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Archive for June 13th, 2012

Early Menopause Raises Brain Aneurysm Risk

How old a women is when she experiences menopause can influence her risk of having a brain (cerebral) aneurysm, say researchers. The study, published online first in the Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery, found that the younger a women is during menopause, the more likely she is to have a cerebral aneurysm. A cerebral aneurysm occurs [...]

Newborns Account For 40% Of Child Deaths, But Only 6% Of World’s Foreign Assistance For Maternal And Child Health Mentions Them

Save the Children has released a pioneering report on newborn survival over the last decade that shows the world has greatly overlooked a key area for reducing child deaths – newborn care.* The world has achieved remarkable progress on reducing child deaths – from 12.4 million in 1990 to 7.6 million in 2010 – but [...]

Healthy Older Women Affected By Alzheimer’s Risk Gene

A team led by investigators at the Stanford University School of Medicine has found that the most common genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease disrupts brain function in healthy older women but has little impact on brain function in healthy, older men. Women harboring the gene variant, known to be a potent risk factor for [...]

Depressive Symptoms In All Patients With Sleep Apnea Improved By PAP Therapy

Patients seen at the Cleveland Clinic Sleep Disorders Center who used positive airway pressure (PAP) to treat their obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) had improvements in their depressive symptoms, even if they followed the prescribed PAP regimen only partly, a new study reports. The study looked at 779 patients with OSA and asked them to fill [...]

Life Skills Can Be Affected If Sleep Apnea Persists Into Teens

The number of children with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) declines as they enter adolescence, but the teen years can be a devastating trial of behavior and learning problems for kids with persistent OSA, new research shows. University of Arizona researchers studied 263 children at two different time periods in their young lives approximately five years [...]