Posted 3:00 PM 6/17/2013 by Robert Preidt
MONDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) -- Even after they leave the fields at the end of hot day, farmworkers still have to cope with high levels of heat and humidity in their living quarters, a new study shows.
"We found that a majority of the workers are not getting (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 6/12/2013 by By Serena Gordon
WEDNESDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- Men with restless legs syndrome now have another health concern: New research has just linked the condition to an increased risk of dying early.
In a study of nearly 20,000 men, Harvard researchers found that men with restless legs syndrome had a 39 (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 6/11/2013 by By Kathleen Doheny
TUESDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep apnea raises the risk of sudden cardiac death, according to a long-term study that strengthens a link doctors have suspected.
"The presence and severity of sleep apnea are associated with a significantly increased risk of sudden cardiac death," (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 6/7/2013 by Robert Preidt
FRIDAY, June 7 (HealthDay News) -- Having babies sleep on their back to reduce their risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) does not affect the development of their ability to roll, according to a new study.
Some concern existed that the introduction of the Back to Sleep campaign (now (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 6/6/2013 by Robert Preidt
THURSDAY, June 6 (HealthDay News) -- Paid vacation and health benefits are coveted job perks. Perhaps windows also belong on that list, new research suggests.
Workers in offices with windows get more and better sleep at night, are more physically active and have a higher quality of life (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 6/4/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
TUESDAY, June 4 (HealthDay News) -- Major League Baseball players may be struck out by fatigue as the 162-game season progresses, according to a new study.
In 24 of 30 teams, players' strike-zone judgment was much better when the season began in April than when coming to an end in (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 6/3/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
MONDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- Certain risk factors during infancy may help explain the higher rate of obesity among black and Hispanic children, according to a new study.
Rapid infant weight gain, early introduction of solid foods, inadequate sleep and a lack of exclusive (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 5/30/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
THURSDAY, May 30 (HealthDay News) -- People who experience post-traumatic stress disorder following a heart attack may find it hard to get a good night's sleep, a new study indicates.
The researchers from Columbia University Medical Center noted that poor sleep is typical among (More)
Posted 7:00 AM 5/27/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
MONDAY, May 27 (HealthDay News) -- A leading pediatricians' group is highlighting the plight of children in military families in a new report.
Tours of duty can last up to 18 months, and studies have shown that one in four children of active-duty service members (More)
Posted 3:00 PM 5/24/2013 by Mary Elizabeth Dallas
FRIDAY, May 24 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests a link between sleep duration and suicidal thoughts among people with insomnia.
Every additional hour someone with insomnia sleeps is associated with a 72 percent drop in the likelihood of moderate or high risk of suicide, according (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 5/21/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- Swollen tonsils and adenoids are a major cause of sleep apnea in children, and while removing them did not improve attention, memory or learning for these kids, it did help them with sleep, behavior and quality of life, a new study finds.
Sleep apnea is (More)
Posted 2:00 PM 5/20/2013 by By Steven Reinberg
MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- Young drivers who get behind the wheel while drowsy run a higher risk of getting into car crashes, but Australian researchers have found that not catching up on missed sleep on weekends puts them in even greater danger of having an accident at night.(More)...