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2011-02-28 15:00:00

Discovery Could Lead to New Therapies for Alcoholism BALTIMORE, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers have identified two genes associated with binge drinking that may open doors to new, more effective treatments for excessive alcohol drinking. The scientists found that manipulating two receptors in the brain, GABA receptors and toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4), "caused profound reduction" of binge drinking for two weeks in rodents that...

2011-02-16 05:30:00

ANAHEIM, Calif., Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOR) today announced that Standard & Poor's (S&P) will add the Company to the S&P SmallCap 600 Index effective after the close of the U.S. financial markets on February 17, 2011. "Our inclusion in the S&P SmallCap 600 Index reflects our consistent financial performance, and will serve to increase our visibility within the investment community as we continue our efforts to grow sales...

2011-02-07 05:30:00

ANAHEIM, Calif., Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOR) today announced that it will release financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2010 on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 after the close of the U.S. financial markets. The Company will host a conference call and webcast on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern / 1:30 p.m. Pacific to discuss results and highlights of the fourth quarter and full year 2010, as...

2011-01-26 08:26:02

By Rhonda Craig, Ivanhoe Health Correspondent (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new report shows that brief counseling sessions can help improve insomnia in older adults. According to background information in the article, insomnia affects anywhere from 15 to 35 percent of older adults. For the research, Daniel J. Buysse, M.D., of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and his colleagues, conducted a randomized clinical trial that involved 79 insomniacs (all over the age of 60). Thirty-nine...

2011-01-13 14:55:04

Adults who take one of the world's most commonly prescribed sleep medications are significantly more at risk for nighttime falls and potential injury, according to a new study by the University of Colorado at Boulder. The study, which involved 25 healthy adults, showed 58 percent of the older adults and 27 percent of the young adults who took a hypnotic, sleep-inducing drug called zolpidem showed a significant loss of balance when awakened two hours after sleep. The findings are important...

2011-01-10 15:37:43

Most anti-epileptic drugs are associated with an increased risk of non-traumatic fracture in individuals 50 years of age and older, according to a report in the January issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Anti-epileptic drugs are considered a secondary risk factor for osteoporosis, according to background information in the article, because epilepsy is highly prevalent in older adults, a population already at risk for osteoporosis. Additionally, anti-epileptic...

2010-12-14 00:01:26

Handa Pharmaceuticals, LLC ("Handa"), a specialty pharmaceutical company based in Fremont, California, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") has granted tentative approval of the Company's Abbreviated New Drug Application ("ANDA") for Quetiapine Fumarate Extended-Release Tablets, 50 mg., 150 mg., 200 mg., 300 mg., and 400 mg., a generic version of AstraZeneca's SEROQUEL XR®. Fremont, CA (PRWEB) December 13, 2010 Handa Pharmaceuticals, LLC ("Handa"), a...

2010-11-22 16:09:19

New study links high prevalence of insomnia and poor quality of life in software engineers Insomnia is bad news for software engineers' quality of life and deserves greater recognition and attention, according to new research by Sara Sarrafi Zadeh and Khyrunnisa Begum from the University of Mysore in India. Their work shows that poor sleep has a bearing on quality of life - affecting physical and mental health in particular - in this group with high levels of job-related stress. Their paper...

2010-11-16 10:39:00

BURLINGTON, Mass., Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that first-line use of Bristol Myers-Squibb/Otsuka's Abilify has increased over the past year in newly-diagnosed patients from 4.1 percent patient share to 8.8 percent. According to Treatment Algorithms in Bipolar Disorder, uptake of Abilify in the first-line will continue among surveyed primary care physicians (PCPs):...

2010-11-08 14:54:26

When sleep doesn't come easily, some people turn to what they think is an easy solution "“ sleeping pills. But according to a Baylor College of Medicine sleep expert, sleep medications "“ whether prescription or over-the-counter "“ shouldn't be taken lightly. "All medications have side effects that need to be weighed whenever you take them," cautioned Dr. Phil Alapat, assistant professor of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine at BCM and medical director of the BCM...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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