Neuroscience

Early sleep loss accelerates Alzheimer's pathology in mice

Lack of sleep during adolescence and early adulthood accelerates Alzheimer's disease (AD)-related tau pathology, finds a study of male and female mice published in JNeurosci. These results support the importance of establishing ...

Pediatrics

Insufficient sleep associated with risky behavior in teens

Adolescents require 8-10 hours of sleep at night for optimal health, according to sleep experts, yet more than 70 percent of high school students get less than that. Previous studies have demonstrated that insufficient sleep ...

Cancer

Helping cancer caregivers help themselves

(HealthDay)—When people are diagnosed with cancer, it's easy to overlook the toll the disease also takes on their caregivers, say social workers who specialize in cancer care.

Health

Fitful sleep may take toll on older women's hearts

(HealthDay)—The sleep woes that many women suffer during menopause may be more than a nuisance: New research suggests a link between lost sleep and an increase in risk factors for heart disease and stroke.

Sleep apnea

SAVE - sleep apnea treatment: No cardiovascular benefit

More than 3 years of nightly treatment with a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine did not reduce cardiovascular risk more than usual care among patients with cardiovascular disease and obstructive sleep apnea ...

Pediatrics

Small increases in sleep improve grades

Elementary school-age children who improved their sleep habits also improved in their academic performance, according to a study by researchers at McGill University and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute in partnership ...

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