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Kids’ Sleep Deficits Can Increase Body Fat, Obesity

May 20th, 2014
Kids' Sleep Deficits Can Increase Body Fat and Obesity Emerging research suggests sleep deficits during infancy and early childhood can increase body fat and obesity for children by as early as age seven. As noted in ...

Nightmares May Be More Common for Bullied Kids

May 4th, 2014
Nightmares May Be More Common for Bullied KidsA new study has found that nightmares or night terrors were more common in 12-year-olds who reported being bullied when they were eight and 10 years old. "Nightmares ...

Specific Sleep Disorder Associated with Brain Diseases

April 23rd, 2014
Specific Sleep Disorder Associated with Brain DiseasesA new study suggests a sleep disorder that causes people to act out their dreams is the best current predictor of brain diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. Researchers at the ...

Improve Dementia Management – Without More Drugs

April 22nd, 2014
Improve Dementia Management – Without More Drugs A panel of specialists in senior mental health has developed a new approach for handing agitation, aggression, and other unwanted behaviors by people with dementia. Researchers believe the ...

Modeling the Cellular Basis of Memory

April 17th, 2014
Modeling the Cellular Basis of MemoryResearchers at the Salk Institute have created a new model of memory that explains the cellular mechanisms responsible for retaining select memories a few hours after an event. This new ...

TV Can Disrupt Sleep in Young Children

April 15th, 2014
TV Can Disrupt Sleep in Young Children A new study confirms previous findings that both television viewing and sleeping in a room with a TV can decrease total sleep time for kids. The decline in sleep, ...

Mathematical App Speeds Jet-Lag Recovery

April 14th, 2014
Mathematical App Speeds Jet-Lag RecoveryA new mobile app takes a mathematical approach to help jet-lagged travelers align circadian rhythms and expedite recovery from time zone challenges. University of Michigan (UM) mathematicians say the app uses ...

New Studies Elaborate on Sleep-Memory Connection

April 9th, 2014
New Studies Elaborate on Sleep-Memory ConnectionNew research suggests that the large developmental gains of early childhood are often spurred by sleep. That is, infants who nap are better able to apply lessons learned to new ...

Sleep Deprivation Linked to Cardiac Hospitalizations

April 7th, 2014
Sleep Deprivation Linked to Cardiac Hospitalizations A new study presented at an European Heart conference explains that poor sleep doubles hospitalizations among individuals with the diagnosis of heart failure. Dr. Peter Johansson, first author of ...

Dawn’s Early Light Linked to Less Weight

April 4th, 2014
Dawn's Early Light Linked to Less WeightA new study suggests the timing, intensity, and duration of your light exposure during the day is linked to your weight. Northwestern University researchers discovered people who had most ...
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