Psychology & Psychiatry

Psychedelic drug therapy may help treat alcohol addiction

Two doses of psilocybin, a compound found in psychedelic mushrooms, reduces heavy drinking by 83% on average among heavy drinkers when combined with psychotherapy, a new study shows. Led by researchers at NYU Grossman School ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A major update on global tuberculosis fight

The global effort against tuberculosis, a disease which takes 1.5 million lives annually, presents some cause for optimism, according to an expert from the Hackensack Meridian Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI) and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Trump's 'game-changer' COVID-19 drug may increase risk of death

A large observational study suggests that treatment with the antimalarial drug chloroquine or its analogue hydroxychloroquine (taken with or without the antibiotics azithromycin or clarithromycin) offers no benefit for patients ...

Medications

First two-drug regimen approved for HIV-1 treatment

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced the approval of Dovato (dolutegravir and lamivudine), the first approved two-drug, fixed-dose, complete regimen for adults with HIV-1 who have not been previously ...

Cardiology

Enlist a pharmacist to help manage high blood pressure

(HealthDay)—High blood pressure is one of the biggest risk factors for heart disease and stroke, yet has no symptoms of its own. That's why having your blood pressure checked regularly is a must, as is controlling it if ...

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