Why sleep soothes distress: Neurobiology explained

A study published in Nature Reviews Neuroscience by an international team including the Woolcock's Dr. Rick Wassing examined research into sleep disorders over more than two decades to prove a good night's sleep is the perfect ...


How to calm your child after a nightmare

Most parents have experienced it: Your young child wakes up distraught, sure that the nightmare they've just suffered through is real.


Detecting Parkinson's disease decades before symptoms appear

Researchers at The Florey and Austin Health have shown it is possible to detect tell-tale signs of Parkinson's disease 20–30 years before symptoms appear. Their work opens the door to screening programs and preventative ...


When sleep disorders presage something more serious

Early one morning, while checking on a slumbering patient at the Center for Sleep Medicine, Erik St. Louis, M.D., noticed something peculiar. The patient, a woman in her early 60's, had started running beneath her bedsheets. ...

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