Mental Health Calls Spike in the Pandemic in AL, Experts Say
Michael Wetzel The Decatur Daily, Ala. (MCT) Mental health calls have increased across the Valley, and the root cause is likely COVID-19, according to crisis centers and emergency personnel. “COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind and it is mentioned in many calls now,” said Connie Kane, clinical director at Crisis Services of North Alabama Inc. “We’re seeing an increase in calls because of isolation and loneliness, especially during the holidays, and COVID (played) a huge role this holiday season. Callers are expressing COVID fatigue. People are tired of wearing masks and b...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Communications & Dispatch Mental Health Source Type: news

Mental Health Calls Spike in the Pandemic in AL, Experts Say
Michael Wetzel The Decatur Daily, Ala. (MCT) Mental health calls have increased across the Valley, and the root cause is likely COVID-19, according to crisis centers and emergency personnel. “COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind and it is mentioned in many calls now,” said Connie Kane, clinical director at Crisis Services of North Alabama Inc. “We’re seeing an increase in calls because of isolation and loneliness, especially during the holidays, and COVID (played) a huge role this holiday season. Callers are expressing COVID fatigue. People are tired of wearing masks and b...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Communications & Dispatch Mental Health Source Type: news

Mental Health Calls Spike in the Pandemic in AL, Experts Say
Michael Wetzel The Decatur Daily, Ala. (MCT) Mental health calls have increased across the Valley, and the root cause is likely COVID-19, according to crisis centers and emergency personnel. “COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind and it is mentioned in many calls now,” said Connie Kane, clinical director at Crisis Services of North Alabama Inc. “We’re seeing an increase in calls because of isolation and loneliness, especially during the holidays, and COVID (played) a huge role this holiday season. Callers are expressing COVID fatigue. People are tired of wearing masks and b...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Communications & Dispatch Mental Health Source Type: news

Mental Health Calls Spike in the Pandemic in AL, Experts Say
Michael Wetzel The Decatur Daily, Ala. (MCT) Mental health calls have increased across the Valley, and the root cause is likely COVID-19, according to crisis centers and emergency personnel. “COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind and it is mentioned in many calls now,” said Connie Kane, clinical director at Crisis Services of North Alabama Inc. “We’re seeing an increase in calls because of isolation and loneliness, especially during the holidays, and COVID (played) a huge role this holiday season. Callers are expressing COVID fatigue. People are tired of wearing masks and b...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Communications & Dispatch Mental Health Source Type: news

Mental Health Calls Spike in the Pandemic in AL, Experts Say
Michael Wetzel The Decatur Daily, Ala. (MCT) Mental health calls have increased across the Valley, and the root cause is likely COVID-19, according to crisis centers and emergency personnel. “COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind and it is mentioned in many calls now,” said Connie Kane, clinical director at Crisis Services of North Alabama Inc. “We’re seeing an increase in calls because of isolation and loneliness, especially during the holidays, and COVID (played) a huge role this holiday season. Callers are expressing COVID fatigue. People are tired of wearing masks and b...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Communications & Dispatch Mental Health Source Type: news

Mental Health Calls Spike in the Pandemic in AL, Experts Say
Michael Wetzel The Decatur Daily, Ala. (MCT) Mental health calls have increased across the Valley, and the root cause is likely COVID-19, according to crisis centers and emergency personnel. “COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind and it is mentioned in many calls now,” said Connie Kane, clinical director at Crisis Services of North Alabama Inc. “We’re seeing an increase in calls because of isolation and loneliness, especially during the holidays, and COVID (played) a huge role this holiday season. Callers are expressing COVID fatigue. People are tired of wearing masks and b...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Communications & Dispatch Mental Health Source Type: news

