Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus treatments: some progress, no panacea

The current pandemic has seen unprecedented global efforts to discover a safe and effective treatment, either by developing new medicines to target the novel coronavirus or repurposing existing drugs.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Experimental hormone therapy may speed recovery for COVID patients

Every time the phone rang, it seemed to Kristine Smoley like more bad news about her husband, who contracted COVID-19 and was in a hospital intensive care unit on a ventilator because he couldn't breathe on his own.

Vaccination

UK may take part in COVID-19 vaccine 'challenge studies'

The British government says it may take part in a study that tries to deliberately infect volunteers who have been given an experimental vaccine against the coronavirus in an effort to more quickly determine if the vaccine ...

Medical research

Probiotic skin therapy improves eczema in children, study suggests

An experimental treatment for eczema that aims to modify the skin microbiome safely reduced disease severity and increased quality of life for children as young as 3 years of age, a National Institutes of Health study has ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US health official apologizes for touting false plasma data

Dr Stephen Hahn, the commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, apologized Monday after misrepresenting a key statistic on how effective blood plasma is for treating COVID-19 when announcing an emergency approval ...

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