Mouse kidney MR image wins top honors
A diffusion-tensor MR image (DTI-MRI) of a mouse kidney described as "stunning"...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: DTI-MRI offers window into Alzheimer's risk DTI-MRI ties lack of fitness to cognitive decline DTI-MRI poses new cause for schizophrenia DTI-MRI links key brain regions to cognitive disorders DTI-MRI unlocks mysteries of insomnia (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 14, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Insomnia, Other Sleep Problems Rising in College Students Insomnia, Other Sleep Problems Rising in College Students
Changes in sleep patterns are common among college students. A study in Norway found increases in insomnia and other sleep problems, especially in female students.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

Meth Playing Bigger Role in US Drug Overdose Crisis
NEW YORK (AP) — A bigger share of U.S. drug overdose deaths are being caused by methamphetamine, government health officials reported. The number of fatal overdoses involving meth more than tripled between 2011 and 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday. The percentage of overdose deaths involving meth grew from less than 5 percent to nearly 11 percent. Meth is not the main killer among illicit drugs. Fentanyl was involved in the highest percentage of fatal overdoses in 2016, followed by heroin and cocaine. Meth was fourth. But it was only eighth as recently as 2012. It's not clear wh...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 12, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mike Stobbe, Associated Press Medical Writer Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Meth Playing Bigger Role in US Drug Overdose Crisis
NEW YORK (AP) — A bigger share of U.S. drug overdose deaths are being caused by methamphetamine, government health officials reported. The number of fatal overdoses involving meth more than tripled between 2011 and 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday. The percentage of overdose deaths involving meth grew from less than 5 percent to nearly 11 percent. Meth is not the main killer among illicit drugs. Fentanyl was involved in the highest percentage of fatal overdoses in 2016, followed by heroin and cocaine. Meth was fourth. But it was only eighth as recently as 2012. It's not clear wh...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 12, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mike Stobbe, Associated Press Medical Writer Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Depression in Men: It Looks Different Than You Might Think
There is a big emphasis in our society on men being strong and tough. They should be able to handle anything and shouldn’t struggle with emotions and feelings. They just tough it out and power through. The only problem with that is, it isn’t true. Men can’t just power through anything and the belief that you should be able to is putting you in a bad situation. When it comes to depression women are more likely to be diagnosed, but does that mean that men don’t struggle with it too?  It’s true that depression is more prevalent in women, however, that doesn’t mean t...
Source: Psych Central - December 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Julie K. Jones, Ph.D., LPC Tags: Bipolar Depression Men's Issues Stigma Stress Gender Differences Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What too much sleep can do to your health
A large, international study finds that there is a link between an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and sleeping either too much or too little. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Light Pollution Tied to Insomnia in Older Adults
Researchers find that the greater the intensity of nighttime exposure, the higher the likelihood of drug use for sleeplessness ... Getty Images ... Older adults who live with greater nighttime ligh... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - December 6, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Too Much Sleep Linked To Greater Risk Of Disease & Death, Study Finds
(CNN) — The recommended amount of sleep for adults is six to eight hours a night. Sleeping more than those hours is associated with an increased risk of death and cardiovascular diseases, says a global study published Wednesday in the European Heart Journal. Looking at data from 21 countries, across seven regions, the research team found that people sleeping more than the recommended upper limit of eight hours increased their risk of major cardiovascular events, like stroke or heart failure, as well as death by up to 41%. But a possible reason for this could be that people have underlying conditions causing them to s...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Local TV Sleep Source Type: news

