Patent analysis reveals that saffron bioactives can be used to treat multiple disorders
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  March 29, 2017  
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 Patent analysis reveals that saffron bioactives can be used to treat multiple disordersPatent analysis reveals that saffron bioactives can be used to treat multiple disorders
 
Increased stress levels, sleep disorders and obesity have become hallmarks of present lifestyle. These conditions are often correlated with serious health problems such as cancer, diabetes, cerebral ischemia, stroke, etc.
 
 
 Structured interviews may be effective in identifying women at risk of postpartum depressionStructured interviews may be effective in identifying women at risk of postpartum depression
 
For non-depressed, pregnant women with histories of major depressive disorder, preventive treatment with antidepressants may not necessarily protect against postpartum depression, according to new UCLA research.
 
   FDA approves drug as add-on treatment for Parkinson's disease patientsFDA approves drug as add-on treatment for Parkinson's disease patients
 
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Xadago (safinamide) tablets as an add-on treatment for patients with Parkinson's disease who are currently taking levodopa/carbidopa and experiencing "off" episodes.
 
   Loss of partner to suicide may increase risk for mental and physical disordersLoss of partner to suicide may increase risk for mental and physical disorders
 
People who lose a partner to suicide are at increased risk for a number of mental and physical disorders, including cancer, depression, herniated discs and mood disorders than those in the general population, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests.
 
   FDA approves new maintenance therapy for recurrent cancersFDA approves new maintenance therapy for recurrent cancers
 
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Zejula (niraparib) for the maintenance treatment (intended to delay cancer growth) of adult patients with recurrent epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube or primary peritoneal cancer, whose tumors have completely or partially shrunk (complete or partial response, respectively) in response to platinum-based chemotherapy.
 
 New survey reveals how people across the globe perceive, prioritize and prepare for sleep
 
New survey reveals how people across the globe perceive, prioritize and prepare for sleepIn celebration of World Sleep Day, Royal Philips today released its report, “Unfiltered Sleep: A Global Prioritization Puzzle,” which showcases the results of an international survey conducted online in February by Harris Poll on behalf of Philips.
 
 
 New research shows how to prevent prions from growing into deadly diseases
 
New research shows how to prevent prions from growing into deadly diseasesPrion diseases are scary, incurable and fatal. They first gained notoriety when cows became infected by prion proteins and, in turn, infected people. Fervor surrounding mad cow disease resulted in the U.S. banning imports of beef from the European Union for 15 years.