Charles Dickens' contribution to medicine highlighted in London exhibition
Author ’s startlingly accurate descriptions of illnesses may have assisted advances in medicine, curators sayFat boy Joe, the messenger inThe Pickwick Papers, is “always asleep... he goes on errands fast asleep, and snores as he waits at table”.The chubby servant ’s constant snoozing becomes a running joke in Dickens’ first novel, but the character also served as an unlikely inspiration for a breakthrough in sleep science.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Science Charles Dickens Books Culture Health Source Type: news

Snorers suffer from nerve and muscle damage in the palate
(Umea University) People who snore may have extensive tissue damage in the nerves and muscles of the soft palate. This can in turn create problems with swallowing and contribute to development of sleep apnea. Treatment strategies aimed at early intervention to stop snoring might have beneficial effects in healing or preventing development of sleep apnea. These findings are explained in a new dissertation at Ume å University, Sweden. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Philips Expands its Sleep & Respiratory Care Portfolio with the Acquisition of NightBalance
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced that it has acquired NightBalance, a digital health scale-up company based in the Netherlands, that has developed an innovative, easy to use device to treat positional obstructive sleep apnea and positional snoring. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - May 8, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Philips Business and Industry Source Type: news

Loud snoring thins the skull and may be deadly, study finds
Researchers from the University of Indiana found that, for unclear reasons, people with sleep apnoea have skulls that are up to 1.23mm thinner. This can cause brain fluid to leak away. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Snoring warning: Being a loud snorer could WEAKEN your skull
BEING a loud snorer could weaken your skull, according to research today.Scans have found people with the common bedtime disorder sleep apnoea have much less bone protecting their brain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep quality MAPPED - which surprising part of the UK gets the best night’s rest?
SLEEP position can cause back pain, arthritis joint pain and could even improve your snoring. It can also affect how well you sleep, and how easily you find it to drift off. But, which part of the UK is happiest with the quality of their sleep? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Substantial Equivalency: By Comparison or By Performance?
On April 12, FDA released a draft guidance document, Expansion of the Abbreviated 510(k) Program: Demonstrating Substantial Equivalence through Performance Criteria. Comments on the draft will be accepted until July 11. As comments are received they can be reviewed here. An Abbreviated 510(k) is one that uses guidance documents, special controls, and/or FDA-recognized consensus standards to establish substantial equivalence in whole or in part without direct comparison of the candidate device to one or more predicate devices. The Abbreviated 510(k) has existed since at least 1998 as part of The New 510(k) Pa...
Source: MDDI - April 28, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: William A. Hyman Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Sleep: A quarter of Britons' sleep ruined by snoring and stress - are you affected?
SLEEP could be the most important activity of the day, but over a quarter of Brits can ’t manage an undisturbed night. Snoring, anxiety and family stress were among the top factors keeping them awake, according to a recent survey. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical Marijuana May Not Help Your Sleep Apnea
In the United States, nearly 30 million adults are affected by sleep apnea. This condition occurs when the upper airway repeatedly collapses during sleep, resulting in snoring and daytime sleepiness. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The best sleep position revealed - sleep like this to prevent back pain
SLEEP position can cause back pain, arthritis joint pain and can improve your snoring. The way you lie in bed can say a lot about your overall health, and how easily you find it to get to sleep. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Modern Approach to Basic Airway Management
A modern approach to the essentials of ventilation & oxygenation Administering oxygen via nasal cannula while treating a patient with CPAP increases the fraction of inspired oxygen and doesn’t typically interfere with the mask seal. Photos courtesy Andrew Merelman You arrive on scene and find a 68-year-old man is lying on the couch with difficulty breathing. He’s obese and obtunded, with severe respiratory distress. His wife tells you he has a history of congestive heart failure. He appears pale and diaphoretic, with snoring, slow, shallow breaths and his initial oxygen saturation is 72%. What are the m...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - April 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Andrew Merelman, BS, NRP, FP-C Tags: Airway & Respiratory Patient Care Source Type: news

