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stress can feed insomnia
2014-07-04 05:25:11

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It's not what you do, it's the way that you do it. This is the major finding of a new study investigating the link between stress and the development of insomnia. “Our study is among the first to show that it's not the number of stressors, but your reaction to them that determines the likelihood of experiencing insomnia,” stated lead author Vivek Pillai, PhD and research fellow at the Sleep Disorders and Research Center at...

2013-06-12 10:54:43

Simultaneously elevated levels of the biomarkers C-reactive protein, fibrinogen and leukocyte count in individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) were associated with increased risk of having exacerbations, even in those with milder COPD and in those without previous exacerbations, according to a study in the June 12 issue of JAMA. "Exacerbations of respiratory symptoms in COPD are of major importance because of their profound and long-lasting adverse effects on...

FDA Review Staff Look Into Efficacy Of High Dose Sleep Drug
2013-05-21 09:09:30

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An experimental insomnia drug from Merck & Co has been shown to be effective, but reviewers with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are questioning the drug´s dosage levels. The comments, posted on the agency´s website Monday, come ahead of a meeting of external medical experts which will advise on whether the drug, called suvorexant, should be approved or not. The FDA review staff found limited association of...

2013-02-08 14:31:08

Bronchiectasis is independently associated with an increased mortality risk in patients with moderate-to-severe COPD, according to a new study from researchers in Spain. Bronchiectasis, a permanent and progressive dilation of the lung's airways, is common in COPD patients and is associated with longer and more intense exacerbations, more frequent bacterial colonization of the bronchial mucosa, and a greater degree of functional impairment. "As COPD patients with bronchiectasis have an...

Musical Tones Treat Insomnia
2012-11-20 20:57:52

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online If you have trouble falling or staying asleep, you are not alone. Approximately 48 percent of Americans have reported having occasional insomnia with 22 percent claiming they suffer from insomnia on a frequent or even nightly basis. Insomnia is a symptom, not a condition. It can be caused by a host of issues like anxiety, stress, depression, disease or pain. Also, the use of certain over-the-counter and prescription...

2007-06-14 06:07:59

By Al-Saleh, Eyad Al-Harmi, Jehad; Al-Rashdan, Ibrahim; Al-Shammari, Majed; Nandakumaran, Moorkath Abstract Objective. Folate antagonists are widely used in the treatment of diverse cancerous states. A paucity of data on transport characteristics of one such widely used drug, methotrexate, in the human placenta, prompted us to study its permeation characteristics in vitro. Methods. Placentas from normal pregnancies were collected post- partum. Methotrexate, along with antipyrine as...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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