Health

New study evaluates pharmacological treatment for insomnia

Two drugs, eszopiclone and lemborexant—both not currently licensed for the treatment of insomnia in the UK—were shown to perform better than others, both in the acute and long-term treatment of insomnia in adults, according ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Timed intercourse for couples may increase pregnancy chances

Women who time intercourse may be able to increase their chance of conceiving, according to an updated Cochrane analysis. The review found that couples who pinpoint their "fertile window" using urine-testing monitors specifically ...

Medications

New ALS drug approved in Canada while still under FDA review

An experimental drug for the neurological disorder ALS was approved in Canada on Monday, but an ongoing evaluation of the treatment by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has raised questions about its effectiveness.

Vaccination

FDA experts weigh authorizing Novavax COVID-19 vaccine in US

A panel of experts convened by the US drug regulator was meeting Tuesday to consider authorizing the Novavax COVID-19 shot, a late runner in the fight against the virus that could nonetheless play a role in overcoming vaccine ...

Gastroenterology

Management of antithrombotics in GI bleed, endoscopy addressed

In a clinical practice guideline issued jointly by the American College of Gastroenterology and the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology and published online March 17 in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, updated ...

Vaccination

Australia to give fourth COVID-19 jab to over 65s

Australia is offering a fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccines to over 65s from next month, federal health authorities announced Friday, as a new Omicron strain races through the population.

Health

Review explores telehealth for substance use disorders

The use of telehealth for the treatment of substance use disorders (SUDs) is addressed in a review and clinical practice guideline published online March 22 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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