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2012-01-30 08:07:57

A study published in Nature Genetics today has found new evidence for a link between the body clock hormone melatonin and type 2 diabetes. The study found that people who carry rare genetic mutations in the receptor for melatonin have a much higher risk of type 2 diabetes. The findings should help scientists to more accurately assess personal diabetes risk and could lead to the development of personalized treatments. Previous research has found that people who work night shifts have a...

2012-01-26 06:00:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: VNDA) announced today that tasimelteon was shown for the first time to reset the body clock and to align it to a constant 24-hour day in patients suffering from Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder (Non-24-Hour Disorder). Tasimelteon is a circadian regulator in development for the treatment of Non-24-Hour Disorder in totally blind individuals with no light perception. This observation was made in four...

2012-01-04 16:07:00

CHATSWORTH, Calif., Jan. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Year of the Supplement" has officially begun, as leading celebrity talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has chosen products from Natrol, Inc. - a global leader in the nutrition industry, and a premier marketer, manufacturer and distributor of nationally branded nutritional products - as one of her top five "12 Days of Giveaways" bonus items. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120104/LA29982) The Natrol products were...

2012-01-02 13:30:00

All-natural Dietary Supplement Formulated to Promote a Healthy, Restful Sleep San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 02, 2012 Even though the New Year has just begun, millions of people are already getting off to a slow start due to a lack of healthy sleep. Fortunately, sleep EZE, an all-new, all-natural dietary supplement from Youngevity® Essential Life Sciences, can help. Youngevity is a direct marketer of lifestyle and nutritional products and wholly-owned subsidiary of AL International...

2011-12-14 11:46:10

Discovery leads to novel melatonin drug with potential to treat insomnia A team from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and McGill University has made a major breakthrough by unraveling the inner workings of melatonin, also known as the "sleep hormone." The research, conducted in collaboration with scientists in Italy, reveals the key role played by the melatonin receptor in the brain that promotes deep, restorative sleep. This discovery led the...

2011-12-08 22:47:24

New research suggests red hot super fruit may be a natural sleep aid Americans seeking a better night's sleep may need to look no further than tart cherry juice, according to a new study in the European Journal of Nutrition. 1 An international team of researchers found that when adults had two daily glasses of tart cherry juice, they slept 39 minutes longer, on average, and had up to 6 percent increase in overall sleep efficiency (significantly less non-sleep time in bed), compared to when...

2011-11-15 09:30:00

ATLANTA, Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Just three months after it launched in nearly 300 stores, Sleep Formula 39(TM) is the number one selling non-prescription sleep aid in metro Atlanta, according to data from SymphonyIRI Group. The drug-free, over-the-counter sleep aid with natural ingredients - proven in testing to help users sleep longer, better and faster - finished the test period ending October 31 as the number one seller among all liquid sleep aids, with more than five times the...

2011-10-26 08:35:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Intellect Neurosciences, Inc. (OTCBB: ILNS), a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery and development of disease-modifying therapeutic agents for the treatment of Alzheimer's and other neurological diseases announces today the commencement of the initial development of its new CONJUMAB-A platform technology for a novel class of therapeutics for treatment of Alzheimer's disease and other proteinopathies based on antibody-drug conjugates...

2011-10-18 09:14:22

Circadian disruption and sleep restriction contributing factors Researchers from Sweden have uncovered an association between shift work and increased risk of multiple sclerosis (MS). Those who engage in off-hour employment before the age of 20 may be at risk for MS due to a disruption in their circadian rhythm and sleep pattern. Findings of this novel study appear today in Annals of Neurology, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the American Neurological Association and...

2011-10-18 05:45:26

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — There may be a link between shift work and increased risk of multiple sclerosis (MS). Those who engage in off-hour employment before the age of 20 may be at risk for MS because of disruption in their circadian rhythm and sleep pattern.   Previous research has determined that shift work–working during the night or rotating working hours–increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, thyroid disorders, and cancer. Circadian disruption and sleep...