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Source: COVID-19 Drugs  May 20, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Drugs:  According to medical researchers from Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, the high blood pressure drug Prazosin if given early enough, could potentially reduce the risk of death from the cytokine storms that arise as a complication of COVID-19 disease.   The blood pressure drug Prazosin, is an US FDA a U.S. Food-approved alpha blocker that relaxes blood vessels, a...
Source: COVID-19  May 19, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19: According to a recent research study, SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus was detected on several surfaces and items in hotel rooms where two presymptomatic Chinese students were quarantined before being diagnosed with the disease.   In the study published in the Emerging Infectious Diseases journal of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), medical researchers in Ch...
Source: US Medical News  May 19, 2020  2 years ago
US Medical News: In  a shocking development, President Donald Trump claimed on Monday he is taking daily doses of hydroxychloroquine, a drug he had been promoting as a potential COVID-19 cure even as medical professionals and the US FDA question its efficacy and warn of potentially harmful ad even fatal  side effects.   At a meeting of restaurant executives, Trump said h...
Source: Yoga  May 19, 2020  2 years ago
Yoga: The first study on yoga in the world conducted in collaboration with the Federal University of Santa Maria, University Of New South Wales-Sydney, Kings College London, University Of South Australia and Western Sydney University found that movement-based yoga improves the mental health of individuals living with a range of mental disorders, with the benefits being incremen...
Source: Fats  May 19, 2020  2 years ago
Fats: Unknown to many, there are three distinct types of fat cells in the human body and understanding what they are and their properties could help us manage our weights and also our health. We all know that carrying excess fat is bad as it can lead to a number of chronic disease including diabetes, cardiovascular problems and also kidney disease. It is important to understand that not all fat ce...
Source: COVID-19 Vaccine  May 19, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Vaccine: Researchers from University Of Hong Kong say that although individuals infected with either severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) or SARS-CoV-2 produce antibodies that bind to the other coronavirus, the cross-reactive antibodies are not cross protective, at least in cell-culture experiments.   The research has implications that most vaccine developers tr...
Source: COVID-19 Immunity  May 19, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Immunity: A new research from University of Melbourne's Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity and the University Hospital of Nantes indicates that individuals recovering from severe lung infections frequently also develop "immunological scars" that suppresses their body's immune response and heighten their risk of contracting pneumonia, a common lethal manif...
Source: COVID-19 Study  May 19, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Study: A collaborative study lead by researchers from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Goggle Inc, Johns Hopkins University, Hofstra University and Stony Brook University reveals that smoking increases the gene expression of ACE2, the protein that binds SARS-CoV-2 hence which may promote COVID-19 infections. The research suggests that prolonged smoking could cause an increase of the ACE2 pr...
Source: COVID-19 News  May 19, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19: Researchers from University College of London Institute of Mental Health in collaboration with King's College London have disclosed that based on their analysis of past research, individuals infected by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus  may suffer psychiatric issues while hospitalized and potentially even after they recover.   Their research findings which were published in&nbs...
Source: Cancer News  May 18, 2020  2 years ago
Cancer:  Medical and oncology researchers from the University of Eastern Finland have developed a new and promising pharmaceutical compound for the treatment of cancer that inhibits natural amino acids from entering cancer cells. Since amino acids are critical for the growth and division of cancer cells, the new LAT1 inhibitor makes it possible to inhibit the growth of cancer cells.   ...
Source: COVID-19 News  May 18, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 News:  Swimming pools across the America are set to reopen in the coming weeks. As long as recommended chlorine levels are maintained as usual, the pools themselves should pose minimal risk of spreading the coronavirus to swimmers according to  a Purdue University engineer who studies pool water decontamination. However for indoor pools, the greater risks to coronavirus sprea...
