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Short Sleep Tied to Increased Dementia Risk
May 4, 2021   

In a recent study, the association between sleep dysregulation and dementia was examined. Data from 7,959 participants of the Whitehall II study was analyzed for sleep duration and the incidence of dementia, using a 25-year follow-up. A total of...
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Disturbed Sleep and Depression in Children and Youths
April 9, 2021   

In a recently published meta-analysis, the relationship between disturbed sleep and depression was examined. A total of 22 studies were included in the study, of which 16 were included in the meta-analysis. Disturbed sleep was...
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FDA Authorizes Marketing For Daytime Treatment For Obstructive Sleep Apnea
February 28, 2021   

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first daytime electrical stimulation device for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. The device strengthens tongue muscles through electrical stimulation, and...
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Histamine 3 Receptor Inverse Agonist For Cognitive Disorders
February 26, 2021   

istamine H3 receptors, found throughout the cortex and hippocampus, have been hypothesized to be involved with cognition, learning, and memory. Several preclinical animal model studies have shown that H3 receptor antagonists/inverse agonists may have procognitive effects; however...
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FDA Approves PTSD Sleep Device for Nightmares
November 11, 2020   

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted marketing authorization of a new device intended for the temporary reduction of sleep disturbance related to nightmares in adults who suffer from nightmare disorder or have nightmares from post-traumatic stress disorder...
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E-Cigarette Use Tied to Sleep Deprivation in Young Adults
October 11, 2020   

The relationship between e-cigarette use and sleep deprivation was recently examined in a sample of young American adults.The findings suggest that e-cigarette use might be associated with...
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FDA Requiring Stronger Warning Label For Benzodiazepines
September 25, 2020   

The US Food and Drug Administration has ordered changes to the labeling for benzodiazepines, requiring them to include information on the risks of abuse, misuse, addiction, physical dependence, and withdrawal reactions. Benzodiazepines are...
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Use of Benzodiazepines or Z-drugs Not Associated With Subsequent Dementia
May 19, 2020   

Benzodiazepines and Z-drugs are indicated for treatment of affective disorders and insomnia. Due to cognitive side effects of these treatments, their use has been investigated as risk factors for dementia. However, previous investigations have yielded conflicting results...
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Mental Health Outcomes Among Health Care Workers Exposed to Coronavirus
April 9, 2020   

With the rising rates of COVID-19 (i.e., severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) infection and hospitalization across the world, frontline health care workers will continue to face an overwhelming workload throughout the course of this pandemic. This workload, along with the depletion of personal protection equipment, widespread media coverage, lack of specific drugs and feelings of being inadequately supported may contribute to adverse psychological reactions...
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Morning Blue Light May Aid Sleep and Recovery in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
February 5, 2020   

Circadian rhythms and adequate sleep are essential to cognitive functioning. Pulses of blue light administered in the morning can re-entrain circadian rhythms and improve sleep difficulties. In a recent double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 32 adult patients with mild traumatic brain injury...
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