Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a serious and costly public health problem that is growing in prevalence because of population increases in both obesity and ageing.
Getting enough quality sleep is essential for optimal functioning during the waking day. Unfortunately, sleep is often neglected and lacking in today’s 24 hour society through shiftwork, family commitments, sub-optimal sleep habits and a rising prevalence of sleep disorders.
The Australian Study for the Prevention through Immunisation of Cardiovascular Events is a multi-centre, randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial, funded by the NH&MRC.
Cardiovascular disease remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in our community and its management involves increasingly complex interventional and surgical procedures and implantation of a wide variety of devices.
Birthday parties with my extended family are always loud with lots of people and lots of food; it’s full of children eating and playing. And in the midst there is a three year old boy who patiently tells my cousin what he had to eat featuring quite prominently the buttercream he impishly licked off his piece of the birthday cake.