Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for remdesivir for the treatment of suspected or laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 in adults and children hospitalized with severe disease. The investigational antiviral drug, manufactured by Gilead Sciences Inc, was
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May 1 2020 Through serendipity, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health considerably reduced the toxicity of a potential antibiotic against the most feared drug-resistant bacteria, while also improving its stability in fighting infections. Image Credits: royaltystockphoto.com / Shutterstock.com The new antibiotic — administered via the windpipe to target lung infections
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Despite social distancing measures across the globe that cautions people against close contact with others, including kissing, hugging, and shaking hands, Switzerland says children below ten years old and grandparents can hug, emphasizing that children are less likely to transmit the coronavirus. Swiss authorities say it is safe for children under the age of ten
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Print this page LAVAL, Quebec, April 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSE/TSX: BHC) and its dermatology business, Ortho Dermatologics, one of the largest prescription dermatology health care businesses, today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Jublia® (efinaconazole) topical solution, 10%, a
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A multicancer diagnostic blood test showed early potential as a screen for asymptomatic cancers in women with no history of cancer, according to results of a first-of-its kind prospective study. Of the 10,006 women who participated in the study, 134 had positive results with the blood screening and 26 were eventually found to have cancers.
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Do your asthma symptoms seem to get worse in the winter months? You’re not alone. Depending on your underlying allergies and identified triggers, different seasons can bring on additional symptoms: Wheezing Shortness of breath Frequent respiratory infections Cough – can be chronic, with phlegm, or dry, mild or severe Chest tightness Irritated throat A variety
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Print this page FOSTER CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apr. 29, 2020– Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: GILD) today announced topline results from the open-label, Phase 3 SIMPLE trial evaluating 5-day and 10-day dosing durations of the investigational antiviral remdesivir in hospitalized patients with severe manifestations of COVID-19 disease. The study demonstrated that patients receiving a 10-day treatment course of remdesivir
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brincidofovir Treatment for Smallpox Chimerix Receives FDA Clearance for Rolling Submission of New Drug Application for Brincidofovir as a Medical Countermeasure for Smallpox Print this page DURHAM, N.C., April 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Chimerix (NASDAQ:CMRX), a biopharmaceutical company focused on accelerating the development of medicines to treat cancer and other serious diseases, today announced that the Company
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Print this page London UK — 29 April 2020 – Dr. Hal Barron, Chief Scientific Officer and President R&D, GSK, said: “Women with advanced ovarian cancer have a five-year survival rate of less than 50%. This expanded indication means that many more women with this devastating disease can receive earlier treatment with Zejula, which can extend
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. Out-of-hospital cardiac arrests increased 58% during the peak of the COVID-19 outbreak in the hard-hit region of Lombardy, Italy, compared with the same period last year, a new analysis shows. During the first 40 days of the outbreak beginning February 21,
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“Benadryl barely helped me sleep last night,” I groan to my partner. My eyes bloodshot, my head pounding as I recount the number of days I have needed to take a sleep aid this week. He hands me my lunch bag and locks the door to walk with me to work. The sound of my
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Omar Rodriguez, works at the funeral home, counts the caskets with full of Covid-19 dead bodies at the Gerard J. Neufeld funeral home in Queens, New York City, United States on April 29, 2020. Tayfun Coskun | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images It is “unconscionable” and “absolutely unacceptable” that a Brooklyn funeral home left corpses
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The coronavirus may have ushered in the era of social distancing, but in some ways it has brought the global medical community closer together, even if it’s online rather than in person. This week, there is a Facebook tribute to healthcare
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Steady hands and uninterrupted, sharp vision are critical when performing surgery on delicate structures like the brain or hair-thin blood vessels. While surgical cameras have improved what surgeons see during operative procedures, the “steady hand” remains to be enhanced — new surgical technologies, including sophisticated surgeon-guided robotic hands, cannot prevent accidental injuries when operating close
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