Snoring and Sleep Apnea in Children – New Guidelines

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently released new guidelines encouraging physicians to take the problem of sleep apnea more seriously in children. The guidelines highlighted that it may, in some circumstances, be important use CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) for the treatment of sleep apnea in children. An increasing number of studies since the […]

How Do I Know I Have Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is quite a common problem amongst adults.  It is less common amongst children, but can still occur in them.  The symptoms of sleep apnea can include long pauses in breathing during sleep, snoring or snorting during sleep, sleepiness and daytime fatigue, poor concentration and attention, ironically insomnia, anxiety, irritability, headaches and problems at […]

Sports Medicine – A Specialised Field

In recent years, the practice of sports and exercise medicine has evolved. It has gradually developed into an interesting option of specialisation for medical graduates. It covers a wide variety of topics. There’s diagnosis, rehabilitation, management of injuries and health management in unfamiliar environments. That last topic refers to the problem facing sports players who […]

The Dangers of Snoring

One in five adults, and more than half of men over the age of 40, snore regularly. It may seem relatively harmless, but snoring does more than just keep your partner away, it can increase your risk of a variety of serious health conditions. Before you dismiss your snoring as a harmless annoyance, know this: […]