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: How you can put snoring ( to bed with four simple tips  
Over  the past few weeks I have been writing about insomnia and how to overcome it. Now, I reveal tips to avoid other reasons for a disturbed night such as snoring, writes DR MICHAEL MOSLEY. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boston Scientific, Mayo Clinic back new Minneapolis medtech incubator
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) is joining the Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota in backing startup accelerator Gener8tor as it launches a medtech focused incubator in Minneapolis, according to a new report from the Minneapolis Star Tribune. The newly launched accelerator will operate under a seven-week program that will support six new startups with a focus on medical technology, requiring no fees or equity and offered three times a year, according to the report. Initial entrants into the incubator include wearable-focused medical tape maker ExpressionMed, cardiac rhythm and neuromod dev Kobara Medical, interv...
Source: Mass Device - March 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Boston Scientific Mayo Clinic Source Type: news

What your sleep position says about YOU - and how to avoid back pain
SLEEP position can affect back pain, arthritis joint pain or can improve your snoring. Whether it ’s on your back, side or front, your bed position could determine how easily you get to sleep. This is the best position to help you get to sleep. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to sleep: What your sleeping position says about you - and how to avoid back pain
SLEEP position can affect back pain, arthritis joint pain or can improve your snoring. Whether it ’s on your back, side or front, your bed position could determine how easily you get to sleep. This is the best position to help you get to sleep. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do you know the difference between snoring and sleep apnea?
While people with sleep apnea snore, both terms do not describe the same thing. Snoring is just snoring. Sleeping is when your breathing is interrupted while you sleep. Its a very dangerous condition. There are people who snore and its completely harmless. One way to figure out if you suffer from sleep apnea is to quantify how tired you feel after a full nights sleep. People who have sleep apnea tend to feel tired even though they just woke up from what should have been a great nights sleep. Another common sign is if you wake up with a scratchy throat. If you know a loved one who snores at night, encourage them to get thei...
Source: Support for International Change : HIV AIDS - March 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: admin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is a home remedy for snoring?
A look at lifestyle changes and treatments developed to reduce or eliminate snoring. We also discuss coping strategies and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

What are Indications for Allergen-specific Immunotherapy?
Discussion Allergen-specific immunotherapy (AIT) is a disease modifying treatment for allergic disease. Sometimes referred to as desensitization, the premise is to expose the patient to small but regular amounts of a specific antigen thereby building tolerance within the patient to the allergen. AIT is often underused because of safety concerns and lack of appropriately trained health care providers and facilities to safely carry out AIT treatment. There are 4 main AIT treatments options currently: SCIT – subcutaneous immunotherapy Allergen is injected into the subcutaneous skin “Shots are effective in treati...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 5, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: March 2, 2018
[Image from unsplash.com]From InspireMD’s new distribution deals to Kelynium’s distribution deal with a mystery partner, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. InspireMD inks distribution deals in Greece, Caribbean InspireMD announced in a March 1 press release that it has signed exclusive distribution agreements with T-Vascular IKE Medical Supplies in Greece and Endo-Serv, SRL in the Caribbean. Both suppliers create high-tech medical devices for minimally-invasive procedures. Endo-Serv markets to the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Aruba, Curacao and Tr...
Source: Mass Device - March 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Dental Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Hospital Care Imaging Patient Monitoring Regulatory/Compliance Ultrasound Biolase dexalytic Getinge Hologic Inc. iCad Inc. InspireMD Kelyniam Global Inc. MedTech Source Type: news

