South Africa: Community Health Workers Can Help South African Women With Perinatal Depression
[The Conversation Africa] Depression is defined by symptoms such as persistent sadness, low mood, sleep disturbances, low energy, and feelings of hopelessness. The condition is universal and can affect anyone. But certain people are more vulnerable or at risk of experiencing depression. Poverty and trauma are among the risk factors. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - October 24, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

The relationship between physical violence by husband and sleep quality disorders in pregnant women - Arabzadeh M, Ahmadi Doulabi M, Amir Ali Akbari S, Nasiri M.
This study was performed with aim to determine the relationship between physical vi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Vivos Therapeutics and Candid Announce Strategic Collaboration to Deliver A Comprehensive Sleep Apnea and Orthodontic Treatment Solution
HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo., Oct. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Vivos Therapeutics, Inc. ( " Vivos " or " the Company " ) (NASDAQ: VVOS), a medical technology company focused on developing and commercializing innovative diagnostic and treatment modalities for patients suffering from mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and snoring, and Candid Care Co. ( " Candid " ), a digital platform for oral healthcare, today announced a new collaboration that will seek to provide patients with a comprehensive, whole-mouth solution to diagnose and treat OSA in adult patients and provide ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 22, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

In memoriam: Dr. Lissy Jarvik, 97, pioneer in the field of psychogeriatics
This study, still the only one of its kind, would evolve into her life ’s work, which focused on the mental changes that occur in both healthy and physically impaired people as they age, eventually helping guide the field of Alzheimer research.  “What Lissy Jarvik accomplished in her lifetime is truly remarkable,” said Dr. Alex Young, interim chair of the department of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences and interim director of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience& Human Behavior at the medical school. “Her seminal contributions to the field of psychogeriatrics and Alzheimer’s resea...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 22, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Study: Newborns who sleep better are less likely to be overweight
Newborns who sleep longer and consistently through the night are less likely to be overweight in infancy, a new study has found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Right Amount of Sleep May Be Important in Early Alzheimer ’ s
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 22, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, News, Source Type: news

How to sleep: The 30-second rhythmic exercise that induces sleep within ‘four minutes’
SLEEP deprivation has become a global epidemic, with up to 30 percent of people in developed countries suffering from chronic insomnia. While many resort to medication to fix their sleep woes, certain DIY techniques have also proven successful aids in the past. One method put forward by a professor, could induce sleep in less time than it takes to eat a bowl of cereal. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep battles with your teen? Why you can stop
It's 11 p.m. on a school night, and the light is still pouring out from under your teen's door. You do some quick math. If they fall asleep ... NOW ... they'll get just under 6.5 hours of sleep before they have to be up and out the door. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Making legal history, every month
In Black History Month we celebrate people making history today. So we sat down with Shantha David, one of many Black women making history at UNISON, to find out how she is fighting for equality, helping to make members’ lives better – and actually changing the law. Shantha, why are you proud to be heading UNISON’s legal services team? We may be a small in-house team, but we are an award-winning team running strategic, ground-breaking and cutting-edge litigation and managing a comprehensive external legal service for members. As a team, we have had many successes for our members, from our four-year battle...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 22, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article Black history month Legal legal services Source Type: news

