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Does Sleep Affect Child Obesity?

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One in five Mexican-American children is obese, according to national statistics. While scientists agree that diet and exercise play a role in obesity, studies also suggest that children who don’t get enough sleep may also be at increased risk for obesity. A new study by Suzanna Martinez, Ph.D., aims to find out whether Mexican-American children who don’t get enough sleep are more likely to become obese due to poor eating habits and being less physically active.

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Presidential Debate: Expert Panel Gives Scientific Analysis of Candidates' Performances

Four expert panelists each day will present their analyses and answer your questions live and face-to-face. This event will be virtual. You can attend with any device -- PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device (with a webcam) – anywhere with good bandwidth. To participate (ask questions) in the meeting, you must be on video, just as a normal news conference. Register below for guaranteed seating; there is limited seating in the virtual room. Eight experts (four at each event) will present their analyses. The diverse expert team (7 universities and an institute) will analyze both candidates during the debates for their gestures, facial expressions (including smiles--number, type, appropriateness, etc.), posture, language, including sentiment, tone, inflammatory language, repetition, vocabulary, sentence structure, metaphors, framing, themes, suggestions, subtlety, nuance, honesty (deceit/lies—explicit and implicit), transparency, gender issues, and more...

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Good Relationships with Parents May Benefit Children’s Health Decades Later

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Growing up in a well-off home can benefit a child’s physical health even decades later — but a lack of parent-child warmth, or the presence of abuse, may eliminate the health advantage of a privileged background, according to a Baylor University study.

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david earnest, Sleep Deprivation, Studying, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Biorhythm, Circadian Rhythm

Is It Bad for Your Health to Pull an All-Nighter?

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A late night at the library, copious amounts of energy drinks or coffee and class notes from the last month; surely you’ll be able to ace the exam if you just spend the next 24 hours focused on the material. Unfortunately, procrastination and sleep deprivation do much more harm than good.

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Sleep Disorders, Sleep, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Steven Bender, Night Terrors, dreaming

Sleep Paralysis: Fully Awake and Unable to Move

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Your eyes begin to open after a good night of sleep, but something feels weird. You try to take a deep breath but can’t draw air. You can’t sit up, and you may even see a shadow in the corner of the room. This isn’t a nightmare or a medical emergency—you likely just had a case of sleep paralysis.

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Research Links Sleep Habits to Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Use

A study led by researchers from the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Pitt Department of Psychology has identified a possible link between adolescent sleep habits and early substance abuse. The study, published today in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, found that both sleep duration and sleep quality during late childhood predict alcohol and cannabis use later in adolescence.

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More Than Just a Cue, Intrinsic Reward Helps Make Exercise a Habit

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Anyone who has tried sticking to an exercise routine knows it isn't easy. But the combination of a conditioned cue and intrinsic reward may be the key to developing an exercise habit, according to a new Iowa State University study.

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Implanted Device Successfully Treats Central Sleep Apnea, Study Finds

Results from an international, randomized study show that an implanted nerve stimulator significantly improves symptoms in those with central sleep apnea, without causing serious side effects.

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Research by Missouri S&T Faculty Could Prevent Next Major Human-Related Disaster

Headline-grabbing disasters like the Chernobyl nuclear incident and the Exxon Valdez oil spill could have been prevented through better labor practices, like shorter shifts and more structured shift rotations, say two Missouri University of Science and Technology researchers in a new book on risk management.

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Cognitive Behavior Therapy Could Be Key for Children with Autism Getting Enough Sleep

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Experts from the University of Missouri believe that a family-based cognitive behavioral therapy may be the key for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who have problems sleeping.

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Sleeping Sickness, human African trypanosomiasis, repurposing drugs, tsetse flies

UGA Researchers Discover a Drug for a Tropical Disease

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Researchers are working to find the fastest way possible to treat and cure human African trypanosomiasis, long referred to as sleeping sickness.

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How Sleep Deprivation Harms Memory

Researchers from the Universities of Groningen (Netherlands) and Pennsylvania have discovered a piece in the puzzle of how sleep deprivation negatively affects memory.

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nocturnal behavior, Circadian Rhythm, Sleep, sleep and animals

UCI-Led Study Finds Novel Molecular Clues Behind Nocturnal Behavior

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Research from University of California, Irvine scientists and their colleagues offers new insights into why many animals sleep at night and are active during the day, while others do the reverse.

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high blood pressure, , Stroke, Sleep Apnea, Hypertension, carotid body, blood oxygen, heme oxygenase-2, Carbon Monoxide, carbon monoxide isotopes , cystathionine-y-lyase

Study Suggests Ways to Block Hypertension in Those with Sleep Apnea

Suppressing hydrogen sulfide production in the carotid body may block the hypertension associated with sleep apnea.

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Getting Your Kids Back-to-School and Back to Sleep; Stony Brook Children’s expert shares tips on healthy sleep hygiene

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TMS Differences Between Brain Activity of People Who Dream and People Who Do Not Dream

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Researchers from Aalto University and the University of Wisconsin utilised a TMS-EEG device, which combines transcranial magnetic stimulation and EEG, to examine how the brain activity of people in the restful non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep is affected by whether they dream or do not dream.

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Got Sleep? The Amount You Get Could Affect Your Marital Mindset

A new study by two Florida State University researchers found that when husbands and wives get more sleep than on an average night, they are more satisfied with their marriages, at least the following day.

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Insomnia? Oversleeping? Both May Increase Your Risk of Stroke

There is growing evidence that sleep disorders like insomnia and sleep apnea are related to stroke risk and recovery from stroke, according to a recent literature review. The review is published in the August 3, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Good Sleep Is the First Lesson for College Students

Between a new roommate, new bed, new noises, new freedoms and no parents, managing a good sleep schedule can be one of the hardest lessons to learn in college, says a sleep expert at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

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Baylor Sleep Expert Gives Six Tips to Switch Students From Summer to School Schedules

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Students soon will leave behind the lazy summer days and go back to school, leaping — or crawling — out of bed when the alarm clock goes off. Baylor University sleep expert Michael Scullin, Ph.D., offers ways to make the transition.







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