Late risers more likely to die early? Wake me up from this nightmare | Andy Dawson
My dedication to watching woeful late-night TV is apparently a health hazard. Should society do more to cater to night owls?In my (admittedly self-regarding) opinion, I do my very best living between the hours of 11pm and, say, 3am. That ’s when my children have been confined to their beds and I have the relative freedom that allows me to consume television until my eyes start to sting. Essentially, I’m talking about repeated episodes of Bullseye (the originalJim Bowen incarnation, not the abhorrent Dave Spikey reboot), maybe some BBC4 music documentaries that I ’ve already seen seven or eight times, or one of the 45 episodes of A Place in the Sun that are clogging up my Sky box.Essentially nothing that represents challenging viewing, because I ’m too done in to think properly by then – anything on Netflix feels like a chore, plus there’s the added time needed to scroll through endless menus, deciding on what to watch.Continue reading...
ConclusionThe significant prevalence of POAG among OSA sufferers suggests need for preoperative consultations from an ophthalmologist to determine eye health and possibly an anesthesiologist to avoid potential vision loss.
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Adolescents who got enough sleep had a lower risk of metabolic problems.
(CNN) — The more teens check social media and stream video, the more likely they might develop symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, a new study suggests. The study, published in the medical journal JAMA on Tuesday, sheds light on how more research is needed to determine whether symptoms of the disorder, commonly called ADHD, are possibly caused by digital media use. “If we can determine if there is a potential causal link that is consistent across studies, then we can design interventions to curb media exposure. Even simple educational information to let teachers, parents, and pe...
(CNN) — People who eat dinner before 9 p.m. — or at least two hours before going to sleep — have a 20% lower risk of breast and prostate cancer than those who eat after 10 p.m. or go to bed shortly after supper, researchers found. “The mechanisms are not clear,” said Dr. Manolis Kogevinas, a research professor at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health in Spain and lead author of a new study on the topic. “What we know from experimental studies is that we are conditioned to function in different parts of the day. We — not only humans but all living organisms — have develope...
Conclusions: This study revealed that stabilization exercise is very useful in the management of sleep disturbance, pain-related disability, depression, and anxiety in NSCLBP patients. PMID: 30013734 [PubMed]
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CONCLUSIONS: Light glasses seem to be a feasible and highly acceptable method for the treatment of adolescent depression. Further randomized controlled trials are needed to obtain sufficient evidence regarding the efficacy of BLT as an add-on intervention to psychological and pharmacological approaches for adolescent depression. PMID: 30015544 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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(MedPage Today) -- Pretty bad, say Dutch researchers, but fixable with " simple changes " in nightly routines