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Oral devices reduce sleep apnea but may not affect heart disease risk factors

In patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), oral appliances that treat the condition by moving the lower jaw forward appear to improve …

Surgical robot makes highly precise eye injection possible

For the first time ever, a team of eye surgeons were able to inject a thrombolytic drug directly into a patient's retinal vein to dissolve a blood clot. It was a success despite the fact that the vein is as thin as human hair thanks to a surgical robot developed by researchers from KU Leuven, a …

Sex and the middle-aged woman … a groundbreaking BBC drama tells it like it is

Emily Watson tells why her role in Apple Tree Yard has been a delight<p>She made her name with raw and unfettered performances in films such as <i>Breaking the Waves</i> and <i>Hilary and Jackie</i>, but at the age of 50 Emily Watson admits that she thought those days were behind her. Then she was offered the leading …

Middle Age

Detecting sleep apnea whilst you're awake using a new app

I'm told that I make a variety of rather loud and unusual noises when I sleep, but the prospect of visiting a sleep clinic is not one that particularly appeals. Help may be at hand via a new app based system developed by a team from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), in Israel.<p>The system is …

10 of the Coolest Gadgets From CES 2017

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Here are some gadgets sweeping the sleep-tech market

Companies from across the globe are clamoring to give attendees a chance to kick off their shoes and test out the latest in sleep technology. It's hard to get too cozy with thousands of tech fanatics milling around the exhibit floor — but manufacturers are doing their darndest.<p>They're showcasing …

Consumer Tech

Tech Companies Take Aim at Sleep Problems

Getting a good night’s sleep is a big problem for a lot of folks. An estimated 164 million Americans struggle with sleep at least once per week, …

Fake news starts an Israel-Pakistan Twitter dispute

There's no question that fake online news can have dire consequences, but it's now clear that this is true even on an international scale. After a false story claimed that Israel was threatening to nuke Pakistan if it sent troops into Syria, Pakistan Defense Minister Khawaja M. Asif warned Israel …

iPhone 7 Plus Suffering Serious Hardware Problem

If you’ve just unwrapped a shiny new iPhone 7 Plus, then perhaps you’d better take a look at the camera, as some users are reporting a problem which can only be fixed by replacing the handset.<p>The problem seems to be related to the phone’s camera hardware. In a thread on <i>Reddit</i> entitled <i>iPhone 7 Plus</i> …

Why Understanding Food Serving Sizes Is Important for Weight Loss

If you want to lose weight, you need to get better at knowing how many calories you eat. With some foods, like peanut butter or ice cream, that’s …

Guilty by email leads to fears over open justice

Proposals allowing people to plead guilty to minor offences online could erode the principle of open justice, campaigners have warned.<p>Changes to the Prisons and Court Reform Bill could see up to 900,000 people who are charged with offences such as fare dodging and traffic violations, circumvent the …

Engineering's stark racial inequalities revealed by report

Being black or minority ethnic bigger barrier to employment than any other factor finds Royal Academy of Engineering<p>Black engineering graduates are less likely to find jobs than white students with lower second or third class degrees, according to a report that reveals stark inequalities within the …