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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...

2011-05-18 13:23:58

From high-school students to surgeons, anyone who has pulled an all-nighter knows there is a price to be paid the next day: trouble focusing, a fuzzy memory and other cognitive impairments. Now, researchers at Penn have found the part of the brain and the neurochemical basis for sleep deprivation's effects on memory. Ted Abel, a professor of biology in Penn's School of Arts and Sciences and director of the University's interdisciplinary Biological Basis of Behavior program, led the research...

2011-05-12 08:45:00

HALIFAX, May 12 /PRNewswire/ - Umbian is pleased to announce that it has begun a three-month pilot program for its compliance management solution: U-Sleep.  U-Sleep is currently being launched for the commercial transportation industry and will monitor individual drivers who have been diagnosed with and are undergoing treatment for sleep apnea. Sleep apnea and its impact on driver safety is an important topic in the transportation industry. Prolonged untreated sleep apnea can...

2011-05-05 22:18:30

A protein that helps the brain develop early in life can fight the mental fuzziness induced by sleep deprivation, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. "It's interesting that NOTCH, a protein that plays such a prominent role in development, also has important functions in the adult brain," says senior author Paul Shaw, PhD, associate professor of neurobiology. "To our surprise, we found if NOTCH activity is boosted in the brains of sleep-deprived...

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2011-04-28 06:05:00

A new study suggests that parts of the brain can actually fall asleep for a fraction of a second when tired, despite the fact that the organ as a whole is awake at the time. The implications of the study, which was conducted on rats, are far-reaching, particularly for people performing tasks where sleep deprivation could be dangerous, the scientists said. "Even before you feel fatigued, there are signs in the brain that you should stop certain activities that may require alertness," said...

2011-04-16 00:00:27

With only 30 percent of Americans getting the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep each night, the Better Sleep Council is announcing a public awareness campaign to stop the growing epidemic of sleep deprivation. The campaign will identify sleep deprived people for what they are - zombies! The Stop Zombieitis! campaign launches as part of Better Sleep Month in May 2011. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) April 15, 2011 The Better Sleep Council (BSC), in conjunction with the International Sleep...

2011-04-12 08:50:00

WASHINGTON, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Torture. The United Nations defines it as the "infliction of severe physical or mental pain or suffering." But how severe is severe? That judgment determines whether or not the law classifies an interrogation practice as torture. Now, a study published in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, condemns this method of classification as essentially flawed. The reason: the...

2011-03-28 00:00:27

Editlab, an Atlanta-based video production and post-production company, earned the top ranking out of 1891 entries in the 2010 Accolade competition for its Federal Aviation Administration training video Grounded. Grounded is a safety training film for pilots and other airline personnel about the importance of sleep and the effects of sleep deprivation. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 27, 2011 Editlab, an Atlanta-based video production and post-production company, earned the top ranking out...

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2011-03-24 08:25:27

By Yasmin Anwar, University of California, Berkeley A sleepless night can make us cranky and moody. But a lesser known side effect of sleep deprivation is short-term euphoria, which can potentially lead to poor judgment and addictive behavior, according to new research from the University of California, Berkeley. Researchers at UC Berkeley and Harvard Medical School studied the brains of healthy young adults and found that their pleasure circuitry got a big boost after a missed night's sleep....


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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