A case of accidental self-enucleation caused by obstructive sleep apnea - Baker N, Schenck CH, Golden E, Varghese R.
A novel form of injury associated with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) that was comorbid with obesity hypoventilation syndrome, and severe daytime somnolence is reported in a 55 year-old woman, manifesting as severe ocular and extra-ocular muscle injuries su... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 22, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Scientists Are Studying Weight-Loss Drugs for Way More Than Weight Loss
The new weight-loss drugs Wegovy and Zepbound are in high demand, and the clamoring will only increase in coming years, experts predict. That’s because drugs like these, which rely at least in part on the appetite-regulating hormone GLP-1, are being investigated not just for weight loss and diabetes, but also for a wide range of other conditions. “Weight loss is only part of it,” says Dr. Ian Neeland, chair of the American Heart Association’s obesity science committee and an associate professor of medicine at Case Western Reserve University. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Here&...
Source: TIME: Health - May 21, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Aeroflow Sleep leverages EnsoData's novel PAP therapy prediction AI model, EnsoTherapy, to improve treatment compliance
Aeroflow and EnsoData usher in a new era in personalized sleep apnea care, population health management, and patient coaching with AI-powered predictive analysis of CPAP monitoring data MADISON, Wis., May 21, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Today, EnsoData and Aeroflow announce a strategic... (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 21, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: LIC Source Type: news

Why are elite athletes prone to abnormal heart rhythms?
On 1 July 2023, as Tour de France riders pedaled out of Bilbao, Spain, toward the French Pyrenees mountains, sports cardiologist Andre La Gerche tuned in from Melbourne, Australia. “It’s exciting watching the screen and knowing the engines”—the hearts powering the cyclists forward, says La Gerche, who works at the St. Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research and the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute. Five of the cyclists who won daily stages early in the race are also participants in an ambitious study, led by La Gerche, of the effects of endurance exercise on the heart. These include powerful protection aga...
Source: ScienceNOW - May 14, 2024 Category: Science Source Type: news

Reconsidering screening thresholds in health assessments for obstructive sleep apnea using operational and safety incident data - Naweed A, Lechat B, Chapman J, Adams RJ, Ferguson SA, Casolin A, Reynolds AC.
The rail industry in Australia screens workers for probable obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) due to known safety risks. However, existing criteria to trigger screening only identify a small proportion of workers with OSA. The current study sought to examine t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Medicare volume and reimbursement trends in lingual and hyoid procedures for obstructive sleep apnea - Torabi SJ, Tsang C, Patel RA, Nguyen TV, Manes RP, Kuan EC, Trask DK.
This study aims to analyze utilization and reimbursement trends in lingual and hyoid surgery for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). METHODS: Annual retrospective data on lingual and hyoid OSA surgeries was obtained from the 2000-2021 Medica... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 13, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

No One Knows How to Talk About Weight Loss Anymore
Jess, 38, has lost 75 pounds since she started taking Wegovy last year. She’s thrilled with the results—in addition to losing weight, her blood work and sleep apnea have improved—but the changes to her life and body feel too fraught to talk about with her friends, who want nothing to do with her weight loss. Years ago, Jess, who asked to use only her first name for privacy, and her friends embraced the principles of the Health at Every Size movement, which fights against anti-fat bias and argues that weight is not an accurate indicator of health. But last summer, despite her support for that school of ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 8, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Evergreen healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Online dental care solution dentistry.one named a 2024 njbiz health care hero
 METUCHEN, N.J. – May 6, 2024 – Dentistry.One, a virtual-first dental care solution introduced by MouthWatch, LLC, was recently named a 2024 Health Care Hero by leading New Jersey business publication, NJBIZ.  The annual award recognizes excellence, promotes innovation, and honors the efforts of the individuals and organizations making a significant impact on the quality of health care in New Jersey. Candidates were nominated by NJBIZ reader submissions, with the winners selected by a panel of independent judges. This year ’s Health Care Heroes Awards recogn...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 7, 2024 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Philips will pay $1.1billion to people who said company's $1,600 sleep apnea machines gave them CANCER
CPAP maker Philips reached a $1.1 billion settlement deal over claims from thousands of Americans who blame their cancers on degrading foam and toxic gases emitted by the machines. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 2, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea, Low Oxygen in Sleep Linked to Late-Onset Epilepsy
THURSDAY, May 2, 2024 -- Sleep apnea and late-midlife oxygen desaturation to less than 80 percent during sleep are associated with subsequent development of late-onset epilepsy (LOE), according to a study recently published in SLEEP. Christopher M.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 2, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea Linked With Late-Life Epilepsy
THURSDAY, May 2, 2024 -- Add one more damaging consequence of sleep apnea to the list: New research suggests it ' s related to late-life epilepsy. Late-onset epilepsy is defined as seizures that tend to begin only after the age of 60. The condition... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 2, 2024 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Low oxygen during sleep and sleep apnea linked to epilepsy in older adults
Findings provide further insight into the complex relationship between sleep disorders and epilepsy. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - April 30, 2024 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Philips will pay $1.1 billion to resolve US lawsuits over breathing machines that expel debris
Medical device maker Philips will pay $1.1 billion to settle personal injury lawsuits in the U.S. over its defective sleep apnea machines (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 29, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Philips to Pay Over $1 Billion to Resolve Lawsuits Over Sleep Apnea Devices
(MedPage Today) -- Medical device maker Philips said Monday it will pay $1.1 billion to settle hundreds of personal injury lawsuits in the U.S. over its defective sleep apnea machines, which have been subject to a massive global recall. The Dutch... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - April 29, 2024 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Philips to settle hundreds of defective sleep apnea machine lawsuits for $1.1 billion
Medical device maker Philips said Monday it will pay $1.1 billion to settle hundreds of personal injury lawsuits in the U.S. over its defective sleep apnea machines, which have been subject to a massive global recall. The Dutch manufacturer did not admit any fault and said it reached the agreement…#philips #dutch #cpap #royjakobs #fda #pennsylvania (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 29, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news