Midpelvic forceps, vacuum deliveries: Higher rates of trauma for mothers and babies

Compared with cesarean deliveries, midpelvic forceps and midpelvic vacuum deliveries lead to higher rates of maternal and infant trauma, according to a new study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical As..

Sleep duration impacts treatment response for depressed patients with insomnia

Preliminary results from a new study show that depressed patients with insomnia who sleep seven or more hours per night are more likely to benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBTI)..

Study links late-night tweeting by NBA players to worse game performance

Preliminary data from a new study suggests that NBA players had worse personal statistics in games that followed a late-night tweet between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. Players scored on average about 1 point..

Sleep extension improves response time, reduces fatigue in professional baseball players

Preliminary results from a new study suggest that short-term sleep extension improves response time and daytime functioning of professional baseball players. Results show that after five nights of ..

Mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea is associated with hypertension, diabetes

Preliminary data from two studies suggest that mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea is associated with an increased risk of developing hypertension and diabetes. "We found that even mild sleep ..

Sleep regularity is important for the happiness and well-being of college students

Preliminary results from the "SNAPSHOT study", an NIH-funded collaborative research project between the Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and MIT Media La..

Social jet lag is associated with worse mood, poorer health and heart disease

Preliminary results of a new study show that social jet lag has emerged as an important circadian marker for health outcomes. Results show that social jet lag, which occurs when you go to bed and w..

Treating depression w/ software: Tech from Mount Sinai steps into the digital healthcare universe

A treatment for depression using Emotional Faces Memory Task (EFMT), a technology originally developed by two Mount Sinai researchers, resulted in a significantly greater reduction of major depressive..

‘Hail Mary’ mechanism can rescue cells with severely damaged chromosomes

Credit: Sullivan Lab, UC Santa Cruz The DNA vital to the life of a cell is packaged in chromosomes, and a variety of checkpoints, repair mechanisms, and other cellular safeguards exist to maintain ..

Vapor from novel tobacco hybrid device minimally impacts human cells

New laboratory data reveal that vapour from a novel hybrid tobacco heating product (THP) iFuse and two standard THPs produced little or no effect on human cells in biological testing. 'Our res..