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Why Lopinavir and Hydroxychloroquine are Ineffective Against COVID-19

1 month ago   |   By Medindia Health

Lopinavir and Hydroxychloroquine do not work on COVID-19 because the concentration of both these drugs in the lungs of patients are not sufficient to fight the infection. Systemic inflammation caused by COVID-19 inhibits the drug metabolism.
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New drug to help Australian patients fight off COVID-19 comes with 'caveats'

New drug to help Australian patients fight off COVID-19 comes with 'caveats'

1 month ago   |   By Sydney Morning Herald

Deputy Chief Health Officer Dr Nick Coatsworth says the drug is a direct-acting antiviral. What does that mean? It means that it stops the virus from multiplying further in the body.
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COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu: 5,890 More Covid Cases, 117 Deaths

COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu: 5,890 More Covid Cases, 117 Deaths

In Tamil Nadu, a total of 5,890 more persons tested positive for coronavirus, while there were 117 new deaths, the state Health Department said on Friday. Read more ...

New Online Calculator Helps Predict Stroke Risk

New Online Calculator Helps Predict Stroke Risk

Doctors can predict patients' risk for ischemic stroke based on the severity of their metabolic syndrome, a conglomeration of conditions that includes high blood pressure... Read more ...

India Crosses 24L Covid Cases

India Crosses 24L Covid Cases

India's Covid-19 count passed the 24-lakh mark on Friday with 64,553 new cases in 24 hours, while the toll climbed to 48,040 with 1,007 more fatalities, said the Health... Read more ...

Asymptomatic Corona Patients Mostly Won't Infect Close Contacts

Asymptomatic Corona Patients Mostly Won't Infect Close Contacts

New research has added to the growing body of evidence that asymptomatic patients suffering from Covid-19 are less likely to infect close contacts compared to severe cases. Read more ...

Hydroxychloroquine works in high-risk patients, and saying otherwise is...

Hydroxychloroquine works in high-risk patients, and saying otherwise is dangerous

As of Wednesday, some 165,000 people in the United States have died from COVID-19. I have made the case in the American Journal of Epidemiology and in Newsweek that people who... Read more ...

Micronutrients and macronutrients: 6 Essential nutrients and why you need...

Micronutrients and macronutrients: 6 Essential nutrients and why you need each one to stay healthy

Proper diet is crucial to maintaining optimal health, and a huge part of it is ensuring the adequate intake of essential nutrients needed to support important cellular... Read more ...

20 Things You Should Pack to Help Ensure You Stay Safe and Healthy on Campus

20 Things You Should Pack to Help Ensure You Stay Safe and Healthy on Campus

Packing for college can be an overwhelming process, and although you can purchase a majority of your dorm essentials during that first week, there are some items - yes... Read more ...

Breast cancer patients face 'cruel' postcode lottery for fertility treatment

Breast cancer patients face 'cruel' postcode lottery for fertility treatment

Chemotherapy given to young women with breast cancer can leave them infertile, meaning many choose to freeze an embryo or their eggs for future IVF . Read more ...

No Clear Timeline for COVID-19 Vaccine

No Clear Timeline for COVID-19 Vaccine

WASHINGTON - How soon will the U.S. population see a COVID-19 vaccine? The answer seems to depend on who you ask. President Trump appears to be the most optimistic person in... Read more ...

Lower COVID-19 Risk With ADT for Prostate Cancer

Lower COVID-19 Risk With ADT for Prostate Cancer

Men whose prostate cancer was treated with androgen-deprivation therapy had a significantly lower risk of COVID-19 infection, a large retrospective study of Italian patients... Read more ...