Depression: Exercise may reduce symptoms but not in women

On May 11, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Many experts consider exercise to be an effective treatment for depression. However, new research casts doubt on this theory by showing that not everyone may benefit. A new study looks at whether exercise can relieve depressive symptoms in men and women equally. Depression is the number one cause of disability…

Caffeine may reduce surgical pain caused by poor sleep

On August 23, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Researchers suggest that caffeine could reduce the impact of poor sleep on postoperative pain. Postoperative pain is exacerbated by lack of sleep prior to surgery, new research suggests. But it’s not all bad news, because the study also found that caffeine could help to counteract this effect. Study co-author Dr….

Color-graded pictogram label to reduce medicine-related traffic crashes found ineffective

A new study questions the effectiveness of using pictogram message on the labels of anxiety and sleep medications that interfere with driving – an approach this is currently implemented across France. The British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology study found that the risk of being responsible for a crash associated…

Wearable sleep device may reduce PTSD risk in military

On August 22, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

A wearable device designed to improve sleep quality by altering brain rhythms could help reduce risk of developing PTSD in military personnel, according to data presented at a conference recently. The wearable sleep device is designed to improve sleep quality by allowing users to hear sound translations of their…

Snoring, lack of sleep may reduce breast cancer survival

On May 9, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Women who sleep for shorter periods and experience frequent snoring prior to a breast cancer diagnosis may have a poorer prognosis. This is the finding of a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. Inadequate sleep duration combined with frequent snoring prior to a breast cancer diagnosis…

Sleeping in at the weekend might reduce diabetes risk

On January 19, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Of course, everyone loves sleeping in, but new research shows that extended sleep at the weekend might reduce the risk of diabetes. Those extra hours in bed on a Sunday can now, finally, be guilt-free. A recent study shows that catching up on lost sleep might be even more important…

Better sleep and tai chi reduce inflammation and promote health

On November 5, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Inflammatory processes occur throughout the body, with a primary function of promoting healing after injury. However, when too active, these inflammatory processes can also damage the body in many ways, and may contribute to heart disease, stroke, certain cancers, and other significant medical problems. Stress, including sleep disturbance, is…