Cannabinoid drug found effective for treating sleep apnea

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Sleep apnea is estimated to affect 1 in 5 American adults, and there are currently no drugs available to treat it. But a large-scale clinical trial now offers hope, proving that a drug that uses a synthetic version of the main psychoactive substance in cannabis is effective for treating the…

Could a narcolepsy drug help combat food addiction?

On December 28, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

A prescription drug used to treat narcolepsy and other sleep disorders has the potential to help people whose obesity is driven by food addiction. This is the conclusion of a new study published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences. Researchers suggest that a drug used to treat narcolepsy may…

Pitt research links sleep habits to adolescent drug and alcohol use

On September 21, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

A study led by researchers from the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Pitt Department of Psychology has identified a possible link between adolescent sleep habits and early substance abuse. The study, published today in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, found that…

Drug driving: Are your meds affecting you?

On November 18, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

Warning labels on medications about the dangers of driving are not enough to stop people getting behind the wheel with most driving while affected by drugs, according to (QUT) Queensland University of Technology road safety researcher Dr Tanya Smyth. Dr Smyth, from QUT’s Centre for Accident Research & Road…