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Newswise: Regular Use of Prescription Drugs for Pain 
and Sleep Increases Frailty Risk by 95 Percent

Regular Use of Prescription Drugs for Pain and Sleep Increases Frailty Risk by 95 Percent

Florida Atlantic University

Over eight years of follow-up, those who self-reported regular use of prescription drugs for pain and sleep had a 95 percent increased risk of frailty compared to those who did not report regular use of these drugs. For regular prescription drug use for pain only or for sleep only, the increased risks were 58 percent and 35 percent, respectively.

Channels: Aging, All Journal News, Pain, Pharmaceuticals, Seniors, Sleep,

14-Nov-2019 9:00 AM EST
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More Americans struggle to fall asleep, stay asleep

Iowa State University

More Americans have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep, according to an Iowa State University study. Researchers cannot point to a specific reason why, but they suspect technology may be to blame.

Channels: All Journal News, Behavioral Science, Sleep,

12-Nov-2019 8:00 AM EST
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Newswise: Q&A: A drug-free option for treating ADHD in children

Q&A: A drug-free option for treating ADHD in children

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

UCLA researcher Sandra Loo was a principal investigator on the study that led to FDA approval of the first non-drug ADHD treatment. In this Q&A, Loo discusses the device and its potential in ADHD treatment.

Channels: Behavioral Science, Children's Health, Sleep, Staff Picks,

7-Nov-2019 5:05 PM EST
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Poor Sleep May Affect Cognitive Abilities and Behavior of Children with Kidney Disease

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Many children with chronic kidney disease report fatigue and problems with sleep. • Sleep problems and fatigue were associated with lower executive functioning and more emotional-behavioral symptoms. • Results from the study will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2019 November 5–November 10 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

Channels: Children's Health, Kidney Disease, Sleep, Medical Meetings,

5-Nov-2019 6:05 PM EST
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Trouble Sleeping? Insomnia Symptoms Linked to Increased Risk of Stroke, Heart Attack

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

People who have trouble sleeping may be more likely to have a stroke, heart attack or other cerebrovascular or cardiovascular diseases, according to a study published in the November 6, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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

31-Oct-2019 10:05 PM EDT
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Daylight Saving Time Has Long-term Effects on Health

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

The annual transition to and from daylight saving time (DST) has clinical implications that last longer than the days where clocks “fall back” or “spring forward.”

Channels: All Journal News, Public Health, Sleep, Heart Disease, JAMA,

4-Nov-2019 2:35 PM EST
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Newswise: New survey: 88% of US adults lose sleep due to binge-watching

New survey: 88% of US adults lose sleep due to binge-watching

American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

According to a new survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, U.S. adults rank sleep as their second most important priority, following family. However, data show that Americans are often limiting their opportunities to get enough healthy sleep. A primary culprit? Binge-watching.

Channels: All Journal News, Arts and Entertainment, Media and Journalism, Sleep,

4-Nov-2019 10:00 AM EST
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Three tips for better sleep

Houston Methodist

More than one-third of Americans get less than seven hours of sleep each night, putting them at risk for serious, chronic health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and obesity. The real victim of a lack of sleep, however, is the brain.

Channels: All Journal News, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Mental Health, Mindfulness, Neuro, Nutrition, Obesity, Sleep,

29-Oct-2019 2:15 PM EDT
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