New Sleep Articles Available from April

This month brings a bouquet of articles meant to address seasonal allergies, so common as spring flowers bloom. Included in this collection are both over-the-counter and prescription options, pills and sprays that can be used to treat allergic rhinitis. Explore these options, including: Allegra, Claritin, Zyrtec, Singulair, Nasacort, Veramyst, and Zetonna. In addition, learn how a backpack might help you to prevent snoring and sleep apnea that occurs when sleeping on your back. Read More: How a Backpack Might Prevent Snoring and Sleep Apnea Over-the-Counter Allegra Medication for Allergies Over-the-Counter Claritin Medication for Allergies Over-the-Counter Zyrtec Medication for Allergies Singulair Oral Prescription Medication for Allergies and Asthma Over-the-Counter Nasacort Allergy 24HR Nasal Spray for Allergies Veramyst Nasal Spray for Allergies Zetonna Nasal Spray for Allergies Follow me on Twitter or Facebook or Google+ to receive notice of all the latest updates to this site.New Sleep Articles Available from April originally appeared on About.com Sleep Disorders on Monday, April 28th, 2014 at 16:42:53.Permalink | Comment | Email this
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If you’re staying shut in your home, anxious about when you will finally be able to take a stroll outside or whether you or someone close to you will be infected by the novel coronavirus, you are not the only one. In the U.S. alone, half of the adults report high levels of anxiety due to the COVID-19, according to the  American Psychiatric Association. The ongoing pandemic is exerting the whole world both physically and mentally. One thing is sure to be asked by everyone: when will all this be over? Some think that things will never get back to normal. Acclaimed sci-fi writer Ted Chiang says that “we do...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Future of Medicine digital technology digital health tech digital health technologies coronavirus covid covid19 Source Type: blogs
The aim of the study was to determine the association between pet ownership and cardiovascular risk factors and mortality. Electronic search was conducted through nine databases including PubMed for relevant publications reporting cardiovascular events and mortality among pet owners. Meta-analysis was used to pool the results. Of a total of 2818 reports screened, 26 studies were included in our systematic review and meta-analysis. Higher survival rate was observed in the pet owners group after pooling nonadjusted and adjusted hazard ratios for cardiovascular mortality at 0.73 [95% confidence interval (CI) 0.62–0.86] ...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine - Category: Cardiology Tags: Research articles: Prevention Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: In veterans with chronic pain, PTSD symptomology has a large effect for many negative health-related outcomes. This review supports the need for clinicians to screen and understand the effects of PTSD symptoms on patients with pain. Clinicians should recognize that veterans with PTSD and pain likely have elevated pain catastrophizing beliefs and decreased self-efficacy that should be targeted for intervention. PMID: 32248229 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Military Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research
Authors: Sandler CX, Lloyd AR Abstract Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a prevalent condition affecting about one in 100 patients attending primary care. There is no diagnostic test, validated biomarker, clear pathophysiology or curative treatment. The core symptom of fatigue affects both physical and cognitive activities, and features a prolonged post-activity exacerbation triggered by tasks previously achieved without difficulty. Although several different diagnostic criteria are proposed, for clinical purposes only three elements are required: recognition of the typical fatigue; history and physical examination...
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research
Medical experts are calling for asthmatics to take regular medication during the coronavirus pandemic, as it's not known how 'at risk' the population is.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Conclusions: In our study, among most children, early day care was associated with reduced asthma risk at 7 years, and increased risk in a small group of children with very high underlying susceptibility to asthma.
Source: Epidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Tags: Pulmonary Disease Source Type: research
This study aimed to investigate whether attitudes towards body weight dissatisfaction is associated with perceived health and impairments in sleep among a national population-based sample of Brazilian adolescents. This is a cross-sectional data from the 2015 National School-Based Health Survey (PeNSE). A total of 100.182 students (70.8% were between 14 to 15) in ninth-grade, enrolled in public and private schools were eligible for data analysis. Variables were measured using a questionnaire and binary logistic regression was used. There was association between attitudes towards body weight dissatisfaction and perceived hea...
Source: Ciencia e Saude Coletiva - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
Source: Patient Preference and Adherence - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Patient Preference and Adherence Source Type: research
Insomnia is one of the most common health risk factors in the population as well as in clinical practice, which is associated with genes, neuron, environment, behavior, and physiology, etc. This review summarizes the recent progress in sleep quality monitoring and non-drug sleep improvement. The innovation of wearable and effective invention suggests a new approach and have deep implications toward sleep improvement and yet, the health care innovation system is also facing the challenge to foster the progress.
Source: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
A consistent increase in the intensity and length of allergy season in regions of the United States signals a difficult season in 2020, at the same time as the COVID-19 pandemic affects communities.
Source: WebMD Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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