Right Amount of Sleep May Be Important in Early Alzheimer's
Title: Right Amount of Sleep May Be Important in Early Alzheimer'sCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/22/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/22/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - October 22, 2021 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Good Sleep May Help Babies Avoid Obesity as They Grow
Title: Good Sleep May Help Babies Avoid Obesity as They GrowCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/22/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/22/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - October 22, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Migrants and Refugees Face an Invisible Trauma We Can ’t Ignore
In the wake of multiple legal challenges, the Biden Administration late last month aimed to fortify the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program with a new rule that would shield more than 600,000 undocumented people brought to the U.S. by their parents. While proponents of the program welcomed the move and heralded it an “effort to bulletproof the DACA program,” our response in this moment overlooks a fundamental problem: each challenge on immigration—whether the Muslim Ban, family separation, or challenging DACA—takes a toll on refugee and migrants through vicarious trauma and weather...
Source: TIME: Health - October 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gunisha Kaur Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Study finds link between sleep habits and weight gain in newborns
NIH-supported research suggests sleep patterns to support optimal health can begin in infancy, (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - October 21, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Altered hypothalamic functional connectivity following total sleep deprivation in young adult males - Qi J, Li BZ, Zhang Y, Pan B, Gao YH, Zhan H, Liu Y, Shao YC, Zhang X.
BACKGROUND: Sleep deprivation can markedly influence vigilant attention that is essential to complex cognitive processes. The hypothalamus plays a critical role in arousal and attention regulation. However, the functional involvement of the hypothalamus in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea Linked to Lower Stroke Mortality After Thrombectomy Sleep Apnea Linked to Lower Stroke Mortality After Thrombectomy
Obstructive sleep apnea is paradoxically associated with lower risk for mortality and in-hospital complications after thrombectomy for acute ischemic stroke, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - October 21, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Too much or not enough sleep can lead to greater cognitive decline
Seven and a half hours is the 'sweet spot' to preserve the brain and offset Alzheimer's disease, a study by Washington University's Sleep Medicine Centre has found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea Has Many Faces Sleep Apnea Has Many Faces
A 62-year-old patient was forgetting things and was worried she might be developing dementia.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Longer Sleep Improves Cardiovascular Outcomes Longer Sleep Improves Cardiovascular Outcomes
A new study furthers our understanding of the causal association between sleep duration and cardiovascular disease.European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Floating props and little sleep: Russians describe filming world ’s first movie in space
Film crew say shooting was a ‘huge challenge’ and they had to learn to walk again after 12 days in orbitTheir movie props floated around, sleeping was difficult and they used Velcro to keep objects in place but Russia ’s first film crew in space said they were delighted with the result and had “shot everything we planned”.Yulia Peresild, one of Russia ’s most glamorous actors, and film director Klim Shipenko returned to Earth on Sunday after spending 12 days on the International Space Station (ISS) shooting the first movie in orbit, in an effort to beat the United States.Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 20, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Guardian staff with agencies Tags: Russia Space World news Source Type: news

Full Suite of Innovations from Carestream Dental Opens New Treatment Options for GPs, Takes Teams from Case Start to Finish Faster
 Full Suite of Innovations from Carestream Dental Opens New Treatment Options for GPs, Takes Teams from Case Start to Finish Faster LAS VEGAS —After a long stretch without trade shows, doctors and team members are excited to explore all the latest technology at ADA SmileCon 2021. In Carestream Dental ’s booth, C1201, they’ll find the integrated solutions that will help them offer new treatment options; open new lines of revenue and engage with their patients better. The highly anticipated CS 3800 wireless intraoral scanner will be available for dental teams to experience. When microns matte...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 19, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Need a Checkup? Controversial Fitness Company CrossFit Wants to Be Your Doctor
CrossFit CEO Eric Roza would like to know if I have a primary care doctor. When I sheepishly tell him that I do not, he grins. I’ve just helped prove his point that the traditional primary care system, the one rooted in doctor’s offices and hospitals, isn’t working as it should. My lack of a doctor is “indicative of the problem,” he says. Traditional primary care “takes time, it takes money. You’re not seeing the value, right?” That problem is what CrossFit—a fitness company famous for high-intensity workouts that combine weight lifting and cardio, and infamous for a st...
Source: TIME: Health - October 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Health Care healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Sleep efficiency affecting the occurrence of falls among the frail older adults - Yoshimoto Y, Honda H, Take K, Tanaka M, Sakamoto A.
The purpose of this study is to clarify whether reduced sleep efficiency affects the occurrence of falls among the frail older adults. This was a prospective cohort study. The subjects were frail older adult individuals living within a community, attending... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Which CPAP Cleaner Is the Best?
Title: Which CPAP Cleaner Is the Best?Category: Health and LivingCreated: 10/19/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/19/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Sleep General)
Source: MedicineNet Sleep General - October 19, 2021 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news

