Medications

Suvorexant may improve insomnia with Alzheimer disease

(HealthDay)—Suvorexant improves total sleep time (TST) in patients with probable Alzheimer disease (AD) dementia and insomnia, according to a study published online Jan. 15 in Alzheimer's & Dementia.

Other

Swiss pharma Novartis ups full-year sales outlook (Update)

Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis AG raised its full-year sales outlook because of delays in generic competition to its blockbuster blood pressure drug Diovan, even though it said negative currency trends contributed to ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

The pursuit of hopefulness in entertainment media

Has a movie or TV show ever left you feeling happy or uplifted about your own life? Entertainment media provides a wealth of emotionally evocative content, but relatively little attention has been paid to the subject of media ...

Diabetes

Metformin may increase risk of cognitive impairment

(HealthDay)—Metformin may increase the risk of cognitive impairment in patients with diabetes; however, calcium supplementation may attenuate this risk, according to research published online Sept. 5 in Diabetes Care.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Wide-faced men make others act selfishly

Two assistant professors of management at the University of California, Riverside and several other researchers have previously shown that men with wider faces are more aggressive, less trustworthy and more prone to engaging ...

Cardiology

Dual-source cardiac CT IDs CAD in hard-to-image patients

(HealthDay)—In patients who have previously been considered difficult to image, dual-source cardiac (DSC) computed tomography (CT) can identify clinically significant coronary artery disease, according to a review published ...

Attention deficit disorders

ADHD can cause lifelong problems, study finds

(HealthDay)—If children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, continue to have the condition in adulthood, a new study suggests that they may face an array of physical and mental health issues.

Health

Survival of safety-net hospitals at risk

Many public safety-net hospitals are likely to face increasing financial and competitive pressures stemming in part from the recent Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act, according to researchers at Penn State ...

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