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Carrie Fisher's Autopsy Findings Point Out Links Between Sleep Apnea And Drug Use, Heart Disease

Carrie Fisher's autopsy findings raise questions about the interplay of sleep apnea, drug use and heart disease.
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(Reuters Health) - Although having sleep apnea has been linked to elevated risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke, a new analysis of past research finds that apnea treatment with positive airway pressure (PAP) does not reduce the risk of cardiovascular events or death.
Source: Reuters: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
This condition stops people from breathing properly when they sleep, increasing the risk of heart disease and stroke.
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Personal health analytics company Zansors, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Michigan Medical School, could bring to market the first ever affordable, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) –approved over-the-counter sleep apnea sensor for in-home use next year. Obstructive sleep apnea increases the risk of heart disease and diabetes, among other conditions, but up to 80% of cases areundiagnosed in the United States.
Source: JAMA - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
The objective of the present study was to verify the association between OSA and myocardial infarction (MI). This is a systematic review of the literature performed through electronic data sources MEDLINE/PubMed, PubMed Central, Web of Science and BVS -Biblioteca Virtual em Sa úde (Virtual Health Library). The descriptors used were: 'obstructive sleep apnea' AND 'polysomnography' AND 'myocardial infarction' AND 'adults NOT 'treatment.' The present work analysed three prospective studies, selected from 142 articles. The studies followed a total sample of 5,067 OSA patient s, mostly composed by male participants. All ...
Source: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Attendees of 15 health centers in Urban and rural areas in the Riyadh region were screened for obesity during May and June 1994. Systemic selection yielded 1580 Saudi males for analysis. The mean age was 33.6± 13.5 years and body mass index (BMI) was 26.9± 5.7 kg/m2. Only 36.6% of subjects were their ideal weight (BMI 40 kg/m2). Middle age, lower education and joblessness predicted a higher risk for obesity. Patients living in rural areas had greater BMIs than those living in urban areas (P
Source: Annals of Saudi Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: ISSUE 3 Source Type: research
Authors: Koehler U, Hildebrandt O, Krönig J, Grimm W, Otto J, Hildebrandt W, Kinscherf R Abstract It is of fundamental importance to differentiate whether chronic hypoxia occurs intermittently or persistently. While chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH) is found typically in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OAS), chronic persistent hypoxia (CPH) is typically diagnosed in patients with chronic lung disease. Cardiovascular risk is markedly increased in patients with CIH compared to patients with CPH. The frequent change between oxygen desaturation and reoxygenation in patients with CIH is associated with incr...
Source: Herz - Category: Cardiology Tags: Herz Source Type: research
By Hallie Levine Your energy makeover starts now It’s no wonder so many of us struggle with energy issues. We go, go, go from morning to night, running on little but grit and caffeine. But it doesn’t have to be that way! “The reality is, you can get a real boost by making a few simple changes,” says Nada Milosavljevic, MD, director of the integrative health program at Massachusetts General Hospital. That’s why we put together this complete guide to all-day energy: It’s packed with proven strategies that will keep you powered up as you plow through your to-do list. You’ll also learn...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
If you Google “sleep disorders” or “sleep + health risks” you’ll find that the sleep medicine community and the media produce a wealth of coverage on the negative health impacts of poor or inadequate sleep. Browse around and you’ll discover that sleep deprivation and untreated sleep disorders are tied to a nightmare list of health issues and disease states: Heart disease Diabetes Hypertension Impaired cognitive performance Depression —and everyone’s favorite, Obesity! Now consider that the people that serve all of us on the front lines of safety and defense are suffering ...
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ConclusionDespite some limitations in the design of this study, we found that most of the treated patients for primary RLS had no association with CVD and hypertension after controlling for key potential confounders. Comorbid CVD or hypertension was associated with cardiovascular risk factors, but not with RLS features except for older age at onset.
Source: PLoS One - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Source Type: research
The dentist may not be your favorite appointment, but it’s a necessity.  Good oral hygiene saves you from more than just tooth decay, cavities and bad breath. It is critically important because it can help prevent certain medical conditions such as cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. And here’s something else: The state of your teeth, mouth and gums can clue your dentist into other medical issues you may need to address. By examining your mouth, your dentist can identify eating disorders, sleeping problems, anxiety, stress and more. Below are some of the things dentists can see about yo...
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