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Stroke risk higher among young adults with insomnia

People with insomnia may have a higher risk of stroke than their well-rested peers, a new study shows. The link between insomnia...

Train driver in fatal N.Y. crash had sleep disorder

The driver of a train that derailed in December in New York City, killing four passengers, had an undiagnosed sleep disorder...

Resident duty-hour limits linked to safety, education concerns

Restrictions on work hours for surgeons-in-training may have backfired, according to a new review that found doctors performed...

Screen time tied to poor wellbeing among kids

Spending too much time in front of a television, computer or other devices with screens may signal problems in a child's...

Study ties troubled sleep to lower brain volume

People who have trouble sleeping tend to have less volume in certain regions of the brain than those without sleep problems,...

Bedroom TVs tied to weight gain among kids: study

Putting a television in a child's bedroom may be setting them up for excess weight gain over the next few years, suggests...

Are noise machines hazardous to infants' hearing?

If a so-called white noise machine is kept at full volume in a room with a sleeping baby, it may be potentially hazardous...

Mattress covers may not help with dust mite allergies

Based on two dozen clinical trials, U.S. researchers find that expensive mattress covers make no difference in reducing dust...

Evening workouts don't disturb sleep

Couch potatoes looking for a reason to forgo working out in the evening may no longer be able to use difficulty sleeping...

Seizure initially suspected in RFK daughter's car crash -NY expert

Kerry Kennedy, daughter of assassinated Senator Robert F. Kennedy, was so disoriented after sideswiping a truck in 2012 that...

Poor sleep linked to widespread pain

Regularly feeling tired and worn out after a night's sleep was the strongest predictor of also developing widespread pain...

Yoga may reduce fatigue after breast cancer

Participating in yoga classes after treatment for breast cancer was linked to reduced fatigue and inflammation and increased...

Apps try to help you keep New Year's resolutions

Keeping New Year's resolutions can be difficult but new apps aim to help people get organized, track progress and stay focused...

Daily routines may influence sleep quality, quantity

Maintaining a consistent daily routine may be linked to better sleep, according to a small new study. Young adults who went...

Scientists start to unpick narcolepsy link to flu vaccine

Scientists have found that the sleep disorder narcolepsy can sometimes be triggered by a scientific phenomenon known as "molecular...

Sleep loss linked to teens' blood pressure

Beyond making teens sleepy during the day, staying up late may be raising their blood pressure, setting them up for later...

UPDATE 1-Sleep problems common among middle-aged women

Almost a quarter of middle-aged women report their quality of sleep is less than good, according to a new study. Sleep problems...

Later teen bedtimes tied to school problems and distress

One quarter of adolescents go to bed after 11:30 on school nights, according to a new U.S. study, which also finds those...

U.S. to screen obese pilots, controllers for sleep apnea

Overweight U.S. pilots and air traffic controllers will soon need to be screened for sleep apnea, a condition that can cause...

Bedroom computers, TV may add to autism sleep issues

Kids with autism and related disorders are prone to sleep disturbances but a new study finds that screen time, especially...

Leaving the light on hampers sleep quality: study

Falling asleep in the glow of the TV or leaving a light on next to the bed can affect brain activity levels and lead to poor...

Too little sleep linked to heart disease risk

In a large U.S. study, people who tended to get less than six hours of sleep nightly were more likely to have high blood...

Surgeon all-nighters don't lead to complications: study

Sleep-deprived surgeons don't make any more mistakes than usual during gallbladder operations, a new study suggests. Whether...

More sleep could mean slimmer kids

Making sure kids get enough sleep may help them maintain a normal weight, a new study suggests. Previous research had shown...

Yoga tied to better sleep after cancer

Practicing yoga may help people who have had cancer sleep better and reduce their use of sleep aids, according to a new study....

Sleeping pill use highest among older Americans: CDC

Older U.S. adults, particularly women, are more likely to use prescription sleep medications to try to get the minimum seven...

Poor sleep tied to kids' lower academic performance

Children who have trouble sleeping tend to do worse in school than their peers who get a good night's sleep, a new study...

CORRECTION: Texas is running out of execution drug pentobarbital

Texas, the state with the highest execution rate in the country, is running out of a sedative used for lethal injections...

Texas is running out of execution drug pentobarbital

Texas, the state with the highest execution rate in the country, is running out of a sedative used in its three-drug cocktail...

Apps aim to help people get fit and stay fit

There's no shortage of health and fitness apps monitoring everything from sleep patterns to calories and caffeine consumption....

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