FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Instant messaging can be a source of emotional support for teens and help them collaborate on school projects, but new research shows that texting after the lights go out takes a toll on students’ sleep quality and academic performance.
“We need to be aware that teenagers are using electronic […]
THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Sleeping too few or too many hours a night may lead to excessive weight gain during pregnancy, a new study suggests.
“We know that poor sleep in pregnancy has been linked to adverse pregnancy outcomes,” wrote researcher Dr. Francesca Facco, who’s with the U.S. National Institute of Child Health […]
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Taking one of a class of anti-anxiety pills that includes Ativan, Valium or Xanax does not increase older adults’ risk of dementia, a new study finds.
However, experts note that these drugs — collectively called benzodiazepines — can have other side effects and should still be used […]
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Bedbugs have been making humans’ skin crawl for thousands of years as they creep out of their hiding places in bedding at night to feast on people’s blood, leaving an itchy, tell-tale rash in their wake.
Now, a complete analysis of the pests’ entire genetic structure […]
By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Jan. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Though prior research warns that sleep deprivation may increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests that “catch-up” sleep might reverse that risk — at least in the short-term.
Short-changing sleep during the week only to sleep in for long periods on the […]
THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Poor sleep may raise seniors’ risk of hardening of the brain arteries, and possibly contribute to the chances of a stroke, a new study suggests.
Researchers examined the autopsied brains of 315 people, average age 90, who had undergone at least one full week of sleep quality assessment before […]