Antiviral medication Paxlovid can assist those with mild symptoms of COVID-19 to avoid hospitalisation and death

In the United States, only people with certain medical conditions at higher risk of developing severe COVID-19 are currently eligible to receive the drug. Now, a new study suggests that expanding eligibility to include all people with COVID-19 could benefit everyone. Canadian researchers studied 41 trials that covered more than 18,000 people with non-severe COVID-19. They reported […]

Drug sensitivity linked to leukaemia susceptibility

The article was published in the journal Redox Biology. Leukaemia is a type of blood cancer that affects blood cells in your bone marrow, usually white blood cells. The team led by Dr. Lucas Pontel and including Dr. Manel Esteller, Director of the Josep Carreras Leukemia Research Institute (IJC), ICREA Research Professor, and Chairman of […]

Microdosing psilocybin improved depression, anxiety, and stress symptoms

This observational study, published June 30 in Nature-Scientific Reports, included over 900 people who reported microdosing Psilocybin during the past month, and a control group of 180 people who did not engage in microdosing psychedelics. There is a long history of using psilocybin-containing fungi to improve health and wellbeing in a variety of cultures. Psilocybin has resurfaced […]

Ruxolitinib cream, the first at-home therapy for Vitiligo, has been approved by the FDA.

The FDA approval is a development that is being cheered by many, but for Tonja Johnson, the founder of the vitiligo support group Beautifully Unblemished, there are mixed emotions. Vitiligo is an autoimmune disorder(the body’s immune system attacking healthy cells) affecting as many as 2 percent of the world’s population. It’s estimated that about 2 million adults in the United States […]

Medicare’s free wellness visit can prevent diabetes amputation

Annual wellness visits covered by Medicare reduce diabetes patients’ risk of amputation by more than one-third, a new study finds. A hypothesis confirmed that Annual Well Visits are associated with a reduced risk of major lower-extremity amputations, highlighting the importance of connecting patients to preventive care services. Study author Jennifer Lobo, a researcher in the University of […]

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