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Searching for the ideal sleeping pill

Sleeping pills have a bad reputation. They’re said to be dangerous, addictive, and to be avoided at all costs. But for people with chronic insomnia, chemical assistance is often their only hope. It started nineteen...

What helps depressed patients more: drugs or therapy?

Doctors currently decide on their own when it comes to determining whether to treat patients suffering from depression with antidepressants or psychotherapy. But researchers in the US say, a brain scan might change that. US...

German researchers are working on a tissue that will tell you whether you’ve got the flu

You blow your nose in a tissue and the tissue indicates you’ve got the flu. Sounds like science fiction? Stuff like this always does. But German researchers are designing a “lab in a hankie.” It’s...

Lab simulates space conditions for medical studies

A special lab that allows test subjects to live and be observed in altered conditions recently opened in Cologne. It’s an ideal testing ground both for spaceflight and medicine. Envihab – a combination of “environment”...

Pharma sector changes as generic market grows

Medicine can save lives if you can get it and afford it. But now, generics are a cheaper alternative to more expensive brand name drugs. Generics no longer only play a major role in developing...