Medications

Review shows chloroquine doesn't help people with COVID-19

Hydroxychloroquine does not reduce deaths from COVID-19, and probably does not reduce the number of people needing mechanical ventilation, state the authors of a new Cochrane Review. In addition, they note that no new trials ...

Oncology & Cancer

Global demand for cancer surgery set to surge

Public health researchers, led by UNSW Sydney, have estimated the number of cancer cases requiring surgery globally each year, predicting the number will rise from 9.1 million to 13.8 million from 2018 to 2040—an increase ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Second virus vaccine shows striking success in US tests

A second experimental COVID-19 vaccine—this one from Moderna Inc.—yielded extraordinarily strong early results Monday, another badly needed dose of hope as the pandemic enters a terrible new phase.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Germany to begin easing virus curbs

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday announced first steps in undoing coronavirus restrictions that have plunged the economy into a recession, with most shops allowed to open although schools must stay closed until ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Test 'every suspected case' of COVID-19: WHO

The World Health Organization called Monday for countries to test every suspected case of COVID-19, as the rest of the world registered more cases and deaths in the pandemic than China.

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