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    15-Feb-2019 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 707952

OSA Patients with Excessive Daytime Sleepiness at Greatest Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Adults with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who experience excessive sleepiness while awake appear to be at far greater risk for cardiovascular diseases than those without excessive daytime sleepiness, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

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12-Feb-2019 4:00 PM EST
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    12-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST

Article ID: 707611

German Researchers Discover How Sleep Can Fight an Infection

The Rockefeller University Press

Researchers in Germany have discovered why sleep can sometimes be the best medicine. Sleep improves the potential ability of some of the body’s immune cells to attach to their targets, according to a new study that will be published February 12 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. The study, led by Stoyan Dimitrov and Luciana Besedovsky at the University of Tübingen, helps explain how sleep can fight off an infection, whereas other conditions, such as chronic stress, can make the body more susceptible to illness.

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6-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 707479

What Screenings Do You Need to Keep Your Heart Healthy?

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Brett Carroll, MD, Director of Vascular Medicine in Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s CardioVascular Institute and Medical Director of the Aortic Center, shares insight on what screenings are necessary for heart health.

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4-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST
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    4-Feb-2019 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 707438

Research shows teens too low on sleep, activity, and too high on screen time

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Only 1 in 20 U.S. adolescents is meeting national recommendations for sleeping, physical activity, and screen time, according to new research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

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1-Feb-2019 7:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 707381

ATS Publishes New Clinical Guideline on Home Oxygen for Children

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

The American Thoracic Society has developed a new clinical practice guideline for home oxygen therapy for children. The guideline appears in the Feb. 1 edition of the Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

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1-Feb-2019 9:55 AM EST
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    31-Jan-2019 2:00 PM EST

Article ID: 707120

To Sleep, Perchance to Heal: A Newly Discovered Gene Governs the Need for Slumber When Sick

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

In a study of over 12,000 lines of fruit flies, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have found a single gene, called nemuri, that increases the need for sleep.

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28-Jan-2019 9:35 AM EST

Article ID: 707215

Children looking at screens in darkness before bedtime are at risk of poor sleep

University of Lincoln

Pre-teens who use a mobile phone or watch TV in the dark an hour before bed are at risk of not getting enough sleep compared to those who use these devices in a lit room or do not use them at all before bedtime.

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29-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST

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Article ID: 707184

Stopping a Preventable Killer: Mount Sinai Cardiologists Stress Prevention for American Heart Month

Mount Sinai Health System

Physicians announce new research on sleep and heart disease, and expansion of heart services in New York City

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29-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST

Article ID: 707131

Stress and dream sleep are linked to pathways of brain cell death and survival

University of Surrey

The first and most distinct consequence of daily mild stress is an increase in rapid-eye-movement (REM) sleep, a new study in the journal PNAS reports. The research also demonstrated that this increase is associated with genes involved in cell death and survival.

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28-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST
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    24-Jan-2019 2:00 PM EST

Article ID: 706896

Sleep deprivation accelerates Alzheimer’s brain damage

Washington University in St. Louis

A study in mice and people from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows that sleep deprivation causes tau levels to rise and tau tangles to spread through the brain. Tau tangles are associated with Alzheimer's disease and brain damage.

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22-Jan-2019 4:05 PM EST

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