Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Covid treatments: still struggling for mass uptake

Several treatments are now available to fight COVID-19 but tight timelines, unequal access and weakening effectiveness against new variants have limited their ability to blunt the worst of the pandemic.

Cardiology

New cardiac defibrillator much safer for patients

High-risk patients who need defibrillators to prevent cardiac arrest can experience fewer complications with a type of device implanted under the skin, a Canadian study has found.

Medications

EXPLAINER: COVID-19 pills must be taken within 5 days

Newly infected COVID-19 patients have two treatment options that can be taken at home. But that convenience comes with a catch: The pills have to be taken as soon as possible once symptoms appear.

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