Headband could beat insomnia by zapping the brain while sufferers wear it for 20 minutes at bedtime 
A headband worn for 20 minutes before bedtime may help beat insomnia. One person in ten in the UK has difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep, with women twice as likely to be affected as men. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Self-reported insomnia symptom, sleep duration and the risk of recurrent falls among older men and women - Endeshaw Y.
The objective of the current study was to examine the risk of recurrent falls among community-dwelling older adults ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Sleep duration and sleep difficulties as predictors of occupational injuries: a cohort study - Alhainen M, Harma M, Pentti J, Ervasti JM, Kivimaki M, Vahtera J, Stenholm S.
STUDY OBJECTIVES: To examine the association between sleep duration and sleep difficulties with different types and causes of workplace and commuting injuries. METHODS: The data were derived from the Finnish Public Sector study including 89.543 par... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Dementia in military and veteran populations: a review of risk factors-traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, deployment, and sleep - Raza Z, Hussain SF, Ftouni S, Spitz G, Caplin N, Foster RG, Gomes RSM.
The military population face a unique set of risk factors that may increase the risk of being diagnosed with dementia. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have a higher prevalence in this group in comparison to the civili... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

How Much Melatonin Should I Take for Sleep
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - October 18, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What Causes Irritability?
Discussion Child abuse or non-accidental trauma is a clinical diagnosis. It is the constellation of history, physical examination, radiographic evaluation, laboratory testing and investigation that determines if child abuse has occurred. Irritability caused by fractures or other trauma can be a presenting symptom of abuse. Fractures can be a presentation but they are also common problems not associated with abuse. Femoral shaft fractures are estimated to account for only 1.6% of all fractures in children, therefore they are potentially more suspicious for child abuse. A review of femur fractures can be found here. A review...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 18, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

How to sleep: The amino acid shown to improve people's sleep quality
SLEEP helps your body and brain function properly. It can also boost your memory, creativity and ability to learn. But nowadays more and more people experience poor sleep. This one amino acid can improve that, according to studies. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flu symptoms: The change in your sleep which may be a sign - 'how to treat flu yourself'
FLU symptoms come on very quickly. Flu will often get better on its own, but it can make some people seriously ill. GPs do not recommend antibiotics for flu because they will not relieve your symptoms or speed up your recovery. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Melatonin Improves Sleep in MS Melatonin Improves Sleep in MS
Findings presented at ECTRIMS 2021 suggest the OTC supplement improves multiple sleep measuresMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

From depression to sleep, new era of psychiatric drugs is here, says startup CEO
Stanford psychiatrist's company has identified 11 drugs, including three already in mid-stage clinical trials, to more precisely target people with depression and PTSD. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Sleep Problems in Mental Illness Highly Pervasive Sleep Problems in Mental Illness Highly Pervasive
An inpatient psychiatric diagnosis over an individual's lifetime is significantly associated with poor sleep quality, results from the largest study of its kind show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome: a single-center retrospective study - Santilli M, Manciocchi E, D'Addazio G, Di Maria E, D'Attilio M, Femminella B, Sinjari B.
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a sleep breathing disorder that often remains undiagnosed and untreated. OSAS prevalence is increasing exponentially. Starting on the dentist's role as an epidemiological and diagnostic "sentinel", the purpose of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

General aviation flight safety during the COVID-19 Pandemic - Boyd DD.
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: The COVID-19 virus has caused over 582,000 deaths in the United States to date. However, the pandemic has also afflicted the mental health of the population at large in the domains of anxiety and sleep disruption, potentially interfer... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: Heart rhythm problems need attention
We ’ve all experienced our heart rate change. For example, your heart rate increases when you exercise and slows when you sleep. But what if your heart rhythm changes when you aren't expecting it? That condition is known as heart arrhythmia.  Heart arrhythmias, also called heart rhythm problems, occur when the electrical impulses that coordinate your heartbeats don't work properly. This causes your heart to beat too fast, too slow or irregularly. Arrhythmias may feel like a… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 15, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

The ‘Great Resignation’ Is Finally Getting Companies to Take Burnout Seriously. Is It Enough?
Toward the end of last year, Anthony Klotz, a professor of business administration at Texas A&M University who studies workplace resignations, realized that a lot of people were about to quit their jobs. A record 42.1 million Americans quit a job in 2019, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data, but that rate dropped off during the pandemic-addled year of 2020. As 2021 approached, bringing with it the promise of effective vaccines and a return to semi-normal life, Klotz guessed that two things would happen. First, many of the people who wanted to quit in 2020 but held off due to fear or uncertainty would fina...
Source: TIME: Health - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

