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Today's Vidyya covers a variety of topics, from a new medication to help curb the urge to smoke, to discussing the association of the MMR vaccine to autism. The issue offers patient education materials, a product watch and, for a change, some good news from the CDC.More...

Proceed To Article new drugNew Medication Reduces Metabolism Of Nicotine, Decreases Urge To Smoke
Researchers have found a medication that partially blocks the body's ability to break down nicotine significantly improves the effectiveness of oral nicotine replacement in reducing a smoker's urge for nicotine. In addition, when smokers on the medication do light up, they take fewer and shorter puffs on each cigarette, the scientists say. Decreasing The Urge

Proceed To Article Facts About Nicotine and Tobacco Products
About 62 million people in the US, or 29 percent of the population, are current cigarette smokers. This makes nicotine, the addictive component of tobacco, one of the most heavily used addictive drugs in the United States. More...

Proceed To Article Product Watch: - Addiction Withdrawal Syndromes
is a series of video tapes that present concepts and research findings that will be useful for all health care personnel who encounter patients suffering from severe alcohol or drug addiction withdrawal. The tapes are suitable for educating physicians, pharmacists, and families of patients. More...

Proceed To Article Good News From The CDC - Mammography On The Rise
Nearly 7 out of 10 women aged 50 years and over say they've had a mammogram in the past two years, according to new data released today in the latest comprehensive report on the nation's health. Read The Good News

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Autism And Vaccine Research - Is There Any Evidence That Links Autism To Vaccines?
This article may help practitioners explain a cover story in Tuesday's Newsweek that implies a link between the Measles, Mumps and Ruebella vaccine and autism. More...


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