Source: COVID-19 Supplements  May 18, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Supplements: In our series of articles focusing on using cheap and easily available dietary supplements to help in COVID-19 treatment protocols alongside other drugs, we are focusing on the phytochemical called Silymarin that is derived from Milk Thistle.   Silymarin, a standardized extract of the milk thistle seeds, containing a mixture of flavonolignans consisti...
Source: COVID-19 Medical Devices  May 18, 2020  2 years ago
Medical Devices:  VitalConnect a Silicon Valley based biotech company has announced that it has received US FDA Emergency Use Authorization status for use of its VitalPatch to detect changes in the QT interval of hospitalized patients undergoing drug treatment for COVID-19.   Due to cardio-toxicity of many experimental drugs used to treat COVID-19 patients, many doctors would bene...
COVID-19 Vaccine  May 18, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Vaccine:  Governments and pharmaceutical companies around the world are rushing to develop a COVID-19 vaccine either with the aim of profiteering from it either through monetary forms or thru diplomatic superiority as the disease is silently rampaging the global population and taking casualties along the way.   However credible and knowledgeable medical researchers are concern...
Source: Diabetes And COVID-19  May 17, 2020  2 years ago
Diabetes and COVID-19: A new research shows that people with type 2 diabetes (T2D) are at greater risk of a poor outcome should they become infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes COVID-19. However there is some positive news: people with T2D whose blood sugar is well controlled fare much better than those with more poorly controlled blood sugar.https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/a...
Source: Pulmonary Care  May 17, 2020  2 years ago
Pulmonary Care: Despite the fact that COVID-19 is te main disease that he world is focused on right now, TB or tuberculosis remains the biggest infection killer in the world and multiple drug resistant TB, which does not respond to regular antibiotics, continues to be a major threat to global health. Tuberculosis is caused by the bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis that most often affect...
Source: COVID-19 Disinfectants  May 17, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Disinfectants:  According to a recent research study by University of Arizona,in the fight to slow or prevent the transmission of viruses, such as the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, continuously active disinfectants could provide a new line of effective defense. https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.05.10.20097329v1   Although disinfecting high-contact surfaces is an important...
Source: US COVID-19 News  May 17, 2020  2 years ago
US COVID-19 News: (EDITORIAL) Who is to be blame for the mess that America is in (besides China and WHO off course), its citizens, its health experts or its Government?   Over the last few months, the world has been in a state of shock with what is happening in America, the country that was reputed to have the best medical research facilities, the best medical and healthcare professionals a...
Source: COVID-19 Innovations  May 16, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 innovations: Medical and AI researchers from King’s College London, Massachusetts General Hospital and health science company ZOE have developed an artificial intelligence diagnostic platform that can predict whether an individual is likely to have COVID-19 based on their existing symptoms. The new Artificial Intelligence model uses data from the COVID Symptom Study app ...
Source: COVID-19 Face Mask  May 16, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Face Masks:  As a result of the need to use protective face mask during theCOVID-19 pandemic, many individuals are complaining of skin conditions and irritations on the face that are emerging.   According to various dermatologists, "Individuals are getting friction and irritation across their nasal bridge, behind their ears and perhaps under their chin. That happens becau...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  May 16, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Drugs:  Medical researchers from University California-Los Angeles have launched a new clinical trial that utilizes a hormone suppresser often used to prostate cancer to help improve clinical outcomes for males infected with COVID-19.   The clinical trial which is in phase 2, will assess if temporarily suppressing male hormones will reduce the severity of COVID-19 il...
Source: World COVID-19 News  May 15, 2020  2 years ago
World COVID-19 News: The world is already four months into the COVID-19 Global Pandemic that is caused by the SAR-CoV-2 coronavirus and public health awareness is at a all-time high. However what is shocking to discover is that 92% of Australians do not know the difference between a viral infection and a bacterial one. (Fortunately the 8 percent are the ones who most probably read Thailand Medical...
