Tag Archives: Enough

New (But Still Not Enough) Data on Modafinil and Pregnancy

Modafinil (brand name Provigil) is a wake-promoting agent which is used to treat sleepiness due to narcolepsy, shift work sleep disorder, or obstructive sleep apnea.  It is also used in other settings, often in combination with other medications, to treat ADHD symptoms, depressive symptoms, and cognitive dysfunction.   In 2018, an interim report from a registry… Read More »

Screening for Menopausal Depression: Are We Doing Enough?

Recent studies suggest that the burden of menopausal symptoms is greater than generally perceived.  About 80% of women experience vasomotor symptoms (VMS) – hot flashes and night sweats — as they transition into the menopause phase.  For many, the symptoms are manageable; however, a significant proportion of midlife women experience menopausal symptoms that negatively affect… Read More »

Not Getting Enough Shut-Eye? You Have Plenty of Company

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — More Americans are having trouble falling and staying asleep, and smartphones and technology are probably to blame, researchers report. Their analysis of data from nearly 165,000 adults nationwide showed that the number who reported difficulty falling asleep at least once a week was… Read More »

Aussie boy not good enough to stay

A young boy who knows nothing outside life in Victoria could be deported in eight days because he is deemed a burden to Australia’s health system. Little Darragh Hyde, 3, was born in Victoria to Irish parents, but he is in a race against the clock after he was denied permanent residency because he has… Read More »

Are You Getting Enough Zinc?

While you may think about it mainly during cold and flu season, zinc is an essential mineral found throughout your organs, tissues and bodily fluids. Moreover, after iron, zinc is the second most abundant trace mineral in your body. Because zinc plays a vital role in many biological processes, you may be surprised to learn… Read More »