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2005-04-28 07:55:00

But one expert cautions that sleeping pills won't cure insomnia HealthDayNews -- Insomniacs can now try another sleeping pill for desperately needed slumber. Lunesta, from Sepracor Inc., is the latest entry into the sleep medication market, and it has the distinction of being the only such medication approved for long-term use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). About 60 million Americans a year have insomnia often or for extended periods, according to the National Institute of...

2005-02-11 07:50:43

Overlooked glial cells help form synapses, study finds HealthDay News -- Abundant but poorly understood brain cells called glia turn out to be essential in the development of synapses -- critical connections that form between neurons in the brain during its development, according to a new study. While scientists have long known that glia supported neurons in adults, this is the first time that researchers have identified the role of glia in forming the connections between neurons, says...

Word of the Day
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'