Record 35m people will be offered free flu jab to ease pressure on NHS
Vaccine drive comes amid warnings of a nightmare winter as immunity falls due to Covid restrictionsThe largest flu vaccination programme in UK history is to be rolled out this year, ministers have said, with jabs offered to all school pupils aged under 17.Last year free flu vaccines were expanded to all adults over 50 and children in the first year of secondary school but this year the plans are even bigger, with secondary school pupils up to Year 11 included in the programme.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: UK news Vaccines and immunisation Flu Coronavirus Science Health Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Surfside 911 calls reveal terror, disbelief during moments condo collapsed
Recordings of 911 calls after an oceanfront Florida condominium building collapsed in the middle of the night show disbelief, panic and... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

We Used to Have a Lyme Disease Vaccine. Are We Ready to Bring One Back?
At my animal hospital in upstate New York, an epicenter of the U.S. tick epidemic, my dog Fawn lets out a whimper as the veterinarian injects her with her annual Lyme disease shot. I roll my eyes. She doesn’t know how good she has it. The injection means that if a tick bites her (and in rural New York, a tick always does), the creepy crawly will feast on dog blood that’s been supercharged with a Lyme bacteria-killing substance, and Lyme disease won’t be transmitted to Fawn. I wish I could be shot up with that superpower. Currently, there is no human vaccine for Lyme disease—even though more than two...
Source: TIME: Health - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mandy Oaklander Tags: Uncategorized Disease feature Source Type: news

Restless legs syndrome is a sleep wrecking nightmare
Every night for the past 15 years, Annette Ritchie has struggled to fall asleep. She is kept awake by sensations pulsing through her legs which give her an urge to move them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Finding New Optimism In Those Pandemic Babies
Well hello! I’m so glad you’re here. A version of this article also appeared in theIt’s Not Just You newsletter.Sign up here to receive a new edition every Sunday. As always, you can send comments to me at: Susanna@Time.com. A slew of beloved friends have been having babies lately. I’m embarrassingly emotional about their arrival, or even just the news that they’re on their way. Knowing that this new crop of young ones will uncover delight in this bruised world is one of those ancient wonders. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] It’s been a fractious and scary year, but these p...
Source: TIME: Health - May 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susanna Schrobsdorff Tags: Uncategorized It's Not Just You Source Type: news

How to sleep in hot weather: Opening all windows 'isn’t always the smartest option'
HOT WEATHER is finally on its way, with parts of the country seeing highs of 23 degrees this weekend. While it's ideal weather for sun seekers, getting a good night's sleep during a heatwave can prove to be the stuff of nightmares. So what can you do to help induce a peaceful night's slumber? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Have Come to the U.S. Will They Work?
“Our Mosquito Project Takes Flight,” reads a baby-blue billboard off US-1 in the Florida Keys, alongside an image of an insect tracing a path in the shape of a heart. Sponsored by the local mosquito control board and U.K.-based biotech firm Oxitec, the ad promotes a contentious plan to release millions of genetically modified Aedes aegypti mosquitoes here to test a new method of bioengineered pest control. It’s the first-ever such experiment in the United States, and one that has turned this chain of sun-soaked island communities into a battleground over scientific truth, government authority, and humanit...
Source: TIME: Health - May 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alejandro de la Garza / Florida Keys, Fl. Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Namibia: Baby Dies After 'Hellish Ride' in Police Van
[Namibian] THE parents of a one-month-old baby boy have been left shattered after the infant died following what they say was a nightmare ride in the back of a police van. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 6, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Erratum: Withdrawal notice to "The relationship between nightmares, depression and suicide" [Sleep Med: X 2 (2020) 100016] - Hedstr öm AK, Bellocco R, Hössjer O, Ye W, Lagerros YT, Akerstedt T.
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1016/j.sleepx.2020.100016.]. The Publisher regrets that this article is an accidental duplication of an article that has already been published in https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sleep.2020.11.018. The duplicate article has... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Statins side effects: Drug can cause sleep disturbances including insomnia and nightmares
STATINS side effects: Some statins can penetrate cell membranes easier and make their way across the blood-brain barrier, which protects the brain from chemicals in the blood. This in turn can affect one's sleep causing either insomnia or nightmares. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Year Into the Pandemic, Long COVID Is Still Burdening Patients —and Their Caregivers
When Ghenya Grondin starts rattling off the symptoms she still experiences a year after getting sick with what she believes was COVID-19, she has to pause to consult a list she keeps on her phone for occasions like this one. Exhaustion. Fevers. Headaches. Body aches. Chest pain and shortness of breath. Nausea and gastrointestinal problems. Dry eyes. Brain fog and memory loss—hence her need for a digital list, which goes on and on. While Grondin’s physical symptoms are bad enough to keep her mostly homebound and unable to do her work as a postpartum doula, the constant mental fogginess has hit her hard emotional...
Source: TIME: Health - March 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme and Francesca Trianni Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Down in Hell
Minor resting after exiting the mine, Ghana. Credit: Lisa KristineBy Lisa KristineSAN FRANCISCO, Mar 9 2021 (IPS) I am about 200 feet down a rickety old mine shaft, in the Ashanti gold mining region of Ghana. It is stiflingly hot and darker than a moonless night. I can only feel the touch of sweaty bodies passing in the darkness and hear the reverberating sound of miners coughing and breaking rocks. The lack of oxygen and dust make it hard to breathe. I have no idea how deep this shaft goes – hundreds of feet? More? If there is a Hell this must be what it feels like. The abolitionists who have brought me to this ill...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lisa Kristine Tags: Africa Crime & Justice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Arthritis: Insomnia triggers painful inflammation - nip it in the bud
ARTHRITIS - swollen, painful joints can make dozing off a bit of a nightmare. In addition, a lack of sleep can trigger even more inflammation. How can you break the cycle? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Startup Spotlight: Swiv on a mission to build a better toothbrush for everyone
Helping children with special needs brush their teeth can be a nightmare for some parents, the co-founders said. Swiv is designed to help. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Michelle Caffrey Source Type: news

