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Drugs used to treat alcohol use disorder have been on the market for decades but are rarely prescribed. Krit of Studio OMG/Moment via Getty Images

Alcohol use disorder can be treated with an array of medications – but few people have heard of them

Alcohol is responsible for more deaths than overdoses from opioids and all other substances combined, yet less than 10% of people with alcohol use disorder receive treatment.
Scientists have designed a solar panel-like pacemaker that can precisely control heartbeats. Eugene Mymrin/Moment via Getty Images

Pacemaker powered by light eliminates need for batteries and allows the heart to function more naturally − new research

Researchers designed an ultrathin pacemaker that can be implanted via minimally invasive techniques, potentially improving recovery time and reducing the risk of complications.
Research shows women are at higher risk for burnout and psychological, emotional and physical stress in the workplace in comparison to their male counterparts. (Shutterstock)

Stop breaking women’s hearts at work: 7 ways to make workplaces better for cardiovascular health

Acknowledging that factors like the built environment, social and health systems, and outdated policies are the problems — rather than people — is a step towards healthier and safer workplaces.
There is an urgent need to start a conversation with Canadians to improve awareness of women’s heart health.

It’s time for a heart-to-heart about women’s cardiovascular health, unique risk factors and symptoms

It’s important for women to not only be aware of their risk for heart disease, but also how they can be proactive and make informed decisions regarding their heart health at all stages of life.
Large industrial facilities like this oil refinery outside Houston are major sources of fine particulate air pollution. AP Photo/David J. Phillip

Heart attacks, cancer, dementia, premature deaths: 4 essential reads on the health effects driving EPA’s new fine particle air pollution standard

On Feb. 7, 2024, the EPA strengthened the federal limit for annual levels of fine particulate air pollution, or PM2.5. Many serious health effects have been linked to PM2.5 exposure.

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