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U.S. safety board says train crash engineers had undiagnosed sleep disorder
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The engineers in two New York City area commuter train crashes suffered from sleep apnea that had not been diagnosed, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Primal screams, blood and burns: What it ’ s like to survive a lightning strike
Rain and hail were pelting down, and a thunderclap roared across a lake in central California. From afar, the fiery lightning strike that came with it looked like an explosion, darting down a tree trunk before it hit a father and his two young children who had hunkered down beneath it. “It hit that person. It hit a person,” […]Related:She chose to die so she could give birth. Now her newborn is dead, too.Ivanka Trump reveals struggles with postpartum depression on ‘Dr. Oz’Could some ADHD be a type of sleep disorder? That would fundamentally change how we treat it. (Source:...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

She chose to die so she could give birth. Now her newborn is dead, too.
The headaches began in March. The couple didn’t think much of them — until Carrie DeKlyen began vomiting. An initial scan showed a mass in her brain. More tests showed that it was a form of cancer, possibly lymphoma, but treatable. But a pathology exam revealed a more grim diagnosis. The 37-year-old mother of five from Wyoming, […]Related:Primal screams, blood and burns: What it’s like to survive a lightning strikeIvanka Trump reveals struggles with postpartum depression on ‘Dr. Oz’Could some ADHD be a type of sleep disorder? That would fundamentally change how we treat it. (S...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. safety board: Train-crash engineers had sleep disorders
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The engineers in two New York City area commuter train crashes suffered from undiagnosed sleep disorders, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Caught napping: snoozing jellyfish prove a brain isn't necessary for sleep
Scientists made the discovery by observing the primitive jellyfish Cassiopea, which has no central nervous systemSnoozing jellyfish have confirmed that a brain is not necessary for sleep.Scientists made the discovery after observing a primitive jellyfish called Cassiopea that lives upside down on the sea floor and lacks any kind of central nervous system.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 21, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Press Association Tags: Animal behaviour Biology Science Sleep Marine life Source Type: news

Cannabis, 'Spice' -- better think twice
(University of Tsukuba) Marijuana is the most commonly abused drug in the world, and the advent of synthetic cannabinoids creates additional challenges to the society because of their higher potency and ability to escape drug detection screenings. Scientists from Japanese sleep institute have a warning for the society about a danger coming from cannabinoid abuse. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The surprising, ancient behavior of jellyfish
(California Institute of Technology) The discovery that primitive jellyfish sleep suggests that sleep is an ancient, evolutionarily conserved behavior. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sleep deprivation could cure depression for a day
A new study shows sleep deprivation can be an effective antidepressant for half of people with the mood disorder. Much is unknown still, but sleep deprivation could be used to augment treatments. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ivanka Trump reveals struggles with postpartum depression on ‘ Dr. Oz ’
Ivanka Trump revealed in a television interview that she struggled with postpartum depression after the births of her three children. During an interview with Mehmet Oz, better known as Dr. Oz, President Trump's eldest daughter, who also serves as his senior adviser, described the period after the birth of each of her three children as a "very challenging […]Related:Could ADHD be a type of sleep disorder? That would fundamentally change how we treat it.Hospital staffers took photos of a patient’s genitals — and the foreign object lodged thereSelena Gomez’s kidney transplant: You...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Poor Sleep Associated With Higher Risk of Chronic Pain Poor Sleep Associated With Higher Risk of Chronic Pain
People who sleep poorly may be more likely to develop a chronic pain condition and have worse physical health, a study from the UK suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

