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HealthWatch: People With ADHD Losing Sleep; Break From Diet Can Help Weight Loss
BOSTON (CBS) – It’s estimated that up to 11 percent of kids ages 4 to 17 are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but could your child just be sleep deprived? A recent analysis found that 75 percent of children and adults with ADHD also have disruptions in their biological clocks, causing them to fall asleep later and sleep less. But it is unclear what comes first, if sleeplessness contributes to ADHD or if ADHD causes sleep problems. While more research is needed, experts say there may be a significant number of kids and adults diagnosed with ADHD who could benefit from better sleep....
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local ADHD Dr. Mallika Marshall HealthWatch Weight Loss Source Type: news

FDA Issues Warning About Mixing Opioid Addiction Treatments With Other Meds
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration issued new warnings Wednesday about the dangers of combining medication for opioid addiction with anti-anxiety medicines and other drugs that also slow breathing and brain activity. The FDA warned that mixing such drugs can cause difficulty breathing, coma or death, so it should be done with caution. The agency said a growing number of people fighting opioid addiction with methadone or buprenorphine also take other prescription drugs that slow action of the central nervous system. The warning lists several dozen brand-name and generic drugs that could be risky, in...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 20, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

FDA Issues Warning About Mixing Opioid Addiction Treatments With Other Meds
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration issued new warnings Wednesday about the dangers of combining medication for opioid addiction with anti-anxiety medicines and other drugs that also slow breathing and brain activity. The FDA warned that mixing such drugs can cause difficulty breathing, coma or death, so it should be done with caution. The agency said a growing number of people fighting opioid addiction with methadone or buprenorphine also take other prescription drugs that slow action of the central nervous system. The warning lists several dozen brand-name and generic drugs that could be risky, in...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 20, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

When Moms Don't Sleep Well, Neither Do Their Kids
That could take a toll on child's development, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Insomnia, Parenting, Sleep Disorders (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yoga Improves Sleep In People Being Treated For Cancer
People receiving chemotherapy are often plagued by insomnia at night and excessive drowsiness during the day. But a new study in the journal Cancer suggests that yoga can help. Breast cancer patients in the study who practiced at home at least twice a week reported better sleep quality over time, compared to those who practiced less often or not at all. The new research is “another piece of evidence, along with now dozens of studies, showing that incorporating a mind-body practice within conventional cancer care can help decrease side effects for patients,” says lead author Lorenzo Cohen, director of the integr...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized Alternative Medicine Breast Cancer breast cancer treatment breathing exercises chemotherapy Exercise/Fitness fatigue insomnia Meditation sleep tibetan yoga TIME Health Breast Cancer Source Type: news

When Moms Don't Sleep Well, Neither Do Their Kids
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20, 2017 -- If mom is an insomniac, her kids are likely to be poor sleepers, too. New research finds that children whose mothers have trouble sleeping fall asleep later, don't stay asleep as long and spend less time in deep... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

South Africa: The Campaign Against Killer Radio Waves
[Daily Maverick] Some people steadfastly believe that radio waves from cellphone towers, electrical wires and microwave ovens, make them sick. They cite symptoms such as insomnia, headaches, muscle pain and nausea. Some say they cause cancer. And all those people are wrong. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A 'family curse': First insomnia, then death
Their mothers came down with a deadly insomnia. Did they inherit it? (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mysterious, deadly insomnia for over 200 years
A family suffered from a mysterious, deadly insomnia for over 200 years. But one of them decided it was time to stop suffering in silence. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pilot study of the tart cherry juice for the treatment of insomnia and investigation of mechanisms - Losso JN, Finley JW, Karki N, Liu AG, Prudente A, Tipton R, Yu Y, Greenway FL.
BACKGROUND: Insomnia is common in the elderly and is associated with chronic disease, but use of hypnotics increases the incidence of falls. Montmorency tart cherry juice has improved insomnia by self-report questionnaire. STUDY QUESTION: Is insomnia confi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Linking depression, insomnia, and the brain's reward center
Increased activity in a brain region involved in reward and motivation appears to reduce the risk of sleep-related depressive symptoms. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Depression Source Type: news

