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Modafinil has mixed effects on dozy surgeons

The sleep-fighting medication modafinil may boost the brain power of weary surgeons, but doesn't help their operating skills...

Loneliness may cause fitful sleep: study

People who are lonely may be more likely to have sleepless nights, researchers said Tuesday in a study that suggests loneliness...

Sleep disorders plague vets with head trauma or PTSD

New research shows high rates of sleep disorders among veterans of America's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan who have post-traumatic...

Infants should sleep on their backs: pediatric group

Putting babies to sleep on their backs on a firm crib mattress in the same room as the parents is among recommendations on...

Prosecutors wrapping up Michael Jackson death case

Prosecutors were close to wrapping up their case in the manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson's doctor after a top state...

Transcept gets shorter review on sleep drug

Transcept Pharmaceuticals Inc said U.S. health regulators granted a shorter review period of two months for its experimental...

Jurors hear different views of Michael Jackson health

Michael Jackson's doctor made repeated assurances about the "excellent condition" of the pop star in the weeks before his...

Sleep-deprived teens engage in more risky behavior

The two-thirds of teenagers who get less than eight hours of sleep on school nights are more likely to smoke, drink and fight,...

Sri Lanka's survivors tormented by horrors of war

Ranjini wakes up screaming. Her mother's body is on fire, her teenage sister is covered in blood and the mutilated, charred...

Active legs at night linked to heart problems

Men who jerked and flexed their legs involuntarily at night were more likely to develop cardiovascular disease in a new study...

Parent sleep counseling may improve kids' shut-eye

Screening kids for sleeping problems and discussing sleep strategies with parents could help youngsters settle into school...

'Sleep debt' tied to attention trouble in teens

High school students who catch up on sleep over the weekend do worse on attention tests in school than kids who don't get...

Study says genetics affect vaccine-narcolepsy link

Finland's national health institute said on Thursday its latest research on previously found links between children's narcolepsy...

Valerian may aid menopausal sleep problems: study

The popular herbal sleep aid valerian could help ease some of the sleep problems that can come with menopause, a small study...

Insomnia, fatigue common in people with cancer

More than half of cancer patients may suffer symptoms of insomnia during treatment, and for some, sleep problems can persist...

Sleep apnea linked to memory decline, dementia

Older women who have sleep apnea may be more likely to develop memory problems and dementia, according to a new study. It's...

Britons find getting to sleep is monkey business

Forget counting sheep -- Britons now prefer listening to lions roaring and monkeys calling to help them nod off, according...

Miliband recovers after successful nose operation

Labour leader Ed Miliband has undergone a successful nose operation to treat sleep apnea, a condition that interrupts breathing...

EU recommends restricted use of GSK's flu shot

European regulators have recommended restricting the use of GlaxoSmithKline's pandemic flu vaccine Pandemrix because of a...

Hotel snore controls aim to banish sleepless nights

Guests at an international hotel chain may sleep more soundly after the introduction of "snore patrols" and "snore absorption...

Sharing mom's bed won't harm kids' social skills

There is no need to worry about harming your toddler's intellectual or social development if bed-sharing works for your family,...

REFILE: Can too little sleep make you gain weight?

People who got very little sleep ate more but didn't burn any extra calories in a new study that adds to evidence supporting...

Can too little sleep make you gain weight?

People who got very little sleep ate more but didn't burn any extra calories in a new study that adds to evidence supporting...

Pushing Western medicine with fear in India

If you sleep less than six hours a night, you're increasing your risk of developing or dying from heart disease by 48 percent....

Resident doctors still work too long: report

First-year residents may soon get a reprieve from grueling hospital shifts that last more than 24 hours, but that is not...

Does sleep loss up weight by lowering energy use?

Sleep deprivation makes the day drag and appears to put a drag on metabolism, causing the body to use less energy, European...

Not getting enough sleep? Turn off the technology

Dependence on televisions, cellphones and laptops may be costing Americans dearly - in lack of sleep. The national penchant...

Toddlers' sleep, eating problems often go together

Parents who have a hard time getting their babies and toddlers to sleep at night may also often have trouble at mealtime,...

Home temperature, sleep loss tied to obesity

Could we all help rein in the obesity epidemic by turning down our thermostats this winter? Maybe or maybe not -- but a new...

WHO studies narcolepsy link to H1N1 flu shots

The World Health Organization urged more investigation into possible links between GlaxoSmithKline's Pandemrix - and possibly...

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