SnoreRx, Now Available at CVS, is First and Only FDA Certified Non-prescription Anti Snoring Treatment
ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Feb. 28, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Apnea Sciences Corporation announced that SnoreRx is now available at selected CVS pharmacies. FDA has recently cleared SnoreRx as the first and only oral appliance for the tr... Devices, Product Launch SnoreRx, snoring (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How to stop snoring while sleeping  
More than 45 per cent of healthy adults snore while sleeping, however the majority of those people would like to know how to stop snoring naturally and permanently. Here are some tips how. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bring down the cost of medical care and cure diseases
At the time of this article its 2018. Its hard to believe that people are still dying from some very simple diseases. While medical care has improved, the cost of providing it has skyrocketed. We must all work together and figure out ways to cure people from chronic diseases like AIDs and HIV. Through scientific research and other forms of testing we are getting closer every day to finding a real cure. This is one step in the right direction. Once this cure is found with need to be ready for a solution to take this treatment and provide to the low income and poverty stricken individuals. There are other pretty common medic...
Source: Support for International Change : HIV AIDS - February 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: admin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Causes and solutions for bad morning breath
(Natural News) It doesn’t matter if you’re talking to your significant other or the dentist – morning breath is always a cause for embarrassment. Aside from poor dental hygiene, morning breath can be caused by other factors such as snoring and chewing gum. There’s no sure way of preventing morning breath, but according to dentist... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIH-funded researchers identify risk factors for sleep apnea during pregnancy
Snoring, older age and obesity may increase a pregnant woman ’s risk. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - February 13, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH-funded researchers identify risk factors for sleep apnea during pregnancy
(NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) Snoring, older age and obesity may increase a pregnant woman's risk for sleep apnea -- or interrupted breathing during sleep -- according to researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The REAL reason you have morning breath
While poor dental hygiene is a culprit, few realize other factors like snoring and chewing gum can make the odor even more unbearable. Two dentists broke down how to make your breath less smelly. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bad night sleep? These are the reasons Brits aren't getting enough shut-eye
ALMOST half of Britons regularly fail to get enough sleep because of their partner ’s annoying bedtime habits, according to new research. Bedroom battles include struggling to get enough of the duvet, having a partner who snores too loudly and not being able to settle on a perfect temperature. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man declared dead snores to life right before autopsy
Officials had certified the man's death, but hours later he was heard making noises on the autopsy table and was found to still be alive (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How snoring or a tickly cough can make you a bad driver
Martyn Lloyd-Kelly prided himself on his clean driving record, with not even a minor scrape during the 11 years that he ’d held his licence. So he was devastated when his licence was revoked. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jab for weak muscles may also silence snoring
In a new trial in the U.S., snorers are being given five jabs of the drug. The researchers say it could also be made into a gel that ’s directly applied to the roof of the mouth before bed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Help Prevent Snoring
-- Snoring is not only an annoyance, but also a potential health concern. Chronic snoring may be associated with sleep apnea, which can lead to sleep deprivation and potential heart issues. The National Sleep Foundation says certain exercises may... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 1, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Help Prevent Snoring
Title: Health Tip: Help Prevent SnoringCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/1/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/1/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Sleep General)
Source: MedicineNet Sleep General - December 1, 2017 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news

Like a baby: The vicious cycle of childhood obesity and snoring
(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) In a new longitudinal observational study, scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) looked at the relationships among maternal snoring, childhood snoring and children's metabolic characteristics -- including body mass index (BMI) and insulin resistance, which reflects future risk for developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease -- in approximately 1,100 children followed from gestation through early adolescence. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A vacuum cleaner up my nose banished my snoring
Philip Dancey, a 51-year-old entrepreneur from Gloucester, was one of 600,000 Britons who suffered from nasal polyps - until he had a pioneering new procedure to rid them. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Snoring (Causes, Aids, Remedies, Solutions)
Title: Snoring (Causes, Aids, Remedies, Solutions)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 11/29/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/27/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Sleep General)
Source: MedicineNet Sleep General - September 27, 2017 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news

Snoring can be stopped with five-minutes-a-day exercises
It ’s not surprising that so many snorers search for solutions on the chemist’s shelves. But they may well be wasting their time — and money, says Dr Mike Dilkes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lab notes: from ancient zero to space hero – this week's science goes down in a blaze of glory
And so farewell to Cassini, whose incredibly rewardingmission to Saturn has reached a fiery and dramatic end after 20 years, eight billion miles,a ton of stunning images andmasses of extremely intriguing data. The plucky spacecraft has now become one with the planet it so faithfully observed, which is a nice way of saying it ’s burned away to nothing – orzero, the expression of which has caused excitement this week. The origin symbol we use today has been traced to the Bakhshali manuscript, dating from the 3rd or 4th century - which makes it about 500 years older than scholars previously believed. And although ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 15, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Tash Reith-Banks Tags: Science Source Type: news

