Sleep Disorders – Pipeline Review, H2 2013 – New Market Report

Full Report Details at Reasons to Get this Report * Identify and understand important and diverse types of therapeutics under development for Sleep Disorders. * Identify emerging players with potentially strong product portfolio and design effective counter-strategies to gain competitive advantage. * Plan mergers and acquisitions effectively by identifying players of the most promising pipeline. * Devise corrective measures for pipeline projects by understanding Sleep Disorders pipeline depth and focus of Indication therapeutics. * Develop and design in-licensing and out-licensing strategies by identifying prospective partners with the most attractive projects to enhance and expand business potential and scope. * Modify the therapeutic portfolio by identifying discontinued projects and understanding the factors that drove them from pipeline. About Fast Market Research Fast Market Research is an online aggregator and distributor of market research and business information.
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Sleeping Pill Use More Common Among Older Adults And Women, But Experts Point Out Risks

Insomnia itself can have negative effects on health, but in a recent study of sleep patterns and mortality, published in the August issue of the journal Sleep, researchers in Taiwan found that insomnia could not explain the link between increased mortality and sleep medication consumption. “When you control for insomnia and sleeping pills in the same study, you see that it’s the sleeping pills and not the insomnia that is associated with mortality,” Kripke said, referring to that study. In the CDC survey, the researchers found when people slept for durations greater or less than 7 hours, their use of sleep aids increased. People who slept less than five hours a day, and those slept more than nine hours a day, had the highest use of prescription sleep aid compared with people who reported getting seven hours of sleep. The results also showed that one in six people with a diagnosed sleep disorder, and one in eight people who report having trouble sleeping , use sleep aids. However, it’s not clear whether the medications are effective in helping patients get a good night’s sleep, and some of the medicines may leave people drowsy in the morning. “There’s no objective evidence that sleep medications help people perform better the next day.
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Sleep Disorders

And those who sleep alone only become aware of their condition when complications appear: worn teeth, severe headaches, jaw pain, chronic facial pain, and so on. What causes it? The cause of sleep bruxism is not well understood and can vary significantly from person to person. Daily stress and anxiety, suppressed anger and hyperactive personality types all may be a cause. Other risk factors include smoking, alcohol consumption and caffeine. Is there a cure? There is no specific cure, and often no treatment is required because the symptoms can be mild or the disorder may resolve itself over time if the cause can be identified and managed.
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‘Healthy’ vitamins to avoid if you’re ill

Health First and Florida Hospital Healthcare System Partner to Offer Health Insurance Products

Indeed, for every 1 mg increase in daily intake of retinol, risk for hip fracture increased by 68 per cent. Vitamin A may cause calcium to leach from the bones or prevent its entry into them; people with high intakes of vitamin A have also been found to have high levels of calcium in their blood. The current recommended nutrient intake is 0.7 mg a day for men and 0.6 mg a day for women. KIDNEY DISEASE: AVOID CALCIUM For those with any type of kidney problem and thats thought to be about one in five men and one in four women between 65 and 74 years of age calcium supplements need to be off the list. Kidney disease is often brought on by high blood pressure (where excess pressure damages the bodys organs) and diabetes (where the bodys inability to produce insulin leads to high glucose levels that damage the kidneys).
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Supplements for Women’s Health

In general, many eye health experts may recommend supplements only for those who already experience specific types of vision loss, said Dr. Penny Asbell, director of the Cornea Service and Refractive Surgery Center at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. For example, according to Asbell, supplements may have more benefit to those who suffer from dry age-related macular degeneration, a less severe form of AMD, because of the slower progression of vision loss, rather than the more severe wet AMD. Supplements Will Not Cure All Eye Ills, Doctors Say In fact, Chew said, ophthalmologists should only recommend supplements if an eye exam shows yellow spots in the eye, called drusen, which is a common sign of AMD. “Only if you have those yellow spots do supplements work for you,” said Chew. “You really have to be at that intermediate stage.” The common nutrient in most eye health supplements are antioxidants, because oxidative stress, the damaging effects of reactive oxygen and toxins, is implicated in AMD, as it is in most age-related diseases, and in the aging process itself.
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Truth Squad: Supplements for Eye Health