Startup Spotlight: Swiv on a mission to build a better toothbrush for everyone
Helping children with special needs brush their teeth can be a nightmare for some parents, the co-founders said. Swiv is designed to help. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 15, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Michelle Caffrey Source Type: news

'Sleep hygiene' should be integrated into epilepsy diagnosis and management - study
(University of Birmingham) Children with epilepsy sleep poorly compared to healthy children, and are more likely to experience disruptions such as night terrors, sleep walking or sleep disordered breathing, according to a new study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Paris Hilton Testified That She Was "Abused On A Daily Basis" At A Treatment Facility For Teens
"I cried myself to sleep every single night, praying I would wake up from this nightmare." (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DR ELLIE CANNON: How do I stop the terrifying dreams that make me lash out at my wife as I sleep?
DR ELLIE CANNON answers a question from a 76-year-old man who suffers from recurring nightmares that often feature him being chased or attacked. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid pressures triggering mental health issues among health staff
Health staff are suffering severe mental health problems such as panic attacks and having sleepless nights because of the pandemic, according to a survey published today (Thursday) by UNISON. The findings reveal almost half (48%) of health employees​ including nurses, porters, paramedics, healthcare assistants and A&E staff across the UK have struggled to cope. The union says free 24-hour helplines are urgently needed to support those experiencing burnout​, especially as hospital admissions continue to soar. The report Worry in Mind is based on responses from more than 14,000 empl...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 28, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: News Press release Covid-19 mental health Sara Gorton Source Type: news

Has The Covid-19 Pandemic Been A Nightmare For Your Sleep? Experts Share Tips
Fixing it will take better habits and better public health policies, experts say. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Graison Dangor, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Coronavirus Source Type: news

'My nightmares are so bad that I scream out loud': DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions
DR MARTIN SCURR: Your email amounts to a textbook description of sleep terrors, one of a group of disorders called parasomnias, which cause unusual or unwanted behaviour while you sleep. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some Hospitalized Heart Patients Report Frequent Nightmares
Frequent nightmares associated with depression, anxiety, insomnia but not cardiovascular medications, sleep - disordered breathing (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 6, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Nursing, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Is High Tech a Danger to Humanity?
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Jan 6 2021 (IPS)   Oh, Lord won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz. My friends all drive Porsches, I must make amends. Worked hard all my lifetime, no help from my friends. So, oh Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz.                                              Janis Joplin, 1970 COVID-19 has made several of us aware of the frailty of our bodies, the certai...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Development & Aid Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

