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Newswise: Untreated Sleep Apnea Puts Heart Health at Risk

Untreated Sleep Apnea Puts Heart Health at Risk

American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

With February’s focus on American Heart Month, people should be aware that sleep apnea impacts heart health. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine warns that obstructive sleep apnea affects nearly 30 million Americans, and it can lead to serious cardiovascular consequences.

Channels: Cardiovascular Health, Heart Disease, Sleep,

Released:
16-Jan-2020 1:50 PM EST
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Research Shows That Older Patients with Untreated Sleep Apnea Need Greater Medical Care

University of Maryland School of Medicine

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) found that the medical costs are substantially higher among older adults who go untreated for obstructive sleep apnea (OTA).

Channels: Respiratory Diseases and Disorders, Sleep, Healthcare, Seniors, All Journal News,

Released:
16-Jan-2020 11:50 AM EST
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Newswise: Save the Date! Cover ATS 2020 in Philadelphia!

Save the Date! Cover ATS 2020 in Philadelphia!

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, will play host to the ATS 2020 International Conference, the biggest gathering of scientists and clinicians in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine.

Channels: Healthcare, Respiratory Diseases and Disorders, Sleep, All Journal News,

Released:
13-Jan-2020 1:25 PM EST
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Maturing Out of Alcohol Use in Young Adulthood

Research Society on Alcoholism

Rates of heavy drinking and alcohol use disorder peak in the late adolescent and early adult age-group (19-25 years), before decreasing from around age 26. This supports the notion that many young people ‘mature out’ of heavier drinking behavior. However, changes in young adults’ alcohol consumption vary widely, and depend on a range of factors including role transitions (e.g. marriage, parenthood), social networks, and personality. Dr. Michael Windle from Emory University, Georgia, assessed the variation in ‘maturing out’ by evaluating trajectories of alcohol use from adolescence through young adulthood, up to around 33 years of age. The study, published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, also explored whether different alcohol use trajectories were associated with other indicators of young-adult functioning, relating to health, sleep, and social and occupational functioning.

Channels: Addiction, Alcohol and Alcoholism, All Journal News, Behavioral Science, Psychology and Psychiatry, Sleep,

Released:
8-Jan-2020 8:05 PM EST
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Newswise: Beyond the Bushfires, What Can Teachers Do to Help Their Kids?

Beyond the Bushfires, What Can Teachers Do to Help Their Kids?

University of South Australia

In a little over two weeks, more than three million Australian students will return to school, ready to start a new year. But, amid the packed lunches and book bags, many may also be returning with a sense of anxiety and confusion in the aftermath of Australia’s devastating bushfires.

Channels: Behavioral Science, Climate Science, Education, Environmental Science, Psychology and Psychiatry, Sleep, Trauma, Wildfires, Australian News, Staff Picks,

Released:
10-Jan-2020 2:05 AM EST
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Newswise: Weight Loss Improves Sleep Apnea Primarily by Reducing Tongue Fat
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Weight Loss Improves Sleep Apnea Primarily by Reducing Tongue Fat

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Weight loss in obese patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) appears to improve sleep apnea primarily by reducing tongue fat, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Channels: Obesity, Sleep, Weight Loss, National Institutes of Health (NIH), All Journal News, Respiratory Diseases and Disorders, Surgery, Staff Picks,

Released:
8-Jan-2020 3:40 PM EST
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Sleep Deprived? Study Finds Losing a Night of Sleep May Increase Alzheimer’s Biomarker

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

A preliminary study has found that when young, healthy men were deprived of just one night of sleep, they had higher levels of tau, a biomarker for Alzheimer’s disease, in their blood than when they had a full, uninterrupted night of rest. The study is published in the January 8, 2020, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Channels: Alzheimer's and Dementia, Men's Health, Neuro, Sleep, Neurology (journal), All Journal News, Staff Picks,

Released:
6-Jan-2020 3:55 PM EST
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Don’t Wait to Get Concussion Care

Center for Connected Medicine

Early clinical treatment may significantly reduce recovery time following a concussion, according to new research led by the University of Pittsburgh Sports Medicine Concussion Program.

Channels: Blood, Healthcare, Military Health, Neuro, Sleep, Sports, Sports Medicine, JAMA, All Journal News,

Released:
3-Jan-2020 1:40 PM EST
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Newswise: Time to Hibernate? 34% of U.S. Adults Say They Sleep More During Winter

Time to Hibernate? 34% of U.S. Adults Say They Sleep More During Winter

American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

New survey results from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) show that more than one-third of Americans sleep more during the winter. The AASM provides tips and insights for using the winter to improve sleep habits year-round.

Channels: Mental Health, Public Health, Sleep, Winter Holidays,

Released:
6-Jan-2020 10:10 AM EST
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UK Study Examines Insomnia Among Women in Appalachian Kentucky

University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky research to examine and improve women’s sleep habits sheds light on insomnia among middle-aged women in Appalachian Kentucky. It also highlights a promising non-pharmaceutical intervention that could help them get a good night’s rest.

Channels: All Journal News, Behavioral Science, Sleep, Women's Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH),

Released:
3-Jan-2020 9:55 AM EST
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