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Reduction of sleep deprivation and fatigue in mass transit rail operators - Haynes AL.

Sleep and work schedules differ considerably between rail workers and the broader U.S. workforce. Due to extended work hours and night shift schedules, train and engine service workers who operate passenger trains or move freight are most vulnerable to fat...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

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The metabolic syndrome —otherwise called syndrome X, insulin resistance syndrome, Reaven syndrome, and “the deadly quartet”—is the name given to the aggregate of clinical conditions comprising central and abdominal obesity, systemic hypertension, insulin resistance (or type 2 diabetes mellitus), and atherogenic dy slipidemia. It is a prothrombotic and proinflammatory state characterized by increased inflammatory cytokine activity. In addition to inflammatory dermatoses such as psoriasis, lichen planus, and hidradenitis suppurativa, metabolic syndrome is also commonly associated with accelerated athe...
Source: Clinics in Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions: Patients with MPNs are more likely to report physical symptom bother than to report no bother with multiple physical problems on the DT&PL. Patients of minority race/ethnicity and those with PV, however, showed heightened prevalence of physical problems-characteristics which may be used to triage patients for more intensive symptom management. PMID: 29223988 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Natl Compr Canc Netw Source Type: research
By now, Fidget Spinners are collecting dust in bargain bins across America, marked down to $1.99 or 3 for $5. My local Walmart is selling them for $1 each! The fad hit America like a whirling tornado. In April and May, they were selling out faster than you could say “pet rock”. By June, dealers had palettes of them stacked to the ceiling. It was easy to see there’d be a glut. Now that they’re so cheap to get, are they worth it? Thetl;dr answer is“Yes”, but you can be forgiven for cocking an eyebrow of doubt.After all, most online ads for Fidget Spinners on Amazon.com read like this:Figit...
Source: The Splintered Mind by Douglas Cootey - Category: Psychiatry Tags: ADHD Goodreads Source Type: blogs
AbstractDuring slow-wave sleep, brain electrical activity is dominated by the slow (
Source: Journal of Computational Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Source: Acta Neurologica Belgica - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusions This technique is successful in congenital and acquired VPI, and in patients with complex craniofacial syndromes. Customization of lateral ports based on preoperative nasopharyngoscopy, and avoidance of a midline palate splitting incision, make this an attractive option for superior-based flap surgery.
Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
ConclusionPregnancy following bariatric surgery induces high levels of anxiety that are not associated with an inadequate maternal diet.
Source: Obesity Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
(Reuters Health) – As work worries abate, sleep difficulties may also diminish when workers make the transition to retirement, according to a recent study from Finland.
Source: Reuters: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is notifying the public that FDA has approved label changes specifying new dosing recommendations for zolpidem products (Ambien, Ambien CR, and Edluar), which are widely prescribed sleep medications.
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news
ABSTRACT Recently, the orofacial myofunctional therapy (OMT) has appeared as a possible alternative treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Systematic reviews are required to achieve scientific evidence, seeking to direct the decision on therapeutic issues. The aim of this study was to systematically review the literature about the OMT proposals in adults with OSA related to symptoms and physiological parameters. Data sources were Lilacs, MEDLINE, Pubmed, Cochrane and Scielo using the descriptors: obstructive sleep apnea; myofunctional therapy; oropharyngeal exercises; breathing exercises; upper airway exercises; spee...
Source: Revista CEFAC - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research
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