Source: COVID-19 Supplements  May 15, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Supplements: During the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak in China, local health authorities assembled the country’s top Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners and institutions, and numerous formulations were tried out in some cases by themselves in COVID-19 patients exhibiting mild to moderate symptoms and in critical ill patients as an adjuvant protocol alongside antivirals.   As the...
Source: COVID-19 Latest  May 15, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Latest: Medical researchers from the United States and Turkey have made a shocking discovery that among patients with COVID-19 pneumonia in the intensive care unit (ICU) with neurological symptoms, more than 44 percent of those undergoing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have acute findings, according to a research published in the journal Radiology. https://pubs.rsna.org/doi/10.1148...
Source: COVID-19 Treatments  May 15, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Treatments: A collaborative research between Canadian, Chinese and Australian researchers has demonstrated that treatment with interferon IFN-α2b was shown for the first time to be able  improve virus clearance and decrease levels of inflammatory markers in a cohort study of COVID-19 patients.   The research findings were published in the journal Frontiers in I...
Source: Adapted From Horizon Magazine, Horizon: The EU Research & Innovation Magazine, Ian Le Guillou,   May 15, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Antibodies: Although transfusing antibodies from COVID-19 recovered patients into seriously ill patients could provide a fast treatment win, a more selective approach may both treat and prevent the disease.   In theory, a single, highly-effective antibody that is mass-produced like a drug could combine the benefits of antivirals and a vaccine for at-risk individuals such as health ...
Source: Neurology And Strokes  May 15, 2020  2 years ago
Neurology and Strokes: In the last few weeks, medical experts have come to officially recognize that COVID-19 also causes or induces strokes in many COVID-19 patients and even many young adults are also developing strokes as a result of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2009787 and https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7187846/ and https://jnnp.bmj.com/c...
Source: COVID-19 Research  May 14, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research: Medical researchers led by Cardiff University-UK and including scientists and doctors from University of Colorado-US, University Of Barcelona-Spain, University Of Ottawa-Canada and Babraham Institute-Cambridge have discovered that readily available dental mouthwashes have the potential to destroy the lipid envelope of coronaviruses thus combating virus replication in the mouth a...
Source: COVID-19 Research  May 14, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research: Medical researchers from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) at Maryland, US have confirmed that microdroplets generated by speech can remain suspended in the air in an enclosed space for more than ten minutes, highlighting their likely role in spreading COVID-19.   The researchers had a person loudly repeat the phrase "Stay h...
Source: COVID-19 Research  May 14, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research: According to a case series published by Cedars-Sinai and Capricor Therapeutics, four of six critically ill COVID-19  patients significantly improved after receiving an experimental therapeutic involving heart stem cells designed to reduce inflammation, a major cause of death from this disease. The four patients got well enough to be discharged from the hospital. &nbs...
Source: COVID-19 Pets  May 14, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Pets:  According to American and Japanese researchers in a collaborative study from Japan and US, it is confirmed that cats can readily become infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and may be able to pass the virus to other cats. https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2013400?query=featured_coronavirus Photograph: Shutterstock Yoshihiro Kawaoka, a Professor...
Source: Medical Devices News  May 13, 2020  2 years ago
Medical Devices:  Texas Based Biotech Company, Aspenstate announced that it has received US FDA clearance for the AiRTouch, a lightweight portable X-ray system that could be particularly useful for quickly obtaining chest X-rays of COVID-19 patients.   The portable handheld device weighs in at 5.5 pounds (2.5 Kg) and resembles a large digital camera with a touchscreen. AiRTouch acq...
Source: Cancer News  May 13, 2020  2 years ago
Cancer News: Medical and oncology researchers from University Of Southern California and the IFOM Cancer Institute in Milan have found that a fasting-mimicking diet could be more effective at treating some types of cancer including colorectal cancers when combined with vitamin C.   In research on animal models, the team found that the combination delayed tumor progression in multiple animal...