aThis partnership is part of our overall strategy and vision to keep healthcare local, robust and sustainableaand to provide an integrated delivery network to our community and beyond.a As announced earlier this year, the FHHS and Health First team agreed to pilot its first product in Volusia and Flagler Counties. Florida Hospital Care Advantage, administered by Health First, will roll out in January 2014 with the five Florida Hospitals in Volusia and Flagler Counties providing infrastructure, as well as quality clinical and physician support for the plan. Health First Health Plans brings more than 15 years of experience, a 4.5 Star Medicare Advantage Rating and more than 60,000 members to the partnership and will manage the operational responsibilities of the plan. aThe business structure of healthcare is evolving,a said Mike Schultz, president and CEO of the Adventist Health System Florida Region. aWith more Medicare and Medicaid payment reductions expected in the future, partnerships with quality companies like Health First allows us to strengthen our healthcare system and provide more local insurance options for the community.a As the FHHS and Health First Health Plans partnership matures, future insurance products could be created for residents of the Metro Orlando and Tampa areas. About Health First Founded in 1995, Health First is a not-for-profit and is Central Floridaas only fully integrated health system and employs more than 7,500 people and has four hospitals (including Holmes Regional Medical Center, Palm Bay Hospital, Cape Canaveral Hospital and Viera Hospital). Health First Health Plans also offers a wide variety of health insurance plan options for Brevard and Indian River Counties.
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Rule book: Calcium is advised to maintain strong bones - but should be avoided if you have kidney disease

There are complete nutrition supplements which provide almost all the essential nutrients in a capsule, tablet, or tonic. There are age specific supplements for elderly women and for pregnant women called prenatal vitamins. There are also some that are recommended to be taken immediately after puberty. Womens health supplements are merely supplements and not substitutes for food. A balanced diet is a must for good health, because supplements can only fill the deficiencies.
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ACLU: Denying Hormone Therapy To Manning Raises ‘Constitutional Concerns’

Hormone therapy: Is it right for you?

Army to deny hormone therapy to Chelsea Manning, the convicted private formerly known as Bradley, “raises serious constitutional concerns” and may be in violation of the Eigth Amendment. The ACLU posted its response to the Army on its website: In response to Chelsea Manning’s disclosure that she is female, has been diagnosed with gender dysphoria and will be seeking hormone therapy as a part of her transition during her incarceration, public statements by military officials that the Army does not provide hormone therapy to treat gender dysphoria raise serious constitutional concerns. Gender dysphoria is a serious medical condition in which a person’s gender identity does not correspond to his or her assigned sex at birth, and hormone therapy is part of the accepted standards of care for this condition. Without the necessary treatment, gender dysphoria can cause severe psychological distress, including anxiety and suicide. When the government holds individuals in its custody, it must provide them with medically necessary care. The official policy of the Federal Bureau of Prisons and most state agencies is to provide medically necessary care for the treatment of gender dysphoria, and courts have consistently found that denying such care to prisoners based on blanket exclusions violates the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution.
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Government panel: Hormone therapy ‘not recommended’

Hot flashes are a symptom of menopause for which some women may seek treatment with hormone replacement therapy.

