Medical News Today: What are the benefits of cherry juice?
Cherry juice has many alleged health benefits, including reducing gout symptoms, aiding sleep, and improving short-term memory. Learn more about the potential health benefits of cherry juice here, as well as how to make it. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Best supplements for sleep: Six natural remedies to ensure a good night’s rest
BEST supplements for sleep: Difficulty falling asleep affects most of us at some time, but are there certain vitamins, minerals or nutrients we can add to our diet ensure we get a peaceful forty winks? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep and exercise compete for people's time
(Reuters Health) - On weekday mornings, two healthy activities - exercise and sleep - compete with each other for time, researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The relationship between the frequency of suicidal ideation and sleep disturbance factors among adolescent earthquake victims in China - Tang W, Xu D, Li B, Lu Y, Xu J.
This study aimed to examine the frequency of suicidal ideation (SI) and identify exposure variables, mental health, and sleep-related risk factors of SI among adolescents following the 2013 Ya'an earthquake. METHODS: Participants consist... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The sleep environment and its association with externalizing behaviors in a sample of low-income adolescents - Rubens SL, Miller MA, Zeringue MM.
This study examined the sleep environment and its association with externalizing problems in adolescents attending an alternative high school. Participants included 114 students (56% female, 91% Black, mean age  = 18.03, standard deviation [SD] = 1.49) ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Change Detection of Sleeping Conditions based on Multipoint Ambient Sensing of Comforter on Bed - Umetani T, Ishii M, Tamura Y, Saiwaki N, Yokoyama K.
This paper describes a method for the detection of changes in sleeping conditions using multipoint ambient sensing for safety and amenity in the sleep environment. This method continuously detects changes during sleep, such as the movements of the person a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Daytime sleepiness affects gait auditory synchronization ability - Umemura GS, Pinho JP, Forner-Cordero A.
Sleep disturbances in modern life lead to cognitive and motor performance impairments in everyday tasks such as gait. The most common symptom of these disturbances is daytime sleepiness, which can be assessed by questionnaires such as the Epworth Sleep Sca... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

FT Health: Innovation in Healthcare
Japan’s sleep-deprivation problems; NHS tries to incorporate health innovations; how smartphones can extend healthcare to remote areas; finding the optimal delivery platform for medical marijuana; marketing healthcare advice in Africa; using AI for drug research; and ‘social prescribing’ in support for therapy (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - November 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Working on the snoring problem, one innovation at a time
Innovation Factory ’s Alaa Chalabi talks using wearables to detect sleep disorders and snoring habits at WISH in Doha, Qatar last week. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 19, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

The Checkup: Baby Won ’ t Sleep Through the Night? You ’ re Not Alone
Parents often feel bad if their babies aren ’ t good sleepers, but a new study suggests there ’ s a lot of variation, even at a year old. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: Sleep Children and Childhood Babies and Infants Parenting Marriages Work-Life Balance Breastfeeding Source Type: news

When a College Student Comes Home to Stay
Thirty percent of freshmen won ’ t return for their sophomore year, and the wheels can start to fall off as early as Thanksgiving. What can parents do? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: WILLIAM STIXRUD and NED JOHNSON Tags: Colleges and Universities Anxiety and Stress Parenting Sleep Mental Health and Disorders Thanksgiving Day Drug Abuse and Traffic Education (Secondary) Source Type: news

A Slam Dunk: Late-Night Tweets Harm NBA Players' Performance
MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 -- Late-night tweeting leads to poorer next-day performance by professional basketball players, according to a new study that highlights how social media can affect sleep. For the study, researchers examined statistics for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

A Slam Dunk: Late-Night Tweets Harm NBA Players' Performance
Title: A Slam Dunk: Late-Night Tweets Harm NBA Players' PerformanceCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/19/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/19/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Sleep General)
Source: MedicineNet Sleep General - November 19, 2018 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news

Noise pollution in hospitals 'getting worse'
Patients are deprived of sleep and staff burnout and performance affected Related items fromOnMedica Collaboration 2.0: Moving towards true person-centred care Patients report better overall satisfaction with A&E Treatment of whistleblowers a “stain on NHS”, say MPs Primary Care Home has positive impact on care and services CQC tells Trust to improve safety of 111 service (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NY EMTs Exhausted and Underpaid; Fighting for Higher Wages and More Resources
  ALBANY, N.Y. (WNYT) -- Long hours, low wages and limited sleep. It's a recipe for disaster -- especially for those whose job it is to save lives. Last year, this issue came to the forefront after a deadly crash involving an ambulance driver who fell asleep at the wheel. NewsChannel 13's investigation discovered there are multiple issues at play that are putting the entire emergency medical service industry at risk. Related JEMS Article: Evidence-Based Guidelines for Combatting Fatigue in EMS You make the call. A dispatcher sends an ambulance. However, what many in emergency medical service want you to know ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - November 17, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Karen Tararache (WNYT News Channel 13) Tags: News News Videos Operations Source Type: news

