Sufferers of both Type 2 diabetes and sleep apnoea could lose eyesight within four years

Research led by the University of Birmingham has discovered that patients who suffer from both Type 2 diabetes and obstructive sleep apnoea are at greater risk of developing a condition that leads to blindness within an average period of less than four years. Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is…

Snoring and sleep apnoea not just a problem for obese people

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Contrary to popular opinion, not all people who suffer from obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) are obese. However, a new study from Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) and the Prince of Wales Hospital (POWH) highlights that normal-to-overweight patients with OSA likely require a different approach to treatment, which presents a challenge…

Sleep apnoea blamed for schizophrenia complications

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Undiagnosed sleep apnoea is being blamed for high rates of cardiovascular disease and memory loss among people with schizophrenia. Researchers from the University of Adelaide in South Australia in collaboration with Lyell McEwin Hospital have shown that people with schizophrenia are more likely to develop severe obstructive…

UCD researcher's findings may lead to therapeutic targets for heart diseases associated with obstructive sleep apnoea

Dr Silke Ryan, a University College Dublin (UCD) medical researcher, has delivered the flagship Cournand lecture at European Respiratory Society’s (ERS) 2015 international congress. The congress, the largest annual respiratory meeting in the world, took place earlier this week in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and was attended by over 20,000…