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2013-02-11 15:09:43

In a study to be presented on February 15 between 8 a.m., and 10 a.m. PST, at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting , in San Francisco, researchers will report findings that women with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and cardiac symptoms have a 31 percent incidence of cardiac dysfunction. The use of echocardiograms should be considered in the clinical management of these women. OSA is characterized by abnormal pauses in breathing or instances of...

Snoring Linked To Cardiovascular Health Risks
2013-01-25 04:50:36

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from Henry Ford Hospital recently found that snoring could signal health risks in the future. In particular, the scientists discovered that snorers have a greater risk of developing thickening or abnormalities in the carotid artery as compared to individuals who are overweight, smoke, or exhibit high cholesterol. "Snoring is more than a bedtime annoyance and it shouldn't be ignored. Patients need to seek treatment...

People Who Drink Before Bedtime Could Be Disrupting Their Dream Time
2013-01-23 11:03:03

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Having a drink before bedtime may help you fall asleep faster, but experts warn that it isn´t offering any incentives on the quality of sleep time. Researchers from the London Sleep Centre have reviewed the evidence of having a tipple before bedtime to see what effect it has on nighttime slumber. The evidence gathered indicates that alcohol upsets our normal sleep cycle, and effectively disrupts our most satisfying type of...

2013-01-13 17:02:59

Sleep Group Solutions, a leading dental continuing education company, opens 30,000 square foot facility including an education center and a demonstration room in Hollywood, Florida. (PRWEB) January 12, 2013 Dentists across the country are participating in dental continuing education courses, which teach dental professionals how to screen and treat snoring and sleep apnea, through Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT).  With such a high demand for quality sleep courses, Sleep Group...

2012-12-27 05:03:37

A new alternative treatment called Provent Sleep Therapy is out. We take a look at what it is, and how it works. Asheville, NC (PRWEB) December 26, 2012 Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a common sleep disorder suffered by millions of Americans, and shockingly 3 of 4 sufferers go undiagnosed. OSA constitutes the blocking of the airflow to the respiratory system for periods of time causing the sufferer loss of sleep and overall health. When treating OSA the bulk of physicians will recommend...

2012-12-08 05:01:05

Research suggests insomnia and sleep apnea co-occur more frequently than expected. Albuquerque, NM (PRWEB) December 07, 2012 A new study to be published in the journal SLEEP (December 2012) suggests nighttime awakenings experienced by people with chronic insomnia might be caused by sleep breathing problems. The Sleep and Human Health Institute (SHHI) in Albuquerque, NM conducted the study on 20 patients who met diagnostic criteria for an insomnia disorder, denied having any classic...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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