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Hydroxychloroquine Doesn’t Benefit Severely Ill Coronavirus Patients—Here’s What the Latest Evidence Shows

An anti-malarial drug called hydroxychloroquine, commonly used to treat inflammatory conditions like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, received a lot of attention earlier this year as a potential treatment for people with COVID-19. But is the excitement overblown? Based on the accumulated evidence to date, neither hydroxychloroquine nor its cousin, chloroquine, appears to be effective against […]

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A Black Man Died After Police Covered His Head With a Spit Hood While Arresting Him—Here's What That Is

A 41-year-old Black man’s arrest and subsequent death after being restrained by police in Rochester, New York, and placed in a “spit hood” is under investigation by the state attorney general’s office. The county medical examiner ruled Daniel Prude’s death a homicide due to “complications of asphyxia in the setting of physical restraint." Whether the […]

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Millions of Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes Will Be Released in Florida to Stop the Spread of Several Infectious Viruses

Genetically engineered mosquitoes—750 million of them—will be released in the Florida Keys in 2021 and 2022. The pilot program, which was approved for “experimental use” by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in May, will test to see if genetically engineered mosquitoes are a good pest control alternative to spraying insecticides. The specific target is the […]

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Botulinum toxin, known as Botox, is typically injected to smooth wrinkles or to relieve migraine, muscle cramps, excessive sweating, and incontinence. Researchers have now found evidence that the neurotoxin could also help against depression. An analysis of data from nearly 40,000 people who were treated from eight different reasons, with botulinum toxin to the forehead, […]

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Not on the window sill: medication during the summer camps

In summer, when the temperatures rise, need drugs special protection. "Most of the medicines can also wear on a hot summer day without the concerns of the pharmacy home. But you aufbewahren&quot not to hot;, Thomas Benkert, Vice-President of the Federal chamber of pharmacists says. Therefore, you should not store his medication at home on […]