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From the first reports coming out of Wuhan, Iran and later Italy, we knew that losing your sense of smell (anosmia) was a significant symptom of the disease. Now, after months of reports, both anecdotal and more rigorous clinical findings,...
First, we tried the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine. Then we tested the antiviral drug remdesivir. But new UK research gives the strongest indication yet we may have found a useful treatment for COVID-19. This time it’s an old anti-inflammatory drug, dexamethasone, which has...
Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, use of the term “herd immunity” has spread almost as fast as the virus. But its use is fraught with misconceptions. In the U.K., officials briefly considered a herd immunity strategy to protect the most vulnerable...
In March, amateur scientists in Sydney announced they had created a COVID-19 test kit that is simpler, faster, and cheaper than existing tests. While the test has not yet been approved by regulators, if effective it could play a role in...
As the end of the second world war neared, mass production of the newly developed antibiotic penicillin enabled life-saving treatment of bacterial infections in wounded soldiers. Since then, penicillin and many other antibiotics have successfully treated a wide variety...
April 13, 2020, Chesterfield, Missouri — skinBe Med Spa, an emerging medical spa brand based in St. Louis known for their unique spin in the industry focusing on beauty is more than skin deep and encourages all to ‘Be...
University of Pittsburgh researchers are developing a vaccine patch for COVID-19 that is as easy to apply as a Band-Aid.
In Gwyneth Paltrow’s new Netflix series, The Goop Lab, Paltrow explores a variety of wellness management approaches, from “energy healing” to psychedelic psychotherapy. Goop has long been criticised for making unsubstantiated health claims and advancing pseudoscience, but the brand is incredibly...
Drugstore chain Al-Dawaa implements KNAPP’s automation solution including a Track & Trace system KNAPP AG, headquartered in Hart bei Graz in Austria, and its Regional partner ALS Logistic Solutions, headquartered in Dubai, have been awarded by the Saudi Arabian pharmacy...
The discovery of antibiotics in the 1920s has contributed to longer and healthier lives, and they are now being used more widely than ever before. The main reason that antibiotics are prescribed is to kill bacterial infections. They are usually...

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