When Moms Don't Sleep Well, Neither Do Their Kids
That could take a toll on child's development, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Insomnia, Parenting, Sleep Disorders (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yoga Improves Sleep In People Being Treated For Cancer
People receiving chemotherapy are often plagued by insomnia at night and excessive drowsiness during the day. But a new study in the journal Cancer suggests that yoga can help. Breast cancer patients in the study who practiced at home at least twice a week reported better sleep quality over time, compared to those who practiced less often or not at all. The new research is “another piece of evidence, along with now dozens of studies, showing that incorporating a mind-body practice within conventional cancer care can help decrease side effects for patients,” says lead author Lorenzo Cohen, director of the integr...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized Alternative Medicine Breast Cancer breast cancer treatment breathing exercises chemotherapy Exercise/Fitness fatigue insomnia Meditation sleep tibetan yoga TIME Health Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Could ADHD be a type of sleep disorder? That would fundamentally change how we treat it.
Over the past two decades, U.S. parents and teachers have reported epidemic levels of children with trouble focusing, impulsive behavior and so much energy that they are bouncing off walls. Educators, policymakers and scientists have referred to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, as a national crisis and have spent billions of dollars looking into its cause. They've looked at genetics, brain development, exposure to […]Related:Hospital staffers took photos of a patient’s genitals — and the foreign object lodged thereSelena Gomez’s kidney trans...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could some ADHD be a type of sleep disorder? That would fundamentally change how we treat it.
Over the past two decades, U.S. parents and teachers have reported epidemic levels of children with trouble focusing, impulsive behavior and so much energy that they are bouncing off walls. Educators, policymakers and scientists have referred to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, as a national crisis and have spent billions of dollars looking into its cause. They've looked at genetics, brain development, exposure to […]Related:Hospital staffers took photos of a patient’s genitals — and the foreign object lodged thereSelena Gomez’s kidney trans...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep Deprivation Can Rapidly Reduce Depression
1. Sleep deprivation — under controlled circumstances — can rapidly reduce depression. By Rich Haridy in New Atlas 2. This is why you shouldn’t use texts for two-factor authentication. By Russel Brandom at the Verge 3. Will doctors include social media in the medical history of their patients? By Erene Stergiopoulos in Nautilus 4. If the U.S. wants a better health care system, we should check out Japan. By Noah Smith in Bloomberg View 5. The future of news is humans talking to machines. Here’s why. By Trushar Barot at Nieman Lab The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization b...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: The Aspen Institute Tags: Uncategorized Depression Five Best Ideas Innovation Japan medicine News Security Source Type: news

When Moms Don't Sleep Well, Neither Do Their Kids
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 20, 2017 -- If mom is an insomniac, her kids are likely to be poor sleepers, too. New research finds that children whose mothers have trouble sleeping fall asleep later, don't stay asleep as long and spend less time in deep... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 20, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Poor Sleep Associated With Higher Risk Of Chronic Pain
A general decline in both the quantity and quality of hours slept led to a two- to three-fold increase in pain problems over time. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

You Asked: Can a Breakup Make You Sick?
Love hurts, but a breakup can be agony—even beyond the emotional pain. If you’ve gone through a highly emotional split, researchers say your immune system can take a significant hit. “Breaking up with a partner leaves people feeling blue and lonely, even when it’s something they wanted,” says Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, a professor of psychiatry and director of the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research at Ohio State University. “Time heals wounds, and people recover, but the time course for recovery is related to how much a person continues to be preoccupied with thoughts of their former...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized break up Breakup Divorce ex boyfriend ex-girlfriend how to get over a breakup how to get over someone how to recover from a breakup immune system Love Relationship relationship advice relationships Sex/Relationshi Source Type: news

Tibetan yoga can help breast cancer patients finds study
A new study from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has found that breast cancer patients undergoing chemo who practice Tibetan yoga sleep better. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Go ahead, hit that snooze button: StatsCan says a bulk of Canadians lack sleep
About a third of adults sleep fewer hours per night than recommended, and many report their shuteye is fitful at times, according to Statistics Canada. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Go ahead, hit that snooze button: StatsCan says many Canadians lack sleep
More than half of adults in Canada say their shuteye is fitful at times, according to a Statistics Canada report released Wednesday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Intra-individual variability in the sleep of senior and junior rugby league athletes during the competitive season - Caia J, Halson SL, Scott TJ, Kelly VG.
This study examined the sleep intra-individual variability (IIV) of rugby league athletes across senior and junior levels during one week of the competitive season. Forty-five rugby league athletes across elite senior, sub-elite senior and elite junior lev... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Tibetan yoga practice may improve sleep quality for breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) Participating in twice-weekly practice of Tibetan yoga may reduce sleep disturbances and improve sleep quality in breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy, according to a study from researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Poor sleep associated with higher risk of chronic pain
(Reuters Health) - People who sleep poorly may be more likely to develop a chronic pain condition and have worse physical health, a study from the UK suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