‘Debilitating’: health impacts of smoke from Australia’s black summer bushfires revealed in study
Only one in five people sought medical attention but half reported anxiety, depression and sleep lossGet our free news app;get our morning email briefingThe film-makerShaun Humphreys vividly remembers the miserable summer of the 2019-20 bushfires.His house, in a north Canberra suburb, was far from the burning fires, but the surrounding smoke was thick and stifling.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Donna Lu Tags: Bushfires Health Canberra Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Medical research Science Australia news Source Type: news

Dementia: The sleep pattern in your 50s, 60s and 70s that raises your risk by 30% - study
DEMENTIA is a destructive set of symptoms associated with progressive brain decline. Research continues to shed light on the contributing risk factors, raising the possibility of early intervention to forestall it. According to a study published in the journal Nature, a particular sleep pattern puts you at a 30 percent higher risk of dementia. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia: How long do you sleep for at night? You may be at a 30% higher risk of dementia
DEMENTIA is a destructive set of symptoms associated with progressive brain decline. Research continues to shed light on the contributing risk factors, raising the possibility of early intervention to forestall it. According to a study published in the journal Nature, a particular sleep pattern puts you at a 30 percent higher risk of dementia. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Insomniacs in Scotland can now get a FREE app to help them sleep in NHS deal
Dr Charlotte Lee, director of app provider Big Health, said: 'While this is great for people living in Scotland, we should move away from a postcode lottery for care.' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tonsil Size and Mallampati Score as Clinical Predictive Factors for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Severity in Children
 J Contemp Dent Pract. 2021 Jul 1;22(7):850-853.AbstractAim and objective: The aim of this study was to determine the clinical utility of body mass index (BMI), tonsil size, and Mallampati scoring in predicting both the presence of and severity of pediatric obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).Materials and methods: This prospective cross-sectional study comprised 78 growing children in the age range of 11-14 years with polysomnography (PSG)-proven OSA and 86 non-OSA corresponding controls. BMI, tonsil size (Friedman grading scale), and Mallampati score were determined for both groups, and related differences ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 13, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Why a One-Size-Fits-All Approach to Breast Cancer Prevention Can Leave Women Vulnerable
When Heather Mann learned she had breast cancer, it was a complete surprise. “I had never thought that I was at high risk for breast cancer,” the 49-year-old says. “I don’t have any family lineage or history of breast cancer. My grandmother on my father’s side had breast cancer, but apparently that’s not usually a significant factor. So I was very surprised when I found out that I had a malignant tumor.” Shelia Bauer ‘s breast cancer journey took a very different route. After her twin sisters died of the disease in their 50s, Bauer, now 73, assumed that she likely carried som...
Source: TIME: Health - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Time Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

How to sleep well: Five natural foods to 'get a great night’s sleep'
SLEEPING through the night can be a challenge for some people. There can be a range of different reasons for this, and sometimes this will happen in the short term, while other people may struggle with long term insomnia. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Sleep issues linked to mental health disorders
People with mental health disorders are more likely to have sleep problems than those who do not have the disorders, a study published Tuesday by PLOS Medicine found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Menopause insomnia: The key supplement for a better night's sleep
INSOMNIA is one of the most common complaints during menopause, but luckily a quick dose of melatonin could fix the problem. Here's why. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Have you got the super cold? 8 tips to help you sleep when you have a cough or blocked nos
COLD and flu season has many Brits sneezing and spluttering at the moment. As the "worst cold ever" rips through the population, here's how to get a good night's sleep when you have a cold. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effects of a modified shift work organization and traffic load on air traffic controllers' sleep and alertness during work and non-work activities - M élan C, Cascino N.
A 'compressed' shift schedule (substitution of a rest day by a shift, shortening the duration of work breaks) was introduced for a better fit with aircraft traffic load. Thereafter, the company asked for a survey assessing the effects of the compressed shi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Dementia: Sleep difficulties? The early signs of Lewy body found in the way you sleep
LEWY body dementia, or dementia with Lewy bodies, is the third most common cause of dementia, roughly affecting 100,000 people in the UK. It's caused by small round clumps of protein that build up inside nerve cells in the brain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news