Nine in 10 children are glued to screens and sleep badly

A study of British children by Loughborough University and University College London found that the blue light from their device screens is disrupting sleeping patterns.
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This study surveyed 9,052 U.S. Soldiers in 2018 via a self-administered online questionnaire. Using multivariable logistic regression, we examined the association between social media use (
Source: Military Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research
Publication date: February 2020Source: Research in Developmental Disabilities, Volume 97Author(s): Georgie Agar, Chris Oliver, Jayne Trickett, Lucy Licence, Caroline RichardsAbstractBackgroundSleep problems are common in Smith-Magenis (SMS) and Angelman syndromes (AS). Effectiveness of interventions depends on appropriate assessment, complicated by compromised self-report and health and behaviour difficulties. Studying settling and waking in these syndromes could inform assessment.AimsTo describe settling and waking behaviours in children at high-risk of sleep and health problems, using direct observation.Methods and proce...
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Disturbed sleep was also tied to a 29% increase in the risk for stroke, compared with people whose sleep quality was good.
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CONCLUSION: Psychiatry residents in this study overwhelmingly requested additional training focused on skills relevant to inpatient service, and the curriculum the authors developed led to a subjective self-reported understanding of and confidence in providing these psychotherapy skills on the inpatient unit. These very preliminary results suggest that provision of increased skills-based psychotherapy training for inpatient psychiatry residents is important and beneficial within resident education. PMID: 31828674 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Journal of American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Acad Psychiatry Source Type: research
FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 -- Pasta, white bread, sugary candy and baked goods: Americans love them, but could all those " refined " carbohydrates and sugars be keeping people up at night? About 30% of Americans have insomnia, and a new study finds...
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We examined factors related to the uptake of two malaria prevention measures, insecticide-treated bed-nets and prophylactic sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP), among pregnant women in Nnewi, Nigeria. The survey had a quantitative and qualitative part. For each part, the subjects meeting our inclusion criteria were systematically identified in a population-based manner. For the qualitative part, focused group discussions, in-depth interviews with a wide variety of stakeholders (e.g., health workers, males whose wives are pregnant, and drug and net sellers), and key informants including doctors and nurses were held. All data co...
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Right now, one in 12 children and adolescents in the US are severely obese. If that isn’t startling enough, consider this: among 12-to-15-year-olds, that number jumps to one in 10 — and among 16-to-19-year-olds, it is one in seven. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the best hope for many of these youths may be bariatric surgery. Bariatric surgery is surgery that helps with weight loss by making the stomach smaller and making other changes in the digestive system. It’s jarring to think about doing irreversible surgery on an adolescent — or a child, as the AAP discourages age limi...
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Whether indigenous or introduced, red deer (Cervus elaphus,left) now roam every continent except Antarctica. Females ( “hinds”) and males (“stags” or “harts”) segregate most of the year into bachelorette and bachelor groups, respectively. In preparation for autumn battles for a harem of hinds, each hart’s antlers (right) start growing in the spring before shedding by end of winter. Harder than bone, their antlers have been fashioned by humans into knives and other tools for thousands of years. Antler carvers learned rather quickly not to discard leftover horn into campfires because...
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Lumbar puncture (LP) is a common way of collecting cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) both in the clinic and in research. In this extension of a study on the relationship between sleep deprivation and CSF biomarkers fo...
Source: Cerebrospinal Fluid Research - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Short paper Source Type: research
AbstractLumbar puncture (LP) is a common way of collecting cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) both in the clinic and in research. In this extension of a study on the relationship between sleep deprivation and CSF biomarkers for Alzheimer ’s disease, we investigated CSF biomarker dynamics in relation to rebound sleep after sleep deprivation. Two LPs were performed within 3 days in 13 healthy volunteers. We noticed an unexpected sharp rise in biomarker concentrations in the second sample and therefore repeated the experiment, but w ithout sleep intervention, in four additional individuals. The findings were similar in thes...
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