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What is sleep apnoea? Know about its causes and treatment

What is the difference between sleep apnoea and snoring? Snoring is a condition where something in the nose mouth throat or lungs blocks breathing while sleeping producing a soft or loud and unpleasant sound. It is a sign or first alarm of OSA (obstructive sleep apnoea) Sleep Apnoea is where there are one or more […]

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Women with sleep apnoea are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than men

Obstructive sleep apnoea, where the airways close completely or partially many times during sleep, reduces the levels of oxygen in the blood, and common symptoms include snoring, disrupted sleep and feeling excessively tired. The new study suggests that people who experience more closures of the airways during sleep and whose blood oxygen saturation levels drop […]

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Sleep duration tied to adverse measures of glycaemia, suggests study

Babak Mokhlesi, M.D., from the University of Chicago, and colleagues assessed the effect of sleep disturbances and circadian misalignment on adults with prediabetes. The analysis included 962 overweight/obese adults (55 per cent male; mean age, 52.2 years) with prediabetes or recently diagnosed, untreated type 2 diabetes who completed a two-hour oral glucose tolerance test and […]

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Pregnant women can reduce risk of stillbirth by sleeping on their side

Taking naps during pregnancy tied to healthy birth weight  

“Low birth weight is one of the feared outcomes of pregnancy, and novel insight into risk factors is welcome,” said Dr Ghada Bourjeily, a sleep researcher at Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School in Providence, Rhode Island, who wasn’t involved in the study. “Sleep, its quality, and duration are emerging as risk factors for various […]

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Sleep apnoea patients are at a higher risk of developing gout, reveals study

New research reveals that people with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) have a higher risk of developing gout, even beyond the first years after being diagnosed with the sleep disorder. The findings are published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, an official journal of the American College of Rheumatology. OSA is associated with a range of serious comorbidities, […]

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Treating sleep apnoea may improve stroke outcomes, finds study

Obstructive sleep apnoea, which causes their airway to close, briefly halting breathing, for a few seconds multiple times during sleep. The condition has been linked with increased risk for heart attack, hypertension, sudden death, stroke and faster progression of cardiovascular disease. Sleep apnoea sufferers can use CPAP machines to keep their airway open during sleep. […]

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Long-term obesity linked to higher dementia risk in older adults

People who underwent weight-loss surgery had better job prospects, finds study

Researchers followed 238 patients who had obesity surgery between 2010 and 2015. Before the procedures, 158 of them, or 66%, had full-time jobs; two years later 199, or 84%, were employed full-time. “Our study shows positives changes in employment status two years after bariatric surgery in a (severely) obese patient population,” said senior study author […]

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Exercise can play a role in improving asthma for obese adults

Exercise training helps improve daily life for obese adults with asthma, a new study found. The three-month program targeted both weight loss and exercise through aerobic and resistance training, the study authors wrote in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. “In the past, exercise was seen as harmful to asthmatic patients because […]

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Sleep apnoea can lead to diabetes, hypertension and heart disease

A good night’s sleep is a need for healthy body and mind. But many of the people are now suffering from obstructive sleep apnoea. Sleep apnoea is the health condition in which when a person sleeps, air passage’s muscle collapse by which the airways in the windpipe get narrow. Because of the person feels problem […]

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