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Murray, Sally
January 2006
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/31/2006, Vol. 174 Issue 3, p301
Academic Journal
The article offers medical news briefs as of January 31, 2006. An observational study used by researchers to investigate the risk of stroke and death in patients with obstructive sleep apnea found that patients who experienced 5 or more apneic-hypopneic events per hour were twice as likely to have a stroke or die in the next 3 years. Reduced depressive symptoms were found in thirty patients with mild to moderate depression who swam and played with dolphins for an hour each day for 2 weeks. Benefits gained for nonfatal myocardial infarct and revascularization was needed to be measured against the likelihood of non-compliance due to side-effects.


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