Preliminary evidence linking complex-PTSD to insomnia in a sample of Yazidi genocide survivors - Grossman ES, Hoffman YSG, Shrira A, Kedar M, Ben-Ezra M, Dinnayi M, Zivotofsky AZ.
Complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD) is a psychiatric diagnosis that includes three additional symptom clusters beyond those necessary for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) diagnosis. CPTSD is typically associated with a prolonged trauma expo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Insomnia: Light pollution and sleeping pill use may be linked
New research examines the use of hypnotic drugs in seniors and finds a connection between nighttime exposure to artificial outdoor light and insomnia. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Medical News Today: The health risks of being a night owl
In a comprehensive review, researchers have investigated the impact of being a night owl on eating patterns and evaluated associated health risks. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Passionflower can reduce anxiety in just 30 minutes
(Natural News) Mental health problems, such as anxiety, can be detrimental to the overall health and well-being of those who suffer from them. Anxiety is also often linked to other maladies, such as chronic insomnia. Thankfully, purple passionflower can be used as a natural remedy for treating anxiety and insomnia. Purple passionflower, also known as maypop, is a common... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Snoring can worsen heart function, especially in women
According to a recent study, snoring increases the chances that a person will experience reduced cardiac function. Women seem to be most at risk. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Artificial light could bring on insomnia in older adults
Brightness from outdoor light sources at night are causing insomnia among older adults, a study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Light pollution may cause insomnia in older adults
(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) A new study is the first population-based investigation to report a significant association between artificial, outdoor light exposure at night and insomnia, as indicated by older adults' use of hypnotic drugs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Unpleasant Surprises With Blood Pressure Drug for PTSD Unpleasant Surprises With Blood Pressure Drug for PTSD
Contrary to expectations, bedtime dosing of prazosin may worsen nightmares and insomnia, and the drug does not reduce suicidal ideation, new findings suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Screen time disrupts sleep by resetting internal clocks
Prolonged exposure to light late at night causes certain cells in the eye to reset the body's internal clock and upset its rhythms, which can harm health. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Baby up at night? Inactivity may be a culprit
(Michigan State University) New Michigan State University research suggests babies who are less active get less sleep, something new parents may want to consider when looking for possible solutions for the long, sleepless nights. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Alembic Pharma gets USFDA nod for insomnia treatment drug
The company has got approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) to market the drug. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - November 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study of fatigue and associated factors in traumatic brain injury and its correlation with insomnia and depression - Tomar S, Sharma A, Jain A, Sinha VD, Gupta ID.
INTRODUCTION: Fatigue has been cited as a common problem associated with traumatic brain injury. A positive association of fatigue has been suggested with insomnia and depression which are also considered to be significantly associated with traumatic brain... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

After a Spouse's Death, Sleep Woes Up Health Risks
MONDAY, Nov. 26, 2018 -- The death of a spouse can understandably bring sleepless nights. Now, research suggests those sleep troubles raise the odds of immune system dysfunction -- which in turn can trigger chronic inflammation. For the surviving... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Benefits of passionflower for anxiety and insomnia
People have used passionflower for medicinal purposes for centuries. In this article, learn how it may help reduce anxiety and improve sleep. We also cover the possible risks. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the best sleeping pills?
The best sleeping pill will depend on a person ’s sleep patterns and needs. People with insomnia and those with jet lag, for instance, may benefit from different medications. Learn about the types, effectiveness, and safety of several sleeping pills here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Drug used for PTSD may worsen nightmares, not reduce suicidal thoughts
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) Nightmares and insomnia often accompany posttraumatic stress disorder and increase suicide risk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Insomnia: 'No link' between sleepless nights and early death
A new report says there's no link between lack of sleep and early death, but does that come as any comfort? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Insomnia and risk for suicidal behavior: A test of a mechanistic transdiagnostic model in veterans - Britton PC, McKinney JM, Bishop TM, Pigeon WR, Hirsch JK.
BACKGROUND: Insomnia has been shown to have direct and indirect associations with suicidal ideation, attempts, and death in U.S. military and veteran populations. However, transdiagnostic models of insomnia and psychopathology have not been used to examine... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Do you use music as a sleep aid?
A recent survey finds that a surprisingly high number of people use music to help them sleep and to combat sleep disorders. What do you listen to? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Insomnia does not cause an early death, finds sleep study
In a review of more than 36million people, experts from Flinders University, Adelaide, found there is no evidence struggling to nod off, waking in the night or feeling sleepy during the day affects mortality. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep tight! Insomnia does NOT cause an early death
In a review of more than 36million people, experts from Flinders University, Adelaide, found there is no evidence struggling to nod off, waking in the night or feeling sleepy during the day affects mortality. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Insomniac prisoners sleeping better after one-hour therapy session
(Northumbria University) Three-quarters of prisoners struggling to sleep have reported major improvements after receiving cognitive behavioural therapy to treat their insomnia. In the first study of its kind in the world, experts from Northumbria University have found that a single one-hour session of cognitive behavioural therapy was effective in preventing the development of chronic insomnia in 73% of prisoners. Inmates also reported that the therapy made notable improvements to their anxiety and depression. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Surgical menopause leads to increased sleep issues
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) Insomnia is one of the most common symptoms of menopause, with nearly 20 percent of postmenopausal women reporting sleep disturbances. A new study from Korea demonstrates that sleep quality is often worse for women who undergo surgical menopause compared with those who transition through menopause naturally. The study results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Insomnia Treatment (Sleep Aids and Stimulants)
Title: Insomnia Treatment (Sleep Aids and Stimulants)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 9/24/1999 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/9/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Sleep General)
Source: MedicineNet Sleep General - November 9, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Sleep deprivation may cause dehydration
New research finds that people who sleep 6 hours a night instead of 8 have a higher risk of dehydration and should, therefore, drink more water. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Doctors: A Profusion of Diagnoses. That ’ s Good and Bad.
With millions of Americans taking risky medications for questionable diagnoses, have we medicalized everyday life? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DHRUV KHULLAR, M.D. Tags: Mental Health and Disorders Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Sleep Depression (Mental) Fibromyalgia Insomnia Testosterone Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Doctors Source Type: news

