Background Varenicline and bupropion are effective smoking cessation treatments, but there are concerns about their safety in smokers with COPD. Objective To investigate whether varenicline and bupropion are associated with serious adverse cardiovascular and neuropsychiatric events in smokers with COPD.
Tensions and volatility between the U.S. and China will increase later this year as hawks and doves press their respective agendas, according to Evan Medeiros, a former senior adviser to President Barack Obama. "The fact that this will unfold during the year of China's political transition only increases the risk of friction," Medeiros said in an interview on March 27.
Background There are substantial ethnic variations in the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD)-related hospitalization and mortality in Scotland. We piloted extracting and linking primary care risk factors to Scottish Census and health data, to test the feasibility of further investigating these variations.