NY EMTs Exhausted and Underpaid; Fighting for Higher Wages and More Resources
  ALBANY, N.Y. (WNYT) -- Long hours, low wages and limited sleep. It's a recipe for disaster -- especially for those whose job it is to save lives. Last year, this issue came to the forefront after a deadly crash involving an ambulance driver who fell asleep at the wheel. NewsChannel 13's investigation discovered there are multiple issues at play that are putting the entire emergency medical service industry at risk. Related JEMS Article: Evidence-Based Guidelines for Combatting Fatigue in EMS You make the call. A dispatcher sends an ambulance. However, what many in emergency medical service want you to know ...
Source: JEMS Operations - November 17, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Karen Tararache (WNYT News Channel 13) Tags: News News Videos Operations Source Type: news

Fighting against low pay ‘ at the heart of UNISON ’ s agenda ’
Addressing LGBT conference, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea looked back three decades to recall voices being sounded against unions fighting for equal pay for part-time workers – primarily because of a fear that that would negatively impact on the wages of full-time, predominantly male workers. That has changed, but Ms McAnea highlighted the need to keep the fight against low pay “at the very heart of our bargaining agenda” as the union heads into its 26th year in existence. “Now in the fourth industrial revolution,” with the rise of the gig economy, the speed with which wo...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2018 LGBT Conference care workers LGBT members Source Type: news

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See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Deadline Extended! Apply by November 23 to participate in the 2019 Critical Appraisal Institute for Librarians! – Craving more confidence in leading EBM sessions for medical students? Puzzled on how to guide students about study design and in depth critical appraisal? Frustrated with statistics? This six week online program will develop librarian’s critical appraisal skills via enhanced understanding of research design, biomedical statistics, and clinical reasoning to apply knowledge in teaching target populatio...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 16, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Catching up on sleep at weekends may aggravate period pain
Japanese researchers surveyed 150 female university students about their sleeping and menstrual patterns. The findings were published in the journal Chronobiology International. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Mother-of-two, 36, endures terrifying hallucinations that see her tormented by 'an evil presence'
Sarah Spence, 36, from Hull, has suffered from sleep paralysis - the inability to move when falling asleep or waking up - for 17 years, which causes her to believe someone is in the room. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acute sleep restriction has differential effects on components of attention - Cunningham JEA, Jones SAH, Eskes GA, Rusak B.
Inadequate nightly sleep duration can impair daytime functioning, including interfering with attentional and other cognitive processes. Current models posit that attention is a complex function regulated by several separate, but interacting, neural systems... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Reward motivation normalises temporal attention after sleep deprivation - Sasmita K, Massar SAA, Lim J, Chee MWL.
Preparation of attention facilitates speeded responding at time points with a high probability of target occurrence. Conversely, time points with low target probability are disadvantaged due to lower readiness. When targets are uniformly distributed in tim... (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

Sleep Apnea and Cognitive Dysfunction After IV Anesthesia Sleep Apnea and Cognitive Dysfunction After IV Anesthesia
Might obstructive sleep apnea offer protection from anesthesia-induced postoperative cognitive dysfunction by way of hypoxic preconditioning?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

CBT May Reduce Pain, Decrease Opioid Use CBT May Reduce Pain, Decrease Opioid Use
Cognitive behavioral therapy, offered in-office or online, may reduce pain and opioid use in addition to improving sleep and mood, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - November 15, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Why skimping on sleep could be making you FAT
(Natural News) Not getting adequate sleep at night has been linked with overeating, poor food choices, and weight gain. A new study shows that lack of sleep also amplifies and extends the blood levels of a chemical that enhances the joy you feel when you eat especially sweet, salty, or high-fat snack foods. Findings published... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mobile Apps Help Patients Cope With Pain Mobile Apps Help Patients Cope With Pain
Mobile apps that track pain levels, sleep, mood, and activity are improving patient outcomes, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Music can help you sleep, new study suggests
A new study finds many people use music as an every day sleep aid. Sixty-two percent of respondents told researchers they listen to music to help them fall asleep. Many say it helps them relax, or block noise. Dr. Carol Ash, a sleep specialist at Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health in New Jersey, joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss the science behind the new findings. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Babies' brain development may not depend on sleeping through the night
(Reuters Health) - Infants who don't sleep through the night don't seem to be at higher risk for cognitive or motor development problems, a Canadian study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cochlear joins $17m round for sleep apnea nueromod dev Nyxoah
Cochlear Ltd. (ASX:COH) has joined a $17.1 million (EU €15 million) funding round for Nyxoah to support the development and commercialization of its hypoglossal nerve stim therapy for treating obstructive sleep apnea. Australian hearing tech developer Cochlear lead the round, investing $14.7 million (EU €13 million). The round was also joined by several existing Nyxoah shareholders, the Belgian company said. As part of the funding round, a member of Cochlear has joined Nyxoah’s board of directors. “Cochlear actively monitors the market for novel technologies and implantable devices that over the ...
Source: Mass Device - November 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Respiratory cochlear Nyxoah Source Type: news

