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Do weighted blankets actually alleviate anxiety and sleep issues?

I adore weighted blankets. These blankets, filled with pellets or beads and weighing anything from two kilograms to upwards of eight kilograms, are widely believed to improve sleep, reduce anxiety and boost concentration. I love the thousands of beads of sensory goodness that descend over me, neutralising my nerves into submission. Perhaps I’m particularly drawn

New app will open eyes to vision issues in babies

An app that helps student midwives detect rare eye conditions in newborns has been developed by a lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University (ARU). All babies are screened for congenital abnormalities, including eye issues, within 72 hours of birth under the Newborn Infant and Physical Examination program (NIPE). However because eye conditions at birth are rare,

Red Cross Issues Emergency Call for Blood Donations

MONDAY, Jan 14, 2019 — The holidays, winter weather, and the flu season have all prompted a blood shortage, the American Red Cross warns. The organization said today it had about 27,000 fewer blood and platelet donations than needed during Christmas and New Year’s. People nationwide, especially those with type O blood, are urged to

Injury to a parent can lead to sleep issues in children and teens

Research has shown that getting a good night’s sleep plays an important role in children’s growth and development, both physically and emotionally. When children face an unsettling experience, such as the injury of a parent, it can alter their sleep habits, according to new research being presented at the 2018 American Academy of Pediatrics National

WHO issues recommendations for Tx intensification in T2DM

(HealthDay)—Recommendations have been developed by the World Health Organization for treatment intensification in type 2 diabetes. The recommendations were published online Sept. 4 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Gojka Roglic, M.D., and Susan L. Norris, M.D., M.P.H., from the World Health Organization in Switzerland, developed recommendations to provide guidance on medicine selection for treatment