Painkillers might not work if you are sleep deprived, study suggests

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New research uncovers unexpected links between sleep deprivation and pain sensitivity. The findings may have significant implications for pain management therapies. New research suggests that painkillers may not work for chronic pain when we are sleep deprived. A recent study from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimates…

Study suggests ways to block hypertension in those with sleep apnea

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Obstructive sleep apnea – a disorder that affects nearly one out of four people between the ages of 30 and 70 – is a common cause of high blood pressure. In the Aug. 17, 2016, issue of the journal Science Signaling, researchers based primarily at the University of Chicago…

Visual stress could be a symptom of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, research suggests

On November 25, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

University of Leicester research team discovers vision-related abnormalities that could help in diagnosis of illness People suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) could experience higher levels of visual stress than those without the condition, according to new research from the University of Leicester. CFS, also…

Study suggests increased sleep duration and chronic short sleep duration linked to increased diabetes risk in middle-aged and older women

Chronic short sleep duration of 6 hours or less or increasing average sleeping time by 2 hours or more over a period of several years increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in middle-aged and older women, reports new research published in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association…

Twin study suggests genetic factors contribute to insomnia in adults

On September 24, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

A new study of twins suggests that insomnia in adults is partially explained by genetic factors, and this heritability is higher in females than in males. Results show that the genetic influences on insomnia symptoms in adults were substantial and largely stable over time while differing significantly by…