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2009-04-14 16:31:33

U.S. doctors suggest the depression sometimes linked to a stay in the intensive care unit may be rooted in care issues. The study, published online in Critical Care Medicine, tracked 160 intensive care patients that survived six months after coming to one of 13 Baltimore hospitals for acute lung injury -- a respiratory distress syndrome that despite greatly reduced mortality rates still kills about 40 percent of those affected. The researchers found 26 percent scored above the threshold for...

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2009-04-14 15:21:06

As corn farmers in the U.S. begin readying their crops, many critics claim that increased pressure to produce large portions of crops for biofuels is robbing the public's water resources. Kansas corn farmer Merl "Buck" Rexford told Reuters he hopes to produce more than 150 bushels an acre with this year's crop. Like many American corn farmers, a large portion of Rexford's crop will go to an ethanol production plant. Backers of biofuels like corn-based ethanol say it reduces dangerous...

2009-03-13 09:40:12

A study of insomnia patients suggests it is a persistent condition that is hard to shake.The research found about 75 percent of the participants experienced the inability to either fall asleep or stay asleep for at least one year, while nearly 50 percent experienced it for three years.Insomnia is the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep.  About 30 percent of adults report symptoms of insomnia and 6 to 10 percent meet the criteria for an insomnia disorder, according to the study...

2009-03-10 08:30:20

About three-fourths of individuals with insomnia report experiencing the condition for at least one year and almost half experience it for three years, according to a report in the March 9 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.Insomnia is the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep. "Approximately 30 percent of adults report symptoms of insomnia and 6 percent to 10 percent meet diagnostic criteria for an insomnia disorder," the authors write as background...

2009-02-26 04:03:00

READING, England, February 26 /PRNewswire/ -- - Intranasal Apomorphine for the Treatment of Motor Fluctuations in Advanced Parkinson's Disease - Intranasal Diazepam for the Treatment of Acute Repetitive Seizures in Epilepsy - Phase II Trials on Both Projects to be Initiated During 2009 Archimedes Pharma Limited, the pan-European specialty pharmaceutical company, today announces positive headline data from its recently completed proof-of-concept trials for two of its...

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2009-02-16 07:45:00

According to a Dutch study published on Sunday, a widely available blood pressure pill could one day help people erase bad memories, possibly treating some anxiety disorders and phobias. Merel Kindt, a psychologist at the University of Amsterdam who led the study, said that the generic beta-blocker propranolol significantly weakened people's fearful memories of spiders among a group of healthy volunteers who took it. "We could show that the fear response went away, which suggests the memory...

2009-02-05 11:27:23

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is considering approving the use of genetically engineered corn for use in manufacturing ethanol. The Agriculture Department recently ended the public comment period for its proposal to permit, for the first time, widespread cultivation of a food crop engineered for biofuel production. If authorized, officials said the new ethanol corn would also be the first genetically engineered industrial crop to be planted on millions of acres annually. But critics say...

2009-02-03 08:43:25

Nearly every patient who receives care in the intensive care unit (ICU) requires sedation. But, as researchers have discovered, not all sedation medications are equal.Researchers at the University of Vermont found use of the sedative dexmedetomidine for critically ill patients resulted in less time on a ventilator and less delirium compared to patients who were given the more commonly used drug midazolam.During the study, researchers randomized 375 critically ill ICU patients who were...

2009-01-12 18:33:00

Results Show Successful Clinical Validation of Pharmacodynamic Effect REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an emerging specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the treatment of intermittent and acute medical conditions with an initial emphasis on pain management, today announced positive results from a Phase 1 clinical study evaluating the safety, tolerability and efficacy of the company's proprietary sublingual sufentanil (opioid) and triazolam...

2009-01-06 08:00:00

Iowa Hosts National Agricultural Event that is Open to the Public and Features Meetings with Jim Hightower, Sue Martin, Roya Stanley, Will Allen, Donald Hey, Brian O'Shaughnessy, and Many Other Farming Experts WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Corn Growers Association (ACGA), announced today that its coming 22nd Annual Convention will feature discussions with industry experts including several new additions to its speakers line-up. Opening with a "public invited" one day...