E-therapy may help ease insomnia
(Reuters Health) - People with insomnia who receive a digitized version of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) as part of their treatment may find more symptom relief than those who only receive tips to improve their sleep routines, a recent experiment suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Injured Parent Can Mean Sleepless Nights for Kids
FRIDAY, Nov. 2, 2018 -- Children face an increased risk for sleep problems if a parent suffers a serious injury, especially if the parent has a brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new study reveals. Researchers used U.S.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 2, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: When Kids Drink Coffee
-- Caffeine is a stimulant that is found naturally in some foods and is added to others. It can trigger a fast heartbeat, headache, digestive problems, high blood pressure, moodiness and insomnia, the National Safety Council says. Children may wind... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 2, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Injured Parent Can Mean Sleepless Nights for Kids
Title: Injured Parent Can Mean Sleepless Nights for KidsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/2/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/2/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - November 2, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

How to stay healthy and happy through the decades
Successful aging can be the norm, says UCLA psychology professor Alan Castel in his new book, “Better with Age: The Psychology of Successful Aging” (Oxford University Press). Castel sees many inspiring role models of aging. French Impressionist Claude Monet, he notes, began his beloved water lily paintings at age 73.Castel cites hundreds of research studies, including his own, combined with personal accounts from older Americans, including Maya Angelou, Warren Buffett, John Wooden, Bob Newhart, Frank Gehry, David Letterman, Jack LaLanne, Jared Diamond, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, John Glenn and Vin Scully.Castel notes...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Shared PTSD and paradox insomnia among wives of veterans with chronic war induced PTSD: a preliminary study - Mohammadi H, Nasori M, Ghadami MR, Khaledi-Paveh B, Rezaei L, Khazaie H.
This study aims to investigate PTSD symptoms and sleep quality among chronic PTSD patients and their wives. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What helps with insomnia during early pregnancy?
Changes in the body during pregnancy may result in difficulty sleeping. Insomnia during early pregnancy can occur because of hormonal changes and existing difficulty sleeping. Treatment includes improving sleep hygiene and increasing physical activity. Learn more about insomnia during early pregnancy here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Pot Can Cause Withdrawal Symptoms, Study Shows
A new study undermines the popular belief that pot is more or less harmless. Researchers found that, while coming down from their high, some heavy users will feel withdrawal symptoms like anxiety, hostility, insomnia and depression. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Insomnia by Marina Benjamin — prescriptions for the sleep-deprived
Can’t get a good night’s sleep? Why this might make an ideal book at bedtime (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A new therapeutic avenue for treating insomnia
(University of Tsukuba) Insomnia is one of the major sleep problems all over the world. However, the most widely prescribed medicines for the treatment of insomnia are plagued by a wide range of adverse effects. Researchers at the University of Tsukuba succeeded in identifying the first positive allosteric modulator for adenosine A2A receptors and found that it induces sleep without affecting cardiovascular function, unlike classic receptor agonists. Their discovery may unlock the development of the next-generation sleeping pill. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CBT for Insomnia to Reduce Chronic Migraine CBT for Insomnia to Reduce Chronic Migraine
Do behavioral interventions for insomnia decrease migraine frequency?Headache (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

How I cracked the case of my sleepless nights - by crime writer Nicci Gerrard
The 60-year-old, from Worcestershire, has suffered sleep trouble from a very young age. Here, she details her best tried-and-tested methods for sending herself off into a slumber... (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novel antidepressant may improve sleep in patients with depression
(Wiley) In a study of 15 patients affected by major depressive disorder and complaining of insomnia, initiating treatment with vortioxetine for their depressive symptoms led to significant improvements in subjective sleep quality and daytime sleepiness. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Higher Alzheimer's risk for sleepless teens
Neuroscientists at the University of Pennsylvania found teenage who cut down on sleep were more likely to develop dangerous build-ups in their brain that paved the way to dementia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Psychometric evaluation of the simplified Japanese version of the Athens Insomnia Scale: the Fukushima Health Management Survey - Iwasa H, Takebayashi Y, Suzuki Y, Yagi A, Zhang W, Harigane M, Maeda M, Ohira T, Yabe H, Yasumura S.
We investigated the psychometric properties of the simplified Japanese version of the Athens Insomnia Scale (AIS-SJ) using baseline data from the Fukushima Health Management Survey. Data from 22  878 men and 27 669 women aged 16 years and older were anal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news