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Manufacturer to Pay $20 Million for Improperly Promoting a Sleep Disorder Drug

...that one of its subsidiaries illegally marketed a narcolepsy drug for other unapproved uses. Narcolepsy is a ...stration (FDA) for treating people suffering from narcolepsy only. But the settlement agreement signed by Jazz and the U.S. Attorney's Office in New York said ...

UCLA Researchers Discover Link Between Parkinsons and Narcolepsy

... of UCLA researchers first identified the cause of narcolepsy as a loss of hypocretin, thought to be important in regulating the sleep cycle. This latest research points to a common cause for the sleep disorders associated with these two diseases and suggests that treatment of Parkinson's disease patients with ...

$1.5 Million Grant to Yale for Narcolepsy-Neurotransmitter Study

...ess. The NIH grant will further Yale research into narcolepsy and other disorders linked to neurons that produce the peptide hypocretin. “The activity of these hypocretin cells is important for enhancing cognitive arousal and resisting sleep, and they may also play a role in anxiety and body weight regulation...

Cataplexy During Status Cataplecticus Resembles REM Sleep

...hich is a compulsive disorder to fall asleep. In narcolepsy there are compulsive sleep attacks and the person ...stimated that nearly three out of four people with narcolepsy also have cataplexy, a major symptom of narcolepsy, which is characterized by a sudden, bilateral lo...

Latest Research on Insomnia/Narcolepsy

...e for people suffering from insomnia, particularly narcolepsy - a chronic disorder by which people are unable to...there are more than 135,000 people who suffer with narcolepsy in the United States. So far there have not been any medications to help narcoleptics to lead a cons...

Narcolepsy May Be Caused By Environmental Exposures: Study

...r diseases// characterized by selective cell loss, narcolepsy may be caused by environmental exposures before th...rcolepsy. "The task of finding the etiology for narcolepsy will always depend on a partnership with the basic sciences, but epidemiologic studies can have an i...

Take A Walk To Boost Your Energy

...ttention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy - a chronic neurological disorder. The researchers said that nearly every group studied - from healthy adults to cancer patients, and those with chronic conditions including diabetes and heart disease - benefited from exercise. "Regular exercise ...

Murky Relationships between Doctors and Pharmaceutical Companies Exposed

...ing fellow doctors in their offices to promote the narcolepsy drug Xyrem. However what makes Dr Gleason’s case so peculiar is that he had been promoting Xyrem as a drug to be prescribed for depression and as a pain reliever. This case has only called attention to the need to ascertain whether it was ethical f...

Misdiagnosis of cataplexy

...se the timeliness and accuracy of the diagnosis of narcolepsy with cataplexy....

Mystery of nacrolepsy uncovered

...d a segment of DNA they believe is responsible for narcolepsy in a breakthrough being hailed as the first significant step forward in understanding the condition.The genes that have been discovered affect the regulation of the basic process of sleep.Juliette Faraco, who worked on one of the two studies publishe...

Brain mapping technique to explain sleep

...man beings, deficiency of this protein may lead to narcolepsy or sleeping sickness. Scientists of the study feel that how the orexin-producing neurons connect to other neurons, is the fact that will perhaps be able to explain how when a person gets up from sleep, tends to remain awake. By mapping the neurons ...

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