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Experiments test if implant can block sleep apnea

(AP) -- Loud snoring may do more than irritate your spouse: It can signal sleep apnea, depriving you of enough zzzz's to trigger a car crash, even a heart attack. Now scientists are beginning to test if an implanted pacemaker-like ...

dateDec 27, 2010 in Sleep apnea
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Sleep makes your memories stronger

As humans, we spend about a third of our lives asleep. So there must be a point to it, right? Scientists have found that sleep helps consolidate memories, fixing them in the brain so we can retrieve them later. Now, new research ...

dateNov 12, 2010 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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Tired drivers as bad as drunk drivers

( -- New research shows that driving for only three hours at night has a similar effect to driving under the influence of alcohol, and even two hours can be equivalent to a couple of drinks.

dateJan 21, 2011 in Health report
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