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2009-06-22 10:35:09

Melatonin can slow down the effects of aging. A team at laboratoire Arago in Banyuls sur Mer (CNRS / Universit© Pierre et Marie Curie) has found that a treatment based on melatonin can delay the first signs of aging in a small mammal. These results appeared in the journal PLoS ONE on 15 June 2009.Better known as the "Ëœtime-keeping' hormone, melatonin is naturally secreted by the body during the night. It is therefore a kind of biological signal for nightfall, allowing an...

2009-06-03 10:09:10

Until now diseases like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder have been difficult to study biologically, since this would entail taking samples from the patient's brain. But new research findings from ×rebro University in Sweden show that it is just as good to study a certain type of skin cells, since they function in a way that is similar to a type of brain cells that are suspected of playing a major role in both disorders."Among other benefits, this makes it considerably...

2009-05-08 16:35:19

Suicide rates in Greenland increase during the summer, peaking in June, perhaps due to the insomnia caused by incessant daylight, researchers in Sweden say. The study, published in the journal BMC Psychiatry, finds there was a concentration of suicides in the summer months, and this seasonal effect was especially pronounced in the north of the country -- an area where the sun doesn't set between the end of April and the end of August. Study leader Karin Sparring Bjorksten of the Karolinska...

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2009-05-08 11:25:00

Researchers have found that insomnia caused by the incessant sunlight of long summer days in places like Greenland is causing an increased rate of suicide. It has been commonly believed that the number of suicide cases tends to increase in late autumn and early winter months with more hours of darkness, however new findings indicate that regions experiencing constant sunlight in summer seasons may be equally hazardous. Karin Sparring Bjorksten of the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and...

2009-05-07 11:38:00

STAMFORD, Conn., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- RYZOLT(TM) (tramadol HCl extended-release tablets) is now available from Purdue Pharma L.P. for the management of moderate to moderately severe chronic pain in adults who require around-the-clock treatment of their pain for an extended period of time. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090507/NY13103) RYZOLT's active ingredient, tramadol, is a centrally-acting synthetic opioid analgesic that binds to the mu -opioid receptor and also...

2009-04-20 07:00:00

NEW YORK and SAN DIEGO, April 20, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Forest Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: FRX) and Cypress Bioscience, Inc. (Nasdaq: CYPB) announced today that Savella(TM) (milnacipran HCl), a selective serotonin and norepinephrine dual reuptake inhibitor approved for the management of fibromyalgia, will be shipped to wholesalers on April 24th and will be available at pharmacies beginning on April 28th. After Savella was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on...

2009-04-02 14:44:00

TULSA, Okla., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- enlyten is pleased to announce the signing of four time World Champion and 15 time NBA All Star Shaquille O'Neal as the official enlyten spokesperson. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://news.prnewswire.com/viewrelease.aspx?STORY=MTQ= "Shaquille is a tremendous representative of the enlyten brand. He is indisputably one of the most extraordinary athletes in the world. His dominant play on the court coupled...

2009-03-30 12:55:08

In China, the incidence of liver cirrhosis is still high. Liver cirrhosis results from fibrosis. If treated properly at fibrosis stage, cirrhosis can be prevented. However, no effective antifibrosis drugs are available at present. Several lines of evidences suggest that oxidative stress plays an important role in the etiopathogenesis of hepatic fibrosis. Melatonin can protect cells, tissues, and organs against oxidative damage induced by a variety of free-radical-generating agents and...

2009-03-06 07:00:00

NEW YORK and SAN DIEGO, March 6, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Forest Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: FRX) and Cypress Bioscience, Inc. (Nasdaq: CYPB) announced today that they expect to ship Savella(TM) (milnacipran HCl), a selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor for the management of fibromyalgia, to wholesalers and pharmacies by mid 2009. Savella was approved by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on January 14, 2009 and was originally expected to be available in...

2009-03-03 09:00:00

Cherries Offer Natural Source of Antioxidant Melatonin LANSING, Mich., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Setting the clocks forward this spring can have the unfortunate side effect of disrupting your body's clock. In fact, research indicates that losing even one hour of sleep may affect us for days or even weeks.(i) Experts recommend the antioxidant melatonin as one way to help regulate the body's sleep-wake cycle. Produced naturally by the body in small amounts, melatonin plays a role in inducing...