Depression, adverse childhood events and sleep disturbances linked to changes in the immune system

Adverse childhood experiences and sleep disturbances interfere with immune system regulation, shows research from the University of Eastern Finland. These changes were observed in a population that already carried a significant burden of psychological symptoms such as depression. Major depressive disorder (MDD), adverse childhood experiences and sleep…

Sleep disorders may predict heart events after angioplasty

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People who have had procedures to open blocked heart arteries after acute coronary syndrome (ACS) may have a higher risk of death, heart failure, heart attack and stroke if they have sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, compared to those who don’t. The presence of sleep disorders in ACS…

Driving after night shift tied to higher risk of near-crash events

On December 30, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Night-shift workers who drive home after a night’s work may be at higher risk of crashing due to drowsy driving, according to a small study that evaluated the daytime driving performance of night-shift workers. The researchers said even veteran night-shift workers who drove after working all night exhibited reactions similar…