Altered K-complex morphology during sustained inspiratory airflow limitation is associated with next-day lapses in vigilance in obstructive sleep apnea - Parekh A, Kam K, Mullins AE, Castillo B, Berkalieva A, Mazumdar M, Varga AW, Eckert DJ, Rapoport DM, Ayappa I.
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Determine if changes in K-complexes associated with sustained inspiratory airflow limitation (SIFL) during N2 sleep are associated with next-day vigilance and objective sleepiness. METHODS: Data from thirty subjects with moderat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Obstructive sleep apnea: a sharp increase in the prevalence of patients treated with nasal CPAP over the last decade in France - Mandereau-Bruno L, Leger D, Delmas MC.
The objectives of this study were to describe the characteristics... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Feds Urge EMS to Prepare for Potential Unrest Ahead of Inauguration
EMS providers should be prepared for unrest ahead of the Inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden next week, according to memo from the federal government. “In light of last week’s violence at the US Capitol and the upcoming inauguration, it is important that every member of the EMS community maintains situational awareness and prioritizes their safety and the safety of their colleagues and patients,” the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Office of EMS wrote, linking to the document Fire and EMS Response to Civil Unrest on EMS.gov. The document includes steps that can be taken ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Major Incidents News Terrorism & Active Shooter EMS EMT National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Paramedic PTSD Washington Source Type: news

Feds Urge EMS to Prepare for Potential Unrest Ahead of Inauguration
EMS providers should be prepared for unrest ahead of the Inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden next week, according to memo from the federal government. “In light of last week’s violence at the US Capitol and the upcoming inauguration, it is important that every member of the EMS community maintains situational awareness and prioritizes their safety and the safety of their colleagues and patients,” the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Office of EMS wrote, linking to the document Fire and EMS Response to Civil Unrest on EMS.gov. The document includes steps that can be taken ...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Major Incidents News Terrorism & Active Shooter EMS EMT National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Paramedic PTSD Washington Source Type: news

Feds Urge EMS to Prepare for Potential Unrest Ahead of Inauguration
EMS providers should be prepared for unrest ahead of the Inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden next week, according to memo from the federal government. “In light of last week’s violence at the US Capitol and the upcoming inauguration, it is important that every member of the EMS community maintains situational awareness and prioritizes their safety and the safety of their colleagues and patients,” the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Office of EMS wrote, linking to the document Fire and EMS Response to Civil Unrest on EMS.gov. The document includes steps that can be taken ...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Major Incidents News Terrorism & Active Shooter EMS EMT National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Paramedic PTSD Washington Source Type: news

Feds Urge EMS to Prepare for Potential Unrest Ahead of Inauguration
EMS providers should be prepared for unrest ahead of the Inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden next week, according to memo from the federal government. “In light of last week’s violence at the US Capitol and the upcoming inauguration, it is important that every member of the EMS community maintains situational awareness and prioritizes their safety and the safety of their colleagues and patients,” the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Office of EMS wrote, linking to the document Fire and EMS Response to Civil Unrest on EMS.gov. The document includes steps that can be taken ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Major Incidents News Terrorism & Active Shooter EMS EMT National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Paramedic PTSD Washington Source Type: news

Feds Urge EMS to Prepare for Potential Unrest Ahead of Inauguration
EMS providers should be prepared for unrest ahead of the Inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden next week, according to memo from the federal government. “In light of last week’s violence at the US Capitol and the upcoming inauguration, it is important that every member of the EMS community maintains situational awareness and prioritizes their safety and the safety of their colleagues and patients,” the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Office of EMS wrote, linking to the document Fire and EMS Response to Civil Unrest on EMS.gov. The document includes steps that can be taken ...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Major Incidents News Terrorism & Active Shooter EMS EMT National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Paramedic PTSD Washington Source Type: news

Feds Urge EMS to Prepare for Potential Unrest Ahead of Inauguration
EMS providers should be prepared for unrest ahead of the Inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden next week, according to memo from the federal government. “In light of last week’s violence at the US Capitol and the upcoming inauguration, it is important that every member of the EMS community maintains situational awareness and prioritizes their safety and the safety of their colleagues and patients,” the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Office of EMS wrote, linking to the document Fire and EMS Response to Civil Unrest on EMS.gov. The document includes steps that can be taken ...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Major Incidents News Terrorism & Active Shooter EMS EMT National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Paramedic PTSD Washington Source Type: news

Non-benzodiazepine hypnotic use for sleep disturbance in people aged over 55 years living with dementia: a series of cohort studies
Z-drugs may increase fracture risk in people with dementia, but future research is needed to confirm these findings and to explore sleep management strategies for people with dementia. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How the brain paralyzes you while you sleep
(University of Tsukuba) Researchers from the University of Tsukuba have discovered a group of neurons in the mouse brainstem that control muscle tone. Inhibiting these neuronal cells caused mice to move during REM sleep, reminiscent of REM sleep behavior disorders. These neurons were also responsible for episodes of cataplexy in a mouse model of narcolepsy; inhibiting them reduced the number of cataplexic bouts. These circuits could thus be a new target for treating these sleep disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine collection highlights 15 years of scientific discovery
(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) Editors of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine have identified some of the most significant articles in the publication's history, publishing new commentaries on them in a special 15th anniversary collection. The 15 commentaries from associate editors and members of the journal's editorial board describe the impact of the selected articles both at the time of their publication and today. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

