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A new study of nearly 34,000 individuals has found a connection between obstructive sleep apnea and the risk of developing cancer. Results of the study revealed that it was the chronic low blood oxygen levels attributed to sleep apnea that contributed to the higher cancer risk. Study participants underwent sleep…

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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that can develop in individuals who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event, including an accident, assault, terrorist act or combat. It affects 3.5 percent of the adults in the United States, and one in 11 people will be diagnosed with the…

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You may already know that sleep apnea can cause an increased risk of chronic illness, high blood pressure and even some forms of cancer. But can sleep apnea affect how you age? Researchers at the Department of Child Health at the University of Missouri School of Medicine say yes, because…

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Research published in the European Respiratory Journal found that women with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) were more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than men living with the condition. The study, which consisted of more than 19,000 participants, also suggests that people who have more frequent obstructions to their airway…

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Is there a link between sleep apnea and depression? A new study suggests that sleep apnea may be a reason some treatments for depression and other mood disorders fail. Between 20 and 30 percent of individuals living with depression do not get the help they need from prescribed treatment. And…

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Living with sleep apnea means a lot of tossing and turning, frequent trips to the bathroom during the night and a lot of snoring. Living with sleep apnea also means very little sleep. But not all hope is lost. If you’re living with obstructive sleep apnea or another type of…

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Healthy women in their postmenopausal years are 50 percent more likely to develop obstructive sleep apnea than their premenopausal or perimenopausal counterparts, according to new findings published in the journal Menopause. Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that causes repeated interruptions in breathing during sleep. Individuals living with mild…

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While no one has found the mythical Fountain of Youth, that doesn’t mean people have stopped searching for it. Some are just searching for it in a different way – by trying to reverse the aging process. Among those looking for ways to turn back the hands of time are…

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Researchers at Hiroshima University Hospital have developed a potential new way to treat sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, is not just a sleep disorder; it is a dangerous health condition that can cause the muscles of the throat to relax and block the airway during sleep. According to…