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NUVIGIL Jet Lag Disorder Data Presented at the SLEEP 2009 23rd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies

Data Show That NUVIGIL Improves Excessive Sleepiness Associated with Jet Lag Disorder FRAZER, Pa., June 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cephalon, Inc. (Nasdaq: CEPH ) presented results from a pivotal trial that showed NUVIGIL(R) (armodafinil) Tablets [C-IV] significantly improved wakefulness i...

Argonne Anti-Jet-Lag Diet Helps Summer Travelers Beat Jet Lag

As the summer travel season begins, many vacation and business travelers will beat jet lag with the Anti-Jet-Lag Diet developed at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory. Argonne, Ill. (Vocus) June 1, 2009 -- As the summer travel season begins, many...

Jet Lag Upsets Brain's Internal Clocks

Finding could fine-tune treatments for sleepy travelers and shift workers, study suggests FRIDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) -- Jet lag-related sleep problems are caused by disruption of internal clocks in two neural centers, a finding that could lead to more effective treatments, say U...

New study finds blacks still lag in obtaining total knee replacements for arthritis

ATLANTA, Feb. 19, 2009 A new study released today found blacks remain less likely than whites to undergo total knee replacement, an important intervention for reducing pain and improving physical function among those with disabling knee osteoarthritis. The study also found total knee replacements...

U.S. Continues to Lag Behind European Countries in Teen Sexual Health - Cleveland Sex Ed Initiative Takes Promising Science-Based Approach

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Advocates for Youth, a Washington-based non-profit focusing on adolescent sexual and reproductive health, has released an analysis showing that teen sexual health outcomes in the U.S. lag far behind those in France, Germany, and the Netherland...

New medication brings hope of jet lag cure

A team of researchers from Monash University, The Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston), Harvard Medical School and Vanda Pharmaceuticals has found a new drug with the potential to alleviate jet lag and sleep disorders caused by shift work. Dr Shantha Rajaratnam from Monash University's School...

Flu vaccination rates lag for at-risk adolescents

BOSTON, Mass. (Nov. 3, 2008) Influenza vaccination rates for adolescents who suffer from asthma and other illnesses are still far too low, according to a recent study. The research, published in the November 2008 issue of Pediatrics, was based at the Department of Ambulatory Care and Preven...

U.S. Hospitals Lag in Patient Satisfaction

Pain management, discharge instructions not rated high in survey WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Patients in many U.S. hospitals are not satisfied with their care, Harvard researchers report. In the first national survey of patients' experiences, many hospitals were found wan...

New Government Data: Mail-Service Pharmacies Grow, But Public Programs Lag Behind

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --- New, independent government data from the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) suggests that while mail-service pharmacies serve a disproportionate share of seniors and individuals with chronic conditions, public programs are not takin...

Catheter chaos: Hospitals lag in preventing common infection

ANN ARBOR, Mich. One in four Americans in the hospital right now has a urinary catheter. One percent of them will get a urinary tract infection from that catheter. All of those will require antibiotics. A few may suffer life-threatening complications. And with every new case, UTIs will retain...

Older blacks and Latinos still lag whites in controlling diabetes

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Despite decades of advances in diabetes care, African Americans and Latinos are still far less likely than whites to have their blood sugar under control, even with the help of medications, a new nationally representative study finds. That puts them at a much higher risk of bli...

More than two-thirds of sexually active NYC youth use condoms, but other forms of birth control lag

More than two thirds (69%) of sexually active New York City teens use condoms, compared to 63% nationwide, according to a new survey of public high school students. But too few sexually active girls are using the pill and other hormonal contraceptives to prevent unplanned pregnancies. The full rep...

Flying Returns from Long-haul Flights – Jet Lag and Health Ris

The effect of repeated long-haul flights on air crew is hazardous, scientists have warned. Female crew who are exposed to frequent jet lag// complain of menstrual irregularities, mood swings, and many such problems that could stand in the way of good health. The body’s routine cycles get dist...

Jet Lag May Cause Health Problems: Study

According to a recent study, mice die early when exposed to time shifts simulating the effects of jet lag. This proposes working unusual // shifts and flying across time zones could affect health. 'While there's no indication that older humans shorten their lives by flying across time zones ...

