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U. of Pittsburgh to study acupuncture for menopausal symptoms in breast cancer survivors
University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing researchers are investigating the effectiveness of acupuncture in reducing the severity of menopausal symptoms in women who have breast cancer. (2003-03-10)
GERD and other GI disorders may disrupt sleep
The results of two recent studies to be presented at the 67th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology suggest that people with GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) and other gastrointestinal disorders are more likely than others to report excessive daytime sleepiness, insomnia, and poor sleep quality. (2002-10-21)
Musical interlude helps sleep quality, research shows
Sleep scientists at the University of Toronto are pursuing research that's music to insomniacs' ears. (2002-08-12)
Venlafaxine XR, first SNRI studied for social anxiety disorder
People with social anxiety disorder (SAD), also known as social phobia, significantly reduced their fear, anxiety and related symptoms in four or six weeks of treatment with the extended release (XR) formulation of the antidepressant venlafaxine, the first available serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI), according to data from two studies presented at the Collegium Internationale Neuro-Psychopharmacologicum meeting in Montreal. (2002-06-27)
Clinical symptoms may aid early diagnosis of variant CJD
The possibility of a large epidemic of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease cannot be excluded, and doctors may see patients who are worried about the possibility of this diagnosis. (2002-06-20)
Sleep less, live longer? Increased death rate associated with sleeping 8 hours or more
Although it's a common belief that 8 hours of sleep is required for optimal health, a six-year study of more than one million adults ages 30 to 102 has shown that people who get only 6 to 7 hours a night have a lower death rate. (2002-02-14)
Police officers who experience panic during traumatic event have greatest risk of PTSD
Police officers are more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder if they experience high levels of emotional distress, including panic reactions, at the time of traumatic events, such as a partner being injured or killed or their own life being threatened, says a study from SFVAMC researchers. (2002-02-07)
Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's medical center to test treatment for shift workers plagued by chronic sleep disorder
The Sleep Disorders Center at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center is participating in a nationwide clinical research study to explore a potential treatment for chronic Shift Work Sleep Disorder (SWSD), a condition that affects at least 70 percent of the more than 15 million Americans classified as shift workers by the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2001-12-07)
Rehabilitation groups help cancer patients cope with fatigue, USF nursing study finds
Providing information and support to cancer patients can reduce the all-consuming fatigue caused by the disease, a new study at the University of South Florida College of Nursing has found. (2001-10-12)
Behavioral therapy effective in treatment of insomnia
New clinical data show that changing a person's attitudes about sleep and teaching new habits is a promising treatment for insomnia and may be an alternative to medication for the treatment of persistent primary insomnia, a sleep disorder that affects up to 5 percent of Americans. (2001-04-10)
Yale sponsors 15th Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Sleep Society, titled 'Health Consequences of Sleep Disorders'
The latest advances in treatments for sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, narcolepsy and insomnia will be discussed at the 15th Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Sleep Society. (2001-03-26)
New study offers hope for treatment of hypoactive sexual desire disorder
Bupropion hydrochloride sustained-release tablets may be an effective treatment for hypoactive sexual desire disorder in females, which affects at least 20 percent of U.S. women and for which psychotherapy has proven minimally effective and there is no approved drug treatment. (2000-07-26)
Counting sheep? Sleep expert outlines help for insomniacs
A sleep expert at Washington University School of Medicine in St. (2000-05-02)
Study casts doubt that melatonin goes down as age goes up: Older buyers take note
A new study contradicts the popular notion that melatonin levels in older people fall with age. (1999-11-04)
Study confirms safety and tolerability of zaleplon for long-term treatment of insomnia
Results from a new clinical trial confirm that zaleplon is an effective, safe, and well tolerated medication for the long- term treatment (up to 12 months) of insomnia. (1999-09-21)
American Home Products announces FDA approval for Sonata (Zaleplon): A breakthrough approach to treat insomnia
American Home Products Corporation's pharmaceutical division, Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, announced today that Sonata (Zaleplon) has been approved by the U. (1999-08-16)
Breast cancer patients face increased depression
Breast cancer patients may face an increased risk of depression as a result of treatment that disrupts their bodies' supplies of estrogen, according to the results of a pilot study conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. (1999-06-29)
Protein Misfolding, Not Mutant Gene, Key To Lethal Sleep Disorder
When the witches in Macbeth needed a truly horrible curse, they denied their victim sleep. (1999-05-27)
New Way To Make Astronauts Sleep
Astronauts seem to sleep best when covered in electrodes, according to the latest research into orbital insomnia. (1999-04-21)
A Concentration Killer: Study Shows Brain Chemistry Defect Is Key To Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder In Adults
For the first time, research directly points to a dopamine production defect in adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). (1998-08-03)
Daily Or Near-Daily Headache Is Surprisingly Common In The General Population
More than four percent of the U.S. population suffers from (1998-06-26)
Products For Weight Loss Or Increased Energy Can Be Deadly, Warn Poison Control Experts
Consumers need to be extremely cautious about drinking or eating off-the-shelf products that promise weight loss, increased energy, or enhanced athletic performance, advise experts with the California Poison Control System (CPCS). (1998-05-29)
Melatonin May Ease Insomnia Associated With Depression In Lag Period Before Antidepressants Take Effect
Northwestern University Medical School researchers have launched a study to determine the effectiveness of melatonin to relieve insomnia in the initial weeks of Prozac¨ therapy. (1997-03-13)
Hibernation: The Opposite of Sleep?
Is animal hibernation really a blissful, season-long slumber, or is it more like a months-long bout with insomnia? (1996-08-28)
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