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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...

2009-03-10 06:30:00

'Trial Meets Primary and Key Secondary Endpoints' NEW YORK, March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Intra-Cellular Therapies, Inc. today announced the final results from the ITI-007 Phase II trial in patients with Sleep Maintenance Insomnia (SMI). In this study, ITI-007 significantly and dose-dependently increased slow wave sleep and decreased the duration of wake after sleep onset as measured by polysomnography (PSG), meeting the prespecified primary and key secondary endpoints of the trial. ITI-007...

2009-03-02 08:38:55

More than 20% of sexual assaults in a sample of 882 victims were drug-facilitated sexual assaults, found a new study published in CMAJ. Victims of drug-facilitated sexual assault were more likely than others to present to a large urban center and to be employed, and to have consumed over-the-counter medications, street drugs, and alcohol before the assault. Few studies have systematically measured the occurrence of drug-facilitated sexual assault and little is known about the victim profile,...

2009-03-01 11:29:16

British drug maker AstraZeneca denies it tried to downplay side effects of its psychiatric drug Seroquel and market it as if there were no health risks. Lawyers suing AstraZeneca allege the company knew about the risk of weight gain and diabetes in 2000 yet failed to warn doctors and patients, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday. In documents unsealed last week, a 1997 e-mail message from Richard Lawrence, an AstraZeneca official, praised Lisa Arventis, the Seroquel project physician at...

2009-02-26 04:03:00

READING, England, February 26 /PRNewswire/ -- - Intranasal Apomorphine for the Treatment of Motor Fluctuations in Advanced Parkinson's Disease - Intranasal Diazepam for the Treatment of Acute Repetitive Seizures in Epilepsy - Phase II Trials on Both Projects to be Initiated During 2009 Archimedes Pharma Limited, the pan-European specialty pharmaceutical company, today announces positive headline data from its recently completed proof-of-concept trials for two of its...

2009-02-03 08:43:25

Nearly every patient who receives care in the intensive care unit (ICU) requires sedation. But, as researchers have discovered, not all sedation medications are equal.Researchers at the University of Vermont found use of the sedative dexmedetomidine for critically ill patients resulted in less time on a ventilator and less delirium compared to patients who were given the more commonly used drug midazolam.During the study, researchers randomized 375 critically ill ICU patients who were...

2009-01-16 12:32:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Use of prescription sleep aids nearly tripled among 18- to 24-year-olds between 1998 and 2006, according to a study released today by the Healthcare business of Thomson Reuters. During the study period, the average length of time sleep aids were used by adults under age 45 increased more than 40 percent -- rising from 64 days in 1998 to 93 days in 2006. "Insomnia, a condition traditionally associated with older adults, appears to be...

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2009-01-16 06:55:00

Need the help of a pill to catch some zzz's? According to a new study you're not alone; the use of prescription sleep aids nearly tripled among young adults between 1998 and 2006."Insomnia, a condition traditionally associated with older adults, appears to be causing larger numbers of young adults to turn to prescription sleep aids, and to depend on them for longer periods of time," said William Marder, senior vice president and general manager for the healthcare business of Thomson Reuters,...

2009-01-12 18:33:00

Results Show Successful Clinical Validation of Pharmacodynamic Effect REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an emerging specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the treatment of intermittent and acute medical conditions with an initial emphasis on pain management, today announced positive results from a Phase 1 clinical study evaluating the safety, tolerability and efficacy of the company's proprietary sublingual sufentanil (opioid) and triazolam...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.