Insomnia Quiz: What Is Insomnia?
Title: Insomnia Quiz: What Is Insomnia?Category: MedicineNet QuizCreated: 6/6/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/19/2017 6:44:12 PM (Source: MedicineNet Sleep General)
Source: MedicineNet Sleep General - September 19, 2017 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news

Owners of ill pets suffer stress and anxiety, study shows
Vets could partner with mental health professionals Related items fromOnMedica Friendships, sport and reading books linked to teen mental health Membership of social groups linked to longer life in retirement Family, friends and work key to mental wellbeing Contentment comes from paying others to carry out chores Tackling insomnia may be key to easing mental health issues (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 19, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Coping with the Emotional Impact of Orthopedic Surgery
Snap, snap, crackle, pop. That was the sound of my life changing in an instant during a summer stroll. I fell on slightly uneven pavement and broke three bones in my ankle and severely dislocated it, leading to a surgery and months of recovery. An orthopedic injury is typically a traumatic event. The recovery can elicit many emotions. As a psychotherapist, I was surprised not much has been written on coping with the psychological impact of such an injury and the following recovery. By allowing emotions to arise without judgment, we allow them to move through us. We can also take committed action to make positive changes as...
Source: Psych Central - September 18, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kirsten Levin Belzer, LCSW, CHT Tags: Anxiety Chronic Pain Grief and Loss Personal Stories Relaxation and Meditation Self-Esteem Trauma Treatment Blame Coping Skills Disappointment Healing Health injury Surgery surgical recovery Vulnerability Source Type: news

The increased risk of stroke in early insomnia following traumatic brain injury: a population-based cohort study - Ao KH, Ho CH, Wang CC, Wang JJ, Chio CC, Kuo JR.
This study aims to investigate whether insomnia is a potential risk factor for stroke after TBI, especially early insomnia. METHOD... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Biphasic and polyphasic sleep: What is it and is it good for you?
In this article, we learn about biphasic and polyphasic sleep patterns. We explore how they affect your health and ways to improve your sleep. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

The Unique Features of Complex PTSD
“If we could somehow end child abuse and neglect, the eight hundred pages of DSM (and the need for the easier explanations such as DSM-IV Made Easy: The Clinician’s Guide to Diagnosis) would be shrunk to a pamphlet in two generations.” – John Briere The term Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) was first used in 1992. It originates in the observation that many of the symptoms exhibited by sufferers of PTSD are also found in those who experienced prolonged periods of abuse or neglect as children, including flashbacks, nightmares, insomnia and feelings of fear, often unrelated to any presen...
Source: Psych Central - September 15, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Fabiana Franco, Ph.D. Tags: PTSD Trauma Treatment C-PTSD Child Abuse childhood neglect complex posttraumatic stress disorder complex trauma Traumatic Experience Source Type: news

Online CBT Effective for Insomnia, Psychosis Online CBT Effective for Insomnia, Psychosis
Internet-based cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) not only improves insomnia but also appears to reduce paranoia and hallucinations.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

BBC's How to Stay Young: Woman cures her insomnia
Cancer survivor Jenifer Tutty, 47, from London, was horrified to learn that she had the body of a 71-year-old after completing a series of medical tests including a full fitness assessment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman, 47, with body of a 70-year old cures her insomnia
Cancer survivor Jenifer Tutty, 47, from London, was horrified to learn that she had the body of a 71-year-old after completing a series of medical tests including a full fitness assessment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘I Just Hope Everyone Survived.’ Search-and-Rescue Begins in Florida Keys
(MIAMI) — Authorities sent an aircraft carrier and other Navy ships to the Florida Keys to help with search-and-rescue operations Monday as a flyover of the hurricane-battered islands yielded what the governor said were scenes of devastation. “My heart goes out to the people in the Keys,” Gov. Rick Scott said. He added: “I just hope everyone survived.” He said boats were cast ashore, water, sewer and power were knocked out, and “I don’t think I saw one trailer park where almost everything wasn’t overturned.” The scale of the damage inflicted by Irma began to come into f...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer Kay and Doug Ferguson / AP Tags: Uncategorized Florida onetime Source Type: news

