Chances are, if you use a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device to help you breathe at night, you appreciate how it enables you to sleep soundly so that you can feel and function better during the day. Now Swedish researchers have uncovered another reason to love your CPAP, finding that while sleep apnea sufferers are at significantly greater risk of vehicle accidents than others, this risk is apparently mitigated by regular use of a CPAP machine. Link to Medical News Today’s coverage of this interesting news story here.
If you like to read about science and how new therapies are developed to address chronic diseases, you might want to check out this piece from Medical News Today on recent research pertaining to a protein associated with mucus production in those who suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis, asthma, and more. Link to the full story here.