Cannabinoid drug found effective for treating sleep apnea

On December 4, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

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…

New cells found in the retina, paving way for jet lag therapy

On April 18, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Our bodies have a natural way of adjusting themselves to the day-night cycle. Many of us know that these are our ‘biological clocks’ or ‘circadian rhythms.’ However, when behavioral or lifestyle changes interfere with this clock – such as in the case of jet lag – the result is sleepiness…

Color-graded pictogram label to reduce medicine-related traffic crashes found ineffective

A new study questions the effectiveness of using pictogram message on the labels of anxiety and sleep medications that interfere with driving – an approach this is currently implemented across France. The British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology study found that the risk of being responsible for a crash associated…