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2009-07-23 09:25:00

Psychopharmaceutical use has risen over recent years. This is fact, but what is not clear is the reason why. Researchers from four Madrid-based health centers have shown that family conflict is not a significant factor. However, the results published in the journal Atenci³n Primaria are striking: in Spain, 24% of women take antidepressants and more than 30% take tranquilizers."The use of psychopharmaceuticals is often related to family or work-related problems. We wanted to see if there...

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...

2009-05-29 12:34:18

Drug-facilitated sexual crimes are increasing. The Bonn Institute for Forensic Medicine has recorded that the number of examinations on the use of intoxicants in sexual offences within their catchment area increased 10-fold between 1997 and 2006. In the current edition of Deutsches Óžrzteblatt International, Burkhard Madea and Frank Musshoff present the modes of action and the detection windows for the most frequent substances (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2009; 106 (20):...

2009-05-08 10:00:00

DETROIT, May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Ford Hospital is embarking on an unusual study intending to reduce brain damage or death of patients resulting from prolonged seizures before arriving at the hospital. But because the patients are unconscious during the seizure, they will not be able to provide informed consent to participate in the study. The Food and Drug Administration created regulations for research to be performed during emergency conditions without informed consent of the...

2009-03-24 13:16:24

The risk of being involved in a traffic accident with personal injury is significantly higher among codeine users than non-users. However, sporadic or moderate use of codeine alone does not carry an increased risk, according to a newly published study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. Codeine and tramadol are painkillers in the opiate group, used for mild to moderate pain. In Norway, codeine is included in Paralgin forte and Pinex forte, and tramadol, amongst others, in Nobligan....

2009-03-13 09:40:12

A study of insomnia patients suggests it is a persistent condition that is hard to shake.The research found about 75 percent of the participants experienced the inability to either fall asleep or stay asleep for at least one year, while nearly 50 percent experienced it for three years.Insomnia is the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep.  About 30 percent of adults report symptoms of insomnia and 6 to 10 percent meet the criteria for an insomnia disorder, according to the study...

2009-03-10 08:30:20

About three-fourths of individuals with insomnia report experiencing the condition for at least one year and almost half experience it for three years, according to a report in the March 9 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.Insomnia is the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep. "Approximately 30 percent of adults report symptoms of insomnia and 6 percent to 10 percent meet diagnostic criteria for an insomnia disorder," the authors write as background...

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2009-01-01 14:10:00

The largest proportions of all insomnia-related expenses are attributed to lost job productivity, absences from work and alcohol used as a sleep aid A study in the Jan. 1 issue of the journal Sleep indicates that the indirect costs of untreated insomnia are significantly greater than the direct costs associated with its treatment. The study estimates that the total annual cost of insomnia in the province of Quebec is 6.5 billion Canadian dollars, representing about one percent of the...

2008-10-28 09:00:39

KENILWORTH, N.J., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Schering-Plough Corp., today announced that a study published in the November 2008 issue of the medical journal, Anesthesiology (Vol. 109, No. 5)(1) demonstrated that sugammadex produced a significantly more rapid recovery from profound rocuronium-induced muscle relaxation than the conventional reversal agent neostigmine. Importantly, this is the first comparative study to demonstrate that rapid reversal of profound rocuronium-induced...

2008-09-22 03:00:30

AACHEN, Germany and CAMBRIDGE, UK, Sept. 22, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The biopharmaceutical company PAION AG (ISIN DE000A0B65S3) (Frankfurt:PA8) (London AIM: PAI) today announces that its Phase I study with its sedative CNS 7056 has progressed to the dose levels that induce pronounced sedation. In addition, the first group including a comparison with midazolam, the current gold standard for procedural sedation has been completed. So far no safety concerns were raised by the Drug Safety...


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