FDA recommends lower dose of zolpidem for patient safety

In a drug safety communication, FDA has recommended that the bedtime dose of zolpidem, for the treatment of insomnia, be lowered because new data show that blood levels in some patients may be high enough the morning after use to impair activities that require alertness, including driving.
Source: Modern Medicine - Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

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BACKGROUND: Poor sleep quality and insomnia have been associated with the use of tobacco, alcohol, and cannabis, but it is unclear if there is a causal link. In this Mendelian Randomization (MR) study we examine if insomnia causes substance use and/or if s...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
Harabhara Cooperative is finding ways to sell their milk during the pandemic. Photo from Heifer Nepal.By Heifer InternationalJul 10 2020 (IPS-Partners) For nearly three months, the government of Nepal implemented a strict lockdown to combat the spread of COVID-19. And while it slowed the spread of the virus, it also put a tremendous economic burden on many families nationwide. As of June 15, the country transitioned to a “soft lockdown,” easing some restrictions such as allowing private vehicles to operate on an odd/even-day scheme. But the economic effect is already being seen. At the onset of pandemic, the m...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Economy & Trade Health Humanitarian Emergencies Source Type: news
In conclusion, the study group was characterized primarily by the mild depressive and anxiety symptoms. The mental health of the Polish participants of the Third Age University program was significantly modulated by their socio-occupational and marital status, and financial condition. The study showed that persons with likely problem alcohol drinking differed from other respondents in terms of the occurrence of possible bipolar disorder, depression, and non-psychotic symptoms of mental disorders, state and trait anxiety levels and anger control. There is a need for further research in the field of mental health status in t...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewWe aim to provide quantitative evidence on the psychological impact of epidemic/pandemic outbreaks (i.e., SARS, MERS, COVID-19, ebola, and influenza A) on healthcare workers (HCWs).Recent FindingsForty-four studies are included in this review. Between 11 and 73.4% of HCWs, mainly including physicians, nurses, and auxiliary staff, reported post-traumatic stress symptoms during outbreaks, with symptoms lasting after 1 –3 years in 10–40%. Depressive symptoms are reported in 27.5–50.7%, insomnia symptoms in 34–36.1%, and severe anxiety symptoms in 45%. General psychiatric s...
Source: Current Psychiatry Reports - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Conditions:   Sleep Disorder; Insomnia Type;   Psychiatric Disorders Interventions:   Behavioral: Group-based cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia;   Behavioral: Group-based cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia and additive bb-glasses;   Other: 8-week wait list for sleep-school Sponsors:   Haukeland University Hospital;   University of Bergen;   Flinders University Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Background: Most travelers experience Jet Lag Disorder (JLD) symptoms due to misalignment of their circadian rhythms with respect to the new time zone. We assessed the efficacy and safety of tasimelteon (HETLIOZ®) in healthy participants using a laboratory model of JLD induced by an 8-h phase advance of the sleep-wake cycle (JET8 Study). We hypothesized that tasimelteon treatment in participants experiencing JLD would cause increased sleep time, increased next-day alertness, and reduced next-day sleepiness.Methods: We undertook a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial in 12 US clinical research sleep center...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ConclusionThe Persian version of the IDIS was shown to be a valid and reliable clinical tool in evaluating the daytime consequences of insomnia in Iranians.
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2020 -- New research is suggesting links between street lights, neon signs and other forms of nighttime outside lighting and sleeplessness and mood disorders among teens. The study of more than 10,000 American kids aged 13 to 18...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
Title: Sleepless After Bypass Surgery? Try a Morning WalkCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/7/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/8/2020 12:00:00 AM
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - Category: Cardiology Source Type: news
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