In Denver, Marijuana Users Aren't Hard-Core Partiers -- They Really Just Want To Sleep
Contrary to the popular image of stoners as party animals, many cannabis users may just want to go to sleep, if a Denver-area survey is a reliable indicator. The survey, conducted by Consumer Research Around Cannabis, found that only pain relief rivals sleep as a reason for using marijuana. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Debra Borchardt, Contributor Source Type: news

Mother Arrested After Her Baby Suffocates While Sleeping Next to Her in Bed
This article originally appeared on People.com. (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Chan Tags: Uncategorized Crime Michigan onetime Source Type: news

Pelzman's Picks: Is the Dog in Your Bed Making it Hard to Sleep?
(MedPage Today) -- Also, rise in alcohol abuse in adults, consequences of rescinding DACA, and more (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 19, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

‘My Roof Is Gone.’ Dominica’s Prime Minister Shares Live Updates of Hurricane Maria
Just days after it was brushed by Hurricane Irma, the Caribbean island of Dominica has been left devastated by Hurricane Maria, which is rapidly strengthening as it heads toward Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The Category 5 storm, with winds clocking at more than 160 mph, hit Dominica on Monday evening, leaving what Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skeritt described on Tuesday as “widespread devastation.” Skeritt shared live updates of the storm on his Facebook page on Monday evening. “Certainly no sleep for anyone in Dominica. I believe my residence may have sustained some damage,”...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kate Samuelson Tags: Uncategorized Caribbean Dominica hurricane irma Hurricane Maria onetime Source Type: news

Relationship between stress coping and sleep disorders among the general Japanese population: a nationwide representative survey - Otsuka Y, Kaneita Y, Itani O, Nakagome S, Jike M, Ohida T.
OBJECTIVE: To clarify the prevalence of stress, and examine the relationship between sleep disorders and stress coping strategies among highly stressed individuals in the general Japanese population. METHODS: A cross-sectional nationwide survey was... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Linking depression, insomnia, and the brain's reward center
Increased activity in a brain region involved in reward and motivation appears to reduce the risk of sleep-related depressive symptoms. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Depression Source Type: news

Insomnia Quiz: What Is Insomnia?
Title: Insomnia Quiz: What Is Insomnia?Category: MedicineNet QuizCreated: 6/6/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/19/2017 6:44:12 PM (Source: MedicineNet Sleep General)
Source: MedicineNet Sleep General - September 19, 2017 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news

Sleep Quiz: Sleep Hygiene & Sleep Facts
Title: Sleep Quiz: Sleep Hygiene& Sleep FactsCategory: MedicineNet QuizCreated: 7/21/2010 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/19/2017 3:56:51 PM (Source: MedicineNet Sleep General)
Source: MedicineNet Sleep General - September 19, 2017 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news

Sleep deprivation is an effective anti-depressant for nearly half of depressed patients
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Sleep deprivation - typically administered in controlled, inpatient settings - rapidly reduces symptoms of depression in roughly half of depression patients, according the first meta-analysis on the subject in nearly 30 years, from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Forget cash - how sex and sleep are the key to happiness
Sleeping soundly and having a good sex life have a greater impact on wellbeing than money, it is claimed today. A poll also found family, friends and job security are more important than flash cars. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How much sleep should YOU be getting? Healthy amount 'is better for you than money'
A HEALTHY amount of sleep has a far higher impact on wellbeing than a 50 per cent increase in disposable income, a study of Britons' quality of life has found. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Surprising Reason Why Spaniards Eat So Late
This article originally appeared on FoodandWine.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elisabeth Sherman / Food & Wine Tags: Uncategorized onetime onetimetravel Spain Source Type: news

Lady Gaga Has Postponed Her Tour Because of Her Fibromyalgia. Here ’s What to Know About the Painful Disorder
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan / Health Tags: Uncategorized celebrities with fibromyalgia Lady Gaga lady gaga disease lady gaga fibromyalgia lady gaga tour lady gaga tour cancelled public health what disease does lady gaga have what is fibromyalgia Source Type: news

