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2009-11-06 08:00:00

MURRYSVILLE, Pa., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Philips Respironics applauds the efforts of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to raise awareness about an important public health issue -- chronic sleep insufficiency. The CDC's release of the first-ever government study to monitor state-by-state differences in sleeplessness is a milestone in quantifying the size and scope of the problem. As a long-time educator, industry leader and sleep therapy manufacturer, Philips Respironics...

2009-11-01 14:33:40

This is the first study to analyze the effects of sleep deprivation on information-categorization A study in the Nov.1 issue of the journal Sleep shows that sleep deprivation causes some people to shift from a more automatic, implicit process of information categorization (information-integration) to a more controlled, explicit process (rule-based). This use of rule-based strategies in a task in which information-integration strategies are optimal can lead to potentially devastating errors...

2009-10-26 10:18:39

A research collaboration led by biologists and neuroscientists at the University of Pennsylvania has found a molecular pathway in the brain that is the cause of cognitive impairment due to sleep deprivation. Just as important, the team believes that the cognitive deficits caused by sleep deprivation, such as an inability to focus, learn or memorize, may be reversible by reducing the concentration of a specific enzyme that builds up in the hippocampus of the brain. It is known that sleep...

2009-09-28 08:00:00

BRIGHTON, Mass., and SEATTLE, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Sleep HealthCenters LLC and REM Medical Corporation have merged to create the leading comprehensive sleep medicine company in the country. Sleep HealthCenters is the largest provider of such services in New England, while REM Medical operates primarily in the Arizona and Washington marketplaces. The Sleep HealthCenters and REM Medical union provides a bi-coastal presence of leading, accredited, comprehensive centers for the...

2009-09-21 14:16:40

According to a new review of neuroscientific research, coercive interrogation techniques used during the Bush administration to extract information from terrorist suspects are likely to have been unsuccessful and may have had many unintended negative effects on the suspect's memory and brain functions. A new article, published by Cell Press on September 21st in the journal, Trends in Cognitive Science, reviews scientific evidence demonstrating that repeated and extreme stress and anxiety have...

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2009-07-23 09:55:00

Overweight and obese people may face more struggles with losing weight during tough economic times, according to a report issued on Wednesday. Lead researcher Dr. Jason Block of Harvard Medical School in Boston said that although doctors know that stress can be the root of many health issues, experts have little evidence to show its impact on weight gain. "Where you start in terms of your weight seems to matter in how stress is associated with weight gain," Block, who conducted the research...

2009-07-01 07:17:26

Women who get less sleep are more likely to have higher levels of biomarkers linked to heart disease. According to British researchers who followed more than 4,600 people in their mid-30s, women who reported sleeping seven hours a night had higher levels of IL-6 than those who reported sleeping eight hours. Those sleeping five hours or less had higher levels of hs-CRP. The findings held true even after the investigators adjusted the results to take other factors influencing sleep into...

2009-06-24 12:00:00

Imaging study suggests why some are resilient and others vulnerable to sleep deprivationNew imaging research in the June 24 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience helps explain why sleep deprivation affects some people more than others. After staying awake all night, those who are genetically vulnerable to sleep loss showed reduced brain activity, while those who are genetically resilient showed expanded brain activity, the study found. The findings help explain individual differences in the...

2009-06-16 00:45:46

Increased sleep disturbances are associated with lower education, income or being unmarried or unemployed, U.S. researchers said. Lead author Michael Grandner, a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, said the study involved data from 159,856 people. The study also found that gender, younger age and being single negatively affect sleep. Women reported more sleep problems than men -- 22 percent vs. 16 percent -- especially between the ages of 40-65. In...

2009-06-11 08:21:07

 According to a research abstract that will be presented on Thursday, June11, at SLEEP 2009, the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, sleep selectively preservers memories that are emotionally salient and relevant to future goals when sleep follows soon after learning. Effects persist for as long as four months after the memory is created.Results indicate that the sleeping brain seems to calculate what is most important about an experience and selects only...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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