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2010-06-07 14:03:44

When seizures strike, the most immediate goal for caregivers is to get appropriate medication to the patient as quickly as possible to stop the seizing activity. In a paper published in the June Academic Emergency Medicine, UC emergency medicine assistant professor Jason McMullan, MD, found that the best means of stopping status epilepticus (SE) may be with the least direct medication. In the meta-analysis, McMullan compiled the results of six studies featuring 774 patients. His analysis...

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2010-06-07 06:40:00

Individuals with chronic insomnia have an elevated risk of death, according to a research abstract that will be presented Monday, June 7, 2010, in San Antonio, Texas, at SLEEP 2010, the 24th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC. Results indicate that the adjusted hazard ratio for all-cause mortality was three times higher in people with chronic insomnia (HR = 3.0) than in people without insomnia.  When examining individual subtypes of insomnia, the risk of...

2010-06-03 16:00:00

DENVER, June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BIOFUEL ENERGY CORP. (Nasdaq: BIOF), an ethanol production company, today announced that Daniel J. Simon, the company's Chief Operating Officer and one of its founders, will be leaving the company effective June 30th to pursue other business interests. The company and Mr. Simon have been developing a transition plan, of which Mr. Simon's departure represents the final step. The company's VP of Operations, Doug Anderson, will now report directly to...

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2010-04-26 09:40:00

States aiming to lead the emerging biofuel industry may need to ante up substantial subsidies and tax incentives to ethanol producers just to get in the game, Michigan State University researchers say. "State subsidies have played an important role in ethanol plant location decisions," explained Mark Skidmore, MSU professor of agricultural, food and resource economics. "The size of the incentives is important, too "“"“ the larger the subsidy or tax credit, the more likely it is...

2010-04-15 10:35:00

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Unintentional poisoning deaths have dramatically increased over the last decade to become the second leading cause of injury deaths in the United States. Along with this trend, the number of Emergency Room visits and resulting hospitalizations has also increased. According to a recent study conducted by the West Virginia School of Medicine, hospitalizations for poisonings from overdoses of prescription opioids, sedatives and tranquilizers...

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2010-03-24 14:15:00

Grocery shoppers face hefty price increases if bad weather withers a U.S. corn crop that is now tethered to grain-intensive renewable fuel mandates, a new University of Illinois study warns. A corn shortage, coupled with surging demand to meet government-ordered ethanol standards, could push cash prices to $7 a bushel, the study found, squeezing livestock producers and driving up prices for meat, milk, eggs and other farm staples. Economists Darrel Good and Scott Irwin say federal...

2010-03-17 14:00:00

MORRISTOWN, N.J., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Actavis Group, the international generic pharmaceuticals company, today announced that it has received approval from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration to market Alprazolam orally disintegrating tablets. Distribution of the product will commence immediately. "We're very pleased to add Alprazolam ODT to our portfolio and complete our Alprazolam family of offerings, which also includes Alprazolam extended-release and immediate release...

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2010-02-24 12:17:28

The UN's top global drug regulator said on Wednesday that more people are turning to prescription drug abuse than cocaine, heroin and ecstasy combined. The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) said that use of "date-rape drugs" is climbing as well, as sexual predators find new ways to get around the tight controls on substances by switching to drugs not banned by international drug laws. Drugs like ketamine and gamma-Butyrolactone (GBL) have replaced Rohypnol, which was one of the...

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2010-02-11 06:50:00

Scientists announced Wednesday they have solved the mystery behind why people become addicted to a class of prescription drugs that includes some anti-depressants, muscle relaxants and sleeping pills, reported AFP. Reported in the British science journal Nature, researchers hope the findings will pave the way for the development of new treatments that can alleviate symptoms without resulting in addiction. Scientists know that drugs like opium, heroin and cannabinoids are addictive because...

2010-02-09 15:35:00

POINT RICHMOND, Calif., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --Transcept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: TSPT) today announced that the first patent covering the composition and method of use of Intermezzo® (zolpidem tartrate sublingual tablet), the lead Transcept product candidate, has been issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Transcept announced the issuance of a Notice of Allowance for claims under the application for this patent, U.S. Patent Application...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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