The Forbes Healthcare Summit 2018: The Draft Agenda
We're two weeks away from the big event. On November 28 we'll host the Forbes Healthcare Summit, a 24-hour meeting (time off for sleep) of the top executives from the pharmaceutical, insurance and hospital sectors. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Parkinson’s disease warning - do you sleep like this? How to reveal your risk
PARKINSON ’S disease symptoms include tremors, slow movement and muscle stiffness. But there are other warning signs and symptoms of the neurodegenerative brain condition you should be aware of. Do you sleep like this? How to reveal your risk of Parkinson’s disease while you’re asleep. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Smoothies Healthy? Here ’s What the Experts Say
Smoothies have a health glow about them. They’re often an integral part of cleanses, and they’re ubiquitous at health food stores and health-centric restaurants. And the smoothie trend is still going strong. Workout studios serve them up post-class, dietitians preach their powers and fit celebrities tout their nutritional prowess. But are smoothies healthy? Here’s what you should know about the drink, whether you’re picking one up or making your own. How to make healthy smoothies You can put nearly anything into a smoothie. But most consist of liquid (like water, non-dairy milk or kefir), fruits, ve...
Source: TIME: Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

The Academy of Laser Dentistry Partners Again with the Greater New York Dental Meeting to Provide Unbiased Laser Training
3 Essential Sessions Will Provide a Glimpse of What ’s Aheadat the ALD ’s Annual Meeting in AprilCoral Springs, FL – November 12, 2018 – For the 11th consecutive year, the Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD) will carry on its mission of providing unbiased, non-commercial laser education and training with three hands-on sessions during the upcoming Greater New York Dental Meeting.According to ALD executive director Gail Siminovsky, “We’re pleased to announce that the, ALD is continuing its tradition of sponsoring several objective CE programs, taught by some of the world’s most pr...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 14, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Withings launches wearable heart rate, fitness tracker Pulse HR
The wearable will connect to the Health Mate app, which can give users insights about ther heart rate and sleep patterns.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 14, 2018 Category: Information Technology 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

Parents shouldn't worry if their infant doesn't sleep through the night by a year old
(McGill University) Authors of a study found that a large percentage of healthy babies don't start sleeping through the night even at a year old. The McGill-led research team also examined whether infants who didn't sleep for six or eight consecutive hours were more likely to have problems with psychomotor and mental development, and found no association. The researchers also found no correlation between infants waking up at night and their mothers' postnatal mood. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The best essential oils for better sleep
(Natural News) As you grow older, you might have more trouble falling asleep, especially if you’re constantly stressed or anxious. If you’re tired of tossing and turning until you fall asleep, consider using soothing essential oils. Essential oils are made from natural sources like flowers and trees, and these oils have relaxing and sedative effects. Conclusive... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bad sleep habits can cause obesity, poor diet in kids
When kids don't get enough sleep it could set them up to have unhealthy lifestyles as they get older. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Daily Insight: Losing sleep over Sussex
The must-read stories and debate in health policy and leadership. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New Physical Activity Guidelines Offer Simple Advice: Move More, Sit Less
Americans should sit less and move more, even if that activity comes in tiny chunks, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) latest physical activity guidelines. The core recommendations in the 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, which were published Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Association, aren’t all that different from the previous iteration, which was released in 2008. The tone, however, has shifted to include more manageable forms of activity and to promote benefits of exercise that go beyond physical health, such as improved cognitive function, me...
Source: TIME: Health - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Exercise/Fitness onetime overnight Source Type: news

Heart attack warning - do you sleep like this? Heart disease signs hidden in your slumber
HEART attack symptoms include chest pain, sweating, and feeling short of breath. But you could also be at risk of deadly myocardial infarction signs and heart disease if you sleep like this. Are you at risk of a heart attack? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Back pain - the £1 snack that could prevent lower backache
BACK pain could be prevented by watching your diet, or by changing your sleep position. You could also reduce your risk of lower back pain symptoms by eating more of this cheap snack, it ’s been claimed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parents Shouldn ’ t Worry If Their Baby Doesn ’ t Sleep Through The Night
BOSTON (CBS) – If your baby isn’t sleeping through the night yet, Canadian researchers say not to worry. Sleeping through the night is considered sleeping for six or eight hours a night without waking up. Many parents feel their babies should be able to do that by six months of age. If they don’t they often worry that they are failures as parents or that something is wrong with their child. A new study in the journal Pediatrics looked at hundreds of babies and found many developmentally normal, healthy babies don’t sleep through the night at six months or even at one year of age. They say there is p...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Family Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Babies Dr. Mallika Marshall Health Watch Health watch with Mallika Marshall Sleeping Source Type: news

It's OK if Baby Doesn't Sleep Through at 6 Months
Though new parents often expect baby to sleep through the night by 6 months of age, a large percentage do not, a study has revealed. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Move More, Sit Less: Government Issues New Exercise Guidelines
By Arman Azad, CNN (CNN) — If you’re sitting down while reading this, stand up. Guidelines released Monday by the federal government show that most Americans are not getting the exercise they need, costing the health care system over $100 billion each year. The new standards are similar to those released 10 years ago, but the government is scrapping a recommendation that physical activity occur in 10-minute blocks, instead telling Americans to “move more and sit less” whenever possible. Any amount of exercise has some health benefits, officials say, and some benefits are even immediate, like better ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Exercise Source Type: news