Tag: Sleep disorder

Once-Nightly Sodium Oxybate Agent Effective in Narcolepsy

A novel, once-nightly formulation of sodium oxybate is safe and effective for treating both subjective and objective symptoms of narcolepsy, new research suggests. Top-line results...

Cannabis for Migraine Strongly Linked to Rebound Headache

Patients with chronic migraine who turn to cannabis to relieve headache pain may be setting themselves up for medication overuse headache, preliminary research suggests, although...

Sleep Apnea, Cognitive Impairment Common Bedfellows

More than 50% of patients with cognitive impairment have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), in findings that also reveal OSA severity is correlated to the degree...

Opioid Use Common for Pain in Multiple Sclerosis

With chronic pain common among people with multiple sclerosis (MS), approximately 20% of patients report opioid use ― despite warnings that the drugs are generally...

New NIH Database to Track Neurologic Effects of COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched a database to...

FDA OKs First Injectable Complete Drug Regimen for HIV

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Cabenuva, an injectable formulation of cabotegravir (Vocabria) and rilpivirine (Edurant), for adults living with HIV-1 infection....

Physician Sleep Deprivation Linked to Serious Medical Errors

Sleep deprivation in physicians is linked to serious medical errors that result in patient harm. Even moderate sleep loss raises the risk by 53%, new...

Smoking at Night Linked to Insomnia, Shorter Sleep Times

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Smoking cigarettes at night shows a stronger link to poor sleep than does smoking at earlier times in the day,...

Sleep Apnea Found to Impact Pain Severity in Younger Adults

Sleep specialists might want to take a closer look at the connections between obstructive sleep apnea, chronic pain, and reported pain intensity in younger patients....

Pandemic Stress Takes Its Toll

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center.   In late March, shortly after New York state closed nonessential...

Survey Explores Mental Health, Services Use in Police Officers

New research shows that about a quarter of police officers in one large force report past or present mental health problems. Responding to a survey,...

Kids, Sleep, and COVID: Times Have Changed

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. To say that the world of children has been turned upside...

Bedtime Virtual Reality Intervention May Improve Teens’ Sleep

The combination of immersive virtual reality (VR) and slow breathing techniques helps promote bedtime relaxation and improves overall sleep quality in adolescents with and those...

Medical Errors Jump After ‘Spring Forward’ to Daylight Saving Time

The week after the annual “spring forward” to daylight saving time (DST) might not be the best time to seek medical care. Researchers found a...

It’s Tough to Get a Good Night’s Sleep in Outer Space

Shorter sleep duration, more wakefulness, and changes in the sleep cycle brought on by microgravity make it tough for astronauts to get a good night’s...

An Independent Risk Factor for Heart Disease?

Frequent nightmares are independently linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), new research shows. In what researchers describe as “surprising” findings, results from...

New ESC/EACTS Guideline on Atrial Fibrillation

New atrial fibrillation management guidelines from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) call for diagnostic confirmation and structured characterization of AF and the need to...

Alzheimer’s Disease May Affect Sleep Patterns

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) may have a causal effect on sleep patterns, but disturbed sleep does not appear to cause AD, new research suggests. The causal...

Pearls for Administering Cognitive Exams During the Pandemic

Patients have often been labeled as “poor historians” if they are not able to recollect their own medical history, whether through illness or difficulties in...

‘Long Sleep’ or Apnea in Middle Age Double Risk For AD

Middle-aged individuals who have sleep apnea or who get 9 or more hours of sleep at night have more than double the risk of developing...

Caution Urged for Antidepressant Use in Bipolar Depression

Although patients with bipolar disorder commonly experience depressive symptoms, clinicians should be very cautious about treating them with antidepressants, especially as monotherapy, experts asserted in...

New CDC Guidance, Antibody Concerns

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think...

Sleep Burden Index Predicts Recurrent Stroke

A sleep burden index that considers multiple sleep-wake disturbances (SWDs) predicts subsequent cardio-cerebrovascular events during the 2 years after a stroke, preliminary results on an...

Sleep Disturbance May Predict Rapid Cognitive Decline in AD

Excessive sleep disturbances are linked to increased cognitive decline in patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), new research suggests. Records from the National AD Coordinating Center...

Helmet CPAP, Pronation Key for Some Patients

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Noninvasive ventilation with helmet continuous positive air pressure (CPAP) deserves to...