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The global push for racial justice following the death of George Floyd in the US has resulted in a flurry of solidarity statements from within the international aid industry, including the UN. After a shaky start, where its secretary general, António Guterres, was forced to backtrack on a note to staff that suggested they shouldn’t…

Chronic treatment with hydroxychloroquine confers protection against SARS-CoV-2

AbstractBackground: Hydroxychloroquine sulphate (HCQ) is being scrutinized for repositioning in the treatment and prevention of SARS-Cov-2 infection. This antimalarial drug is also chronically used to treat patients with autoimmune diseases. Methods: By analyzing the Portuguese anonymized data on private and public based medical prescriptions we have identified all cases chronically receiving HCQ for the management…

Promising treatment to slow kidney disease doesn’t prove out in clinical trial

Historically, half or more of people with type 1 diabetes develop kidney disease, which frequently progresses to kidney failure requiring hemodialysis or a kidney transplant for survival. The high rate of this diabetic complication has dropped slightly in recent years, with the advent of better ways to control blood glucose (sugar) levels and improved blood…

Potential treatment for COVID-19 patients’ respiratory distress identified in new study

Early data from a clinical study suggest that an off-label cancer drug provided clinical benefit to a small group of patients with severe COVID-19.The cancer drug acalabrutinib, which blocks the Bruton tyrosine kinase (BTK) protein and is approved to treat some blood cancers, was associated with reduced respiratory distress and a reduction in the overactive…

Remdesivir for the Treatment of Covid-19 — Preliminary Report

14 ReferencesRelated ArticlesAbstract BackgroundAlthough several therapeutic agents have been evaluated for the treatment of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), none have yet been shown to be efficacious. MethodsWe conducted a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial of intravenous remdesivir in adults hospitalized with Covid-19 with evidence of lower respiratory tract involvement. Patients were randomly assigned to receive either…

Man credits treatment method that’s almost 100 years old with saving his life from COVID-19

FARGO — Gene Bad Hawk’s battle with the coronavirus began with headaches and fever. Over the ensuing 20 days since his diagnosis he would bounce between motel isolation rooms and hospital beds. Before he entered the hospital the fourth time, on May 5, he called his friends and relatives and asked them to pray for…

Coronavirus Treatment: Sorrento States It Has A 100%Cure

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Drug inspired by an old treatment could be the ‘next big thing for Covid-19’

(CNN)At least five US teams have cloned antibodies to Covid-19, paving the way for cutting-edge treatments that could be what one researcher calls "an immunity bridge" before a vaccine comes along.The treatment is monoclonal antibody therapy, and the antibodies come from people who have recovered from the novel coronavirus. Researchers then take the blood, select…

Coronavirus treatment: NY health centers quietly checking heartburn drug famotidine

This product screenshot from Walmart.com shows Pepcid AC Maximum Strength for Heartburn Prevention & Relief.Could a heartburn drug be used to treat coronavirus?ABC News reports New York hospitals have been quietly testing famotidine, the active ingredient in over-the-counter heartburn medication like Pepcid, as a possible treatment for COVID-19.Researchers at Northwell Health, a network of hospitals…

NIH Covid-19 treatment guidelines warn against drug combo pushed by Trump

(CNN)Doctors should not use a drug combination strongly pushed by President Donald Trump to treat patients with coronavirus infections, a National Institutes of Health panel says in new guidelines published Tuesday. And any other experimental drugs should only be tried as part of a clinical trial, the panel said.The guidelines, published online, are meant to…

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Bank of England set to unveil another big stimulus for UK

LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England unveiled another big stimulus package for the U.K. economy as it tries to limit the scale of the coronavirus recession, which it now believes will be “less severe” than it feared last month.In a statement Thursday, the bank’s policy making panel said it was increasing its government bond-buying…

Tokyo gov looks for second term, says Japan unprepared for pandemic

TOKYO (AP) — Japan may have contained its coronavirus outbreaks for now but the country needs better crisis management and a digital transformation to prepare for future shocks, Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike said.“We have to sort out the problems and start preparing now for a possible next wave,” Koike said in an interview with The…

Triple Crown 2020: Breaking Down Odds for Tiz The Law and Belmont Challengers

Al Bello/Getty ImagesThe Triple Crown has a much different schedule in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, but there are still some contenders to win all three races, beginning with the Belmont Stakes.Tiz The Law is the odds-on favorite to win the first leg thanks to some dominant performances to begin 2020, although there are…

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Watch Dr. Pimple Popper Remove Three ‘Raw Popcorn Chicken’ Lipomas

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Rey Rivera’s Cryptic Unsolved Mysteries Note Could Be the Key to His Mysterious Case

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