Nasal leptin injections may help cure breathing problems at night

Research, published in theAmerican Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, suggests that nasal injections of leptin can alleviate upper airway obstruction, increasing ventilation, during sleep.MedicalXpress
Source: Society for Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

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Background: The circadian timing system or circadian clock plays a crucial role in many biological processes, such as the sleep-wake cycle, hormone secretion, cardiovascular health, glucose homeostasis, and body temperature regulation. Energy balance is also one of the most important cornerstones of metabolic processes, whereas energy imbalance is associated with many diseases (i.e., obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease). Circadian clock is the main regulator of metabolism, and this analysis provides an overview of the bidirectional effect of circadian rhythm on metabolic processes and energy balance.Summary: The circ...
Source: Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
Publication date: May–June 2019Source: Brain Stimulation, Volume 12, Issue 3Author(s): Brice V. McConnell, Rini I. Kaplan, Peter D. Teale, Eugene Kronberg, Josiane L. Broussard, Jacob R. Guzetti, Stefan H. Sillau, A. Ranjitha Dhanasekaran, Benzi M. Kluger, Brian D. Berman
Source: Brain Stimulation - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusions: OBT-A seems to have an effect on central sensitization, expressed by allodynia. This action could be exerted by modulating nociceptive transmission, and reducing the global burden of migraine. Patients with more severe allodynia display a limited long-term effect on headache frequency. The modulation of central sensitization could reduce migraine disability, in spite of the persistence of frequent headache.Eur Neurol 2019;81:37 –46
Source: European Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
AliveCor is giving consumers a chance to understand their heart (beats) a whole better through a pair of new indications. The Mountain View, CA-based company said its KardiaMobile ECG is now cleared for the detection of BradyCardia and TachyCardia. Previously, AliveCor had a nod from FDA for KardiaMobile to detect Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) and Normal Sinus Rhythm. The Mountain View, CA-based company said the new indications make it the only consumer-cleared device with the ability to detect the three most common heart arrhythmias. "No other consumer ECG device in the world, can tell you more about your heart than Kar...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Cardiovascular Source Type: news
Anxiety is part of life. You feel it when you’re stuck in traffic, harried at work or worrying about your family and finances. There’s no doubt that feeling anxious can elevate your blood pressure, at least in the short term. “Our mind and our thoughts certainly are connected to our hearts,” says Dr. Christopher Celano, associate director of the Cardiac Psychiatry Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. When something makes you anxious—whether it’s a life-threatening emergency or persistent worry—your sympathetic nervous system initiates a fight-or-flight response that ...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news
For the first time, scientists have shown that general anesthetics activate the same small group of cells in the brain as that which induces sleep.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news
(LONDON) — The World Health Organization has issued its first-ever guidance for how much screen time children under 5 should get: not very much, and none at all for those under 1. The U.N. health agency said Wednesday that kids under 5 should not spend more than one hour watching screens every day — and that less is better. The guidelines are somewhat similar to advice from the American Academy of Pediatrics. That group recommends children younger than 18 months should avoid screens other than video chats. It says parents of young children under two should choose “high-quality programming” with educ...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Children onetime Screen Time Source Type: news
Onera Health's home-use wearable hopes to become an  alternative to the bulky sensors employed in clinics.
Source: mobihealthnews - Category: Information Technology Source Type: news
CONCLUSION: As sleep apnoea severity increased (according to the apnoea-hypopnoea index) in obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome patients, the taste and smell thresholds decreased due to the effect of neuropathy and inflammation in the upper respiratory tract. PMID: 31006404 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research
For the greatest health benefits, how much play time, screen time and sleep should your baby or young child have in a given day? The World Health Organization has some answers.
Source: CNN.com - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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