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New Test Able To Tell About Body Thinking

A circadian rhythm is an internal body clock that dictates a person’s sleep/wake cycle; it’s what enables us to feel sleepy at night and energized during the day and offers fundamental insight into how someone’s body functions. Do you feel most productive in the middle of the day, or are you someone who works best in the wee hours? Whether you're a lark or a night owl actually has very little to do with personal preference and everything to do with your circadian rhythm.

Amiloride Drug Inhalation Treats Anxiety And Pain

According to a new study, researchers showed that an inhaled form of a high blood pressure medication has the potential to treat certain types of anxiety as well as pain. Anxiety disorders are usually treated with different types of medications, such as antidepressants, and psychotherapy.

Amiloride is a medication offering a new approach, as a short-acting nasal spray that could be used to prevent an anxiety attack. The study was published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology.

Research On Genetics For Developing Anesthetic Drug

Four scientists have won prestigious medical awards for genetics research and development of a widely used anesthetic nicknamed "milk of amnesia."  Winners of the $250,000 awards from the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation were announced Tuesday. The clinical medicine award went to John B. Glen, who retired from the pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca, for discovering and developing the world's most widely used drug for inducing anesthesia.

Amnesia

Nicknamed "milk of amnesia" for its white, oily appearance, propofol quickly causes sedation and amnesia when injected through an IV. Besides operating rooms and emergency departments, it's used in outpatient clinics for procedures like colonoscopies.

Light Strike Robot to Quickly Zap away Pathogens, Researchers find

As germs and bacteria become increasingly resistant to cleaning chemicals and antibiotics, Hunterdon Medical Center recently deployed Xenex LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robots that use pulsed xenon ultraviolet (UV) light to enhance traditional room cleaning procedures as a key part of the hospital's infection prevention program. The hospital has seen a 76% reduction in Clostridium difficile (C.diff) infection rates since it began using the robots to disinfect rooms.

Risk of Second HPV-associated Cancers among the Survivors

A retrospective study led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health found that survivors of HPV-associated cancers have a high incidence of developing second HPV-related cancers.

Their findings, which were reported in JAMA Network Open, suggest the need for increased screening for HPV-associated precancerous and early cancerous lesions among people who are survivors of the disease.

Whole Grains Helps In Prevention Of Type 2 Diabetes

A new study suggests that eating bread, pasta, and cereal may actually help prevent type 2 diabetes, as long as those foods are made from whole grains. The study found that each serving of whole-grain foods per day was linked to as much as an 11% drop in the risk of type 2 diabetes. Whole grains appear to play an important role in the prevention of type 2 diabetes, and choosing whole grains over refined grains is highly recommended.