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Experiments test if implant can block sleep apnea

(AP) -- Loud snoring may do more than irritate your spouse: It can signal sleep apnea, depriving you of enough zzzz's to trigger a car crash, even a heart attack. Now scientists are beginning to test if an implanted pacemaker-like ...

Dec 27, 2010
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The high price of sleep disorders

Danish sleep researchers at the University of Copenhagen and the Danish Institute for Health Services Research have examined the socio-economic consequences of the sleep disorder hypersomnia in one of the largest studies ...

Dec 17, 2010
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New therapy found for rare lung disorder

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have found that the FDA-approved drug sirolimus, used primarily to prevent rejection in organ transplant patients, stabilized ...

Mar 16, 2011
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Odd work schedules pose risk to health

(AP) -- Reports of sleeping air traffic controllers highlight a long-known and often ignored hazard: Workers on night shifts can have trouble concentrating and even staying awake.

Apr 17, 2011
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