Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

More deaths, no benefit from malaria drug in VA virus study (Update)

A malaria drug widely touted by President Donald Trump for treating the new coronavirus showed no benefit in a large analysis of its use in U.S. veterans hospitals. There were more deaths among those given hydroxychloroquine ...

Health

Group: 504 Californians got life-ending prescriptions

At least 504 terminally ill Californians have requested a prescription for life-ending drugs since a state law allowing physician-assisted deaths went into effect in June 2016, marking the first publicly released data on ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New hope for patients with severe lung disease

Patients suffering from severe lung disease could see their lives transformed thanks to a 'game-changing' clinical trial carried out by UK experts and led by the team from the Lane Fox Respiratory Service based at Guy's and ...

Medical research

Five big strides to fight lung disease in our tiniest patients

For Ottawa scientist and neonatologist Dr. Bernard Thébaud, even a major paper that answers five significant questions still doesn't seem quite enough in his determined path to get his laboratory breakthrough into the neonatal ...

Cardiology

Advice urges wider sharing of heart care decisions

(AP) -- A heart device might save your life but leave you miserable. That awful possibility is the reason for new advice urging doctors to talk more honestly with people who have very weak hearts and are considering pumps, ...

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