On the way, a sleeping pill that promises no side effects and targets the root cause of insomnia

On the way, a sleeping pill that promises no side effects and targets the ROOT cause of insomniaDORA-22 works in a different way to existing sleeping pillsIt could usher in 'new era for insomnia treatment' say expertsThe NHS currently spends 50million a year on sleeping pills By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 00:31 GMT, 4 April 2013 | UPDATED: 06:56 GMT, 4 April 2013 A pill which promises a good night’s sleep without side-effects could be on its way.

Lazy GPs keep on doling out powerful sleeping pills to the elderly when they should only be used as short term treatment

Lazy GPs keep on doling out powerful sleeping pills to the elderly when they should only be used as short term treatmentOne in five elderly insomnia sufferers have never had drugs reviewed by GPFour out of five of those surveyed have trouble sleeping despite taking pills By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 00:34 GMT, 3 April 2013 | UPDATED: 00:35 GMT, 3 April 2013 One in five elderly insomnia sufferers told a survey they have never had their drugs reviewed by a GP – which breaches official guidelines (file picture) Doctors are still prescribing powerful sleeping pills for months at a time to older people who risk becoming addicted, warn experts.

Work stress is driving harassed Brits to drink, drugs and depression

Work stress is now the biggest factor driving harassed Britons to drink, drugs and depression A third of adults say their job is the most stressful part of their lives, according to a study carried out for Mind57 per cent of adults admit to drinking after work and 14 per cent say they drinking DURING the day Seven per cent of adults say they have suicidal thoughts because of work-related stress By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 16:55 GMT, 19 March 2013 | UPDATED: 17:13 GMT, 19 March 2013 Work, rather than money or health worries, is the biggest factor driving Britons to drink, drugs and depression, according to mental health experts.

New drug that may help reverse autism is to be tested on children for the first time after successful clinical trials on mice

New drug that may help reverse autism is to be tested on children for the first time after successful clinical trials on mice Drug called suramin is already used to treat sleeping sickness in AfricaScientists in the U.S.

Insomniac Britain: Sales of sleeping aids soar 20% in a year

Insomniac Britain: Sales of sleeping aids soar 20% in a yearSleep data shows London is the insomnia capitalSales of sleeping aids have soared by 20 per centOne in five Britons admits to only getting an average of two hours sleep on a Sunday nightRise of iPads in bedroom partly explains the problem By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 11:52 GMT, 11 March 2013 | UPDATED: 13:43 GMT, 11 March 2013 Did you wake up this morning feeling groggy and tired If so, you are not alone.

Mothers SHOULD leave their babies to cry if they wake in the night, says leading expert

Mothers SHOULD leave their babies to cry if they wake in the night, says leading expert Children move through a sleep cycle every 1.5 to 2 hours in which they wake up and then return to sleepChild development expert warns it is important for babies to learn how to fall asleep on their ownMajority of babies who woke in the night were boysMothers of non-sleeping babies more likely to breast feed and/or be depressed By Emily Payne PUBLISHED: 11:32 GMT, 3 January 2013 | UPDATED: 12:11 GMT, 3 January 2013 It's an age-old debate that divides parents the world over: should you let a baby cry when it wakes the night, or rush to comfort it Indeed, infants waking up nocturnally is the most common concern reported to paediatricians by parents of newborns.

Exposed, the "small-time drug pusher" chemists running black market in Valium and Viagra

Exposed, the 'small-time drug pusher' chemists running black market in Valium and Viagra London chemists found to be selling antibiotics and drugs like Valium and opiates without a prescriptionResearchers also bought temazepam – a potentially lethal sleeping tablet if wrongly usedShadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham said high street pharmacists were 'acting like small time drug pushers' | UPDATED: 23:55 GMT, 17 December 2012 Rogue chemists have been accused of acting like ‘small-time drug-pushers’ after they were discovered selling anti-depressants, sleeping pills and Viagra on the black market.

Chemists are risking lives by "illegally selling addictive and dangerous prescription drugs", undercover expose reveals

Exposed: The pharmacists acting like 'small time drug pushers', selling addictive and dangerous pills illegally London chemists found to be selling antibiotics and drugs like Valium and opiates without a prescriptionResearchers also bought temazepam – a potentially lethal sleeping tablet if wrongly usedShadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham said high street pharmacists were 'acting like small time drug pushers’ | UPDATED: 17:41 GMT, 17 December 2012 Chemists are putting the lives of patients at risk by illegally selling addictive and dangerous prescription drugs, an investigation has revealed.

Insomnia: Stop losing sleep over insomnia – it"s natural to wake up in the night

Stop losing sleep over insomnia – it's natural to wake up in the night | UPDATED: 23:12 GMT, 1 October 2012 Only a couple of decades ago, failing to get your prescribed seven to eight hours of uninterrupted sleep was considered merely a red-eyed nuisance.