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Month: August 2015

New Therapy Offers Relief From Severe Sleep Apnea
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New Therapy Offers Relief From Severe Sleep Apnea

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the most common treatment for sleep apnea, a sleep disorder plaguing over 18 million Americans. It is also frequently misused, with only 50% of patients properly securing CPAP masks and utilizing CPAP machines. While mastering these tools may be a time- and money-saving venture, it's hardly the only option out there. In fact, a new therapy, called upper airway stimulation (UAS) therapy, may supplement (or, in some cases, entirely eliminate the need for) CPAP machines. "Implanted during an outpatient procedure, the device acts as a nerve stimulator, moving the tongue each time the patient takes a breath, shifting the palate forward and opening the upper airway," WTOP.com writes. "Patients have experienced an overall reduction of sleep apnea sev...
Child With Brain Injuries More Likely To Experience Attention Problems and Cognitive Impairments
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Child With Brain Injuries More Likely To Experience Attention Problems and Cognitive Impairments

Adults experiencing severe attention deficit problems, emotional instability, and mild cognitive impairment issues likely had a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a child, a new report has found. As Reuters reported, medical professionals have long known that children suffering from TBIs are more likely to have attention deficit problems as adults. A new study found that these minor lapses of attention are also related to cognitive problems and prolonged attention impairment issues, and these problems could take a long time to develop. The study, recently published in the academic journal , was conducted by a team of researchers from Marsh Konigs of VU University Amsterdam in The Netherlands. The researchers looked at 113 children, ages six to 13, who had suffered a TBI (with severity rangi...
Being Early to Rise Could Kill You Faster, Says a New Oxford University Study
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Being Early to Rise Could Kill You Faster, Says a New Oxford University Study

A neuroscientist from the University of Oxford says that lack of sleep is just as bad as smoking. Professor Russell Foster blames lack of sleep for a number of health problems, and he compares the brain activity of early risers to that of inebriated people. Foster is the director of the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute, which has called for more people to get to bed early. Not only does lack of sleep do damage to the brain, he says, but working at night can cause premature aging and is linked to an increased risk of developing cancer, heart disease, and Type II diabetes. Claims like that are backed up by French research out of the University of Toulouse, which showed that workers who had been on the night shift for 10 years aged by an extra six-and-a-half years compared with ...
Apple Signs Lease to Set Up Office in Seattle High Rise
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Apple Signs Lease to Set Up Office in Seattle High Rise

Like many other Silicon Valley businesses, Apple is coming to Seattle. The tech giant has rented out about 30,000 square feet at Two Union Square, a downtown Seattle office tower. The tower is the third tallest in Seattle at 56 stories high. Apple has chosen spaces on part of the 45th floor and all of the 44th floor. Combined, they have enough space for between 120 and 200 workers, according to industry estimates. So far the company hasn't explained why they've expanded to this new location, but they did open an engineering office in Seattle back in November. Apple isn't the only company looking for permanent or temporary office space in Seattle. In addition to corporations like Microsoft and Amazon, Facebook and Google have also established a presence in the region. E-commerce giant ...
Court Reporter Releases Cosby Deposition
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Court Reporter Releases Cosby Deposition

Most people have heard about the mess that beloved comedian Bill Cosby has found himself in within the past year or so. But a new development has Cosby and his lawyer lashing out not only at the court system, but at the media as well. A court reporter released a deposition from a 2005 case involving one of his accusers, and Cosby says that the contents of the deposition are being misinterpreted thanks to recent events. Cosby and his lawyer, Patrick O’Connor, have since filed a lawsuit, saying that the deposition shouldn’t have been released, and that it skews the rest of his cases. The deposition is about a woman who said that Cosby drugged her and later sexually assaulted her. Also in the deposition, Cosby does admit that he was sexually involved with no fewer than five women outside of...