ANALYSIS AND COMMENTS

Study identifies 3 existing drugs that may help treat COVID-19

November 2020 medicalnewstoday; In a new study, scientists have found three previously-available drugs that may be effective at treating COVID-19 in its early stages. The research, which appears in the journal ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science, is valuable in helping researchers identify treatment candidates for clinical trials. COVID-19 treatments SARS-CoV-2 and …

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WIRED Health: Tech 2020: Latest advances and the fight against COVID-19

November 2020 medicalnewstoday; This year’s WIRED Health:Tech conference took place online last month, in an effort to adapt to the challenges posed by the current pandemic. A range of specialists held presentations about the latest advances in medical technology, including remote surgical systems, e-health, CRISPR technology, and the issue on everyone’s mind …

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A new CDC study suggests roughly 50% of people living with someone who has COVID-19 get it — usually in less than 5 days

November 2020 BusinessInsider; A US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report released Friday suggests that getting the coronavirus from someone you live with can be quick and easy, no matter their age. The study, which is ongoing in over 100 households in Nashville, Tennessee and Marshfield, Wisconsin since April, found …

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Chinese state-owned SinoPharm says it could produce more than 1 billion vaccine doses next year

October 2020 Yahoo; The state-owned Chinese drugmaker SinoPharm is adding enough manufacturing capacity to make one billion doses of its coronavirus vaccine next year. Production lines are being set up in China’s capital of Beijing, and in the city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus first emerged, said company chairman Liu …

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Diabetes: Coffee and green tea might reduce death risk

October 2020 medicalnewstoday; In the United States, more than 1 in 10 adults have type 2 diabetes. Globally, the disease affects an estimated 422 million people. Diabetes increases the risk of a range of health conditions, including cancer, bone fractures, dementia, and circulatory diseases. Although medications can significantly reduce the health risks associated with …

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USA: Nevada man’s COVID-19 reinfection, the first in the US, is ‘yellow caution light’ about risk of coronavirus

October 2020 Yahoo; An otherwise healthy 25-year-old Nevada man is the first American confirmed to have caught COVID-19 twice, with the second infection worse than the first. He has recovered, but his case raises questions about how long people are protected after being infected with the coronavirus that causes the …

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A public health researcher is warning that ultra-processed foods like white bread and burgers could damage your heart

October 2020 Yahoo; Ultra-processed foods are designed to be cheap, convenient, and keep us energized and full until the next meal. But increasingly, health experts are discovering these foods aren’t great at keeping us satisfied, or even alive, long-term. A new study from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control suggests that …

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