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2009-05-20 13:27:06

Cognitive behavior therapy and the medication zolpidem taken for six weeks improved sleep in those with persistent insomnia, Canadian researchers found. Charles M. Morin of the Universite Laval in Quebec City and colleagues evaluated the short- and long-term effects of cognitive behavior therapy singly and combined with the medication zolpidem, for persistent insomnia, and compared treatment strategies to optimize long-term outcomes. The trial included 160 adults, who were randomized to...

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2009-05-20 12:52:08

New charges in the ongoing lawsuit against British drugmaker AstraZeneca suggest that market executives blocked company scientists from raising concerns that the antipsychotic drug Seroquel caused weight gain and other problems, The Associated Press reported. Plaintiff lawyers say the company researchers were forbidden for years to reveal such concerns because it would harm sales of the drug. They maintain that internal documents released Wednesday back these claims. Patients of the drug for...

2009-05-20 06:59:28

People suffering from insomnia appear to benefit from cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). A recent study found CBT used alone or with the medication zolpidem (Ambien) led to significant improvements in the amount of time it took to fall asleep, the amount of times a person woke up during the night, and how well a person slept during the initial therapy. Researchers at the University Laval in Quebec, Canada, compared the short-term and long-term effects of CBT combined with the zolpidem on...

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...

2009-04-14 16:31:33

U.S. doctors suggest the depression sometimes linked to a stay in the intensive care unit may be rooted in care issues. The study, published online in Critical Care Medicine, tracked 160 intensive care patients that survived six months after coming to one of 13 Baltimore hospitals for acute lung injury -- a respiratory distress syndrome that despite greatly reduced mortality rates still kills about 40 percent of those affected. The researchers found 26 percent scored above the threshold for...

2009-04-08 18:14:00

WILMINGTON, Del., April 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Psychopharmacologic Drugs Advisory Committee (PDAC) conducted a review of the safety and efficacy of supplemental new drug applications (sNDA) for SEROQUEL XR (quetiapine fumarate) extended-release tablets proposed for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). The Advisory Committee concluded: SEROQUEL XR was shown to be effective in MDD as...

2009-04-03 13:15:00

WILMINGTON, Del., April 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) is aware that earlier today, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted to its web site -- and subsequently removed -- briefing documents for the April 8, 2009 Psychopharmacologic Drugs Advisory Committee (PDAC) meeting. The PDAC meeting is scheduled to discuss the safety and efficacy data provided in supplemental new drug applications (sNDA) for SEROQUEL XR(R) (quetiapine fumarate) Extended-Release Tablets...

2009-04-01 10:44:33

Findings suggest that chronic insomnia is a major public health concern, and its diagnosis and appropriate treatment should become the target of public health policy A study in the April 1 issue of the journal SLEEP is the first to demonstrate that chronic insomnia with objectively measured short sleep time is an independent and clinically significant risk factor for hypertension. Results indicate that participants with insomnia and an objectively measured, severely short sleep duration of...

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...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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