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Sleep Apnea, OSA, African American, Children, children and sleep, Pediatrics, Child Health, sleep apnea treatment, Sleep

Severe Pediatric Sleep Apnea in Washington, DC Most Common in Inner City African-American Children From Low Income Families; Diagnosis Often Delayed


Pediatric severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in the Washington, DC metropolitan area is most common among inner city African-American children from low income families, according to a new study presented at the 2017 American Thoracic Society International Conference. The researchers also found that these children were most likely to have a delayed diagnosis.



Sleep Apnea, atrial fibrillation (AF), Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sleep Disordered Breathing, Heart Abnormalities

Sleep Apnea May Increase Atrial Fibrillation Risk


Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may increase the risk of developing atrial fibrillation (AF), according to new research presented at the ATS 2017 International Conference.



OSA, Sleep Apnea, adult sleep, sleep apnea treatment, African Amercans, Pregnancy Complications

Sleep Apnea May Increase Risk of Pregnancy Complications

Women with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) appear to be at greater risk for serious pregnancy complications, longer hospital stays and even admission to the ICU than mothers without the condition, according to a new study of more than 1.5 million pregnancies presented at the ATS 2017 International Conference.



Sleep, Insomnia, African Americans, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Disordered Breathing

Sleep Apnea and Insomnia in African Americans Goes Undiagnosed

African Americans with sleep apnea and insomnia are rarely diagnosed with either problem, even when the severity of the two sleep disorders are likely to affect their health, according to new research presented at the ATS 2017 International Conference.



Air Pollution, Sleep, Lung Function, fine particle pollution, traffic-related pollutant gas, Lung Health

Air Pollution May Disrupt Sleep


High levels of air pollution over time may get in the way of a good night’s sleep, according to new research presented at the ATS 2017 International Conference. “Prior studies have shown that air pollution impacts heart health and affects breathing and lung function, but less is known about whether air pollution affects sleep,” said lead author Martha E. Billings, MD, MSc, assistant professor of medicine at the University of Washington. “We thought an effect was likely given that air pollution causes upper airway irritation, swelling and congestion, and may also affect the central nervous system and brain areas that control breathing patterns and sleep.”



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Social and Behavioral Sciences


Sleep, Sex, Neurons

Sacrificing Sleep for Love

Sleep is important, but if there is something more important or interesting to do—for example, taking care of a baby, finishing a grant proposal before a deadline, or reading a fascinating book—we may stay up late. Sleep in fruit flies is a lot like human sleep, and like humans, flies can keep themselves awake if there is something important to do. In research published on May 16th in eLife, researchers report discovery of neurons that allow male fruit flies to suppress sleep so they can court female flies.



Innovation, Pillow, Sleep, Prototypes, sleep discomfort, business proposals, Koch Industries, Koch Innovation Challenge

Wichita State Student Team Wins Koch Innovation Challenge with 'Out Cold' Pillow Design


The Wichita State University student innovation team “Out Cold” has won the Koch Innovation Challenge grand championship. “Out Cold” is a customizable pillow with air chambers that helps reduce sleep discomfort. Team members won an opportunity to represent WSU at the National Conference & Pitch Competition, hosted by The Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO) this fall.



Simulation education, Simman, Brain Death, apnea test

Mannequin, Trained Actors Help Physicians Diagnose and Communicate Brain Death

A Loyola Medicine study has found that two simulation techniques dramatically improved physicians' brain death diagnostic and communications skills. The techniques employ SimMan® 3G, a high-tech patient simulator (mannequin) and actors who simulate family members having a brain-death discussions.



Tai Chi, Tai Chi Chih, Insomnia, Breast Cancer Survivors, Breast Cancer, Meditation

Tai Chi Relieves Insomnia in Breast Cancer Survivors

Study shows that slow-moving meditation practice works just as well as talk therapy, and better than medication

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