Feeling Sleepy? Six Findings That Reveal The Nuanced Effects Of Poor Sleep
By Emma Young We all know that too little sleep is bad for us. Matthew Walker, a UC Berkeley sleep scientist and author of the best-selling Why We Sleep, has gone so far as to declare: “The shorter you sleep, the shorter your life.” However, some researchers fear that our concerns about not getting enough sleep are becoming overblown — and that, ironically, they could be making the problem worse. In this feature, we take a look at evidence that “too little” sleep isn’t always the disaster that it’s held up to be. It’s not always about a lack of sleep You’ll be familiar with the chronotype concepts of larks (early to bed and early to rise) and owls (late to bed, and late to rise). Most kids start out as larks, but during adolescence, many shift to becoming owls. Waking up late is fine for teenagers at the weekends, but not during the school week. Unsurprisingly, then, various studies have found that delaying the time school starts improves academic results for this age-group, and many sleep scientists and paediatricians support such a policy. It’s been assumed that this is because it allows teens to get a decent night’s sleep. But there’s some evidence that this may not be the reason. A recent study of Dutch secondary school pupils, published in Scientific Reports, found that owls did get poorer exam grades, but this effect was largely independent of sleep duration. This suggests that even when owls g...
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ConclusionIn the follow-up of children and adolescents with CCM during the first UK lockdown using telemedicine we found that over half had stable health conditions. Patients needing additional care could not be predicted by the severity of their disease or their bowel function alone.
Two thirds of patients with diabetes achieve a good visual outcome of 20/40 or better after cataract surgery, according to one of the largest studies to assess visual acuity in people with diabetes undergoing cataract surgery.Reuters Health Information
Sad case here: Suicide [Naturopathic "Doctor"] Young woman with suicidal thoughts. Takes her husband's gun, holds it to her head. Tells family, they try to help her but she is resistant to hospitalization. Sees a naturopathic doctor, apparently there was no screening for suicidality. Dies by suicide several weeks later. Husband sues multiple providers (psychiatrist who had seen her months before, social worker, naturopathic doctor). Everyone eventually ends up settling.
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Purpose of review In recent years, landmark clinical trials investigating the role of early oral exposure to food antigens for food allergy (FA) prevention have highlighted the importance of immunoregulatory pathways in the ‘gut–skin axis’. This review highlights recent literature on the mechanisms of the immune system and microbiome involved in the gut–skin axis, contributing to the development of atopic dermatitis (AD), FA, allergic rhinitis (AR) and asthma. Therapeutic interventions harnessing the gut–skin axis are also discussed. Recent findings Epicutaneous sensitization in the...
Purpose of review This review highlights recent research advances regarding the pathophysiology and treatment of gastroparesis. Recent findings Differences in brain activity have been identified on functional MRI imaging in gastroparesis patients with nausea. Abdominal pain is common in patients with gastroparesis and does not correlate with the severity of gastric emptying delay, though may be associated with depression and anxiety. Autonomic dysfunction may play an important role in the pathophysiology of gastroparesis. There is increasing sentiment that gastroparesis should be considered a part of the same sp...
Sufficient levels of iron in the blood might prevent about 1 in 10 diagnoses of coronary heart disease and reduce mortality risk. The good news: Lots of healthy foods have plenty of iron.
A large genome-wide association study in East Asians uncovers novel genetic links to depression, calling attention to the consequences of underrepresentation of non-European groups in genetic...
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