Latest Women's Hospital in Boston Stories

40 Percent Of Cops Have Sleep Disorders
2011-12-21 11:34:19

In a new survey of police officers from the United States and Canada, researchers found that 40 percent have symptoms of sleep disorders, including sleep apnea and insomnia, increasing the risk of adverse health, safety and performance outcomes of many lawmen. The study, conducted by Shantha M.W. Rajaratnam, Ph.D. and colleagues at Brigham and Women´s Hospital in Boston, examined the risk of major sleep disorders and adverse outcomes among 3,693 officers in North America. The officers...

2011-11-05 23:30:00

Based on current trends, nearly 6.5 million Americans between the ages of 35 and 84 are expected to be diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis in the next 10 years, according to research presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting in Chicago. The study also reports that people as young as 45 to 64 years old will account for more than half of newly-diagnosed cases â“ increasing the need for total knee replacements and placing an...

Saving Heart Attack Victims With Computer Science
2011-09-29 04:30:22

Researchers find EKG anomalies that warn whose heart attacks could be fatal Newly discovered subtle markers of heart damage hidden in plain sight among hours of EKG recordings could help doctors identify which heart attack patients are at high risk of dying soon. That's according to a new study involving researchers from the University of Michigan, MIT, Harvard Medical School, and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. It is published in the Sept. 28 edition of Science Translational...

One Drink A Day For Good Health
2011-09-07 10:00:16

  New research shows that women who enjoy one alcoholic drink per day at midlife may be healthier in old age than women who do not drink at all, who consume more than two drinks per day, or who consume more than three drinks at one sitting. The study, led by Qi Sun from the Harvard School of Public Health and the Brigham and Women´s Hospital in Boston, Mass, suggests that in women, regular alcohol consumption in moderation during middle age (average 58 years old) relates to...

Poor Sleep Quality Can Affect Blood Pressure
2011-08-30 08:24:38

  A new study has found that older men who suffer from a lack of deep sleep are nearly twice as likely to have high blood pressure (HBP), reports BBC News. The new research, published in Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association, suggests that reduced slow wave sleep (SWS) is a powerful predictor for developing the condition that causes deadly heart attack, stroke and other health problems. SWS, a deep stage of sleep, is characterized by non-rapid eye movement...

2011-07-06 11:05:00

Researchers have found that women who stay fit, eat healthier, do not smoke, and maintain a healthy weight may have a greater chance of avoiding risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD). The study, funded by the National Institutes of Health and American Heart Association, and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that each positive lifestyle choice was linked to the lower risk of sudden cardiac death, and when all factors were added together, the chance of SCD...

2011-06-13 12:54:25

According to a new study, scientists have uncovered a trio of genes tied to migraine headaches, including one in which the link is exclusive to women. Migraines are acutely debilitating headaches that up to 20 percent of the population suffer from. Scientists say the condition is a brain disorder in which neurons, or brain cells, respond abnormally to stimuli. Markus Shuerks of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston coordinated genomes in 23,230 women, 122 of whom suffered from migraines....

2011-05-12 09:40:00

Researchers looking to treat emphysema and other diseases believe they have discovered stem cells in the lung that can make a wide variety of the organ's tissues. Stem cells can produce a wide variety of specialized cells and, if used correctly, can be harnessed to repair damage from diseases like Parkinson's and diabetes. The study is reported in Thursday's issue of the New England Journal of Medicine by Drs. Piero Anversa and Joseph Loscalzo and colleagues at Brigham and Women's Hospital...

Word of the Day
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'