Tag Archives: COVID19

Anti-inflammatory drug improves survival in COVID-19 patients

Researchers from 68 sites across the country, led by David E. Leaf and Shruti Gupta  from the Division of Renal Medicine at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital, have investigated the effects of the anti-inflammatory drug tocilizumab on critically ill patients with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19. Unlike steroids, which suppress the immune system more broadly, tocilizumab specifically inhibits the receptor for… Read More »

All about monoclonal antibody drugs — the experimental treatment that may have turned Trump’s COVID-19 around

Article content continued “It’s entirely possible that by the time you’re giving it, you’re giving it too late.” Medical technicians work at a drive-through COVID-19 testing facility at the Regeneron Pharmaceuticals company’s Westchester campus in Tarrytown, New York, September 17, 2020. Photo by Brendan McDermid/Reuters/File That Trump got something wholly experimental has raised eyebrows, but… Read More »

Social media use linked with depression, secondary trauma during COVID-19

Can’t stop checking social media for the latest COVID-19 health information? You might want to take a break, according to researchers at Penn State and Jinan University who discovered that excessive use of social media for COVID-19 health information is related to both depression and secondary trauma. “We found that social media use was rewarding… Read More »

Covid-19 news: Travel abroad linked to positive test rate in England

By Michael Le Page , Clare Wilson , Jessica Hamzelou , Adam Vaughan , Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool Passengers arrive at Heathrow Airport in London, UK, 30 July 2020ANDY RAIN/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock Latest coronavirus news as of 5 pm on 28 September Coronavirus rates have been higher among people who have travelled abroad Rates of people… Read More »