Medical News Today: Stroke: Excessive sleep may raise risk by 85%

New research finds that stroke risk is higher among people who regularly take long naps or need more than 9 hours of sleep each night.
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Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Digital Health Research E-Patients Future of Medicine Future of Pharma Healthcare Design Telemedicine & Smartphones 3d printing DTC Personalized medicine gc4 pharmacies drug development viatom checkme pro drugs lumify philips Source Type: blogs
Conclusions: Our study suggests that sleep duration is not causally associated with risk of stroke and its subtypes.
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
In this issue of the Journal, a group of distinguished Nordic researchers, led by Anne Helene Garde and including four of our Associated Editors, present a discussion paper that originated from a workshop and provides detailed recommendations on night shift work (1). The recommendations are very clear: to protect workers ’ health, night shift schedules should have: (i) ≤3 consecutive night shifts; (ii) shift intervals of ≥11 hours; and (iii) ≤9 hours shift duration. For pregnant women, night work should be limited to one shift per week. The authors acknowledge that under circumstances allowing better possibi...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - Category: Occupational Health Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2020 -- As if the misery of hot flashes, night sweats and sleep troubles weren't enough, now new research suggests that women who routinely experience moderate to severe menopausal symptoms have a higher risk of stroke and heart...
Source: - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
Publication date: October 2020Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements, Volume 12, Issues 2–4Author(s): S. Alexandre, S. Baillieul, O. Detante, F. Yonnet, S. Bailly, M. Destors, R. Guzun, J.L. Pépin, R. Tamisier
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
This study showed an association between reduced REM and increased mortality, but it did not demonstrate the cause of the association. REM deprivation could independently contribute to the development of numerous other diseases. The results apply more clearly to older adults, given that the age groups studied averaged in the 50s and 70s. Short REM may also be a marker of a sick or aging brain; less REM sleep has already been tied to a greater risk of dementia. Overall, ensuring adequate REM sleep is important to protecting your long-term health. Getting better sleep in middle age and beyond Maintaining good sleep should re...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Brain and cognitive health Fatigue Memory Sleep Source Type: blogs
To the Editor Drs Gottlieb and Punjabi, in their Review on obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), stated that “current evidence suggests that treatment does not reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, or metabolic abnormalities in asymptomatic patients.” Even though studies have failed to find a decrease in cardiovascular mortality in patients using continuous positive airway pressure (PAP), they have had significant methodological flaws, such as excluding patients with excessive sleepiness—precisely the patients who need continuous PAP therapy.
Source: JAMA - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractThe obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) is a disorder with a high prevalence and is associated with an elevated cardiovascular risk and increased morbidity and mortality. For longitudinal studies and functional analysis cardiac MRI is regarded as the gold standard. Aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term effect of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy on cardiac functional parameters with cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (cMRI). 54 patients with OSAS (mean apnea hypopnea index-AHI: 31) were prospectively enrolled in this study and cMRI was performed before and after 7  months of CPA...
Source: The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
This study will be a single-blinded, randomized controlled trial with 2 parallel groups. It will be conducted at North China University of science and technology affiliated hospital. Discussion: There is no consistent conclusion about the pathogenesis of wake up stroke. Wake up stroke is more likely to manifest as small vessel disease. The incidence of wake up stroke patients is relatively high, and the effectiveness and safety of intravenous thrombolysis under the guidance of multimode imaging therapy in wake up stroke need to be further explored by prospective, large-scale studies. Trial registration: ClinicalTrial...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Study Protocol Clinical Trial Source Type: research
AbstractStroke exerts a massive burden on the US health and economy. Place-based evidence is increasingly recognized as a critical part of stroke management, but identifying the key determinants of neighborhood stroke prevalence and the underlying effect mechanisms is a topic that has been treated sparingly in the literature. We aim to fill in the research gaps with a study focusing on urban health. We develop and apply analytical approaches to address two challenges. First, domain expertise on drivers of neighborhood-level stroke outcomes is limited. Second, commonly used linear regression methods may provide incomplete a...
Source: Journal of Urban Health - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
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