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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

November 7, 2011

It is one of the greatest tragedies that can befall parents – walking into an infant’s bedroom to find that their child has died – suddenly, unexpectedly, and without explanation. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) has perplexed parents, physicians and scientists alike for decades. SIDS is a diagnosis of exclusion… Read more

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Sleep Apnea in Children Linked to Lower IQ Scores

December 7, 2011

By Rick Ansorge, HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 22 (HealthDay News) – Children with untreated sleep apnea perform significantly worse on IQ tests and may have some brain impairment that could hinder their ability to learn new tasks, according to new research from Johns Hopkins University. “This is paving new ground,… Read more

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Should I be concerned about my snoring?

March 7, 2011

Snoring indicates that your airway is at least partially blocked. It may bother your bed partner more than it seems to bother you. Even though it is very common, snoring can be a sign of a serious breathing problem. Almost everyone is likely to snore at one time or another…. Read more

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NSF Statement on the NIH State of the Science Conference on Manifestations and Management of Chronic Insomnia in Adults

August 7, 2011

The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) commends the National Institutes of Health for conducting a thorough and timely State of the Science review on “Manifestations and Management of Chronic Insomnia in Adults,” which provided a much needed update and clarification regarding the definition, prevalence and morbid consequences of this common sleep… Read more

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National Sleep Foundation Statement on the Approval of Requip® (Ropinirole HCL)

June 7, 2011

Washington DC, May 9, 2005 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Requip® (ropinirole HCL) for the treatment of primary Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) in adults. Requip® is the first FDA-approved treatment for those patients with moderate-to-severe primary RLS, a condition that affects approximately one in ten adults… Read more

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