Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pfizer/BioNTech first dose 85% effective after 2-4 weeks: study

The first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccination is 85 percent effective against coronavirus infection between two and four weeks after inoculation, according to a study published in the Lancet medical journal.

Psychology & Psychiatry

How depression and antidepressant drugs work

New research demonstrates the effectiveness of ketamine to treat depression in a mouse model of the disease and brings together two hypotheses for the cause of depression. The research, led by Bernhard L├╝scher, professor ...

Surgery

Castration of men was based on knowledge of the female body

Many men know that benign prostate enlargement can affect their quality of life. The prostate, normally the size of a walnut, can swell up, causing pain and a need to urinate frequently. Today there is a range of treatment ...

Neuroscience

Migraine drug commonly used in ER may not be best option

A drug commonly used in hospital emergency rooms for people with migraine is substantially less effective than an alternate drug and should not be used as a first choice treatment, according to a study published in the October ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The Lancet casts doubt over hydroxychloroquine study

The Lancet has issued an "expression of concern" over a large-scale study of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine it published that led to the World Health Organization suspending clinical trials of the anti-viral drugs as ...

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