake. The researchers believe ... read more

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Associated With Incident Heart Failure, Death in Women

Oct. 13, 2015 — Sex-specific differences exist in the relationship between OSA and CV disease, researchers have found, and that, in women, sleep apnea is associated with higher blood levels of troponin (hs-TnT), a ... read more

Poor Infant Sleep May Predict Problematic Toddler Behavior

Oct. 8, 2015 — A recent study finds a definite link between poor infant sleep and compromised attention and behavior at the toddler ... read more

Study Ties Restless Legs Syndrome to Heart, Kidney Problems

Oct. 8, 2015 — Those with restless legs syndrome are at higher risk for stroke, heart and kidney disease, and earlier death, a database study of Veterans found. Studies in the past had suggested such links, but the ... read more

Hospitals May Sicken Many by Withholding Food and Sleep

Oct. 6, 2015 — A surgeon and prominent patient safety researcher is calling on hospitals to reform emergency room, surgical and other medical protocols that sicken up to half of already seriously ill patients -- in ... read more

Happy Head, Happy Heart: Positive Emotions May Promote Heart-Healthy Behaviors

Oct. 5, 2015 — People with heart disease may benefit from maintaining positive emotions, according to health researchers. The researchers assessed psychological well-being of participants at baseline and again at a ... read more

Oct. 1, 2015 — Teenagers and adults who go to bed late on weeknights are more likely to gain weight than their peers who hit the hay earlier, according to a study that has found a correlation between sleep and body ... read more

Oct. 1, 2015 — Circadian rhythms help everything from plants to humans coordinate with the daily light-dark cycle, but how this natural clock keeps accurate time, or why it goes awry in people with sleep disorders, ... read more

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