Source: China COVID-19 News  May 13, 2020  2 years ago
China COVID-19 News: China has ordered the lock down of the Northeastern city called Jilin and has partially shut its borders, cut off transport links and closed schools after the emergence of a local coronavirus cluster that has fuelled fears about a second wave of infections in China. More cities are expected to be shut down in the next few days. The city of Jilin, with a population of more t...
Source: COVID-19 Supplements  May 13, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Supplements:  Medical researchers from the Harvard Medical School, University of California-Davis, Virginia Commonwealth University and Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle have discovered that chemical molecules called resolvins which are a type of novel endogenous specialized pro-resolving lipid autacoid mediators (SPMs) could help prevent the cytokine storms caused by the COVID-...
Source: COVID-19 Alerts  May 13, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Alerts: To date more than 1.6 million individuals around the world have been deemed ‘recovered’ from the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection. However conquering the initial sickness may be just the first of many battles for those who have survived.   So far many recovered individuals report breathlessness, fatigue and body pain months after first becoming infected. &n...
Source: COVID-19 Effects  May 13, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Effects:  Brazilian medical researchers conclude in a new medical study that COVID-19 might lead to an increase Parkinson’s disease among those that were infected. Their study findings published in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease (JPD), discuss several manners through which the COVID-19 pandemic might contribute to the expected exponential growth of Parkinson&r...
Source: Breaking COVID-19 News  May 13, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19: Chinese Newspapers including Beijing News and The Paper reported in the last 24 hours that The Wuhan Command Centre for the Control and Prevention of Coronavirus Pneumonia Epidemic has issued an emergency command endorsed by the central government for all district branches to order all citizens in Wuhan to undergo compulsory testing for the COVID-19 disease within the next 10 days. &nb...
Source: COVID-19 Antibodies  May 12, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Antibodies:  Jordanian researchers from the Hashemite University say that utilizing antibodies from recovered patients has so far been life-saving for other acute infections and should be explored in detail in response to COVID-19 disease.   The global COVID-19 pandemic has infected more than 4.3 million people and killed close to 290,000 individuals.  Developing a vaccin...
Source: World COVID-19 News  May 12, 2020  2 years ago
World COVID-19 News: Health authorities In Mexico have reported that more than 111 medical personnel have died from the COVID-19 disease while the SRA-CoV-2 coronavirus has also infected between 8,500 and 15,000 hospital and healthcare personnel.   Dr Hugo López-Gatell, the Mexican Assistant Health Secretary said the dead included 66 doctors, 16 nurses and 29 other hospital staf...
Source: COVID-19 Research  May 12, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research:  A new study by medical researchers from the department of radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital- Boston revealed that COVID-19 patients including those that have ‘recovered’ can have bowel abnormalities, including ischemia.   Numerous past studies have evaluated the chest imaging findings in COVID-19, which helped improve understanding of how the disea...
Source: COVID-19 Clinical Care  May 12, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Clinical Care:  According to a new research by Northwestern University, many COVID-19 patients are at risk for acute kidney failure. Acute kidney failure also called acute kidney injury (AKI) is a serious complication of COVID-19 that's underreported and not well understood. https://jasn.asnjournals.org/content/early/2020/05/04/ASN.2020040419   The medical resear...
Source: COVID-19 Alerts  May 12, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Alerts: According to a new study lead by the  COVID-19 PICU Collaborative Group involving doctors and medical researchers from a number of children hospitals across the US , children, teens and young adults are at greater risk for severe complications from COVID-19 than previously thought and those with underlying health conditions are at even greater risk   The research, publ...
Source: Immunology Research  May 11, 2020  2 years ago
Immunology Research: Medical researchers and immunology experts from VIB Life Sciences Research Institute in Belgium have made a major significant discovery of a new type of antigen-presenting immune cells.   The research by some of the world’s most renowned  medical scientists including the teams of Dr Bart Lambrecht, Dr Martin Guilliams, Dr Hamida Hammad, and Dr Charlotte Scott...
