Can a spray REALLY stop you snoring or help you to lose weight?
In the UK, we spend £10 million a year on hay fever sprays alone. Here, experts offer their verdicts on some of the more novel over-the-counter products. We then rated them... (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Causes School Failure?
Discussion “Literacy is traditionally meant as the ability to read and write. The modern term’s meaning has been expanded to include the ability to use language, numbers, images, computers, and other basic means to understand, communicate, gain useful knowledge, solve mathematical problems and use the dominant symbol systems of a culture.” The earliest written communication was in 3500-3000 BCE, with the earliest alphabet being from 1200-750 BCE. Although the percentage of the world’s adult literacy rate is increasing each decade by ~5%, “…from 55.7 per cent in 1950 to 86.2 per cent in...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 30, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

How to stop snoring: Best sleeping positions to avoid the deafening sound
SNORING is something more people suffer from as they get older. As someone rumbles away throughout the midnight hours, they could keep partners, friends and family awake. It could be possible to stop snoring by simply paying more attention to the position you sleep in. Could The Log stop your snoring? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Supplemental O2 Improves Blood Pressure in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Supplemental O2 Improves Blood Pressure in Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Supplemental oxygen significantly reduces morning blood pressure in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to results from a crossover trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Type and Age of Menopause and Risk of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Type and Age of Menopause and Risk of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Does surgical or early-onset menopause increase the risk of obstructive sleep apnea in postmenopausal women?American Journal of Epidemiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

What your sleep position says about YOU - how to avoid back pain and snoring
SLEEP position can lead to back pain, arthritis joint pain and even snoring. But what does your sleep position say about you? Whether it ’s on your front, side or back, these are the best ways to lie in bed to fall asleep fast. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could supplemental oxygen help sleep apnoea patients?
Supplemental oxygen eliminates morning blood pressure rise in patients who stop using CPAP Related items fromOnMedica Obstructive sleep apnoea Sleep disorder linked to brain changes indicative of dementia Sleep apnoea in expectant mothers presents risk to newborns Sleep apnoea might increase risk of atrial fibrillation Oral device improves sleep apnoea and related symptoms (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 23, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Supplemental oxygen aids hypertension in sleep apnoea patients
Supplemental oxygen can be used to eliminate the rise in morning blood pressure for patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), according to a small study, led by UK researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 20, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Supplemental oxygen eliminates morning blood pressure rise in sleep apnea patients
(American Thoracic Society) Supplemental oxygen eliminates the rise in morning blood pressure experienced by obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients who stop using continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), the standard treatment for OSA, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Would you stick a tube up your nose to stop yourself snoring?
The device, which you breathe through normally, keeps the airway open during sleep to prevent sleep apnoea, a condition that causes snoring. But would you try it? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guess What Google ’s Verily is Up to Now
Verily Life Sciences has formed yet another joint venture with a medtech company. This time Verily, once known as Google’s life sciences division, is teaming up with sleep-health specialist ResMed to tackle sleep apnea. The collaboration with ResMed expands the Mountain View, CA-based company’s presence into yet another healthcare segment. ResMed executives declined to discuss specific details about the joint venture, noting it was still subject to regulatory approvals. However, ResMed CMO Carlos Nunez said the joint venture will operate as a completely separate entity from ResMed and Verily. Nunez noted ResMed...
Source: MDDI - July 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Digital Health Source Type: news

Guess What Alphabet ’s Verily is Up to Now
Verily Life Sciences has formed yet another joint venture with a medtech company. This time Verily, once known as Google’s life sciences division, is teaming up with sleep-health specialist ResMed to tackle sleep apnea. The collaboration with ResMed expands the Mountain View, CA-based company’s presence into yet another healthcare segment. ResMed executives declined to discuss specific details about the joint venture, noting it was still subject to regulatory approvals. However, ResMed CMO Carlos Nunez said the joint venture will operate as a completely separate entity from ResMed and Verily. Nunez noted ResMed...
Source: MDDI - July 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Digital Health Source Type: news

