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2010-08-31 13:05:42

Press conference on the occasion of the 23rd ECNP Congress 2010, Amsterdam All humans are synchronised to the rhythmic light-dark changes that occur on a daily basis. Rhythms in physiological and biochemical processes and behavioural patterns persist in the absence of all external 24-hour signals from the physical environment, with a period that is close to 24 hours. These rhythms are referred to as ´circadian´, from the Latin ´circa...

2005-12-27 11:25:00

By Amy Norton NEW YORK -- Therapies focused on changing sleep habits may be a good alternative to sleeping pills for older adults with insomnia, a research review suggests. The review of 23 clinical trials found that behavioral therapies aimed at changing people's habits and attitudes regarding sleep were generally effective in helping older adults get a better night's sleep. The findings, published in the journal Health Psychology, add to evidence supporting behavioral sleep therapies. In a...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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