Medications

Pre-birth steroids reduce chance of death in premature twins

Giving steroids to women pregnant with twins at risk of premature delivery reduces the chance of infant death and respiratory distress syndrome, according to a new review of existing studies by the University of Aberdeen.

Pediatrics

Vaccines for preventing rotavirus diarrhea

The latest update of the Cochrane review "Vaccines for preventing rotavirus diarrhea: vaccines in use" has found that rotavirus vaccines pre-qualified by the World Health Organization (WHO) (Rotarix, RotaTeq, Rotasiil, and ...

Medications

Ivermectin treatment in humans for COVID-19

Ivermectin, a drug used to treat parasites such as scabies in humans and intestinal helminths in cattle, was screened in 2020 for activity against COVID-19. Laboratory tests suggested a weak effect on SARS-CoV-2 virus in ...

Medications

New study supports the safety of varenicline

A real-world study of over 600,000 adult participants without a history of depression has found that the stop-smoking medication varenicline (marketed as Chantix in the US and Champix elsewhere in the world) does not appear ...

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