Drug to reduce bleeding could treat COVID-19

A recent study has shown that aprotinin, a drug that reduces the risk of bleeding during surgery, can stop the novel coronavirus from entering host cells. The drug could serve to prevent severe cases of COVID-19, the authors say. With a number of vaccines on the way, there is now light at the end of the tunnel in the COVID-19 […]

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Low-cost population-wide salt reduction strategies could save lives

Reducing salt consumption at population levels is a cost-effective strategy to combat high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease in Africa according to new Griffith University-led research. In a study published in the British Medical Journal Open, researchers from Griffith’s School of Medicine and the University of Oxford evaluated the health impacts and cost-effectiveness of three population-wide dietary salt reduction strategies […]

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Africa CDC sees COVID-19 vaccinations in 2nd quarter of 2021

Vaccinations against COVID-19 in Africa might not start until the second quarter of next year, the continent’s top public health official said Thursday, adding that it will be “extremely dangerous” if more developed parts of the world vaccinate themselves and then restrict travel to people with proof of a vaccination. The director of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and […]

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‘Constructive arguing’ can help keep the peace at your Thanksgiving table

Sex, income, religion and politics—these are some of the biggies on the list of taboo topics during polite discussion. Even a conciliatory tone doesn’t always protect you if the subjects are spicy. When singer Katy Perry tweeted post-election encouragement to reach out to family members who supported the other candidate, she was skewered online. Traditionally the year-end holidays are a […]

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Jennifer Lopez Cut Her Hair Off Before the AMAs

We're never surprised when Jennifer Lopez changes up her hairstyle, but we are always delighted. Just when we think the quadruple threat (singing, acting, dancing, beauty-branding) has settled into a longer hairstyle — like the one she's been sporting for the last few months in both straight and wavy ways — she goes and chops her hair into one of […]

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South Korea virus cases hit highest level since March

South Korea reported its highest daily number of coronavirus cases since March on Thursday, with a surge of new infections sparking fears of a major third wave. Officials announced 583 new cases after several weeks of fresh infections ranging between around 100 and 300. The latest cases have mostly been clusters at offices, schools, gyms and small gatherings in the […]

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15 Actually Awesome Hostess Gifts You Can Pick Up at Costco

Related story 15 Costco Food Gift Baskets That Are Really, Truly Incredible We like to bring edible gifts and cute gifts that can be used in the home or while entertaining. Cookies, chocolates, nuts, and serving ware all fit the bill. We also like things that are packaged in a gift box or tin so that the hostess doesn’t feel […]

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FDA: Remdesivir (Veklury) Approval for the Treatment of COVID-19 – The Evidence for Safety and Efficacy

November 25, 2020 — Under FDA law, approval of a new drug requires substantial evidence of effectiveness and a demonstration of safety for the drug’s intended use(s).  The approval of remdesivir (Veklury) for the treatment of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 met this legal and scientific standard. BackgroundRandomized, controlled trials are the gold standard for evaluating the safety and effectiveness of […]

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