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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....

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...

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