AUD

Drug to Treat Alcohol Use Disorder Shows Promise

A new medication that targets part of the brain’s stress system may help reduce alcohol use in people with alcohol use disorder (AUD), according to a new study by researchers at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health.

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Old Heart Device Wires Tied To Complications, Death Risk

Old Heart Device Wires Tied To Complications, Death Risk

Patients with pacemakers and defibrillators are about twice as likely to have minor and life-threatening complications when having them removed if old wiring was left behind in earlier procedures to replace or upgrade devices, a U.S. study suggests.



NPWH

Education Awareness Reception on Bacterial Vaginosis

Symbiomix, a biopharmaceutical company bringing innovative medicines to market for prevalent gynecological infections, today announced that it is hosting an Education Awareness Reception on Bacterial Vaginosis for nurse practioners during the 19th Annual Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) Premier Women’s Healthcare Conference being held in New Orleans, September 30October 1, 2016. The reception will take place at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel at Endymion on the 8th floor, September 30, from 7:45 – 9:15 p.m.




The World Wakes Up to the Danger of Superbugs

The World Wakes Up to the Danger of Superbugs

Tuberculosis. Malaria. Syphilis. Gonorrhea. The microbes that cause these diseases are increasingly resistant and sometimes even impervious, to antibiotics that worked in the past. Last week, amid other pressing business, 193 nations at the United Nations General Assembly signed a declaration summoning each of them to a war against a powerful and resourceful enemy: superbugs that have learned to evade science’s last remaining defenses.