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Suicidal thoughts related to pain in 1 in 10 patients with rheumatic or musculoskeletal disease
The results of a survey presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2019) highlight the significant impact of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) on mental health and a worrying lack of psychological care. (2019-06-14)
Adults with sleep apnea are more likely to experience involuntary job loss
Recently unemployed people with undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea have a higher risk of having lost a job multiple times, according to preliminary results from a new study. (2019-06-12)
Strobe lighting at dance music festivals linked to tripling in epileptic fit risk
Strobe lighting at electronic dance music festivals may be linked to a tripling in the risk of epileptic fits in susceptible individuals, suggests research published in the online journal BMJ Open. (2019-06-11)
Sleeping with artificial light at night associated with weight gain in women
Sleeping with a television or light on in the room may be a risk factor for gaining weight or developing obesity, according to scientists at the National Institutes of Health. (2019-06-10)
Study links poor sleep with poor nutrition
Many Americans get less than the recommended amount of sleep, and many do not consume the recommended amounts of important vitamins and minerals. (2019-06-09)
Night owls can 'retrain' their body clocks to improve mental well-being and performance
A simple tweak to the sleeping patterns of 'night owls' -- people with extreme late sleeping and waking habits -- could lead to significant improvements in sleep/wake timings, improved performance in the mornings, better eating habits and a decrease in depression and stress. (2019-06-09)
Cognitive behavioral therapy delivered by telemedicine is effective for insomnia
Preliminary findings from two analyses of an ongoing study suggest that cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia delivered by telemedicine is as effective as face-to-face delivery. (2019-06-09)
Algorithm provides customized caffeine strategy for alertness
A web-based caffeine optimization tool successfully designs effective strategies to maximize alertness while avoiding excessive caffeine consumption, according to preliminary results from a new study. (2019-06-07)
Teens sleep longer, are more alert for homework when school starts later
Preliminary findings from a new study of middle school and high school students suggest that they got more sleep and were less likely to feel too sleepy to do homework after their district changed to later school start times. (2019-06-07)
High levels of rare gut bacteria may be linked to restless legs syndrome
Small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) may be more prevalent among patients with restless legs syndrome (RLS), according to preliminary findings from a small, new study. (2019-06-07)
Study links sleep-disordered breathing to age acceleration
Increasing severity of sleep-disordered breathing and sleep disruption are associated with epigenetic age acceleration, according to preliminary results of a new study. (2019-06-07)
Disturbed sleep linked to mental health problems in natural disaster survivors
Preliminary results from a new study suggest that sleep disturbances are associated with mental health problems among survivors of a natural disaster even two years after the event. (2019-06-07)
Insufficient sleep linked to mental health in college students and athletes
Preliminary results from a new study suggest that there is a dose-response relationship between insufficient sleep and mental health symptoms in collegiate students, including varsity athletes. (2019-06-07)
Only 1% of social service policies for children include information about healthy sleep
Preliminary results from a new study indicate that a mere 1% of US social service policies impacting children include material regarding healthy sleep education and promotion. (2019-06-07)
Nurses have an increased risk of sleep disorders and sleep deprivation
According to preliminary results of a new study, there is a high prevalence of insufficient sleep and symptoms of common sleep disorders among medical center nurses. (2019-06-07)
New study links childhood abuse with hot flash frequency
Numerous adverse health outcomes have been linked to childhood maltreatment, including mental illness, cardiovascular disease, and premature mortality. (2019-06-05)
Extending sleep may lower cardiometabolic risk
Increasing sleep duration may help reduce cardiometabolic risk -- or the risk of heart disease and metabolic disorders -- in individuals who do not get enough sleep, according to an analysis of all published studies on the topic. (2019-06-05)
Study compares different strategies for treating insomnia
New research published in Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing indicates that for treating insomnia, stimulus control therapy (which reassociates the bed with sleepiness instead of arousal) and sleep restriction therapy are effective, and it is best to use them individually rather than together. (2019-06-05)
Study links irregular sleep patterns to metabolic disorders
A new study has found that not sticking to a regular bedtime and wake up schedule -- and getting different amounts of sleep each night -- can put a person at higher risk for obesity, high cholesterol, hypertension, high blood sugar and other metabolic disorders. (2019-06-05)
Opioids are not sleep aids, and can actually worsen sleep research finds
Evidence that taking opioids will help people with chronic pain to sleep better is limited and of poor quality, according to an interdisciplinary team of psychologists and medics from the University of Warwick in partnership with Lausanne University Hospital, Switzerland. (2019-06-04)
Sleepless nights linked to high blood pressure
