Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 drugs: Are there any that work?

Question: I've heard several drugs mentioned as possible treatments for COVID-19. What are they and how do they work?

Genetics

China's second gene-edited foetus is 12-14 weeks old: scientist

The second woman carrying a gene-edited foetus in China could now be 12 to 14 weeks into her pregnancy, according to a US physician in close contact with the researcher who claimed to have created the world's first genetically-modified ...

Health

How to make health systems into learning organizations

A health system becomes a learning system when it's able to continuously study its own performance and put that knowledge to work to improve itself. In a new report, investigators describe how Johns Hopkins Medicine is working ...

Medications

This psychoactive drugs trip isn't working

Recreational drug use has been with us forever, and so have the challenges that this use brings to medicine and society. But the nature of the modern drug scene has changed to such an extent that the health systems of the ...

Cardiology

Vitamin D deficiency increases risk of heart disease

New research from the University of Copenhagen and Copenhagen University Hospital shows that low levels of vitamin D are associated with a markedly higher risk of heart attack and early death. The study involved more than ...

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