The development of a sleep intervention for firefighters: the FIT-IN (Firefighter's Therapy for Insomnia and Nightmares) Study - Jang EH, Hong Y, Kim Y, Lee S, Ahn Y, Jeong KS, Jang TW, Lim H, Jung E, Disorder Study Group SW, Chung S, Suh S.
BACKGROUND: Firefighters are vulnerable to irregular sleep patterns and sleep disturbance due to work characteristics such as shift work and frequent dispatch. However, there are few studies investigating intervention targeting sleep for firefighters. Th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

The nature of posttraumatic nightmares and school functioning in war-affected youth - Harb GC, Schultz JH.
Children and adolescents who have experienced traumatic events demonstrate a variety of posttraumatic symptoms, including recurrent nightmares, as well as adverse reactions in the school setting. The current study examined nightmare symptoms, posttraumatic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

When night falls fast: sleep and suicidal behavior among adolescents and young adults - Fernandes SN, Zuckerman E, Miranda R, Baroni A.
Sleep disturbances have been linked to suicidal ideation and behaviors in adolescents. Specifically, insomnia and nightmares are associated with current suicide risk and predict future ideation. Associations between hypersomnia, sleep apnea, and suicide re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

FDA Clears Smartphone App to Interrupt PTSD-Related Nightmares FDA Clears Smartphone App to Interrupt PTSD-Related Nightmares
The NightWare app uses Apple Watch sensors to monitor heart rate and body movement during sleep and delivers slight vibrations to arouse a patient when a nightmare is detected.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 9, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

FDA grants De Novo clearance to prescription Apple Watch app for nightmare disorder
NightWare's digital therapeutic monitors a wearer's heart rate and movement to detect disturbances during sleep, and delivers gentle vibrations to interrupt a nightmare without waking the user. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 9, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Rural U.S. Hospitals Are On Life Support As a Third Wave of COVID-19 Strikes
When COVID-19 hit the Southwest Georgia Regional Medical Center in Cuthbert, a small rural town in Randolph County, in late March, the facility—which includes a 25-bed hospital, an adjacent nursing home and a family-medicine clinic, was quickly overwhelmed. In just a matter of days, 45 of the 62 nursing home residents tested positive. Negative residents were isolated in the hospital while the severely ill patients from both the nursing home and the local community were transferred to other better-equipped facilities. “We were trying to get the patients out as fast as possible,” says Steve Whatley, Southwe...
Source: TIME: Health - October 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Barone Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Want to sleep like a baby? Then stop drinking alcohol - it gives you nightmares! 
DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Now, lots of people have a late-night tipple because they believe that alcohol helps them sleep better. But recent research shows quite clearly that this is a myth. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘How Am I Going To Make It?’ Months of Eviction Uncertainty Are Taking a Toll on Millions of Families
Nine months into the COVID-19 pandemic, Marlenis Zambrano is out of money. A 48-year-old single mother in Virginia, she tried her best to get by after being furloughed from her Defense Department daycare job in March by selling homemade face masks and empanadas to help support her two dependent children, both in college. She twice applied for housing relief from Arlington County, but was denied because, at the time, she had $5,000 in savings intended for her daughter’s tuition. With that money long gone, Zambrano is living off her credit card, racking up $5,000 in charges to pay for her Arlington, Virginia apartment....
Source: TIME: Health - September 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alejandro de la Garza Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 UnitedWeRise20Disaster Source Type: news

10 ways to conquer adult nightmares and get better sleep
We leave behind our fears of monsters under the bed as we say goodbye to our childhoods, but one can follow us into adulthood and loom over our heads. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep disturbances and suicidal behavior - Lopez-Castroman J, Jaussent I.
Sleep disturbances, particularly insomnia, nightmares, and excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), are significant, proximal, and modifiable risk factors for suicidal ideation and behaviors (SIB) and could be targeted for preventative interventions. In this ch... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Scientists Are Learning to Read —and Change—Your Nightmares
The scariest dream my now-college-age daughter ever had was the one about the running legs—or, as they became known in our family, The Running Legs, almost audibly capitalized. She was in kindergarten at the time and the dream amounted to little more than an image of a pair of black tights, filled by an invisible lower body chasing her. It was the first thing she mentioned when she got up in the morning and she brought it up again over breakfast—clearly distressed. We talked about it a bit and I asked her what she thought the legs would have done if they had caught her. “Bite me,” she answered. &ld...
Source: TIME: Science - August 6, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

