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2009-06-19 07:20:00

In Germany, a group of researchers believe they may have discovered a more sophisticated anti-anxiety drug capable of controlling panic attacks without the hefty side effects associated with most currently available treatments. Diazepam, the active ingredient in the popular drug Valium, has been used for more than 40 years to treat acute anxiety symptoms.  Though highly effective in helping patients manage panic attacks, Valium is frequently accompanied by a number of unpleasant side...

2009-06-09 12:49:19

 A research abstract that will be presented on Tuesday, June 9, at SLEEP 2009, the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, is the first demonstration of a specific neurochemical abnormality in adults with primary insomnia (PI), providing greater insight to the limited understanding of the condition's pathology.Results indicate that gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), the most common inhibitory transmitter in the brain, is reduced by nearly 30 percent in...

2009-06-09 08:00:00

Analyses of Efficacy and Absence of Rebound Effect in a Clinical Study of Intermezzo(R) (Zolpidem Tartrate Sublingual Tablet 3.5 mg) to Treat Middle-of-the-Night (MOTN) Awakening on an As-Needed Basis RICHMOND, Calif., June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Transcept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: TSPT), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of proprietary products that address important therapeutic needs in the field of neuroscience, announced today...

2009-06-08 11:34:39

 Men with insomnia and sleep duration of six or fewer hours of nightly sleep are at an increased risk for mortality, according to a research abstract that will be presented on Monday, June 8, at SLEEP 2009, the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies.Results indicate that compared to people who sleep six hours or more, men with insomnia and less than six hours of nightly sleep were at highest risk of mortality. The mortality rate of the sample was 19.6 percent...

2009-06-08 09:44:55

The genes that play a role in adolescent insomnia are the same as those involved in depression and anxiety, according to a research abstract that will be presented on Monday, June 8, at SLEEP 2009, the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies.Results of the study indicate that insomnia as a diagnosis has a moderate heritability in 8 to 16 year olds, which is consistent with past studies of insomnia symptoms in adults. Significant genetic effects shared between...

2009-05-29 12:34:18

Drug-facilitated sexual crimes are increasing. The Bonn Institute for Forensic Medicine has recorded that the number of examinations on the use of intoxicants in sexual offences within their catchment area increased 10-fold between 1997 and 2006. In the current edition of Deutsches Óžrzteblatt International, Burkhard Madea and Frank Musshoff present the modes of action and the detection windows for the most frequent substances (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2009; 106 (20):...

2009-05-20 13:27:06

Cognitive behavior therapy and the medication zolpidem taken for six weeks improved sleep in those with persistent insomnia, Canadian researchers found. Charles M. Morin of the Universite Laval in Quebec City and colleagues evaluated the short- and long-term effects of cognitive behavior therapy singly and combined with the medication zolpidem, for persistent insomnia, and compared treatment strategies to optimize long-term outcomes. The trial included 160 adults, who were randomized to...

2009-05-20 06:59:28

People suffering from insomnia appear to benefit from cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). A recent study found CBT used alone or with the medication zolpidem (Ambien) led to significant improvements in the amount of time it took to fall asleep, the amount of times a person woke up during the night, and how well a person slept during the initial therapy. Researchers at the University Laval in Quebec, Canada, compared the short-term and long-term effects of CBT combined with the zolpidem on...

2009-05-08 10:00:00

DETROIT, May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Ford Hospital is embarking on an unusual study intending to reduce brain damage or death of patients resulting from prolonged seizures before arriving at the hospital. But because the patients are unconscious during the seizure, they will not be able to provide informed consent to participate in the study. The Food and Drug Administration created regulations for research to be performed during emergency conditions without informed consent of the...

2009-04-15 11:41:13

Iowa uses 6 gallons of water to make one gallon of ethanol - California's 2,100 gallons Ethanol production in Minnesota and Iowa uses far less water overall than similar processes in states where water is less plentiful, a new University of Minnesota study shows. The study, which will be published in the April 15 edition of the journal Environmental Science and Technology, is the first to compare water use in corn-ethanol production on a state-by-state basis. The authors used agricultural and...


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