Autistic Children May Lag behind in ‘Categorization of Objects

Pittsburgh: Researchers at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University conducted a path breaking study on autistic children //indicating that such children portray a lag in their ability to differentiate between living and non living things and segregating objects according to ...

Model of Internal Clocks Reveals How Jet Lag Disrupts the System

Symptoms of extreme jet lag may result from the body overshooting as it tries to adjust to particularly large leaps forward in time, suggests new research// from the University of Massachusetts Amherst that models circadian rhythms in rats. To transition smoothly to a different time zone, the resea...

Sunglasses Can Really Pull a Fast One on the Biological Clock, and Set a Lag in the Build Up Of Jet Lag

If you find passengers on long haul flights sporting sunglasses, don’t be surprised. They don't mean to be running for cover nor are they wearing it to enhance their looks! //Sunglasses have always afforded creative utility benefits and perhaps will score very high in the range of its use. There is...

Viagra may Be Useful for Treating Jet Lag

A new research has found that the male impotence drug Viagra may be useful for treating jet lag . Sildenafil, originally developed for the treatment of high blood pressure and angina, works by interfering with an enzyme that reduces levels of a naturally-occurring compound, cyclic guanine m...

Circadian Clocks Triggered Chemical Reactions may Be Behind Jet Lag

Scientists from Cornell University and Dartmouth University have explained the biological mechanism by which circadian clocks, a factor responsible for why people get sleepy at night and wake in the morning, sense light through a process that transfers energy from light to chemical reactions in ce...

Young Adults Unaware of Threat of Infectious Disease and the Availability of Preventive Vaccines

... are seeing positive movement in some adult vaccination levels, rates still lag behind national targets across the board. "Just as we prioritize p...es, go to www.adultvaccination.org .) Adult Vaccination Levels lag The latest data from CDC show that there are still too few Americ...

Children with autism need to be taught in smaller groups, pilot study confirms

...childhood years and that considerable tuning of this system continues to occur even into early adolescence. Our data suggest that children with Autism lag almost 5 years behind typically developing children in this crucial multisensory ability." Professor Foxe concluded that further studies may result...

Critical Information Network (CiNet(TM)) Launches to Provide eLearning Solutions to Public Safety, Healthcare and Industrial Operations Professionals

...ase safety, improve efficiency and maintain competitiveness in the global marketplace." In today's fast-paced work environments, there can be a lag time of months or even years before critical training information gets shared with front-line practitioners, which is often too late. Job responsibil...

Health Issues in Childhood Often Show Up in Adulthood

...- by accumulating damage over time or by the biological embedding of adversities during sensitive developmental periods. In both cases, there can be a lag of many years, even decades, before early adverse experiences are expressed in the form of illness." In a cumulative process, chronic diseases occu...

Cephalon Announces the Availability of NUVIGIL for the Treatment of Excessive Sleepiness Associated with Treated Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Shift Work Disorder and Narcolepsy

...pany recently announced results from a phase three clinical trial of NUVIGIL as a treatment for patients with excessive sleepiness associated with jet lag disorder. Those data are expected to be submitted as part of a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) later this year. In addition, the compan...

Scripps Florida scientists devise accelerated method to determine infectious prion strains

...s at risk. Now, a group of scientists from The Scripps Research Institute's Florida campus have developed a new method that cuts this critical time lag by several months. The new research was published in the open-access journal PLoS ONE on May 29, 2009. "Because some prion strains are patho...

Ignoring Insomnia Costs America $42 Billion a Year

...swire/ -- Sanofi-aventis U.S., with research and support from The Center for Medicine in the Public Interest (CMPI), has released a report showing the lag in the diagnosis and treatment of insomnia translates to billions of dollars in lost productivity and absenteeism in the American workforce. CMPI als...

The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention Encourages Everyone to Protect Your Skin Today and Every Day

... U.S. Council members represent some of the nation's premier researchers, clinicians and advocates for melanoma and skin cancer prevention. (1) lag Ries, D Melbert, M Krapcho, A Mariotto, BA Miller, EJ Feuer, L Clegg, MJ Horner, N Howlader, MP Eisner, M Reichman, BK Edwards (eds). National Cancer ...

