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2009-07-01 16:44:27

UC Irvine anesthesiology study finds melatonin reduces emergence delirium ratesA scary unknown for many children, the prospect of surgery can cause intense preoperative anxiety. While some amount of stress is normal, what many parents do not know is that extreme anxiety before surgery can contribute to the occurrence of emergence delirium, a distressing incidence of acute behavioral changes experienced when "waking up" from anesthesia.Now in the July issue of Anesthesiology, physicians...

2009-06-29 16:46:29

 Some people who take the fast-acting sleep-aid zolpidem (Ambien) have been observed walking, eating, talking on the phone and even driving while not fully awake. Many often don't remember doing any of these activities the next morning. Similarly, this drug has been shown to awaken the minimally conscious into a conscious state. A new study by Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) researchers may help explain why these "awakenings" occur.The study, published online in the...

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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...

2009-06-11 08:00:00

SEATTLE, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Neurim Pharmaceuticals (http://www.neurim.com) presented today the preliminary results of a large-scale Phase III study of Circadin(R) 2mg, prolonged release melatonin in insomnia, demonstrating long term efficacy and safety in elderly patients. The results were reported in the Late Breaking Abstracts session of SLEEP 2009, the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, (APSS) held at Seattle, Washington. The SLEEP meeting attracts...

2009-06-10 17:32:00

WILMINGTON, Del., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Psychopharmacologic Drugs Advisory Committee conducted a review of the efficacy and safety of supplemental new drug applications (sNDAs) for SEROQUEL (quetiapine fumarate) tablets proposed for the acute treatment of schizophrenia in adolescents (13-17 years of age), and the acute treatment of bipolar mania in children and adolescents (10-17 years of age). The Advisory Committee voted as follows:...

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...

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2009-06-04 12:30:00

Swedish researchers said on Wednesday that sedatives and sleeping pills prescribed to ease depression, anxiety and sleep problems appear to increase the risk of suicide four-fold among the elderly, Reuters reported. Antidepressants, antipsychotics, sedatives and hypnotics appeared to make it more likely that an older person would commit suicide, according to a review of elderly suicides in the Swedish city of Gothenburg and two nearby counties. Anders Carlsten and Margda Waern of Gothenburg...


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  • 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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