Secondhand Smoke Exposure Tied to Snoring in Kids Secondhand Smoke Exposure Tied to Snoring in Kids
Exposing children to secondhand tobacco smoke increases their risk of developing habitual snoring, according to an analysis of existing research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - July 9, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea Linked to Changes in the Brain in Older Adults
MONDAY, July 9, 2018 -- Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with changes to the structure of the brain that are seen in the early stages of dementia, according to a study published online July 5 in the European Respiratory Journal. Nathan E.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sleep disorder linked to brain changes indicative of dementia
Drop in oxygen caused by obstructive sleep apnoea may be linked to shrinkage of temporal lobes Related items fromOnMedica UK falls behind other nations in preventing avoidable death Sharp rise in uptake of PCT memory services New evidence on benzodiazepine link to Alzheimer ’s Also in the press Experts to look at impact of indoor air pollution on child health (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 6, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why might sleep apnea raise dementia risk?
A new study finds that obstructive sleep apnea is tied to brain structure alterations found in early dementia and that low blood oxygen might be a factor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Loud snoring could be an early warning sign for dementia
Loud  snoring could be an early warning sign for dementia and memory problems, scientists say. People with heavy snoring, did worse in memory tests and have changes in the brain linked to dementia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Secondhand smoking tied to snoring in kids
(Reuters Health) - Exposing children to secondhand tobacco smoke increases their risk of developing habitual snoring, according to an analysis of existing research. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Loud snoring could be an early warning sign for dementia and memory problems  
Loud  snoring could be an early warning sign for dementia and memory problems, scientists say. People with heavy snoring, did worse in memory tests and have changes in the brain linked to dementia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep-Related Eating Disorder: Causes, Treatment, and More
Sleep-related eating disorder (SRED) is a parasomnia that links eating disorders to partial arousal during the transition between wakefulness and non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep. It is characterized by dysfunctional eating and drinking upon partial arousal from a stage of NREM sleep (also known as slow-wave sleep). As a form of sleepwalking, it entails partial or complete amnesia of the event. According to one study, the estimated prevalence of SRED was nearly 5% in the general population. The disorder is more common than generally recognized, and we can agree it requires more public awareness. This type of connection...
Source: Psych Central - July 4, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Caitlin Evans Tags: Diet & Nutrition Eating Disorders Neuroscience Sleep Stigma Stress Binge Eating Disorder Bingeing Disordered Eating nightmare disorder parasomnia restless leg syndrome Sleep apnea sleep disorder sleep hygiene sleep-related ea Source Type: news

Sleep disorder linked with changes to brain structure typical of dementia
(European Lung Foundation) Obstructive sleep apnea is associated with changes to the structure of the brain that are also seen in the early stages of dementia, according to a study published in the European Respiratory Journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mild, Moderate OSA in Children Linked to Worse Cognitive Function Mild, Moderate OSA in Children Linked to Worse Cognitive Function
Children with mild or moderate obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) perform significantly worse on several tests of cognitive function compared to their peers without sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), new findings from China show.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

ASK THE GP: Help! I'm happily married, but my husband's snoring is making my life hell
The Daily Mail's resident GP, Dr Martin Scurr, answers your health concerns - this week, excessive snoring and the risks of pulmonary disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Britain's health service to reduce 'unnecessary' treatments
Britain's National Health Service has proposed cutting back on treatments including breast reductions and operations to stop people snoring as part of plans to save money and reduce "unnecessary or risky procedures." (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Japan approves Inspire Medical ’ s obstructive sleep apnea neurostim device
Inspire Medical Systems said this week it won approval from Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare for its Inspire therapy system, now cleared to treat moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea. The Inspire system is a closed-loop, pacemaker-like system designed to stimulate nerves to keep airways open during sleep to treat obstructive sleep apnea. Inspire Medical Systems said that it will pursue reimbursement in the country, with plans to launch the device in the second half of next year. “With this approval for our Inspire therapy, we are able to provide patients and physicians in Japan with a new al...
Source: Mass Device - June 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Inspire Medical Systems Inc. Source Type: news

