New findings presented today report the important role sleep plays, and the brain mechanisms at work as sleep shapes memory, learning, and behavior. The findings were presented at Neuroscience 2012, the annual meeting of ...
Neuroscience Oct 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
In a study that challenges the long-held notion that the primary function of sleep is to give rest to the brain, researchers have found that not getting enough shut-eye has a harmful impact on fat cells, reducing by 30 percent ...
Medical research Oct 15, 2012 | 5 / 5 (7) | 0 |
Wayne State University School of Medicine researchers may have discovered why people exposed to war are at increased risk to develop chronic problems like heart disease years later. And the culprit that links the two is surprising.
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Nearly half of patients taking medications for chronic conditions do not strictly follow their prescribed medication regimens. Failure to use medications as directed increases patients' risk for side effects, ...
Health Oct 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—When children can get just a little more sleep each night, their school behavior and alertness levels improve, new research suggests.
Pediatrics Oct 15, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A new study suggests that when prescribed by physicians in routine practice and used appropriately by patients, treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) could reduce blood pressure in men with hypertension.
Sleep apnea Oct 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A new study from Lancaster University has found that sleeping on a problem really can help people to find a solution.
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 12, 2012 | 4.6 / 5 (5) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Nodding off at the wheel could be easier than you think. All participants in a QUT study showed extreme levels of sleepiness 40 minutes into a simulated driving test after waking early that day.
Health Oct 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Chances are, your medicine cabinet contains some pills that are past their expiration date. You might even have some pain relievers, some cough syrup or some sleeping pills that were purchased back when Richard Nixon was ...
Medications Oct 09, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—A steady stream of new apps and devices that can be synced to ever-more sophisticated mobile phones is flowing into consumers' hands, and this technology is revolutionizing the practice ...
Health Oct 08, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Although bariatric surgery results in greater weight loss than conventional measures, new research shows this does not translate into significantly greater improvement in obstructive sleep ...
Sleep apnea Oct 08, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
UCLA researchers have for the first time measured the activity of a brain region known to be involved in learning, memory and Alzheimer's disease during sleep. They discovered that this part of the brain ...
Neuroscience Oct 07, 2012 | 5 / 5 (18) | 2 |
Nonprescription medications are just as likely a cause of poisoning as prescription drugs, according to a new study by Timothy Wiegand, M.D. from the University of Rochester Medical Center in the US and colleagues. Their ...
Medications Oct 04, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Teenagers who use an iPad for an hour before bed are still likely to get a good night's sleep, new research from Flinders University shows.
Health Oct 04, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
ZZZs don't always come easy for children still learning their ABCs.
Pediatrics Oct 04, 2012 | not rated yet | 0