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May 30, 2016

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May 30, 2016

Untreated Sleep Apnea May Be Related to Melanoma Aggressiveness

May 16, 2016 — Untreated severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with increased aggressiveness of malignant cutaneous melanoma, according to the first multicenter prospective study on the relationship ... read more

May 11, 2016 — Using fruit flies as a traumatic brain injury model may hold the key to identifying important genes and pathways that promote the repair of and minimize damage to the nervous system, new research ... read more

May 6, 2016 — While the full moon cannot turn people into werewolves, some people do accuse it of causing a bad night's sleep or creating physical and mental alterations. But is there any science behind these ... read more

Children With ADHD Sleep Both Poorly and Less

May 4, 2016 — There is some truth to the claim by parents of children with ADHD that their children have more difficulty falling asleep and that they sleep more poorly than other children, new research ... read more

Children With ADHD May Benefit from Following Healthy Behaviors, New Study Suggests

May 2, 2016 — Children with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder follow fewer healthy lifestyle behaviors than non-ADHD youth. ADHD youth may benefit from improving lifestyle choices such as increasing ... read more

Study Links Some Positive Effects to Calorie Restriction in Nonobese Adults

May 2, 2016 — A 25 percent calorie restriction over two years by adults who were not obese was linked to better health-related quality of life, according to the results of a randomized clinical ... read more

Salts in the Brain Control Our Sleep-Wake Cycle

Apr. 29, 2016 — A new epoch-making discovery has been made, which may prove decisive to future brain research. The level of salts in the brain plays a critical role in whether we are asleep or awake. This discovery ... read more

Subtle Chemical Changes in Brain Can Alter Sleep-Wake Cycle

Apr. 28, 2016 — A new study sheds new light on the biological mechanisms that control the sleep-wake cycle. Specifically, it shows that a simple shift in the balance of chemicals found in the fluid that bathes and ... read more

Silent Epidemic? Head Injury May Be Linked to Lasting Sleep Problems

Apr. 27, 2016 — People who have had a traumatic brain injury may still have sleep problems a year and a half after being injured, according to a study. In addition, people with TBI may also be unaware of just how ... read more

Apr. 26, 2016 — Sleep deprivation is tied to an impairment of protein production in the hippocampus, a brain region thought to be central to memory, report researchers. By experimentally increasing the expression of ... read more

Pre-Surgical Exposure to Blue Light Reduces Organ Damage in Mice

Apr. 25, 2016 — A 24-hour exposure to bright blue light before surgery reduces inflammation and organ damage at the cellular level in a mouse model, according to new ... read more

Sleep Loss Detrimental to Blood Vessels

Apr. 22, 2016 — Getting too little sleep causes changes in the metabolism of cholesterol, demonstrates a new study. According to the results, long-term sleep loss may contribute to the development of cardiovascular ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — A new study shows that when it comes to promoting healthy hearts, it's not a matter of getting more sleep. It's a matter of getting adequate sleep at optimal times, say ... read more

Teen Moms and Infant Sleep: Mother Doesn't Always Know Best

Apr. 21, 2016 — Sudden unexpected infant death, which includes sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), is the leading cause of death in infants 1 month to 1 year of age in the United States. Although the reason is ... read more

Fatty Diets Lead to Daytime Sleepiness, Poor Sleep

Apr. 20, 2016 — Men who consume diets high in fat are more likely to feel sleepy during the day, to report sleep problems at night, and are also more likely to suffer from sleep apnea, new research ... read more

Study Identifies Specific Work Factors That Predict Sleep Problems

Apr. 19, 2016 — Specific psychological and social work factors were associated with sleep problems both concurrently and two years after exposure, indicating prolonged consequences, new research suggests. Results ... read more

New Study Finds Shifted Sleep-Wake Cycles Affect Women More Than Men

Apr. 18, 2016 — A new study involved the assessment of performance in participants being placed on 28-hour days to shift the sleep-wake cycle out of phase with the brain (circadian) clock. Performance was more ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — Falling asleep and waking up are key transitions in everyone's day. Despite decades of research, how these transitions work -- the neurobiological mechanics of our circadian rhythm -- has ... read more

Apr. 5, 2016 — Chronic lack of sleep and irregular sleep-wake cycles may be risk factors of Parkinson's disease, new work suggests. In an animal model, the researchers show that disturbances in circadian ... read more

Apr. 5, 2016 — Using a sophisticated MRI technique, researchers have found abnormalities in the brain's white matter tracts in patients with insomnia, according to a new ... read more

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