10 Changes to Your Morning Routine That Will Transform Your Entire Day
This article originally appeared on BusinessInsider.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Caroline Praderio / Business Insider Tags: Uncategorized life hacks onetime Source Type: news

Online Therapy for Insomnia Linked to Improved Mental Health
University students undergoing online CBT program had reductions in insomnia, paranoia, hallucinations (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 11, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Five ways to get a good night's sleep
Want to know the secret ingredients to a good night's sleep? We have compiled the best tips to help you sleep better and feel more alert the next day. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Here ’s Why Sleeping With Your Dog Is Actually Good For You
Good news, dog lovers: Letting your four-legged friend into the bedroom does not worsen your sleep, according to a new Mayo Clinic study—and it may actually help you rest easier. But before you cuddle up too close, know this: Researchers still caution against snoozing in the same bed. The study, published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, included 40 adults, all of whom slept with a dog either in their bed or elsewhere in their bedroom. Both humans and canines wore motion-tracking devices for seven nights, and humans answered questions about their quality of sleep and where their dogs spent the night. The researchers foun...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized animals cats Dog insomnia is my dog ruining my sleep pet health Pets should i sleep with my dog should i sleep with my dog in bed sleep hygiene sleep problems sleep study Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Should you snuggle with your dog at night?
A new study investigates the divisive question: should you sleep with your dog? The answer is twofold: yes, but your own bed should be off-limits. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Sugarcane extract may relieve stress-induced insomnia
Researchers find that octacosanol - a compound found in sugarcane, beeswax, and wheat germ oil - can restore stress-affected sleep in mice. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Lab notes: there's a hole (near) my heart that can only be filled by ... this week's science!
The most exciting story this week is kind of about nothing ... but a very big nothing.Astronomers have found evidence of enormous black hole one hundred thousand times more massive than the sun hiding in a gas cloud near the galaxy ’s centre. It’s not just a big hole though: it could help us understand how supermassive black holes form. And while we’re still gazing heavenward, everyone’s favourite dwarf planet,Pluto, has had its surface features officially named. Pluto ’s mountains, craters and regions now celebrate global mythology, explorers, map-makers and a British schoolgirl, among others...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 8, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Tash Reith-Banks Tags: Science Source Type: news

The Flawed Mental Healthcare Industry
I’ve spent the bulk of my life living with depression and anxiety. This means that I’ve spent most of my life in and out of doctor’s offices, with different counselor’s, telling my history to different professionals, and seeking out different treatment methods for myself. Sometimes, and unfortunately quite often, things can go awry when you are trying to get quality treatment for yourself. I started my journey with depression and anxiety treatment when I was just 14 years old. My first experience with medication was when a primary care physician prescribed an antidepressant to me. It wasn’t th...
Source: Psych Central - September 8, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Caitlin Gearsbeck Tags: Depression Personal Stories Psychiatry Psychology Psychotherapy Stress Treatment Mental Illness Stigma new therapist peer to peer support Stigmatization therapeutic alliance Therapeutic Relationship therapeutic rupture Source Type: news

Sleepless Nights Plague Many Women in Middle Age
Title: Sleepless Nights Plague Many Women in Middle AgeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/7/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/8/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Sleep General)
Source: MedicineNet Sleep General - September 8, 2017 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news

