The Med Thread - Ep. 1 - Insomnia: We're Getting Sleepy
From science to mythology, history to culture, a pharmaceutical look at cutting-edge topics.
Uploaded: 24 Jul, 2018
Recording Date: 24 Jul, 2018
Recording Location: CHMR-FM, St. John's, NL
Topical for: Timeless
Status: Complete, Ready to Air
Program Title: The Med Thread - Ep. 1 - Insomnia: We're Getting Sleepy
Description: Greeks and Egyptians developed sleeping potions using the opium poppy — the same potion that put Dorothy to sleep in The Wizard of Oz. European apothecaries in the Middle Ages stocked spongia somnifera, a medieval anesthesia soaked in wine and herbs. Today, Z-drugs are among the most popular sleep remedies. Join co-hosts Mike Chong and Dr. Cathy Balsom of the School of Pharmacy's Medication Therapy Services (MTS) Clinic will discuss sleep therapies through the ages, right up until today.
Host(s): Cathy Balsom, Mike Chong
Science and Technology > MedicineType: Documentary
Health > Pharmacuticals
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