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Sleep medications tied to slightly higher risk for Alzheimer’s disease in women

July 16, 2019
Women who took sleep medications were at a slightly higher risk for Alzheimer's disease, according to findings from a Utah-based cohort released at…

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Frequent sleep medication use tied to long-term dementia risk

July 15, 2019
Research presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference revealed that frequent use of sleep medications may increase the…

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CPAP reduces depressive symptoms in patients with sleep apnea, CVD

July 8, 2019
Continuous positive airway pressure treatment reduced depressive symptoms in patients with co-existing obstructive sleep apnea and cardiovascular…

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Potential insomnia treatment shows promise

July 5, 2019
Lemborexant, a small molecule compound that obstructs orexin-signaling by binding to orexin receptors, showed many insomnia-related benefits…

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Frequent nightmares may increase risk of suicide, self-harm in teens

June 17, 2019
Frequent nightmares were an independent risk factor of suicide attempt and nonsuicidal self-injury among teenagers in China, according to a…

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Adjusting night owls’ sleep patterns may improve mental well-being

June 13, 2019
Using a nonpharmacological intervention to adjust the sleeping patterns of night owls—people with extreme late sleeping and waking habits…

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Benzodiazepine use early in pregnancy may boost risk of spontaneous abortion

May 15, 2019
Exposure to any benzodiazepine agent in early pregnancy was associated with a higher risk for spontaneous abortion, according to data published in…

FDA News

FDA announces new warning for certain prescription insomnia medicines

April 30, 2019
On April 30, the FDA announced that rare but serious injuries have occurred while taking certain prescription insomnia medications due to sleep…

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VIDEO: Sleep deprivation ‘epidemic’ has professional, health ramifications

April 29, 2019
PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. population is getting about 1.5 to 2 hours fewer sleep than it did about 40 years ago, a speaker at the American…

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VIDEO: Identifying depression, anxiety in primary care

April 18, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Depression and anxiety are common disorders seen in primary care practices, with up to 20% of patients presenting with symptoms…

FDA News

FDA issues warning letters to companies for selling adulterated, misbranded products

April 16, 2019
On April 16, the FDA issued 11 warning letters to as many companies for alleged violations of federal law regarding some of their ingredients, the…

FDA News

FDA approves Sunosi for excessive daytime sleepiness

March 21, 2019
The FDA approved the first and only dual-acting dopamine and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, Sunosi, to treat excessive daytime sleepiness…


Poll suggests PCPs should discuss sleep more often

February 5, 2019
Of 289 patients asked, 48% said their primary care physician has never asked them about their sleeping habits, according to a survey recently…

In the Journals

Benzodiazepine use may increase pneumonia risk

January 25, 2019
Results from a meta-analysis revealed that current or recent benzodiazepine use was linked to an increased risk for pneumonia. “The precise…

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Comorbidity within all mental disorders highly prevalent

January 16, 2019
In a Danish population-based cohort study of almost 6 million people, researchers found that individuals with any mental disorder were at increased…

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Less deep sleep tied to tau pathology in early Alzheimer’s disease

January 11, 2019
Researchers observed an inverse relationship between decreased slow-wave sleep and more tau protein in older adults who were either cognitively…

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CBT, sleep restriction therapy, ‘superior’ for menopause-related insomnia

January 2, 2019
Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia and sleep restriction therapy more effectively treated menopause-related insomnia disorder when compared to…

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Acupuncture may ease disturbed sleep in veterans with mild TBI, PTSD

December 21, 2018
Veterans with mild traumatic brain injury and PTSD receiving real acupuncture showed greater improvement in sleep measures than those receiving a…

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Benzodiazepine use among US adults higher than previously reported

December 21, 2018
The prevalence of benzodiazepine use among adults in the United States was higher than previously reported, according to a study analyzing data from…

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Buprenorphine-naloxone, naltrexone produce similar improvements in anxiety, depression symptoms

December 19, 2018
In a randomized clinical trial and follow-up study, treatment with combined buprenorphine-naloxone demonstrated no advantage over extended-release…

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