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Cure for sleepless nights

...m chronic and primary insomnia.Some were given the sedative temazepam, others behavioural therapy, some a combination of the two and the rest a placebo. They received the treatment for eight weeks and were followed up over a two-year period. The researchers found that drug and behavioural therapy combined wa...

Oestrogen to help mental health

...g. With antipsychotic drugs you may get an initial sedative effect, but you are usually waiting for seven days or more for the full effect," she said....

Herbal treatment should be estimated

...allergic rhinitis, particularly in cases where the sedative effects of antihistamine need to be avoided....

New approach to anti-anxiety drugs

... mice seem to be more sensitive to the brain's own sedative molecules, known as neurosteroids. They are less fearful of heights and open spaces (a test of anxiety in mice). The researchers wonder if creating inhibitors for protein kinase C would be a useful way forward for treating anxiety in humans, providin...

Sedation dentistry: a new way to overcome fear of dentists

...sedation is done through sedating the patient by a sedative pill an hour before the dental procedure can take place. Other than sedative pills, dentists can also use nitrous oxide or intravenous injection to sedate the patient. The patie...

Outpatient Treatment Possible For Patients with Uterine Fibroid Tumors

...asts about four hours. The patient is given a mild sedative before and during the procedure, and lies face down while the radiologist uses a computer to guide the MRI machine and locate the fibroids. Once the fibroids are located, high frequency, high-energy sound waves are applied. The patient may feel warmt...

Aromatherapy: Ambient odors of orange and lavender reduce anxiety

...lts of this study confirmed the previous notion of sedative properties of the natural essential oil of orange in a clinical setting and extended it to the essential oil of lavender. The study further found that exposure to music in a dentist's waiting room has an intermediate effect.In conclusion, the study s...

Kiwi veterinarians angry Over Doctor's Advice

...turates were prescribed by New Zealand doctors for sedative use some years ago, but they were addictive and dangerous if over-used and had been replaced. High-profile overdoses on such drugs include that of Marilyn Monroe. If a doctor prescribed the drug to someone who overdosed, they, along with the suppli...

Thalidomide is the new approved drug for treating multiple cancers

...and early 1960s to treat morning sickness and as a sedative but was taken off market around the world after it caused birth defects and miscarriages. "The drug fell into disrepute because of miscarriages and its effect on the unborn child, however over the years it has been found to be very effective drug fo...

A Potent Sedative Kills Great-grandfather

...// nurse, who by a quirk of fate injected a potent sedative purported to give him a good night’s sleep. Hull ...ly killing Kenneth Heaton, aged 79 by giving him a sedative injection that was not part of the prescription and administered without permission. She was given...

Colour Of Urine Can Reveal The Health Status Of The Patients

... science online. For example, propofol, a common sedative in critical care wards, turns urine pink if given in the right dose but green if patients are getting too much. Foot has published a paper on what she calls the "uroscopic rainbow" in the Postgraduate Medical Journal. She said the idea for the pape...

Young Men Treating Erection Problems without Doctors Prescription

... mixing ED drugs with drugs such as marijuana, the sedative GHB, methamphetamine, alcohol and cocaine which seemed to boost sex drive and reduce inhibitions but diminish sexual performance. According to Musacchio and his fellow researchers combination of ED drugs with alcohol or other drugs ‘permits men in ...

Antihistamine Proved Ineffective in Making Kids to Sleep

... investigators had hypothesized that, based on the sedative properties of diphenhydramine in adults, treated children would be more likely to fall asleep without any other help from their parents, and that doing so would lead them to associate the crib with sleep and comfort, helping them to fall back asleep ...

Bitter Pill: Thrills That Kill

...oach is what the medical community swears by for sedative dependence, which includes alcoholism. Medical treatment of drug abuse adopts a two pronged approach, the first is, that of breaking the addictive habit and second is to provide medication to treat the associated health problems. Patients may go ...

Doctors Unaware If Pediatric Dosages Are Safe

...tive, compared with patients who received standard sedative agents. As a result of this study, a labeling change was made. The researchers found that if a study resulted in a "positive" labeling change, meaning a drug's safety and effectiveness in children was established, it was more likely to be published...

Allergic Rhinitis Associated with Impaired Sleep Quality

...to fall asleep and found it more necessary to take sedative drugs. All types of physicians, including primary care physicians, pulmonologists and ear, nose and throat specialists, should question patients with allergic rhinitis about their sleep habits and difficulties, the authors conclude. "This could l...

Risks involved in Procedural Sedation

...dge told the WLS – TV that an oral sedative, an IV sedative and nitrous oxide gas were given to her daughter at a Chicago dental clinic. During the treatment the mother was asked to go out of the room and when she returned, she found Diamond lying lifeless. Diamond had visited the dental clinic on Saturday ...

Try a Melodious Intervention to Smother away Test Anxiety

...erably relaxed them and also reduced the amount of sedative they needed to keep them comfortable during the procedure. Their findings are synchronous with previous research in the medical field, which have shown that patients relax considerably with music of their choice before any surgical procedur...

New Sleep Medication not Effective for Treating Abuse or Cognitive Impairment

In a study of 14 adults with histories of sedative abuse, the newly approved sleep medication ramelte...ormance measures, consistent with its profile as a sedative drug with abuse liability,” the authors write. When asked the next day about the drug they had taken...

Allergy OTC Medicines–Speak With Your Pharmacis

...without a prescription that is not likely to cause sedative effects—that drug is known generically as loratadi... interactions. “Since many antihistamines have a sedative side effect, other medications that also have sedative effects such as anti-anxiety medications, nar...

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