FDA seeks new ways to unhook smokers

If your New Year ’s resolution is to quit smoking, good luck: It’s one of the most difficult goals to achieve. In fact, only 15 percent of people who try to quit smoking are successful six months later.  But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced plans to help increase that success rate by advocat ing for new nicotine-replacement therapies to help smokers end their addiction. The announcement came as tobacco producers last week began running mandatory ads outlining the negative…
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More than 11,200 calls concerning children's exposure to buprenorphine, an opioid medication used to treat opioid use disorder, were made to US poison control centers from 2007 to 2016, a new study found. Eighty-six percent of the exposures were in children below the age of 6; 89% of the exposures were unintentional.
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Cutting-edge telescope makes Greenwich a working observatory for the first time in 60 yearsPull on the right ropes and the dome at the Altazimuth pavilion at the Royal Observatory Greenwich swings around and opens up to reveal a thick band of London sky. The Victorian building is about to emerge from a major refurbishment and inside the dome sits the main attraction: a cutting-edge telescope that will make Greenwich a working observatory for the first time in 60 years.The installation of the Annie Maunder Astrographic Telescope (Amat) has staff at Greenwich palpably excited. Over the obligatory banging of builders at work,...
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CONCLUSIONS: The students' perception of drugs intertwined with scientific knowledge and at the same time placing it at the center of the phenomenon, separating the lawful as good and illicit as bad, which points to the need for socio-educational measures among educators, students and family members, aimed at the decentralization of the drug place in the context in which the phenomenon happens so that we understand the complexity involved in the theme. PMID: 29933421 [PubMed - in process]
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Treatment-resistant mood disorders and anxiety disorders require intensive treatment, but treatment options should balance benefits and adverse effects or other potential detrimental effects on patients, including the risk of developing prescription medica...
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Publication date: Available online 28 May 2018 Source:Mycoscience Author(s): Thiago Accioly, Rhudson H.S.F. Cruz, Nathalia M. Assis, Noemia K. Ishikawa, Kentaro Hosaka, María P. Martín, Iuri G. Baseia The genus Cyathus is historically subsampled in the Amazon Forest, which is a potential source of striking taxonomic richness. In this paper, a checklist of Amazonian Cyathus species with detailed descriptions, illustrations and comments of five uncommon species are given. A new species named C. albinus is proposed with morphological and molecular data, being mainly characterized by a light color hirsute e...
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(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include the emotional consequences of gun violence, a single test to diagnose diabetes, use of medicines to help addiction after opioid overdose, and screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm
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There ’s no excuse not to squeeze your workouts in this summer — even when you’re traveling. These streaming studio apps and online workouts will save you time and money, and help you take your favorite fitness addictions on the road:If you like to dance, try ...Body by SimoneIf you can ’t make...
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Few primary care doctors are willing to do what Nicole Gastala has: endure the challenges of prescribing buprenorphine, a medication for opioid addiction.
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Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz answers questions about the opioid crisis and how to help more doctors treat addiction
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