Breast cancer drug set to transform prostate cancer treatment

A drug used to treat breast and ovarian cancer can extend the lives of some men with prostate cancer and should become a new standard treatment for the disease, concludes a major trial which is set to change clinical practice. Final results from the trial showed that olaparib—a pioneering type of drug called a PARP inhibitor and the first ever […]

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Coronavirus symptoms update: Five unusual warning signs

Britain is at a “tipping point” in its battle with COVID-19, according to health secretary Matt Hancock. This comes as England’s chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty has warned the rate of COVID-19 infections in the UK is “heading in the wrong direction”. With the prospect of a second national lockdown becoming more likely with every passing day, it is […]

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Chronic stress has been hypothesised as potential risk factor for hypertension

As per data from the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study of 2016, hypertension was the reason for 1.63 million deaths in India. (Written by Gunjit Dinesh Madra) Hypertension, also known as the ‘silent killer’, can have pernicious effects on human health. Exposure to chronic stress has been hypothesized as a potential risk factor– and occupational stress has been studied […]

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Top U.S. Health Officials Tiptoe Around Trump’s Vaccine Timeline

The administration’s experts tried to find a way to support both the president and the reality of scientific and medical constraints he doesn’t always recognize. By James Gorman As the nation’s coronavirus death toll neared 200,000, top administration health officials on Sunday delicately sidestepped President Trump’s ambitious declaration last week that a coronavirus vaccine would be available for every American […]

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This Is How Long Coronavirus Actually Lasts If You Get Sick

As the coronavirus epidemic continues in the US, you might be wondering just how long you'll be sick if you do contract COVID-19. Every case is different, but after months of scientific study and data collection, experts have a fairly good idea. Here are the symptoms you'll be dealing with, when they'll likely strike, and how long it will take […]

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AstraZeneca, Under Fire for Vaccine Safety, Releases Trial Blueprints

Experts are concerned that the company has not been more forthcoming about two participants who became seriously ill after getting its experimental vaccine. By Denise Grady, Katherine J. Wu and Sharon LaFraniere AstraZeneca revealed details of its large coronavirus vaccine trials on Saturday, the third in a wave of rare disclosures by drug companies under pressure to be more transparent […]

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Are corona passports the magic bullet Ministers hope they'll be?

Are corona passports really the magic bullet Ministers hope they’ll be? Experts are sceptical that testing to prove people DON’T have Covid-19 could help unlock society Tech companies believe a smartphone app could unlock society as we know it  This simple-to-use technology would prove our ‘Covid status’ and allow access   Experts claim a negative test result can’t guarantee an individual is […]

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In ‘Power Grab,’ Health Secretary Azar Asserts Authority Over F.D.A.

Experts said the memo would make it more difficult for the Food and Drug Administration to issue new rules, but it was unclear how it would affect the vetting of coronavirus vaccines. By Sheila Kaplan In a stunning declaration of authority, Alex M. Azar II, the secretary of Health and Human Services, this week barred the nation’s health agencies, including […]

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