Depression and lack of sleep: Insomniacs 'prone to the mental disorder'
NOT getting enough sleep causes depression rather than the other way round, according to new research. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Agony of little girl with sleep apnea
Ten-year-old Mia Amdur of Florida suffers from sleep apnea. Before she was diagnosed, she stopped breathing as many as 27 times in her sleep. Sleep apnea can cause learning and cardiac problems. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep most important ingredient of good health, even over diet and exercise, according to scientists
(Natural News) The scientific community has long established that losing sleep has detrimental effects on the body’s overall health and may increase the odds of debilitating conditions, a neuroscientist and human sleep science expert Professor Matthew Walker said in a recent Daily Mail article. The expert stressed that sleep deprivation may put people at an increased risk... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Design a Non-Toxic Nursery
-- After spending nine months making sure everything you eat is good for your growing baby, you'll want to create a nursery that's soothing and safe. Your baby typically will sleep for up to 16 hours a day for the first two years of life. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Study Says You May Sleep Better With Your Dog Nearby
4 days ago ... Explore the full list of benefits available to you as an AARP Member; WATCH: Food to avoid before bed; TELL US: How do you get a good  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - September 17, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Sleep quality affects eyewitness memory of a crime, according to scientists
(Natural News) A study by Michigan State University (MSU) scientists found that sleep may affect an eyewitness’s memory of a crime, as reported by the Science Daily. The research found that eyewitnesses to a crime who sleep before being given a police lineup are much less likely to pick an innocent person out of a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Back to sleep or not: the effect of the supine position on pediatric OSA: sleeping position in children with OSA - Walter LM, Dassanayake DUN, Weichard AJ, Davey MJ, Nixon GM, Horne RSC.
BACKGROUND: In both adults and children, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has significant adverse cardiovascular consequences. In adults, sleeping position has a marked effect on the severity of OSA; however, the limited number of studies conducted in childre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

I Went to the London ‘FriendsFest’ and All I Got Was a Free Bar of Mockolate
Stepping under a dripping white banner reading “Oh. My. God.” and “My sandwich?!,” while the Rembrandts sang that they’d be there for me “when the rain starts to pour” was not the most inspiring start to a drizzly FriendsFest – Comedy Central’s annual tribute to the iconic nineties sitcom. Friends may have ended 13 years ago (three years longer than it was on television in the first place), but that did not seem the case when looking around damp, dark Clissold Park in Stoke Newington, London, on Thursday evening. Around 100 people – many of whom would have been yo...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kate Samuelson / London Tags: Uncategorized Friends Television United Kingdom Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: Sept. 15, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Acera Surgical and Telos Medical’s partnership to Xtant Medical’s 510(k) clearance, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth a mention. 1. Acera Surgical partners with Telos Medical for Restrata wound matrix trial Telos Partners announced in a Sept. 14 press release that Acera Surgical has chosen Telos to lead its Restrata wound matrix study. The study will surgery the clinical outcomes of Restrata treatments for diabetic foot ulcers and test for effectiveness and safety. Restrata is a fully synthetic wound matrix that is FDA-cleared for ...
Source: Mass Device - September 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Business/Financial News Clinical Trials Dental Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Surgical Acera Surgical Contego Medical Fresenius MedTech OBP Medical Pinnacle Sciences Plusoptix Telos Source Type: news

Teens are jetlagged on Mondays, sleep researchers claim
This change in sleeping routine could explain why some children are often lazier at the start of the week, experts at Örebro University, Sweden, say. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DreamJay raises $2.3M to ramp up toward app launch
DreamJay, a San Francisco- and Warsaw, Poland-based sleep app developer, announced today that it has raised $2.3 million in Series A funding. Investors include the Joint Polish Investment Fund (JPIF), Poland ’s largest life science venture capital fund, and Nordic Makers, a Swedish fund. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 15, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Biphasic and polyphasic sleep: What is it and is it good for you?
In this article, we learn about biphasic and polyphasic sleep patterns. We explore how they affect your health and ways to improve your sleep. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

The sleeping patterns of Head Start children and the influence on developmental outcomes - Schlieber M, Han J.
The objective of this study was to investigate Head Start children's sleeping patterns and the impact on cognitive and behavioural outcomes. METHODS: Using the 2009 cohort of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news