Medical News Summary: Sleep disorders are a neglected health problem


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About: Sleep disorders are a neglected health problem
Date: 2 November 2004
Source: Detroit Free Press
Author: Bill Dow
Medical News Summary (summary of medical news story as reported by Detroit Free Press): Poor quality and quantity of sleep is often associated with other conditions like diabetes, depression, hypertension and cardiovascular problems. Daytime drowsiness associated with lack of sleep can affect short-term memory and decision-making abilities and can cause mood swings. It is believed to have caused 100,000 vehicle crashes in the US. 74% of Americans are believed to have sleep problems many remain undiagnosed.
URL: http://www.freep.com/news/health/sleep2e_20041102.htm
Related Disease Topics: Sleep disorder, Diabetes, Depression, Hypertension, Cardiovascular disease
Related Symptom Topics: Reduced short-term memory, reduced decision-making ability, mood swings

Related Medical News Channels: This medical news summary article refers to the following medical channel categories:
  • Undiagnosed
  • Undiagnosed and sleep disorder
  • Undiagnosed and reduced short-term memory
  • Undiagnosed and reduced decision-making ability
  • Undiagnosed and mood swings

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