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More infants dying from accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Infant mortality attributed to accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed has quadrupled over the last two decades, investigators at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. Recent data indicate that most such deaths occurred in the context of sharing a bed,...

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Sleep apnea independently linked to insulin resistance

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Independent of obesity, sleep apnea appears to be a risk factor for the development of insulin resistance, according to a report in the first February issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. The results of another study, appearing in the same...

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In central sleep apnea, CPAP cuts apnea but not arousals

By Anthony J. Brown, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – While continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) can virtually eliminate central sleep apnea (CSA), it does not reduce sleep arousals or improve sleep quality, according to a study of heart failure patients with CSA. This finding was surprising...