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Pediatrics

Study questions routine sleep studies to evaluate snoring in children

Pediatricians routinely advise parents of children who snore regularly and have sleepiness, fatigue or other symptoms consistent with sleep disordered breathing, to get a sleep study; this can help determine whether their ...

Cardiology

More severe OSA leads to higher blood pressure in patients with resistant hypertension

In patients with high blood pressure resistant to treatment who also have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), the more severe their OSA, the higher their blood pressure, according to new research published online in the Annals ...

Oncology & Cancer

More cancer cases among women with sleep apnea

Women with severe sleep apnea appear to be at an elevated risk of getting cancer, a study shows. No causal relationship is demonstrated, but the link between nocturnal hypoxia in women and higher cancer risk is still clear.

Sleep apnea

Solutions for leading sleep woes

The 'double whammy' of co-occurring insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a complex problem best managed with non-drug targeted psych interventions, a new Australian study has found.

Psychology & Psychiatry

CPAP provides relief from depression

Researchers have found that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can improve depression symptoms in patients suffering from cardiovascular diseases.

Health

Breathing new life into respiratory support

New research from Massey University's College of Health has shed light on how an emerging therapy for respiratory support works—something that could benefit patients with obstructive sleep apnoea, chronic obstructive pulmonary ...

Sleep apnea

Vital signs can now be monitored using radar

A radar system developed at the University of Waterloo can wirelessly monitor the vital signs of patients, eliminating the need to hook them up to any machines.