Safer sleeping pills keep brain alert to danger

On January 15, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Most sleeping pills are so strong that the sound of a fire alarm is unlikely to wake those who take them. However, a new study, published in the journal Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, proposes a safer alternative to these drugs. New research proposes a safer alternative to existing sleeping pills….

What are the best sleeping pills?

On November 23, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

Many people take sleeping pills to get much-needed rest. Sleeping pills may be sedatives or hypnotics, and they come in many forms. People can choose natural, prescription, or over-the-counter pills. This article will describe the types of sleeping pills, then look at their uses and safety profiles. Which sleeping pill…

Newly prescribed sleeping pills increase risk of hip fracture

On April 28, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Older people newly prescribed sleeping pills like benzodiazepines and ‘Z-drugs’ have over double the odds of a hip fracture in the first two weeks compared with non-users, according to a new study by researchers at Cardiff University and King’s College London. Dr Ben Carter, Cardiff University’s School…

Traveling through space? Don't forget your sleeping pills and skin cream

On November 3, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

New research in the FASEB Journal suggests that much of the medication taken by astronauts relates to the unusual environment in which they work and/or the work they are doing to complete their mission. If you are planning to take the long trip to Mars, don’t forget to pack…