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Article ID: 705348

Teens get more sleep, show improved grades and attendance with later school start time, researchers find

University of Washington

In 2016, Seattle Public Schools pushed back the start times for the district's 18 high schools by 55 minutes, from 7:50 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. And as hoped, teenagers used the extra time to sleep in.

Released:
12-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST

Article ID: 705281

Pregnant Women, Young Children Most Likely To Use Bed Nets To Prevent Malaria

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

When households in sub-Saharan Africa don’t have an adequate number of insecticide-treated bed nets, pregnant women and children under five are the most likely family members to sleep under the ones they have, leaving men and school-aged children more exposed to malaria, new Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) research suggests.

Released:
11-Dec-2018 3:40 PM EST
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Article ID: 705036

Resting easy: Oxygen promotes deep, restorative sleep, study shows

University of Alberta

EDMONTON (December 6, 2018)—Exposure to high levels of oxygen encourages the brain to remain in deep, restorative sleep, according to a new study by University of Alberta neuroscientists.

Released:
6-Dec-2018 11:30 AM EST
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Article ID: 704657

Extra Points for Superior Snoozing: Students Who Meet '8-Hour Sleep Challenge' Do Better on Finals

Baylor University

Students given extra points if they met “The 8-hour Challenge” — averaging eight hours of sleep for five nights during final exams week — did better than those who snubbed (or flubbed) the incentive, according to Baylor University research. But it was the healthy sleep itself, not the extra credit, that made the difference.

Released:
3-Dec-2018 12:55 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    3-Dec-2018 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 704602

Poor Sleep, Missed Meals, Less Physical Activity, and Stress in Hospitals May Be Linked to Readmission

University Health Network (UHN)

Patients who experience disturbances in sleep, mobility, nutrition or mood while admitted in hospital may be more likely to be readmitted within 30 days after discharge, finds a new study co-led by St. Michael’s Hospital and the University Health Network (UHN) in Canada.

Released:
3-Dec-2018 8:00 AM EST

Article ID: 704601

Functional Nasal Surgery Relieves Chronic Headache for Some Patients

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Nasal surgery to relieve obstructed breathing can reduce or eliminate chronic headaches in selected patients, reports a paper in the December issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Released:
29-Nov-2018 10:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 704556

So tired you can't even...make ethical decisions

Arizona State University (ASU)

Sleep deprivation can have a negative impact on ethical decision-making, says ASU professor

Released:
28-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 704453

Women Sleep Better with Dogs

Canisius College

Research by Canisius College Animal Behaviorist Christy Hoffman, PhD, shows women sleep better with their canine companions

Released:
27-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 704420

Lack of Sleep Intensifies Anger, Impairs Adaptation to Frustrating Circumstances

Iowa State University

Losing just a couple hours of sleep makes you angrier, according to new research. While the results may seem intuitive, the study is one of the first to provide evidence that sleep loss causes anger. It also offers insight on how we adapt to irritating conditions when tired.

Released:
27-Nov-2018 8:00 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 704336

Rush Opens Chicago’s First Center for Airway Diseases

Rush University Medical Center

Rush University Medical Center has opened a center for airway diseases, a comprehensive program to treat people with interrelated chronic conditions such as sinusitis, allergies, asthma and sleep apnea, which affect millions of people. It is the first program of its kind in Illinois.

Released:
26-Nov-2018 6:30 AM EST

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