Treating Insomnia Can Ease Depression And Paranoia, Study Finds
"Helping people get better sleep could be an important first step in tackling many psychological and emotional problems." (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleepless Nights Plague Many Women in Middle Age
Phases in and around menopause play a big role in insomnia, CDC study finds (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleepless Nights Plague Many Women in Middle Age
Phases in and around menopause play a big role in insomnia, CDC study finds (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 7, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Gynecology, Neurology, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Online therapy can help ease insomnia, study says
If you've been having trouble getting some sleep, a new online therapy program may help ease your insomnia, a new study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleepless Nights Plague Many Women in Middle Age
Phases in and around menopause play a big role in insomnia, CDC study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Menopause, Sleep Disorders, Women's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can a Digital Doctor Help You Sleep?
New research says yes, and better-quality ZZZZs may help ease other mental health concerns Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Insomnia, Mental Disorders (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleepless Nights Plague Many Women in Middle Age
THURSDAY, Sept. 7, 2017 -- Lots of middle-aged American women are fretfully counting sheep each night, new research shows. The study, from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, found that close to 20 percent of all women aged 40 to 59... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 7, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Can a Digital Doctor Help You Sleep?
THURSDAY, Sept. 7, 2017 -- If you've been having trouble getting some sleep, a new online therapy program may help ease your insomnia, a new study says. The online program also reduced patients'rates of mental health problems such as depression,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 7, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Treating insomnia may also hold mental health benefits
Helping people sleep better could also improve mental health, according to researchers behind what is believed to be one of the largest gold standard trials of a psychological treatment to date. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 7, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Tackling insomnia may be key to easing mental health issues
Online CBT study shows improvements largely result of better sleep patterns Related items fromOnMedica Researchers say a sense of purpose aids sleep Anxiety/insomnia pills not linked to dementia Mobile devices linked to poor teen sleep Poor sleep habits amplify knee pain Daytime naps associated with diabetes risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 7, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Online Insomnia Therapy Helps Improve Mental Health (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Digital CBT reduced insomnia, paranoia, hallucinations (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - September 6, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Treating insomnia can ease depression and paranoia, study finds
LONDON (Reuters) - Treating young people who suffer from insomnia by using online cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) could reduce debilitating mental health problems such as anxiety and depression, scientists said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Lack of sleep could contribute to mental health problems, researchers reveal
Study finds therapy designed to treat insomnia also reduced paranoia and hallucinations, and improved depression and anxiety in patientsMental health problems including psychotic experiences could in part be down to a lack of sleep, researchers have revealed.A new study found that people who had undertaken a course of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) designed specifically to treat insomnia not only found their sleep improved, but also experienced reduced paranoia and fewer hallucinations - both psychotic experiences - as well as improvements in depression and anxiety.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 6, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Mental health Sleep & wellbeing Psychology Science Society Life and style Source Type: news

Health Tip: Avoid These Beverages to Fight Insomnia
Title: Health Tip: Avoid These Beverages to Fight InsomniaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/4/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/5/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Sleep General)
Source: MedicineNet Sleep General - September 5, 2017 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: New sleep-promoting brain cells identified
A new study identifies a range of neurons that promote sleep by inhibiting the activity of other neurons. The study may change how we approach insomnia. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Health Tip: Avoid These Beverages to Fight Insomnia
-- Traveling between time zones can create havoc with your ability to fall asleep and stay asleep. But you can improve your odds by avoiding certain beverages, the National Sleep Foundation says. Here are the foundation's suggestions for what to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 4, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Insomnia: Like mother, like child?
A study examines the link between the sleeping patterns of parents and those of their kids. The mother's insomnia may be key for the child's sleep quality. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Medical News Today: ADHD and sleeplessness: A critical link?
Many individuals with ADHD have sleep-related disorders. Researchers investigate the link and hypothesize that the relationship may even be causal. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: ADHD / ADD Source Type: news

Sleepless Nights Do No Favors for Your Heart
Title: Sleepless Nights Do No Favors for Your HeartCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/30/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/31/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - August 31, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Children's sleep quality is related to mothers' insomnia symptoms
This report researchers from the University of Basel and the University of Warwick in the journal Sleep Medicine based on a study with nearly 200 school-aged children and their parents. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news