‘The Masked Dancer’ spoilers: Cotton Candy is …
Have you been losing sleep over the real names of the “The Masked Dancer” contestants in Group B? We’ve repeatedly rewatched their debut... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Methamphetamine deaths: changing trends and diagnostic issues - Lewis D, Kenneally M, van denHeuvel C, Byard RW.
The term 'amphetamine' refers to a class of synthetic drugs which includes methamphetamine. The latter is a globally popular drug of abuse which induces euphoria, affecting cognitive/psychomotor performance and sleep. It also provokes risk taking and viole... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Itamar Medical acquires Spry Health to improve remote sleep apnea treatment
Using Spry ’s technology, Itamar plans to develop a wearable RPM device for end-to-end digital care for OSA sufferers. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 13, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

What Is a DISE Procedure?
Title: What Is a DISE Procedure?Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 1/13/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/13/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Sleep General)
Source: MedicineNet Sleep General - January 13, 2021 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news

Workaholism leads to mental and physical health problems
(National Research University Higher School of Economics) Workaholism or work addiction risk is a growing public health concern that can lead to many negative mental and physical health outcomes such as depression, anxiety or sleep disorder. Perception of work (job demands and job control) may become a major cause of employees' work addiction. The international group of researchers including the HSE University scientist explored the link between work addiction risk and health-related outcomes using the framework of Job Demand Control Model. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Depression and stress could dampen efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines
(Association for Psychological Science) Health behaviors and emotional stressors can alter the body's ability to develop an immune response to vaccines, including--potentially--the new COVID-19 vaccines. Simple interventions, including exercising and getting a good night's sleep in the 24 hours before vaccination, may maximize the vaccine's initial effectiveness. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The association between heart rate variability, reaction time, and indicators of workplace fatigue in wildland firefighters - Jeklin AT, Perrotta AS, Davies HW, Bredin SSD, Paul DA, Warburton DER.
PURPOSE: To understand the association between heart rate variability and indices of fatigue, total sleep time, and reaction time in shift workers. METHODS: Ten participants from the British Columbia Wildfire Service management team were examined over ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

6-month consequences of COVID-19 in patients discharged from hospital: a cohort study, The Lancet
This study of Covid-19 patients discharged from a hospital in Wuhan, China (n=1,733) found fatigue or muscle weakness (63%), sleep difficulties (26%), and anxiety or depression (23%) were the most common reported symptoms 6 months after acute infection. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mothers, but not fathers, with multiple children report more fragmented sleep
(McGill University) Mothers with multiple children report more fragmented sleep than mothers of a single child, but the number of children in a family doesn't seem to affect the quality of sleep for fathers, according to a study from McGill University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'My nightmares are so bad that I scream out loud': DR MARTIN SCURR answers your health questions
DR MARTIN SCURR: Your email amounts to a textbook description of sleep terrors, one of a group of disorders called parasomnias, which cause unusual or unwanted behaviour while you sleep. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Associations between sleep quality and psychological distress in early adolescence - Jamieson D, Beaudequin DA, McLoughlin LT, Parker MJ, Lagopoulos J, Hermens DF.
BACKGROUND: Although numerous studies have reported an association between sleep quality and mental health, few have focused on this association exclusively in early adolescence. Targeting this age group is vital as many mental illnesses first emerge durin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A qualitative examination of factors that influence sleep among shipboard sailors - Schmied EA, Harrison EM, Dell ’Acqua RG, Perez VG, Glickman GL, Hurtado SL.
Sleep disturbance is prevalent among service members; however, little is known about factors that compromise sleep in unique operational environments, such as naval ships. Given the importance of sleep to health and performance, it is critical to identify ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

