Dual-drug therapy shows promise for treating alcohol use disorder

UCSF researchers have leveraged two new molecules, one of which is currently in clinical oncology trials, to devise a dual-drug therapy for alcohol use disorder (AUD), without the side effects or complications associated with current treatment regimens. The approach had highly successful results in mice and may be applicable to other drugs that are often abused.
Picture for Dual-drug therapy shows promise for treating alcohol use disorder

The best sales to shop this weekend: Casper, Apple, Baublebar and more

CNN — This weekend, you’ll find a deal on Phonesoap, a discounted Apple MagSafe Charger and savings on jewelry from Baublebar. All that and more below. Don’t sleep on your chance to snag savings on mattresses and beyond at Casper. Right now, you’ll get 15% off on the Wave Hybrid, Nova Hybrid or Original mattresses and 10% off the Element. Bundles like the back to school bundle including two Original Pillows and one Sateen Sheet Set are now 20% off. Just be sure to shop soon; the savings will say good night for good by August 10.
Theater & Dancetheatermania

Broadway League Announces New Protocols for Audiences

The Broadway League announced today that the owners and operators of all 41 Broadway theatres in New York City will require vaccinations for audience members, as well as performers, backstage crew, and theater staff, for all performances through October 2021. Masks will also be required for audiences inside the theater, except while eating or drinking in designated locations.
Public Healthbeckershospitalreview.com

'War has changed' against COVID-19, CDC says — 7 things to know

The delta coronavirus variant, first detected in India, appears to be as contagious as chickenpox and appears to cause more severe illness than earlier strains, according to an internal CDC slide presentation obtained by The Washington Post. The internal report, dated July 29, says next steps for health officials include...
StocksThe Motley Fool

Have $500? Here Are 2 High-Yielding Healthcare Stocks to Consider

The S&P 500's average 1.4% yield just isn't enough to sustain the portfolio of an income investor. AbbVie and Pfizer offer 4.4% and 3.7% yields, respectively. Based on both companies' improving operating fundamentals, healthy interest coverage ratios, and payout ratios in the 40% range, those dividends appear safe. The markets...
Congress & Courtsdnyuz.com

‘Freedom’ Is the Only Argument That Might Work With Vaccine Holdouts

So far this year, freshman Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene has outraised all of her GOP colleagues in the House, raking in $4.53 million in the first six months of 2021. (Among congressional Republicans, only Senators Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley have raised more.) Yes, Greene is paying quite a bit to raise those funds, but it remains a staggering amount for an incumbent in a safe red district, especially when most of it has come from small donors. What on earth do people think they’re buying with that money?
PharmaceuticalsHot Air

Gottlieb, Wen: CDC leak shows the vaccinated aren't the big Delta risk

Has the COVID-19 “war” changed with the Delta variant, as the CDC’s leaked documents declared? Not really, former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb told CNBC’s Squawk Box this morning. Parsing out the data from the clickbait, Gottlieb points out that the vaccines make the kind of breakthrough transmission cited by this study relatively rare, although perhaps more asymptomatically prevalent than the CDC acknowledged before now.
Public HealththeGrio

Young people getting vaccinated could play crucial role in saving us from COVID-19

Our future is quite literally in the hands of young people. Society is counting on 18 to 29 year olds, the lowest vaccinated group in the United States, to do their part in defeating the pandemic and building society-wide immunity to COVID-19, but vaccination rates have plateaued. Since March 2021, polls have consistently shown that Generation Z (ages 18-23) and millennials (ages 24-34) are the least likely to get vaccinated.

Millions of COVID Vaccines Remain Unused in U.S. as Expiration Dates Near

Eight million unused doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine were sent to some U.S. states in an effort to get them administered, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's vaccine-tracking website. The shipments are reminiscent of a larger push to up vaccine rates as infections surge and expiration dates near for many unused doses.
U.S. Politicsnaturalproductsinsider.com

Passage of CBD legislation would be ‘game changer’

A parody version of Maria from The Sound of Music would provide an amusing soundtrack to a discussion about federal hemp policy. But the regulatory challenges facing the hemp industry are quite serious. The stakes are high. Now more than ever, time is of the essence. Hemp-derived cannabidiol (a.k.a. CBD)...
HealthPosted by

I-Mab To Start Testing Alzheimer's Candidate In Human Trials

The FDA has signed off I-Mab (NASDAQ: IMAB) Investigational New Drug (IND) application for Protollin, an Alzheimer's candidate. Brigham and Women's Hospital and Inspirevax granted I-Mab and Nhwa global exclusive licenses to develop, manufacture, and commercialize Protollin. Inspirevax will manufacture and supply Protollin for preclinical and clinical studies until the...
Pet ServicesPosted by

These 6 Pet Food Brands Are Being Recalled Nationwide

An important update for pet owners: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just published an announcement to notify dog owners that various kinds of dog food have been recalled after they were shipped to retailers such as Chewy, Walmart, Amazon, and more. We have the details. On Thursday, the...