What parents should know about sleep apnea in children
Experts say not to ignore it if you hear your child snoring. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

HealthWatch: How Much Sitting Is Too Much; Dogs Sleeping In Your Room
BOSTON (CBS) — We could be sitting ourselves to death, reports WBZ-TV’s Dr. Mallika Marshall. Researchers at Columbia University looked at nearly 8,000 middle age and older adults and found they sat on average 11 to 12 hours a days. They also found that sitting for more than 12 hours on a given day increased the risk of death, regardless of how much they exercised. But people who kept periods of sitting to less than 30 minutes had a lower risk of death. This isn’t the first study to find that sitting is dangerous, but it is the largest to link sedentary time with the risk of death. And now some experts co...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch Local News Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Here ’s Why Sleeping With Your Dog Is Actually Good For You
Good news, dog lovers: Letting your four-legged friend into the bedroom does not worsen your sleep, according to a new Mayo Clinic study—and it may actually help you rest easier. But before you cuddle up too close, know this: Researchers still caution against snoozing in the same bed. The study, published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, included 40 adults, all of whom slept with a dog either in their bed or elsewhere in their bedroom. Both humans and canines wore motion-tracking devices for seven nights, and humans answered questions about their quality of sleep and where their dogs spent the night. The researchers foun...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized animals cats Dog insomnia is my dog ruining my sleep pet health Pets should i sleep with my dog should i sleep with my dog in bed sleep hygiene sleep problems sleep study Source Type: news

How to stop snoring: The top 10 ways to beat snoring
AS compliments go it was a backhander. Dame Joan Collins, according to her husband Percy Gibson in a TV interview, snores so tunefully that it could be a "Tchaikovsky symphony". (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could You Have Sleep Apnea?
WEDNEDAY, Aug. 30, 2017 -- There's no shortage of jokes about people who snore, but the serious snoring of sleep apnea is no laughing matter. Sleep apnea is a common condition in which you temporarily stop breathing while you sleep, sometimes as... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 30, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Automated Analyses of Night Blood O2 Detects Apnea
Findings for detection of sleep apnea among habitually snoring children (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 16, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, ENT, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Burnley wife thought her husband's snoring woke her up
Stephen Spence, 52, from Burnley, suffered a cardiac arrest that caused him to make strange noises in the night because he struggled to breathe. His wife, Kate, assumed he had been snoring. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Automated measure of nighttime oxygen levels could speed diagnosis of sleep apnea
(University of Chicago Medical Center) Computer analysis of oxygen levels in the blood during sleep could -- by itself -- provide an easy, relatively inexpensive and sufficiently reliable way to determine which children who snore habitually could benefit from a diagnosis and treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. This approach was most accurate for children with severe apnea. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New research suggests snoring is linked to Alzheimer's
(Natural News) A new study conducted by researchers at Harvard University showed that snoring while sleeping is correlated with the risk of contracting Alzheimer’s disease as it was found that people who are at-risk of the condition are more susceptible to it when they constantly experience difficulty in breathing while they’re asleep. Daytime sleepiness and sleep... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Snoring link to Alzheimer ’s disease unproven
Conclusion This relatively large cross-sectional analysis has found a link between certain measures of breathing problems during sleep and poorer cognitive function in middle-aged to older adults. The strengths of this study include its size and use of a prospective sleep study to assess whether people had sleep apnoea or other problems with breathing during sleep. The use of standard cognitive tests is also a strength. However, the study does have its limitations: The study did have mixed findings – while certain measures of problems with breathing during sleep (e.g. oxygen levels) were associated with cognitive o...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

Snoring is linked to Alzheimer's, reveals Harvard
Researchers from Harvard University found that daytime sleepiness and sleep apnoea is linked to impaired attention, memory and thinking in people who are genetically susceptible to Alzheimer's. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Snoring link to Alzheimer's: Sleeping problems put you at higher risk, say experts
SNORING can put people at greater risk of developing dementia, researchers have discovered. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news