A qualitative examination of factors that influence sleep among shipboard sailors: Erratum -
This is a correction to: Military Medicine, usaa321, https://doi.org/10.1093/milmed/usaa321 The article, "A Qualitative Examination of Factors That Influence Sleep Among Shipboard Sailors," that published on October 14, 2020 contained an error. The... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Prevalence and associated factors of circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders and insomnia among visually impaired Japanese individuals - Tamura N, Sasai-Sakuma T, Morita Y, Okawa M, Inoue S, Inoue Y.
BACKGROUND: Although earlier studies have demonstrated that circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders (CRSWD) are more prevalent in visually impaired individuals, the actual prevalence of CRSWD and insomnia among the visually impaired Japanese population rem... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Single prolonged stress blocks sleep homeostasis and pre-trauma sleep deprivation does not exacerbate the severity of trauma-induced fear-associated memory impairments - Davis CJ, Gerstner JR, Vanderheyden WM.
Sleep is intimately linked to cognitive performance and exposure to traumatic stress that leads to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) impairs both sleep and cognitive function. However, the contribution of pre-trauma sleep loss to subsequent trauma-de... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Covid symptoms can linger for at least 6 months, new Wuhan study suggests
Most patients who had been hospitalized with Covid-19 still suffered a variety of symptoms -- including fatigue and sleep difficulties... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Symptoms Persist in Many Discharged COVID-19 Patients
MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2021 -- COVID-19 survivors frequently experience fatigue or muscle weakness, sleep difficulties, and anxiety or depression at six months after acute infection, according to a study published online Jan. 8 in The Lancet. Chaolin... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 11, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Volunteer Health Corps in CA Dwindles
FILE— In this April 18, 2020 file photo Robert Reynolds, of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, moves a bed into position as work is performed to turn Sleep Train Arena into a 400-bed emergency field hospital to help deal with the coronavirus outbreak, in Sacramento, Calif. The state has reopened the arena, which had handled only nine patients over 10 weeks, and other facilities to help handle a new surge of coronavirus patients, but is using little more than a handful of volunteers from Gov. Gavin Newsom’s California Health Corps who originally helped staff the facility. (AP Photo/Rich P...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 11, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus California Source Type: news

Volunteer Health Corps in CA Dwindles
FILE— In this April 18, 2020 file photo Robert Reynolds, of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, moves a bed into position as work is performed to turn Sleep Train Arena into a 400-bed emergency field hospital to help deal with the coronavirus outbreak, in Sacramento, Calif. The state has reopened the arena, which had handled only nine patients over 10 weeks, and other facilities to help handle a new surge of coronavirus patients, but is using little more than a handful of volunteers from Gov. Gavin Newsom’s California Health Corps who originally helped staff the facility. (AP Photo/Rich P...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 11, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus California Source Type: news

Volunteer Health Corps in CA Dwindles
FILE— In this April 18, 2020 file photo Robert Reynolds, of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, moves a bed into position as work is performed to turn Sleep Train Arena into a 400-bed emergency field hospital to help deal with the coronavirus outbreak, in Sacramento, Calif. The state has reopened the arena, which had handled only nine patients over 10 weeks, and other facilities to help handle a new surge of coronavirus patients, but is using little more than a handful of volunteers from Gov. Gavin Newsom’s California Health Corps who originally helped staff the facility. (AP Photo/Rich P...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 11, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus California Source Type: news

Volunteer Health Corps in CA Dwindles
FILE— In this April 18, 2020 file photo Robert Reynolds, of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, moves a bed into position as work is performed to turn Sleep Train Arena into a 400-bed emergency field hospital to help deal with the coronavirus outbreak, in Sacramento, Calif. The state has reopened the arena, which had handled only nine patients over 10 weeks, and other facilities to help handle a new surge of coronavirus patients, but is using little more than a handful of volunteers from Gov. Gavin Newsom’s California Health Corps who originally helped staff the facility. (AP Photo/Rich P...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 11, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus California Source Type: news

Volunteer Health Corps in CA Dwindles
FILE— In this April 18, 2020 file photo Robert Reynolds, of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, moves a bed into position as work is performed to turn Sleep Train Arena into a 400-bed emergency field hospital to help deal with the coronavirus outbreak, in Sacramento, Calif. The state has reopened the arena, which had handled only nine patients over 10 weeks, and other facilities to help handle a new surge of coronavirus patients, but is using little more than a handful of volunteers from Gov. Gavin Newsom’s California Health Corps who originally helped staff the facility. (AP Photo/Rich P...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 11, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus California Source Type: news