A bad night's sleep may result in a spike in blood pressure that night and the following day, according to new research led by the University of Arizona. (2019-06-04)
Lack of sleep may increase likelihood of teens engaging in risky sexual behaviors
Teenagers who don't get enough sleep may be at an increased risk of engaging in unsafe sexual behaviors, such as not using condoms or having sex under the influence of alcohol or drugs, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. (2019-06-03)
Quality -- not quantity -- of sleep linked to better health in teens
With summer break and longer days ahead, parents of young teens may be wondering whether to let good sleep habits slide over the next couple of months. (2019-06-03)
Large national study tracks veterans' health, highlights areas of unmet needs
For the first time, a large national population of United States veterans (3,000+) used the same standardized tool, PROMIS-29, that the general population uses for tracking health, and self-reported outcomes that matched physician diagnoses documented in medical records. (2019-06-03)
Children who nap are happier, excel academically, and have fewer behavioral problems
Children who nap 30 to 60 minutes midday at least three times a week are happier, have more self-control and grit, and showcase fewer behavioral problems, according to new research from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of California, Irvine. (2019-05-31)
Concussion symptoms reversed by magnetic therapy
Concussion symptoms -- such as loss of balance and ability to walk straight -- can be reversed by a new type of magnetic stimulation (2019-05-30)
Researchers explore the epigenetics of daytime sleepiness
A new, multi-ethnic study led by investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital explores associations between daytime sleepiness and epigenetic modifications -- measurable, chemical changes that may be influenced by both environmental and genetic factors. (2019-05-29)
Cognitive behavior therapy shown to improve multiple menopause symptoms
Although hormone therapy (HT) is the most commonly recommended treatment for menopause symptoms, research is ongoing for alternatives, especially nonpharmacologic options. (2019-05-29)
The effect of sleep quality on peptic-ulcer relapse in older adults
Poor sleep quality and peptic ulcer disease (PUD, a condition when sores known as ulcers develop on the lining of your stomach or in the first part of your small intestine) are both major public health problems that affect the physical and psychological wellbeing of older adults. (2019-05-23)
Exercise may help teens sleep longer, more efficiently
Getting more exercise than normal -- or being more sedentary than usual -- for one day is enough to affect sleep later that night. (2019-05-22)
Violence exposure, depression, and poor health habits may increase asthma in adolescents
Exposure to violence, depression and poor health habits -- including obesity, drinking soda, poor sleep and smoking marijuana -- appear to be associated with asthma in high school students. (2019-05-22)
Why lack of sleep is bad for your heart
People who sleep fewer than 7 hours per night have lower levels of gene-regulating molecules, or microRNAs, which help dampen down inflammation in cells and support vascular health. (2019-05-21)
Seasonal clock changing helps to synchronize human sleep/wake cycle across latitude
In winter, the sleep/wake cycle is dominated by sunrise. Wake-up times tend to occur during the winter twilight regulated by the circadian photorecpetive mechanism. (2019-05-20)
Eliminating extended work shifts improves sleep duration for senior resident physicians
A new study led by investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital comparing the work hours and sleep obtained by pediatric resident physicians working extended shifts with those whose scheduled shift lengths were limited to no more than 16 consecutive hours found that hours of sleep per week increased under a modified schedule. (2019-05-20)
Infant deaths highlight danger of misusing car seats, other sitting devices
Car safety seats are vital to protect children while traveling, but a new infant death study underlines the need to follow the seats' instructions and to use them only for their intended purpose. (2019-05-20)
Sleep problems in teenagers reversed in just one week by limiting screen use
Sleep in teenagers can be improved by just one week of limiting their evening exposure to light-emitting screens on phones, tablets and computers, according to findings to be presented in Lyon, at the European Society of Endocrinology annual meeting, ECE 2019. (2019-05-19)
Older adults expect to lose brainpower, but most don't ask doctors how to prevent dementia
Many Americans in their 50s and early 60s are worried about declining brain health, especially if they have loved ones with memory loss and dementia, a new national poll finds. (2019-05-15)
Weight loss medicines underutilized by veterans
Despite the availability of new weight management medications and several clinical guidelines recommending their use as part of a comprehensive treatment plan for obesity, a new study has found that their use is extremely low (about one percent) among eligible Veterans. (2019-05-15)
Chronic insomnia and memory problems: A direct link is established
The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging, involving almost 30,000 adults aged 45 and over, has concluded that chronic insomnia disorder has a direct negative impact on cognitive functions, independent of other health issues. (2019-05-15)
Preschoolers who watch TV sleep less
Preschoolers who watch TV sleep significantly less than those who don't, according to new research by University of Massachusetts Amherst neuroscientist Rebecca Spencer and developmental science graduate student Abigail Helm. (2019-05-14)
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