Dr. Ahmad Alkhatib

Want to quit smoking in 2024? Cytisine can help … if you live in the right country

A new study published in Addiction has found that cytisine, a low-cost, generic stop-smoking aid that has been used in Eastern Europe since the 1960s, increases the chances of successful smoking cessation by more than two-fold compared with placebo and may be more effective than nicotine replacement therapy. It has a benign safety profile, with […]

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VIDEO: Identifying biomarkers of GA progression essential for retina experts

ROME — In this Healio Video Perspective at the FLORetina-ICOOR meeting, Giuseppe Querques, MD, PhD, discusses phenotypes of intermediate AMD that help physicians predict geographic atrophy development and progression.With new treatments available, identifying biomarkers of GA progression is important for ophthalmologists.“It is possible that in the near future, we will look at the benefits and

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Revisit a year in orthopedics: Research, news and advancements in 2023

Healio highlights the most impactful research, news and advancements in orthopedics from the year.A high-dose injection of allogeneic disc progenitor cells for treatment of degenerative disc disease yielded statistically significant improvements in low back pain, function, quality of life and disc volume. Read more.Low-load blood flow-restricted resistance exercise may stimulate skeletal muscle growth, improve muscle

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