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2008-12-02 14:28:23

A new pill that can reset the body's natural sleep rhythms may become the world's new cure for jet lag. Trials for the pill, called Tasimelteon, have shown promise and drug companies are hoping it could be on the market in the next few years. It works by shifting the natural ebb and flow of the body's sleep hormone melatonin and has shown, in trials, to help troubled sleepers nod off quicker and stay asleep for longer. "Our studies show that tasimelteon is able to effectively shift the rhythm...

Word of the Day
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'