Swine Flu Outbreak Illustrates Problems in Vaccine Development

... slows the development of vaccines for new virus strains." Herrick said these restrictions are partially to blame for the estimated four to six month lag in providing the public a vaccine for the current swine flu outbreak. "We have a fragile vaccine supply line that cannot respond quickly to emerging ...

Non-drug treatment of Alzheimer's disease: Long-term benefit not proven

...ns. The requirements for the planning and conduct of such studies are all the higher. However, regarding study methodology, non-drug interventions lag far behind drug interventions. One important reason for this deficit is that, in contrast to the pharmaceutical sector, there are no authorities to pr...

NEWSWEEK: Media Lead Sheet/April 20, 2009 Issue

...ame with epilepsy. The toll of epilepsy has been overlooked -- and the research underfunded -- for too long. Public and private funding for research lag far behind other neurological afflictions. Epilepsy in America is as common as breast cancer, and takes as many lives. A mysterious and widely misun...

NEWSWEEK Cover: The Mystery of Epilepsy

...Meacham writes that the toll of epilepsy has been overlooked -- and the research underfunded -- for too long. Public and private funding for research lag far behind other neurological afflictions. "It is time to remedy that gap, and to raise epilepsy to the front ranks of public and medical concern," h...

Scripps research scientists model 3D structures of proteins that control human clock

...stigations of both of these proteins and their functions." Not only do the findings have the potential to form the basis of drugs that can ease jet lag and regulate drug metabolism, they may also go some way to explain some fascinating circadian clock disorders that have been found in mice and man, th...

TeleTracking Announces Next Generation Bed Management Solution at HIMSS '09

...tion from the bedside via the NaviCare Nurse Call system immediately to TeleTracking's real-time electronic bedboard (R) is yet another way to reduce lag time along the patient flow continuum." "This move demonstrates our total commitment to helping hospitals improve the processes along the patient...

Tough Recessionary Times, but Frost & Sullivan Believes It's Not All Gloomy for African Healthcare Markets

...ses that, despite these challenges, there is a golden lining for the continent's healthcare sector. "It is important to realise that the apparent lag of the impact of this crisis in Africa can be utilised to the continent's advantage," says Zingoni. "It gives countries, and companies, time to weathe...

BPO Management Services Announces Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2008

...gment were higher, as a percentage of revenue, than normal as the Company ramps up to support new contract revenue. Typically, there is a 3 to 6 month lag after contract signing before new revenue commences, while customer systems are being migrated. During this short period of time, the Company will exp...

N.J.-Based Pest Control Company Using 'Tool of the Future' to Kill Bed Bugs - Instant Freeze Technology is Completely 'Green'

... to use in homes with children and pets, with fine furnishings and textiles; on high-tech equipment like computers and games. Best of all there is no lag time; treatment does not require evacuation and rooms can be immediately reoccupied. " In the early 1980's, we eliminated pesticides to control...

Traumatic Brain Injury: UCSF Neurosurgeon Calls For More Research, Improved Treatment Standard

...ult of a TBI. "Studies over the past two decades have revealed much about the biological mechanisms behind TBI, but there has been a serious lag when it comes to translating that knowledge into a successful clinical trial and improved patient care," said Manley. "There have been m...

'America's Super Fruit' May Help Reset Body Clock

...re so rich in other antioxidants, such as anthocyanins, you get other important health benefits." Melatonin may also be helpful for treating jet lag for international travelers, for new parents who are up all night and for late-shift workers trying to adjust to a new schedule. Increasing melatonin...

Night Shift Work Hard on the Heart

... raise the risk for developing serious health issues, Scheer and his colleagues conducted a laboratory test designed to mimic the acute effects of jet lag and/or the chronic impact of regular shift work. In the experiment, the bodily responses of five men and five women were tracked as they stuck to a...

Scripps research scientists engineer new type of vaccination that provides instant immunity

... The experiments, thus far performed only in mice, appear to overcome a major drawback of vaccinations the lag time of days, or even weeks, that it normally takes for immunity to build against a pathogen. This new method of vaccination could potentially be used...
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