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Men’s Hot Flashes: Hypnotic Relaxation Therapy May Ease the Discomfort that Guys Don’t Talk About

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Men who experience hot flashes are unlikely to talk much about it, but they may find relief from their silent suffering if they are willing to try an unusual treatment, according to findings from a Baylor University case study.

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Sleep Health Must Explore Sex and Gender Differences, Says New Report from the Society for Women’s Health Research

Sleep research must examine sex and gender differences with more study of sleep-related problems that affect women as well as potential treatments, according to a new report by the Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR®) published in the July issue of the Journal for Women’s Health. SWHR found that there are not just gender differences in the way symptoms are reported but that biological factors also drive sleep behavior and disorders in women and men.

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Sleep, Mood Improves after Substantial Weight Loss

Obese adults who lose at least 5 percent of their body weight report that they sleep better and longer after six months of weight loss, according to a new study. The results were presented Tuesday at the joint meeting of the International Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society: ICE/ENDO 2014 in Chicago.

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High Testosterone May Predict More Shallow Sleep in Overweight or Obese Men

In overweight and obese men, higher testosterone levels are associated with poorer sleep quality, according to a new study whose results were presented Monday at the joint meeting of the International Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society: ICE/ENDO 2014 in Chicago.

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Sleep Education Program Spurs Preschoolers to Snooze 30 Minutes Longer at Night

Early interventions among Head Start preschool families improve sleep behaviors for kids, parents, according to new U-M study.

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Proteins Causing Daytime Sleepiness Also Tied to Bone Formation, Providing Target for Osteoporosis

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Orexin proteins, which are blamed for spontaneous daytime sleepiness, also play a crucial role in bone formation, according to findings by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers.

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Weight Loss Critical to Reduce the Burden of Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Obese Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obesity and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) tend to co-exist and are associated with a variety of cardiovascular risk factors, including inflammation, insulin resistance, abnormal cholesterol, and high blood pressure. While effective therapies are available for OSA, researchers are still unclear about what interventions are most effective in reducing the burden of risk factors for cardiovascular disease associated with OSA in obese patients. New research from a multidisciplinary team at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania now reveals that the single most important factor for improving cardiovascular health in obese OSA patients is weight loss. The study results are published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Tracy Morgan Crash: Drowsy Driving an Increasing Hazard Say Rutgers Medical Experts

Sleep deprivation can cause drivers to doze when they believe they are awake.

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University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Offers Experts on Trucker Safety, Sleep

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