An Expert's Guide to Keeping Bad Dreams at Bay
SATURDAY, June 27, 2020 -- If you're having nightmares during these stressful times, rest easy: A sleep expert says it's to be expected. " Your experiences and interactions during the day can affect your dreams, and right now many of us are spending... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 27, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Multiple cities declare curfews as Antifa riots continue
(Natural News) On Sunday night, at least 40 cities across the U.S. – including Washington D.C. – implemented curfews in response to the continuing riots and protests organized by radical left-wing terror group Antifa. Some cities that have placed curfews include Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York City, Philadelphia, Portland, Richmond,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ecological studies of sleep disturbances during suicidal crises - Cha ïb LS, Segovia AP, Baca-Garcia E, Lopez-Castroman J.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Several reviews and metanalyses have shown that sleep disturbances, such as insomnia and nightmares, can predict suicidal ideations and behaviors. Common physio-pathological pathways may explain this relationship. However, only in recent... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Dreams and nightmares inspired by COVID-19
From tidal waves consuming New York City to toilet paper nightmares, reports of apocalyptic, frightening or just plain bizarre pandemic-driven dreams are everywhere. Correspondent Susan Spencer talks about anxiety-fueled dreams with Harvard psychologist Deirdre Barrett, who has collected thousands of pandemic dreams and nightmares as part of a study of our sleep-state responses to coronavirus; Mississippi State University professor Michael Nadorff; and poet Jackie Wang and artist Sandra Haynes, whose dreams have provided metaphorical stories of fear and triumph. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Baltimore Bioterrorism Expert Who Inspired South Korea ’s COVID-19 Response
On Oct. 2, 2001, a 62-year-old photojournalist named Bob Stevens became the first victim of a coordinated series of anthrax attacks to be admitted to hospital. Stevens inhaled the deadly pathogen after opening one of several letters laced with anthrax spores which were mailed to the offices of prominent senators and media outlets across the U.S. Over the next seven weeks, he and four others would die as a result of their exposure. For a shell-shocked nation still reeling from the single deadliest terrorist attack in human history on September 11, it was a disturbing realization that there was a new wave of challenges to Am...
Source: TIME: Health - May 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Cox Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Expert explains science behind coronavirus-related dreams
In a Harvard survey, over 2,000 people described 5,000 coronavirus-related dreams over the month of April. They include nightmares about getting the virus and anxiety dreams about forgetting to wear a mask outside. Dr. Carol Ash, a sleep specialist and chief medical officer at RWJ Barnabas Health in New Jersey, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the phenomenon. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What do carers think of #ClapForCarers?
UNISON steward Hassan Ortega works for a charity providing a homelessness prevention service in Salford. He said: “I feel mixed about #ClapForCarers. It’s great that it’s raised the profile of workers in the community sector who are providing services that are keeping people safe, healthy and protected.” However, Hassan notes that what carers really need is not to be left unprotected and vulnerable themselves – and not to be outsourced. “In some respects, it could be seen as a diversionary activity to keep the public busy. But I value that it’s raised ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 22, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article News adult social care care staff care workers Care workers for change Clap for Carers coronavirus Covid-19 Source Type: news

The Science Behind Your Weird Coronavirus Dreams (And Nightmares)
Earlier this month, my friend Claire Arkin, 30, a non-profit worker in Berkeley, Cali., told me she’d been having oddly vivid and specific dreams. In one, she was getting dressed to attend a fancy gala, but instead of donning an evening gown and diamonds, she wrapped herself in toilet paper, “like some kind of f–ked up status symbol,” she said. A few nights later, she dreamt about men she’d met on a fictional dating app making her anxious by not staying the social distance-required six feet away from her. Many people have been paying attention to their dreams more during the global coronavirus...
Source: TIME: Science - April 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sophie Weiner Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