Volunteer Health Corps in CA Dwindles
FILE— In this April 18, 2020 file photo Robert Reynolds, of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, moves a bed into position as work is performed to turn Sleep Train Arena into a 400-bed emergency field hospital to help deal with the coronavirus outbreak, in Sacramento, Calif. The state has reopened the arena, which had handled only nine patients over 10 weeks, and other facilities to help handle a new surge of coronavirus patients, but is using little more than a handful of volunteers from Gov. Gavin Newsom’s California Health Corps who originally helped staff the facility. (AP Photo/Rich P...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 11, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus California Source Type: news

How Long Do You Monitor Neonates for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)?
Discussion Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) occurs in the first few days of life and is a complex withdrawal syndrome. The newborn is abruptly cut-off from their exposure to licit or illicit drugs that the mother is chronically consuming and which were being transmitted through the placenta to the fetus. “NAS is a highly variable and severe condition; it may be associated with central and autonomic nervous system dysfunction … and gastrointestinal disorders.” It can cause significant morbidity but is rarely fatal. Fetal exposure has been increasing in the United States. In 2011-12, almost 5.9% of pregn...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 11, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: The sleep problems that may signal high blood sugar levels
TYPE 2 diabetes is usually a stealthy predator - pouncing when you least expect it. This is because the effects of high blood sugar levels can take years to surface. When they do, signs may show up during sleep. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘ I can ’ t afford to retire ’ – why carers need a living wage
Care workers have quietly kept the country running for decades, overworked and underpaid. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced carers into life-threatening working conditions, and UNISON is fighting to raise their wages. Sian Stockham works as a carer for people with learning disabilities in Abergaveny, Wales, and also as a support worker in a reablement and rehabilitation resource centre. She said: “I’m lucky to have a job, and one that I love. There is absolutely no work that is more important – caring for people like you would your own and making them comfortable in some of the hardest moments of...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 8, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article care care workers Clap for Carers social care Source Type: news

AHA News: Sleep Disorders Plague Stroke Survivors – and Put Them at Risk
Title: AHA News: Sleep Disorders Plague Stroke Survivors – and Put Them at RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/7/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/8/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Sleep General)
Source: MedicineNet Sleep General - January 8, 2021 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news

More than half of people using cannabis for pain experience multiple withdrawal symptoms
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) More than half of people who use medical marijuana products to ease pain also experience clusters of multiple withdrawal symptoms when they're between uses, a new study finds. And about 10% of the patients taking part in the study experienced worsening changes to their sleep, mood, mental state, energy and appetite over the next two years as they continued to use cannabis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Which came first, sleep or the brain?
(Kyushu University) In work that could help unravel the origin of sleep, an international team of researchers led by Kyushu University has shown that tiny, water-dwelling hydras not only show signs of a sleep-like state despite lacking central nervous systems but also respond to molecules associated with sleep in more evolved animals. The new results suggest that many sleep-related mechanisms developed before the brain and may have been conserved during the evolution of central nervous systems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 8, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Google ’s next Nest Hub could use radar to track your sleep, and I have questions
"Hey Google, how did I sleep?" (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amazon reportedly building bedside sleep apnea monitor, Clover finalizes its SPAC merger and more digital health news briefs
Also: Papa expands its services to all 50 states.  Guided audio walks may be coming to Apple Watch. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 7, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Sleep quality moderates the association between psychotic-like experiences and suicidal ideation among help-seeking university students - Thompson EC, Jay SY, Andorko ND, Millman ZB, Rouhakhtar PR, Sagun K, Han SC, Herman B, Schiffman J.
Suicide is a leading cause of death for young adults, and college-enrolled students are at markedly high risk for suicide. Psychotic-like experiences (PLEs) and sleep difficulties are prevalent among college students and have been linked to increased sui... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The relationship between adverse childhood experiences and sleep problems among adolescent students: mediation by depression or anxiety - Park EJ, Kim SY, Kim Y, Sung D, Kim B, Hyun Y, Jung KI, Lee SY, Kim H, Park S, Kim BN, Park MH.
Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are known to be closely related to depression, anxiety and sleep problems. However, it remains unclear whether adolescents with ACEs have sleep problems regardless of depression or anxiety or under a mediating effect ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news