Feb. 8 (UPI) -- The drug prazosin failed to effectively alleviate post-traumatic stress disorder in military veterans, according to a trial conducted by researchers with the Department of Veterans Affairs.Although the drug has been effective in controlling nightmares or improving sleep quality associated with PTSD, the researchers concluded it was no better than a placebo, according to results published in The New England Journal of Medicine. Prazosin, which includes trade names Minipress, Vasoflex, Lentopres and Hypovase, is also used to treat high blood pressure and anxiety.About 11 percent to 20 percent of veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have been diagnosed with PTSD, according to the activist group DoSomething.org.Dr. Murray Raskind, a lead researcher on the trial, told Stat ...
The US government has officially shut down for the second time this year because Congress failed to meet a deadline to vote on a new budget.Senators struggled with last-minute objections from Republican Rand Paul, but have now passed the bill, which has gone to the House for its vote.Federal funding for government services expired at midnight (05:00 GMT).The 600-page plan proposes an increase in spending, by about $ 300bn (£215bn), on defence and domestic services.If the plan is passed in the House of Representatives and signed by the president in the next few hours, the shutdown could be rescinded before the US working day begins on Friday. But it is not clear how the House will vote, and how public services would be affected on Friday if the shutdown were to continue.What does a shutdown
Shutterstock photoInvestors have been skeptical of the Fed's hawkishness in the days leading up to Janet Yellen's testimony and when she failed to sufficiently emphasize the improvements in the economy, the dollar U-turned as the bulls abandoned their trades quickly. USD/JPY dropped below 113 and EUR/USD rose to 1.1480. However by the end of the North American trading session, USD/JPY moved back above 113 to settle above this key level and EUR/USD came off its highs after having dipped briefly below 1.14. This leads investors to wonder if we've seen the end to the dollar's rally, at least for the time being. To answer that question, we need to look at what Yellen said. In her prepared comments, she said additional gradual rate hikes will be needed over the next few years but rates won't
It's like she doesn't want to learn her lesson.Chloe's Instagram is littered with sexy snaps, as she's often teasing her fans with smokin' hot selfies.And today is no different for the reality beauty as she's once again shared sizzling snaps with her 1 million followers.INSTAGRAMSEE-THROUGH TOP: Chloe Khan's latest Instagram snap is a sight for sore eyesCelebrity nip slips, sideboobs & underboobs They may be rich and famous, but these celebrities aren't immune from flashing the flesh in our ultimate celebrity nip slips, sideboobs, underboobs and now gapboobs gallery. INSTAGRAMOOPS: She did it againPosing up a storm in a sheer outfit which featured plenty of sparkle, the brunette beauty perched her enhanced peach on the side as she sat next to a huge box of flowers.That would be all we