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Britain begins hydroxychloroquine trial to test coronavirus prevention

The first UK frontline National Health Service (NHS) worker will participate in COPCOV -- multinational interventional clinical study into the prevention of the coronavirus infection using the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine. Over 130 UK frontline healthcare workers have lost their lives from COVID-19 and the new study will test if hydroxychloroquine/chloroquine can be used to effectively…

Victory knows no age: 82-year-old woman and 3-year-old girl among 54 to defeat Covid-19 in Indore

With strong will power, you can conquer the world. Proving it to be true, an 82-year-old woman and a 3-year-old girl defeated the deadly Covid-19 and discharged completely healthy from Shri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Sciences on Monday.Not only was an octogenarian, a 3-year-old girl also among the 54 patients, including patients of Mandsaur and…

Why people should stop googling medical symptoms

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New ECU research finds ‘Dr. Google’ is almost always wrong

IMAGE: New Edith Cowan University research has found online symptom checkers are almost always wrong. view more  Credit: Unsplash Many people turn to 'Dr Google' to self-diagnose their health symptoms and seek medical advice, but online symptom checkers are only accurate about a third of the time, according to new Edith Cowan University (ECU) research published…

US COVID-19 response slammed by one of the worlds most rewarded medical journals

Last Updated: 15th May, 2020 11:58 IST One of the world’s most honoured medical journals has criticised Donald Trump for ignoring warnings of health professionals and meddling with the CDC. Amid the unprecedented outbreak of deadly coronavirus, one of the world’s most honoured medical journals has criticised US President Donald Trump for ignoring warnings of…

Summary of international recommendations in 23 languages for patients with cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic

Patients with cancer are at high risk for serious illness and death from COVID-19. The pandemic has altered the routine for oncology patients. Their lives depend on their ability to receive medical care, but every visit to a health-care facility exposes them to the risk of contracting the virus; therefore, concerns about getting infected might…

Scientists create washable coating for PPEs that repels viruses

Researchers have created a textile coating that can prevent viruses from adhering to the surface of masks, gowns, and other personal protective equipment (PPE), an advance that may lead to better protection of healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.According to the scientists, including those from the University of Pittsburgh in the US, textiles and materials…

Tiny RNA that should attack coronavirus diminish with age, disease

IMAGE: Drs. Carlos M. Isales and Sadanand Fulzele. view more  Credit: Phil Jones, Senior Photographer, Augusta University A group of tiny RNA that should attack the virus causing COVID-19 when it tries to infect the body are diminished with age and chronic health problems, a decrease that likely helps explain why older individuals and those with…

Study shows why older individuals are vulnerable to COVID-19 -Medical.Net

A group of tiny RNA that should attack the virus causing COVID-19 when it tries to infect the body are diminished with age and chronic health problems, a decrease that likely helps explain why older individuals and those with preexisting medical conditions are vulnerable populations, investigators report. MicroRNAs play a big role in our body…

Healthier eating behaviors early in life reduce risk of obesity and CVD later: AHA

DALLAS — American Heart Association has issued a new scientific statement about"Caregiver Influences on Eating Behaviors in Young Children," that has been published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.Healthy food choices has been linked to better childhood nutrition and healthier lifelong eating behaviors.Therfore Parents and caregivers can play a significant role in creating…

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Government woos World Bank over uneducated kids

The Federal Government has appealed to the World Bank to assist it in reducing the population of out-of- school children from 10 to five million by 2023. The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, made the call when a World Bank delegation, led by its Country Director, Mr. Shubham Chawdry, paid him a working visit…

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