Source: COVID-19 Research  May 11, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Research: European medical researchers have discovered that out of a collaborative study involving several thousand heart failure patients from all over Europe, men have higher concentrations of angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 or ACE2 in their blood than women.  As these ACE2 receptors are usually the target of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, the research finds provide a clue as to why m...
Source: COVID-10 Therapeutics  May 11, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Therapeutics:  In many drug repurposing and potential therapeutics studies, researchers first use computational screening platforms that involves models of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in detail especially the binding sites of the spike proteins and to match molecular models of existing drugs, supplements, phytochemicals etc to see which have a greater affinity to bind to these sites, ...
Source: COVID-19 Drugs  May 11, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Drugs: A research study by Columbia University, Northwell Health and Massachusetts General Hospital shows that Famotidine, a common heartburn drug improved the clinical outcomes of hospitalized COVID-19 patients.   The study involving 1620 patients from more than 10 hospitals in the United States showed that Famotidine associated with reduced risk of intubation or death in hospitaliz...
Source: COVID-19 Symptoms  May 10, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Symptoms: Doctors in The US and also Europe are reporting that more COVID-19 patients are reporting eye problems while certain virologist are speculating that this growing manifestations of clinical symptoms could be associated with new strains of the SARS-CoV-2 emerging. To date there is no scientific to prove the latter.   However a number of research studies tend to confirm that...
Source: Herpes Research  May 10, 2020  2 years ago
Herpes Research: A medical research team from Aarhus University, University of Oxford, and University of Gothenburg, led by first author Dr Chiranjeevi Bodda from Dr Søren Paludan's lab at Aarhus University have discovered a molecular mechanism that helps Herpes simplex virus  or HSV1 infect the brain. The research findings are published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine (JEM...
COVID-19 Supplements  May 10, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Supplements: There are many who have always skeptical of the benefits of dietary supplements and nutraceuticals. While there has been many over blown claims by the unscrupulous, there are also many medical benefits that are often not extolled because of intense lobbying by the big pharmaceutical companies that have government and health authorities in their pockets along with greedy and u...
Source: HIV Research  May 09, 2020  2 years ago
HIV Research: Medical researchers have known for a long time that despite the advancements in antiretroviral therapy, varying amounts HIV virus remains in infected individuals forever, hiding in small reservoirs of cells of the immune system. Should ever these individuals discontinue the antiretroviral therapy, the HIV virus almost always rebounds rapidly from the reservoirs, causing deadly sympto...
Source: COVID-19 Warnings  May 09, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Warnings:  A new pre-print research finding that has yet to be peer reviewed, warns that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus could activate the dormant Tuberculosis bacteria in certain individuals. It was found that the novel coronavirus activates a stem cell-mediated defense mechanism that accelerates the activation of dormant tuberculosis in human host. https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.11...
Source: COVID-19 Diagnostics  May 09, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Diagnostics: Biotech Firm, Rutgers' RUCDR Infinite Biologics received an amended emergency use authorization from the US FDA for the first SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus/COVID-19  test that will allow individuals to collect their own saliva in the comfort of their  homes and send to a lab for testing and results, without risking any exposure in crowded healthcare settings. The ne...
Source: COVID-19 Tips  May 08, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Tips: Although the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus originated from China and also spread to the rest of the world as a result of the incompetence and selfish attitude of the Chinese government, China did manage despite all the cover ups and censorship, to control the number of infections and fatalities after weeks of lockdowns. Even now, despite there still being many cases of infections, reinfect...
Source: COVID-19 Studies  May 08, 2020  2 years ago
COVID-19 Studies: Medical Researchers from Hong Kong University School of Public Health have discovered that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is up to 100 times more infectious through the eyes and airways than the 2003 SARS Virus.   According to the researchers the eyes are an important route for the coronavirus into the human body and that the new SARS-CoV02 coronavirus was up to 100 times more...

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