Archive for the ‘Sleep / Sleep Disorders’ Category

Senate to act on Indian Health Service funding

Friday, February 15th, 2008

Washington — The Senate is poised to vote on new funding for the Indian Health Service that includes plans to combat a doctor shortage. But President Bush says he would veto it over cost and Medicaid documentation concerns.

The Indian Health Care Improvement Act of 2007 would authorize $35 billion from 2008 through 2017 for the IHS. The bill would establish doctor retention and recruitment bonuses of up to $25,000 and fund demonstration programs to recruit new physicians to the IHS. The agency’s physician vacancy rate is currently 13%. The measure also would:

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Abuse Worsens IBS Pain

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Women with a history of physical and/or sexual abuse may be more susceptible to the pain and suffering associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

According to researchers from UCLA and the University of North Carolina who conducted brain imaging studies on women with IBS, those with abuse in their backgrounds were less likely to be able to “turn off” a specific pain mechanism in the brain as women who also had IBS but didn’t have a history of abuse.

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Flexibility in the Workplace Leads to Healthier Employees

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — One of the main excuses that people use to not exercise is they don’t have the time. But if they had the time, would they really take on Men’s healthier habits? A new study says yes. The study finds those who have flexible work lives do in fact have Men’s healthier lifestyles.

For the study, researcher from Wake Forest University School of Medicine interviewed employees from a large multinational pharmaceutical company. The company is often recognized as one of the most family friendly places to work by Working Mother magazine. The company believes in flexibility by offering compressed workweeks, flextime, job sharing and remote or telework. Employees from all departments were included in the study– not just high level office workers.

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Older Workers Stress Less

Monday, November 26th, 2007

(Ivanhoe Newswire) – Younger employees may need a lesson on stress-relief from their older peers.

A new report from the University of Michigan finds older workers generally have low levels of work-related stress.

By the year 2010, middle-aged and older workers are expected to outnumber younger employees. That has employers concerned about the physical and emotional well-being of older workers.

Study participants ages 53 to 85 reported different kinds of job stressors. All of them worked at least 20 hours per week. On average, they had about 14 years of education.

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Pain care urged as a priority for wounded, returning veterans

Monday, November 26th, 2007

Washington — Wounded veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are surviving injuries that would have been fatal in earlier wars. That’s the good news. But these serious wounds also are causing a great deal of pain, which, if untreated, can trigger a cascade of life-disrupting changes, according to pain experts speaking at an Oct. 30 Capitol Hill briefing.

Without fast and effective pain relief, the many returning vets could find it difficult to work, sleep and have social relationships, pain experts said.

Sleep Problems Prevalent in Children with Asperger Syndrome

Monday, November 19th, 2007

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — It’s not always easy for a child to get the quantity and quality of sleep they need. A new study finds children with Asperger Syndrome are even more likely to have sleep problems. The study finds these children have a high prevalence of sleep disorders and problems going to sleep and sleep restlessness throughout the night.

Asperger Syndrome (AS) is one of several autism spectrum disorders characterized by difficulties in social interaction and by restricted interests and activities. With AS, there is no general delay in language or cognitive development. Researchers from Italy looked at sleep and children with AS. It is the first known study of its kind.

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Saturday, November 17th, 2007

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Detecting Acid Reflux

Friday, November 16th, 2007

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Statin May Be Keeping You Up at Night

Friday, November 9th, 2007

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Could a drug you take to lower your cholesterol be keeping you up at night? Maybe … reports researchers who explored the link between cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins and sleep quality.

Their study of more than 1,000 Men’s healthy people finds one type of statin does, indeed, cause significantly worse sleep quality than another type of statin.

Specifically, people taking simvastatin (Zocor) had more sleep problems than those taking pravastatin (Pravachol).

The difference appears to lie in the way the two drugs are absorbed by the body. While pravastatin is soluble only in water, simvastatin is soluble in fat, and that allows the drug to more readily penetrate the cells and travel across the blood-brain barrier. Once inside the brain, the drug can disrupt nerve cells, because they are surrounded by a fatty material called myelin.

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Fatty Diet Puts Body Clock Out of Whack

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

(Ivanhoe Newswire) – What you eat, and most especially, when you eat it, could be altering your normal body clock and putting you at higher risk for Men’s health problems like obesity and diabetes.

This finding comes from Illinois researchers who have been studying the relationship between sleep/wake cycles and metabolism. The new study was conducted in mice who were fed a regular diet for two weeks, then divided into two groups, with one continuing on the regular diet and the other switching to a high fat diet. After two weeks on the high fat diet, the mice in that group showed troubling changes in their normal sleep/wake cycle. Specifically, they began eating when they should have been sleeping.

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