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2012-03-30 08:21:50

Sleep deprivation does not disturb interventionist performance A single-center study found that percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures performed during the middle of the night do not adversely affect the safety and effectiveness of procedures performed the next day by the same operator. Findings now available in Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions...

2012-03-15 22:00:53

American Heart Association meeting report If you don't get enough sleep, you may also eat too much – and thus be more likely to become obese. That is the findings of researchers who presented their study at the American Heart Association's Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism 2012 Scientific Sessions. "We tested whether lack of sleep altered the levels of the hormones leptin and ghrelin, increased the amount of food people ate, and affected...

You May Be Sleeping Better As You Age, Despite Your Perceptions Otherwise
2012-03-01 09:31:36

Are you getting less sleep the older you get? This has been the popular belief but it may not be true. A new survey of more than 150,000 Americans shows subjective sleep quality actually improves over a lifetime, with the fewest complaints coming from octogenarians, reports BBC News Health and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine . “This flies in the face of popular belief,” Michael Grandner, PhD, lead author of the study said in a statement. “These results force us to...

2012-02-01 20:55:23

Article is published in the American Journal of Physiology–Renal Physiology Nighttime visits to the bathroom are generally associated with being pregnant or having an enlarged prostate, but the problem can affect youngsters, too. A new study sheds light on why some children may need to urinate more often during the rest cycle. Danish researchers have found that sleep deprivation causes healthy children, between the ages of eight and twelve, to urinate significantly more frequently,...

2012-01-18 22:41:39

New research from Uppsala University, Sweden, shows that a specific brain region that contributes to a person´s appetite sensation is more activated in response to food images after one night of sleep loss than after one night of normal sleep. Poor sleep habits can therefore affect people´s risk of becoming overweight in the long run. The findings are published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Researchers Christian Benedict and Helgi Schiöth,...

2011-10-19 12:18:53

 -Such is the conclusion recently drawn in a study published in the journal International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology by University of Granada and Junta de Andalucia researchers. This study proved that teenagers having an average sleep pattern —six to nine hours of sleep— score higher, especially in physical education  -The authors analyzed a sample of 592 students at secondary school aged 12 to 19 Adolescents sleeping more hours score higher on...

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2011-07-10 08:20:00

A new study scheduled to be published in the August edition of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has found a link between weight gain and sleep deprivation, according to a Friday article by Generva Pittman of Reuters Health."¨As part of the study, researchers from the Obesity Research Center at St Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital, in New York, the Columbia University Departments of Medicine and Biostatistics, and the University of Manitoba Richardson Centre for Functional Foods and...

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2011-06-24 09:45:00

First-year residents have always expected to work grueling hospital shifts that last more than 24 hours, but new rules are coming that may alleviate some of the medical errors that extended shift hours create, Reuters is reporting. Beginning July 1, new rules will require first-year residents to be on duty no longer than 16 hours at a stretch. That will not, however, spare more experienced residents from working as long as 28 hours on any given shift. A report was published Friday in the...

2011-06-15 00:00:27

Nationally recognized expert Natalie P. Hartenbaum, M.D., MPH will present an in-depth look at the impact of worker sleep loss Plymouth Meeting, PA (PRWEB) June 13, 2011 Health Advocateâ“ž¢, Inc., the nation's leading independent healthcare advocacy and assistance company, in partnership with HealthyWomen, the nation's leading independent health information source for women, is pleased to announce a FREE webinar to take place on June 22nd called Sleep...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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