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2011-06-17 12:50:34

The FDA said on Thursday that Pfizer's drug to help smokers quit can lead to a small increase in heart problems in those who have cardiovascular disease.

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2011-06-10 05:31:00

A team of scientists led by Yale School of Medicine has discovered a brain mechanism that explains how nicotine suppresses appetite – findings that could someday help develop medications to help people quit smoking without gaining weight.

2011-03-17 20:12:55

Researchers working in a research project within the Academy of Finland's Research Programme on Substance Use and Addictions have been developing a targeted drug that could aid in smoking reduction therapy.

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2011-03-13 08:46:53

Vanderbilt researchers are studying heavy users of marijuana to help understand what exercise does for the brain, contributing to a field of research that uses exercise as a modality for prevention and treatment.

2011-01-05 10:06:00

ALLEGAN, Mich., Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Although smoking is an expensive habit, let's face it, nicotine replacement therapies (NRT) to help you quit smoking can seem like expensive purchases as well.

2010-12-13 13:59:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Clinical trial patient recruitment and retention organization MMG recently received a 2010 National Institute of Health Merit Award from National Cancer Institute director Harold Varmus for its work in support of the Smokefree Women campaign.

2010-12-07 15:51:39

Among smokers with military-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), integrating smoking cessation treatment with mental health care for PTSD resulted in higher rates of prolonged smoking abstinence, compared to referral for assistance with quitting smoking.

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2010-11-30 07:30:00

Another diet drug is set to face government scrutiny next week, just weeks after two rival diet drugs failed to convince US regulators that minor weight loss associated with their drugs made up for major health risks.

2010-11-18 11:38:00

Join the "Women Who Quit" campaign and quit smoking for the Great American Smokeout Nov. 18 BETHESDA, Md., Nov.


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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
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