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Itchy Skin Affects the Health and Quality of Life of Many Patients With Kidney Disease

Apr. 11, 2019 — New research reveals that pruritus, or itchy skin, affects a substantial percentage of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The study also indicates which patients are more likely to ... read more

Why Heart Failure Patients Suffer Depression, Impaired Thinking

Apr. 5, 2019 — A new study explains why heart failure patients often have trouble with thinking and depression, pointing to ways to prevent and treat both heart and brain maladies through the emerging field of ... read more

Sleeping Pill Use Linked to Greater Need for Blood Pressure Medications

Apr. 3, 2019 — A study of 752 older adults with hypertension followed from 2008-2010 through 2012-2013, using sleeping pills on a regular basis was linked with use of an increasing number of blood pressure ... read more

New Evidence on the Association of Shortened Sleep Time and Obstructive Sleep Apnea With Sleepiness and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors

Apr. 1, 2019 — A new study may change the way we think about sleep disorders. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and short sleep duration (SSD) were compared with excessive daytime sleepiness; anxiety/depressive ... read more

'Technoference': We're More Tired and Less Productive Because of Our Phones

Mar. 25, 2019 — An Australian survey of 709 mobile phone users (aged 18 to 83) has found one in five women and one in eight men are losing sleep due to bad phone habits. The study identified other rising ... read more

BPA Exposure During Pregnancy Can Alter Circadian Rhythms

Mar. 25, 2019 — Exposure to the widely used chemical bisphenol A (BPA) during pregnancy, even at levels lower than the regulated 'safe' human exposure level, can lead to changes in circadian rhythms, ... read more

Eating Later in the Day May Be Associated With Obesity

Mar. 23, 2019 — Eating later in the day may contribute to weight gain, according to a new ... read more

In Healthy Young Women, Sleep Quality Varies Throughout the Menstrual Cycle

Mar. 23, 2019 — Young women are more likely to experience sleep disruption in the days leading up to their menstrual period, according to a new ... read more

Sleep Problems, Alzheimer's Disease Are Linked, but Which Comes First?

Mar. 22, 2019 — A new article explores the pathophysiological factors that link sleep disturbances and Alzheimer's disease. Better understanding of this connection may lead to potential diagnostics and ... read more

Common Cause in Sudden Death Syndromes

Mar. 21, 2019 — Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) are syndromes that share many medical similarities but whose physiological causes are poorly understood. An opinion ... read more

Sleep and Ageing: Two Sides of One Coin?

Mar. 21, 2019 — Researchers have discovered a brain process common to sleep and ageing in research that could pave the way for new treatments for ... read more

New Proof That Narcolepsy Is an Autoimmune Disease

Mar. 15, 2019 — Researchers have discovered autoreactive cells in persons suffering from narcolepsy. This is a new, important proof that the sleep disorder is an autoimmune disease. This knowledge may lead to better ... read more

Mental Health Issues Increased Significantly in Young Adults Over Last Decade

Mar. 15, 2019 — The percentage of young Americans experiencing certain types of mental health disorders has risen significantly over the past decade, with no corresponding increase in older adults, according to new ... read more

Daylight Savings Sees 'Sleepy Consumers' With a Wider Variety in Their Shopping Carts

Mar. 11, 2019 — A recent study found that sleepier consumers reach for more variety at their local stores to help them stay awake, including those impacted by loss of sleep due to daylight saving ... read more

Largest-Ever Study Identifies Gene Regions Associated With Sleep Duration

Mar. 7, 2019 — A study has identified 76 new gene regions associated with sleep ... read more

Longer Shifts Do Not Create Chronic Sleep Loss in First-Year Doctors or Reduce Safety for Patients, Study Finds

Mar. 6, 2019 — Two large national studies show that patient safety was unaffected and residents showed no signs of chronic sleep loss regardless of shift ... read more

Mar. 6, 2019 — Here is good news for those who have difficulty with morning alertness. A research team proposed that a blue-enriched LED light can effectively help people overcome morning drowsiness. This study ... read more

Bedtime Protein for Bigger Gains? Here's the Scoop

Mar. 6, 2019 — Overnight sleep provides a unique nutritional window for boosting the muscle response to resistance training -- without increasing body ... read more

Sleep Apnea May Be Linked to Higher Levels of Alzheimer's Biomarker in Brain

Mar. 3, 2019 — People who are witnessed by a bed partner to have stopped breathing during sleep may have higher accumulations of an Alzheimer's disease biomarker called tau in an area of the brain that helps ... read more

Does Extra Sleep on the Weekends Repay Your Sleep Debt? No, Researchers Say

Feb. 28, 2019 — Insufficient sleep and untreated sleep disorders put people at increased risk for metabolic problems, including obesity and diabetes. But is extra sleep on the weekends enough to reduce those risks? ... read more

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