Repurposed drug may reduce COVID-19 deaths

Repurposed drug may reduce COVID-19 deaths

A common drug found in many hospitals may reduce the number of deaths caused by infections with the SARS-Cov-2 virus. Share on PinterestScientists may be able to repurpose a drug, thus reducing the need for ventilators among COVID-19 patients. A team of researchers has proposed repurposing a drug found in many hospitals around the world […]
PFAS may have a lot in common with carcinogens

PFAS may have a lot in common with carcinogens

A first-of-its-kind study looks at the biological processes triggered by PFAS compounds. Poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of compounds that are common in industrial and consumer products. Now, a new review of 26 PFAS substances is raising...
WHO launch trial testing 4 potential treatments for COVID-19

WHO launch trial testing 4 potential treatments for COVID-19

The World Health Organization (WHO) have launched SOLIDARITY, a giant trial, testing the potential of therapies, old and new, to beat the coronavirus that is causing the current pandemic. Share on PinterestThe WHO have launched SOLIDARITY, a trial to test the four...
Scientists urge ‘equitable and inclusive’ response

Scientists urge ‘equitable and inclusive’ response

As the world faces the uncertainties that accompany a pandemic, researchers urge authorities to respond to the crisis in an “equitable and inclusive” way that does not shut out people belonging to the most vulnerable social categories. Share on PinterestResearchers...
Western countries did not ‘heed the warnings,’ says WHO advisor

Western countries did not ‘heed the warnings,’ says WHO advisor

In conversation with World Health Organization (WHO) expert advisor Prof. David Heymann, Medical News Today heard about his past experiences with SARS and MERS, what individuals can do to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, and how long he expects the pandemic to...