Fresca Medical lands de novo authorization for Curve positive airway pressure system
On Monday, the FDA granted connected health company Fresca Medical a de novo authorization to market its Curve device, a positive airway pressure delivery system that treats obstructive sleep apnea.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 27, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Sleep Disruption Increases Risk of Atrial Fibrillation
WEDNESDAY, June 27, 2018 -- Sleep disruption consistently predicts risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) before and after adjusting for obstructive sleep apnea, according to a study published online June 25 in Heart Rhythm. Matthew A. Christensen, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A policy analysis of mandatory obstructive sleep apnea screening in the trucking industry - Kirkendoll KD, Heaton K.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a chronic condition characterized by occlusion of the upper airway during sleep resulting in daytime sleepiness. Drivers with OSA are at a two- to sevenfold increase in risk of motor vehicle crashes (MVCs). Approximately, 1... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

The relationship between depression, daytime napping, daytime dysfunction, and snoring in 0.5 million Chinese populations: exploring the effects of socio-economic status and age - Liu Y, Peng T, Zhang S, Tang K.
BACKGROUND: Daytime napping has been postulated as both a protective and a risk factor for depression in previous studies. In addition to these conflicting results, research gaps also exist with regard to controlling confounding bias between daytime nappin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Beyond the Baggie: High Hopes for Nasal Delivery of Medical Cannabis
What happens when a leading medical cannabis company hooks up with a respiratory device company?  Dose-metered, nasally-delivered cannabis-based medicines, according to Columbia Care and Rhinomed. The two companies have inked a licensing agreement for the collaborative development of just such a product. New York-based Columbia Care and Richmond, Australia-based Rhinomed plan to develop one or more new versions of Rhinomed's existing device. The program, which will be developed in Columbia Care's research and manufacturing facilities, will aim to optimize delivery of consistent doses of Columbia Care's pharmaceutical-...
Source: MDDI - June 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Can Fresca & #039;s Sleep Apnea Device & #039;Curve & #039; the CPAP Compliance Problem?
    SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., June 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- FRESCA Medical, Inc., a privately held sleep solutions and connected health company, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted their de novorequest to market the CURVE™ Positive Airway Pressure delivery system for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).  The de novo pathway is reserved for marketing approval of novel devices of low to moderate risk. The FRESCA system includes a dedicated flow generator, a lightweight and ergonomic air delivery hose, and a comfortable nasal pillow...
Source: MDDI - June 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Fresca Medical wins de novo nod from FDA for Curve sleep apnea device
Fresca Medical said today it won FDA de novo approval for its Curve positive airway pressure delivery system designed to treat obstructive sleep apnea. The Curve CPAP system includes a flow generator, air delivery hose and nasal pillow patient interface, the San Clemente, Calif.-based company said. The system also features the company’s SmartValve technology which it claims allows the system to treat OSA with less airflow than conventional CPAP systems. “Fresca Medical is committed to developing disruptive and effective technologies for sleep apnea sufferers who cannot tolerate the currently available therapies...
Source: Mass Device - June 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory frescamedical Source Type: news

FDA Authorizes FRESCA Medical To Market New Positive Airway Pressure Delivery System To Treat Sleep Apnea
Novel Low-Flow Technology Has Demonstrated Efficacy in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., June 25, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- FRESCA Medical, Inc., a privately held sleep solutions and connected health company... Devices, FDA FRESCA Medical, CURVE System, Positive Airway Pressure, sleep apnea (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The New Health Care: I Learned I Have Sleep Apnea. It ’ s More Serious Than Many People Realize.
There are many treatment options for a problem that can be downright deadly. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AUSTIN FRAKT Tags: Apnea (Sleep Disorder) Driver Distraction and Fatigue Snoring Traffic Accidents and Safety Source Type: news

