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Drivers with sleep apnea OK: Chest doctors

People with sleep apnea should not have their driving restricted just because of their diagnosis, says a leading medical...

Some common prescriptions linked to impotence

Tranquilizers known as benzodiazepines and certain older antidepressants are linked with a greater chance of having erectile...

Kids' genes, environment affect sleep differently

A new study based on pairs of Canadian twins suggests that genetics play a strong role in how long kids sleep at night, but...

Merck's insomnia drug moves a step closer to U.S. approval

Merck & Co's experimental insomnia drug moved a step closer to U.S. approval on Wednesday after a panel of medical experts...

Drowsy young drivers have increased crash risk

Young adult drivers who usually get less than six hours of sleep per night are more likely to crash than those who sleep...

New sleep drug effective, dosage questioned: FDA

Merck & Co's experimental insomnia drug suvorexant appears generally effective, according to reviewers at the U.S. Food and...

Exercise, diet may keep sleep apnea from worsening

Losing weight through exercise and healthier eating may have long-term benefits for people with mild sleep apnea, a new study...

Trial sleep drug may cause fewer side effects

A study in rats and monkeys suggests an experimental Merck & Co sleep drug may help induce sleep without causing the memory...

How vaccine scares cast shadows over science

At a Finnish medical convention in January 2011, a colleague approached neurologist Markku Partinen, laid a hand his shoulder...

Family docs can treat simple sleep apnea: study

With some basic training, primary care doctors and nurses could treat uncomplicated sleep apnea cases, according to a new...

Sleep aids tied to hip fractures in the elderly

Nursing home residents taking sleep aids such as Ambien are more likely to fall and fracture a hip than residents not being...

Exercise, less sitting time, linked to better sleep

Insomniacs looking for a good night's sleep may want to hit the treadmill, take a walk or play a game of golf or tennis because...

UK study confirms GSK flu shot linked to rare sleep disorder

GlaxoSmithKline's Pandemrix swine flu vaccine has been linked to cases of the rare sleep disorder narcolepsy in children...

[RGLT] - Don't use codeine in kids after tonsillectomy: FDA

U.S. health regulators on Wednesday issued the strongest possible warning to physicians to avoid prescribing codeine to children...

GSK vaccine ingredient scrutinized for narcolepsy clues

Mounting evidence of a link between GlaxoSmithKline's Pandemrix flu shot and a spike in narcolepsy cases among children in...

UK study strengthens GSK flu shot link to narcolepsy

Children in Britain who were vaccinated with a GlaxoSmithKline shot against H1N1 flu had a significantly increased risk of...

Evidence grows for narcolepsy link to swine flu shot

Emelie Olsson is plagued by hallucinations and nightmares. When she wakes up, she's often paralyzed, unable to breathe properly...

[RGLT] - FDA warns on insomnia drugs, suggests lower doses

The U.S. health regulator warned that taking a widely prescribed insomnia drug at night may impair driving and alertness...

Daylight savings tied to bump in heart attack rates

Setting the clock ahead for daylight savings time may set the scene for a small increase in heart attacks the next day, according...

Drug may aid sleep apnea symptoms at high altitude

People with sleep apnea can safely travel to high altitudes with the help of a diuretic and a commonly used breathing device,...

U.S. kids getting recommended amount of sleep: study

Children in the U.S. appear to be getting as much shut-eye as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends,...

Obsession drove Aussie golfer to mental institution

The desire to improve can drive professional athletes to distraction, but for Australian golfer Rika Batibasaga it became...

JetBlue pilot who had midair meltdown ordered released from prison

The JetBlue Airways pilot whose behavior on a flight forced the plane to make an emergency landing in Texas was ordered conditionally...

Young docs less tired, less prepared with fewer hours

Orthopedic surgeons-in-training said they were tired less often after rules regulating how much they could work went into...

EU drugs agency has "no new concerns" about GSK's flu shot

European drugs regulators said on Friday that evidence suggesting a link between GlaxoSmithKline's Pandemrix flu vaccine...

Teens' poor sleep tied to heart risk factors

Teenagers who don't get enough sleep are more likely to have conditions that could affect their heart health down the road,...

Health benefits of gastric bypass persist for years

The short-term benefits of weight loss surgery are well known in severely obese people, but a new study finds that improvements...

Infant sleep training has no long term effects-study

Using behavioral training to help babies fall asleep doesn't seem to harm them emotionally or developmentally years later,...

Half of women may have sleep apnea - study

Fully half of the 400 women given overnight sleep tests in a new Swedish study turned out to have mild-to-severe sleep apnea....

Preschoolers' snoring tied to behavior problems

Preschoolers who habitually snore may be at greater risk of behavioral problems than other kids their age, a study published...

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