Posted 12:00 PM 5/19/2013 by By Randy Dotinga
SUNDAY, May 19 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep apnea, the condition that robs sufferers of deep sleep by endlessly and subconsciously waking them up, becomes more common as people age. Now, a small new study raises the possibility that it may somehow cause -- or be caused by -- Alzheimer's disease. (More)...
Posted 10:00 AM 5/18/2013 by By Kathleen Doheny
SATURDAY, May 18 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D supplements may help those with Crohn's disease overcome the fatigue and decreased muscle strength associated with the inflammatory bowel disease, according to new research.
Extra vitamin D "was associated with significantly less physical (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 5/15/2013 by By Amanda Gardner
WEDNESDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved new, lower-dose labeling for the popular sleep drug Ambien (zolpidem) in an effort to cut down on daytime drowsiness that could be a hazard while performing certain tasks such as driving.
The move (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 5/7/2013 by By Randy Dotinga
TUESDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News) -- If you're a man suffering from low energy or libido, the drug industry is eager to help. So-called "Low T" -- low testosterone -- has become a common catch phrase in TV commercials, and sales of testosterone supplements are on the rise in the United States.(More)...
Posted 10:00 AM 5/1/2013 by Robert Preidt
WEDNESDAY, May 1 (HealthDay News) -- Extreme fatigue is common in U.S. teens and often goes untreated, a new study finds.
Researchers surveyed more than 10,000 teens, aged 13 to 18, and found that 3 percent reported having extreme fatigue that had lasted at least three months and was not (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 4/22/2013 by By Randy Dotinga
MONDAY, April 22 (HealthDay News) -- Alternative treatments like transcendental meditation, biofeedback and guided breathing appear to reduce high blood pressure in some people, a new report suggests.
But only one method that does not involve medication -- aerobic exercise -- is both (More)
Posted 5:00 AM 4/15/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- Insomnia is often thought of as an adult problem. But children, too, can have sleepless nights.
The Nemours Foundation offers these potential causes for childhood insomnia:
Posted 7:00 AM 4/13/2013 by Robert Preidt
SATURDAY, APRIL 13 (HealthDay News) -- For menopausal women who can't make it to the gym, higher levels of routine physical activity during the day may help relieve sleep problems caused by hot flashes or night sweats, a small new study suggests.
Posted 7:00 AM 4/12/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
FRIDAY, April 12 (HealthDay News) -- Drivers with the sleep disorder sleep apnea are more likely to nod off at the wheel and fail simulated driving tests than motorists without the condition, new research finds.
Scientists from the University Hospital in Leeds (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 4/11/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, April 11 (HealthDay News) -- Treating sleep apnea, a common sleep disorder, boosts people's productivity at work, according to a new study.
Sleep apnea interrupts breathing during sleep, causing people with the condition to wake up throughout the night. Previous research has (More)
Posted 12:00 PM 4/3/2013 by By Amanda Gardner
WEDNESDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) -- A new class of sleep medications appears to help people fall asleep without causing grogginess the next day, researchers say.
These new medications -- known as dual orexin receptor antagonists (DORA) -- target a more specific region of the brain than (More)
Posted 5:00 AM 4/2/2013 by Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- When you're not sleeping well, your whole body can suffer -- including your heart.
The Women's Heart Foundation explains how sleep disturbances may affect heart health:
Posted 7:00 AM 3/31/2013 by Robert Preidt
SUNDAY, March 31 (HealthDay News) -- Temperatures in home hot water heaters can be too high and pose a potential scald hazard for young children and seniors, according to a new study.
In the United States, burns from hot tap water result in about 1,500 hospital admissions and 100 deaths (More)