Sleep history predicts late-life Alzheimer’s pathology: Findings suggest novel, sleep-based diagnosis and treatment methods

Sleep patterns can predict the accumulation of Alzheimer’s pathology proteins later in life, according to a new study of older men and women published in JNeurosci. These findings could lead to new sleep-based early diagnosis and prevention measures in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is associated with disrupted…

Disturbed sleep linked to mental health problems in natural disaster survivors: Study is the first to describe sleep health consequences of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti

Preliminary results from a new study suggest that sleep disturbances are associated with mental health problems among survivors of a natural disaster even two years after the event. The researchers surveyed survivors two years after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Results show that 94% reported experiencing subsequent insomnia symptoms after…

Infant sleep duration associated with mother’s level of education and prenatal depression: Findings show greater support for mothers who experience prenatal depression or cesarean delivery may be warranted

A new study analyzing data from Canadian parents has found that babies sleep less at three months of age if their mothers do not have a university degree, experienced depression during pregnancy or had an emergency cesarean-section delivery. The study, which examined associations between a mother’s level of education, prenatal…

Radio-tracking dolphins reveals intimate details about their behavior

Using telemetry units in hospitals to monitor patient health is standard practice. Now, a similar approach is proving to be invaluable for dolphins, too. Researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute and collaborators have conducted the most extensive radio-tracking effort of bottlenose dolphins in the…