What is the Prevalence of Somnambulism?
Discussion Sleep disorders are common in all ages particularly sleep deprivation in our increasingly busy world. A review of health problems caused by inadequate sleep can be found here. Sleep problems are more common in patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, epilepsy, headache and visual impairments. Sleep problems can cause cognitive and behavioral impairments including emotional regulation problems, increased seizures or headaches, and impaired attention and has been known to prolong recovery from various acquired brain injuries. Somnambulism or sleepwalking is a parasomnia (which include confusional a...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 25, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Benefits of using a humidifier
Dry indoor air is a common problem that can exacerbate respiratory symptoms, cause dry skin and hair, and even make snoring worse. In this article, learn how using a humidifier can help to alleviate these and other problems. We also describe the possible risks and how to use a humidifier safely. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and AF Risk After Cardiac Surgery Obstructive Sleep Apnea and AF Risk After Cardiac Surgery
Are cardiac surgical patients who are at high risk for obstructive sleep apnea at increased risk for postoperative atrial fibrillation?Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Poor Sleep Slows Work Productivity Poor Sleep Slows Work Productivity
Insomnia, snoring, and other sleep problems are associated with decreased work productivity.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 15, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Blood biomarkers as a diagnostic tool for obstructive sleep apnea
(Dove Medical Press) Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition causing daytime tiredness which can significantly impact a patient's quality of life and increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. It is a common, chronic disorder that affects thousands of patients, yet recent studies show that many sufferers remain undiagnosed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Drug for Narcolepsy, Sleep Apnea on the Horizon New Drug for Narcolepsy, Sleep Apnea on the Horizon
Solriamfetol showed durable effects in reducing excessive sleepiness in patients with narcolepsy or obstructive sleep apnea in a long-term study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Pill for skin problems may stop snoring, too
The drug, called dimethyl fumarate (also known by its brand name Tecfidera) is used to dampen inflammation that causes flare-ups of psoriasis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Turning Surgeons Into Innovators Without Taking Them Out of the OR
Academic hospitals have all the makings for rich medical device development. They have physicians to identify surgical needs, researchers to test theories, bioengineers to design and create devices and patients to participate in clinical trials. However, disconnect between engineering and surgical departments makes innovation a challenge. So does surgeons' all-consuming job Number One—treating patients. Surgical Innovations, part of the University of California, San Francisco's Department of Surgery and Bioengineering & Therapeutic Sciences, aims to open communication between clinical academic surgeons and bioeng...
Source: MDDI - June 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Heather R. Johnson Tags: R & D Source Type: news

Sleep position - this is why you should never fall asleep on your front
SLEEP position can affect back pain, arthritis joint pain, and even improve your snoring habit. Whether it ’s on your front, on your back, or on your side, each position brings different health benefits and complications, but some are better at helping you to fall asleep. Why should you never sleep on your stomach? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CPAP Use May Improve Sexual QOL in Those With Sleep Apnea
FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 -- Successful continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) use for obstructive sleep apnea may be associated with improved sexual quality of life (QOL), according to a study published online May 24 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Using a CPAP machine can improve sex lives for some, study says
Regular use of a continuous positive airway pressure or CPAP machine could improve the sex lives of people with obstructive sleep apnea -- especially women, a new study says. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to sleep: Three tips to stop deafening snores
SLEEP is one of the most important activities of the day, and can help reduce your risk of developing conditions like dementia. However, getting enough can be difficult if your snoring keeps waking up you, and everyone nearby. Try these three tips to get some quiet shut-eye. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Evaluation of traffic accident risk in in-city bus drivers: the use of Berlin Questionnaire - Tasbakan MS, Ekren PK, Uysal FE, Basoglu OK.
OBJECTIVES: Traffic accidents associated with high mortality rate may produce serious problems especially in highways. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been associated with a high risk for traffic accidents due to excessive daytime sleepiness even in in-c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Drug used to treat daytime sleepiness does not appear to improve driving in those with sleep apnea
(American Thoracic Society) A drug used to treat excessive daytime sleepiness may not improve driving ability in adults with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who cannot tolerate standard therapies, according to new research published online in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news