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shift work sleep and alertness aids
2014-08-14 03:30:14

The Cochrane Library Shift workers are taking drugs to help them stay awake or get to sleep despite weak evidence for their benefit, according to a new Cochrane review. The authors of the review found only small numbers of trials testing over-the-counter and prescription drugs used by shift workers, and the results suggest that for some people they might do more harm than good. In most developed countries, at least 10% of the workforce is involved in some form of shift work. European...

2014-08-04 16:26:42

STONEHAM, Mass., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CIRCADIAN®, the global leader in managing 24/7 workforce productivity, health and safety in businesses that operate around the clock, announced today that it has acquired a controlling stake in ZircLight Inc. with a $2.5 million Series A investment led by ams AG, a leading designer and manufacturer of sensor and analog solutions including sensor-integrated intelligent managers that are enabling the next generation of smart lighting...

Sleep Studies Find Contradictory Results Pertaining To Lunar Cycles
2014-07-09 07:36:29

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe online Ask any emergency room nurse or doctor and they will tell you that the effect on human behavior of a full moon cannot be denied. Besides anecdotal accounts of general human lunacy when the moon looms large in the night sky, there has been murmurs for some time in the scientific community that the Earth's natural satellite also affects our sleep. All studies thus far have been inconclusive. As reported in Time Magazine and other...

Lemur's Reproduction Cycle Altered By Light Pollution
2014-07-03 03:31:00

Society for Experimental Biology Besides obscuring the stars, light pollution can also disrupt the reproduction of light-sensitive animals. French scientists have shown that light pollution can override the natural reproductive cycle of some animals, making them sexually active out of season. "The natural light/dark cycle allows living organisms to time a variety of behavioural and physiological rhythms, including migration, accumulation of reserves, dormancy and reproduction,"...

2014-07-02 23:03:27

Renowned Sexologist and Marriage & Family Therapist, Dr. Kat, offers up solutions for women suffering from sexual challenges associated with age and menopause. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 We all know that information is power. Studies show that women are more likely than men to be surprised by sexual challenges as a result of aging. For many women, concerns associated with aging and menopause can range from wrinkles, to energy levels, to healthy sexual function. Renowned...

2014-06-19 08:30:20

TEL-AVIV, Israel, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neurim Pharmaceuticals announced today publication of the results from an exploratory Phase 2 randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of add-on Circadin(R) (Prolonged Release melatonin 2mg) to standard therapy in Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients. The study, published in the Clinical Interventions in Aging Journal, demonstrates positive effects of the drug on cognitive performance and...

blue light at night increases hunger
2014-06-03 05:31:33

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It cannot be argued that in the last decade we have been spending more time looking at our phones, tablets and computers than ever before. Back in 2010, the Harvard Medical School began sounding the alarm about the potential hazards of blue light, the hue of light emitted by our electronic devices and energy-efficient light bulbs, and how it may be detrimental to our health, especially as the sun sets and we move from day into night....

2014-06-02 20:22:55

WASHINGTON, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Vanda) (NASDAQ: VNDA) will present additional data from its HETLIOZ(TM) (tasimelteon) clinical development program at SLEEP 2014, the 28th Annual Meeting of Associated Professional Sleep Societies in Minneapolis, Minnesota. HETLIOZ(TM) data at SLEEP 2014 will be presented in one oral and six poster sessions. The data presentation schedule is as follows: Oral Presentation -- June 4(th) at 2:15 - 2:30pm, Assessment of...

2014-05-27 16:08:08

McGill University Research on elderly rats suggests possible avenue for prevention of osteoporosis Faleh Tamimi, a professor in McGill's School of Dentistry, is the leader of a research team that has just discovered that melatonin supplements make bones stronger in elderly rats and therefore, potentially, in elderly humans too. "Old rats are tedious to work with because they get sick a lot and that means they also cost a lot more. But if you're interested in diseases like osteoporosis,...

2014-05-20 08:23:54

DUBLIN, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/t4pr3j/melatonin_market) has announced the addition of the "Melatonin Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone that is found in all living organisms in the animal and plant kingdom. In human beings, it is produced in the...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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