A new blood test may detect sleep deprivation

On September 25, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Lack of sleep is just as dangerous as excessive drinking when it comes to activities such as driving. The breathalyzer can reliably measure a person’s state of intoxication, but there’s currently no way of assessing someone’s tiredness. New research may soon change that, however. A blood test may soon be…

Shift workers perform worse on cognitive test

On May 21, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

A study of middle-aged and older men and women found that compared with non-shift workers, shift workers performed less well on a test that doctors use to screen for cognitive impairment. However, people who had not been shift-working for at least 5 years completed the test just as well…

Simple test predicts obstructive sleep apnea in patients hospitalized for heart failure

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

Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University showed that a simple questionnaire, evaluation and pulse-oximetry monitoring can lead to early detection of sleep apnea in patients hospitalized for congestive heart failure (CHF). The results are published in the Journal of American College of Cardiology: Heart Failure. Jefferson researchers found that…