“In the face of pretty good evidence, the balance of potential benefits and potential harms leads us not to recommend the use of these therapies,” said Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, a task force member. The proposed recommendations do not apply to women younger than 50 who have undergone surgical menopause or who are taking hormone therapy to manage menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, according to the panel. Government panel: HRT ‘not recommended’ “No shock there,” said Dr. Carolyn Crandall, a professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. “I don’t think the recommendations are surprising at all.” The question used to shape the draft recommendations, which were posted online Tuesday , is whether hormone therapy should be used by menopausal women to prevent a hypothetical future health event such as heart disease or cognitive decline, Bibbins-Domingo said.
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Hormone therapy, calcium may lower fracture risk

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In one arm of the trial, participants were randomly assigned to take either hormone therapy or a drug-free placebo. In another, they took 1,000 milligrams of calcium and 400 IU of vitamin D or placebo tablets each day. About 16,000 women were part of both the hormone and vitamin trials, including 4,000 randomized to both hormone therapy – either estrogen alone or estrogen and progesterone – and calcium and vitamin D. In total, 214 women had a hip fracture during the study. The researchers found that women assigned to both the hormone therapy and vitamin groups were about half as likely to have a fracture as those in the placebo groups.
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Major diabetes discovery holds promise for new treatments

Type 2 is acquired later in life (usually through poor diet) and it causes the body’s cells to not use insulin efficiently, and it can also involve insulin deficiency. Sufferers can manage the disease through injections of insulin, but the search has been on for a way to manage the disease more effectively or even cure it. [ Related: Depression with diabetes may speed mental decline ] It’s been nearly 10 years since Dr. Anath Shalev, the director of the Comprehensive Diabetes Center at the University of Alabama, was able to point the finger at a specific protein, called TXNIP (or thioredoxin-interacting protein), as the culprit in causing diabetes.
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Mood disorder drugs may triple kids’ diabetes risk

The researchers warned the risk was seen even in younger children studied. “Risk was elevated during the first year of antipsychotic use, increased with increasing cumulative dose, and was present for children younger than 18 years of age,” wrote the researchers in the study, published Aug 22 in J AMA Psychiatry . Previous studies have linked this drug class and diabetes risk in adults on the medications, but the researchers wanted to see if the same held true in kids. The new study involved more than 29,000 young people between ages 6 and 24 who were prescribed the drugs for attention, behavioral and mood disorders. They were compared to more than 14,400 children who were taking other mental health medications including mood stabilizers (lithium), antidepressants, stimulant medications and benzodiazepines. They were tracked for 12 years.
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Using CircleUp, Gummy Vitamin Maker SmartyPants Raises $2.6M

What they learned, Ms. Gould said, was that theres a problem with diet and deficiencies today, all over the country. And for most people, compliance is a big problem, if they do need to take vitamins. In random market testing, they also found that when they asked people about their vitamins, nobody seems to know what brand theyre buying or taking, Ms. Gould recalls. They created an all-in-one gummy vitamin that contained ingredients that are bioavailable, Ms.
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Marketing Vitamins: Daily Marketing Activities to Build Any Business

Wednesday: Play With SEOMoz SEOMoz is a great SEO analytics tool. With SEOMoz, you have the capability to view all of your inbound marketing data with custom reporting that identifies 404s on your website, duplicate pages, weak keywords, and more. They also provide some really beautiful data visualizations as you build up a history of use, and there are always actionable recommendations that offer advice on how to improve your website. Thursday: Check Out the Origins of Your Leads Many marketers push out tons of marketing campaigns without ever really knowing if theyre successful or not. If you want your business to keep growing, one thing you must do is ensure youre getting a solid ROI on the efforts you invest time and money in. A Google Universal Analytics integration can provide the data you need to analyze the success of your marketing campaigns and measure your online interactions with customers, and for offline advertising you have call tracking to measure the results of those ads. Knowing the origins of your leads are critical when you want to know where you can stop wasting moneyand start spending more on efforts that actually drive results.
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Essential vitamins for women at every age

Except for vitamin D, the human body cannot make vitamins. So you need to get vitamins from the foods you eat or from vitamin supplements. The need for certain vitamins varies according to your stage of life. When you don’t get enough of a particular vitamin you need, you run the risk of serious health problems. Many women know that eating five servings of fruit and vegetables each day is a good way to get their essential vitamins.
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