The Science Behind Your Weird Coronavirus Dreams (And Nightmares)
Earlier this month, my friend Claire Arkin, 30, a non-profit worker in Berkeley, Cali., told me she’d been having oddly vivid and specific dreams. In one, she was getting dressed to attend a fancy gala, but instead of donning an evening gown and diamonds, she wrapped herself in toilet paper, “like some kind of f–ked up status symbol,” she said. A few nights later, she dreamt about men she’d met on a fictional dating app making her anxious by not staying the social distance-required six feet away from her. Many people have been paying attention to their dreams more during the global coronavirus...
Source: TIME: Health - April 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sophie Weiner Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

‘We Carry That Burden.’ Medical Workers Fighting COVID-19 Are Facing a Mental Health Crisis
As a critical care doctor in New York City, Monica is used to dealing with high-octane situations and treating severely ill patients. But she says the COVID-19 outbreak is unlike anything she’s seen before. Over the past few weeks, operating rooms have been transformed into ICUs, physicians of all backgrounds have been drafted into emergency room work, and two of her colleagues became ICU patients. While Monica is proud of her coworkers for rising to the challenge, she says it’s been hard for them to fight a prolonged battle against a deadly, highly contagious illness with no known cure. To make matters worse,...
Source: TIME: Health - April 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 UnitedWeRise20Disaster Source Type: news

COVID-19 and Hope for a Compassionate Future
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Apr 9 2020 (IPS) The Coronavirus, COVID-19, makes its deadly round across the world. People fall sick and die, communities and entire nations end up in its deadly grip and try to cope with it. Everything is changing, and changing fast and we all have to deal with it together, even if many of us are being physically apart. Humans are social beings. Our mental and physical capacities are created around that fact and crave for support and compassion. Some of us benefit from social security, relative wealth, access to health care and a home of our own, others lack all of this. COVID-19 brings a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Natural Resources TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Intense ‘ Pandemic Dreams ’ Disrupt Nation ’ s Sleep During Coronavirus Outbreak
(CBS Local) — Americans stressed out by the coronavirus outbreak are finding out that sleep is not necessarily a time for relaxation or peace of mind. Many people are taking to social media to comment on the phenomenon known as “pandemic dreams.” In my dream, I called an Uber, but a hearse showed up instead. Not liking these #pandemicdreams — Sarah Schachner (@SarahSchachner) March 23, 2020 They are reporting vivid, often strange and sometimes terrifying dreams involving fear of death, threats against loved ones and anxiety associated with self-quarantining. Stay-at-home orders are forcing millio...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Offbeat Coronavirus Local TV talkers Source Type: news

Sleep: Why am I having nightmares during the coronavirus pandemic?
SLEEPING for eight hours a night is essential for healthy brain function, mental health, and physical health, but what do you do if your peaceful slumber is interrupted by harrowing nightmares? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep disturbances and suicidality in posttraumatic stress disorder: an overview of the literature - Weber FC, Norra C, Wetter TC.
A causal relationship between sleep disturbances and suicidal behavior has been previously reported. Insomnia and nightmares are considered as hallmarks of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In addition, patients with PTSD have an increased risk for sui... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Kenya: Night of Terror As Police Whip Kenyans On Day 1 of State Curfew
[Capital FM] Nairobi -It all started with cries of women and children choking from teargas lobbed on them by police officers a few meters from Likoni ferry where they were queuing to cross over to the mainland. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

For Organizer Ady Barkan, COVID-19 Is Yet Another Reason to Pass Medicare for All
It’s a cool, clear Wednesday night in mid-March, and Ady Barkan is at home in Santa Barbara, Calif., hosting an emergency call with 3,200 supporters. As COVID-19 sweeps across the country, triggering emergency prohibitions and thousands of hospitalizations, people are looking to Barkan for leadership. But for a few long minutes, the line is quiet. The technology on Barkan’s computer that’s supposed to help him speak using his eye movements isn’t working. He tries once, then again, and after another minute of anxious silence, Barkan’s synthetic voice suddenly fills the air. “Out of this e...
Source: TIME: Health - March 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams/Santa Barbara, Calif. Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Health Care Source Type: news