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5 of the greatest technological discoveries in the medical field

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by James Gorry
Every technological discovery aims to improve our health, safety, and quality of life. Every day, we marvel over exciting new developments that emerge from each corner of the globe. A few weeks ago, we looked at seven of the most significant pharmacological discoveries (htt .. Continue reading >

From ESS to the JDS: Dr Murray Johns’ drowsiness detection technology enters the pharmaceutical industry

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by Rhonda Locke
Optalert revolutionises pharmaceutical research with in-clinic test for wakefulness. Richmond, VIC: Optalert is pleased to introduce its latest wakefulness detection technology to the pharmaceutical industry for use during clinical drug trials. Optalert’s techno .. Continue reading >

What’s involved in a pharmaceutical trial?

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 by James Gorry
It is estimated global pharmaceutical company Johnson and Johnson employs more than 127,000 people. And in the US alone more than 800,000 people work in the pharmaceutical industry developing, testing, and producing drugs for a range of medical ailments. From vaccinations and Insulin to cont .. Continue reading >

7 of the greatest pharmacological discoveries in the health industry

Thursday, August 31, 2017 by Rhonda Locke
As science and medicine progresses, the research community has had an incredible effect on life expectancy and I’ve looked at seven of the greatest discoveries to impact human health. ALS/MND breakthroughs Year discovered: 2016 and 2017 Remember the ALS Ice Bucket Challen .. Continue reading >

Measuring drowsiness in clinical trials

Thursday, August 24, 2017 by Rob Chapman
Using Optalert’s Johns Drowsiness Scale (JDS), various studies and trials have accurately measured a user’s state of alertness and drowsiness. In the study below, first published in 2008, we understand the effect of caffeine on already-alert people using the precision and se .. Continue reading >

Diagnosing the dangers of drowsiness

Thursday, August 03, 2017 by James Gorry
Companies working in 24-hour industries face a number of challenges related to the health and welfare of their staff. The risk of a fatigue-related incident is most commonly attributed to a driver’s levels of drowsiness, but there are other factors, too. Shift workers particularly are  .. Continue reading >

30 percent of night drivers may be drowsy

Thursday, July 27, 2017 by Rhonda Locke
MEDIA RELEASE The CEO of Australian technology company Optalert has revealed recent data pointed to a shocking 30 percent of professional drivers at risk of falling asleep each time they get behind the wheel. Optalert CEO Scott Coles has implored Australian goods and passenger t .. Continue reading >

The impact of exercise on sleep

Monday, June 26, 2017 by Rhonda Locke
There is no doubt sleep plays a vital role in your overall health and wellbeing. When you aren’t getting enough good quality sleep it can impact your short- and long-term health. As we discuss regularly, there are many ways to improve the quality of sleep and in this blog we’re looki .. Continue reading >

When to take sleeping tablets

Thursday, June 15, 2017 by Chris Hocking
Given what we know about the negative impact on your health if you aren’t sleeping well, sleeping tablets may help. However, there can be a real stigma attached to the notion of sleeping tablets. A possible reason for this stigma is that when we read about sleeping pills, it is often attac .. Continue reading >

Drowsiness vs fatigue: how do they differ?

Monday, June 05, 2017 by Dr Trefor Morgan
The words “drowsiness” and “fatigue” are usually used interchangeably, but they differ significantly. While fatigue can refer to a feeling of tiredness or exhaustion due to illness or physical activity, drowsiness refers specifically to the state right before sleep. F .. Continue reading >

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