‘In a crisis like this, an antiviral drug could buy us some time’

Francesco Stellacci, a professor in EPFL’s School of Engineering, discusses his research in the field of nanomedicine and how it could help us get past the coronavirus crisis. As the COVID-19 outbreak rages on, researchers are in a race against the clock to find some way to combat the coronavirus. Francesco Stellacci, the professor who heads the Supramolecular Nano-Materials and […]

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10.999 or 12.327 Covid-19-cases? 20 or 28 Dead? As the Numbers comes from the confusion

Numbers give orientation. How strong Covid-19-cases to rise in consequence of Coronavirus infection in Germany? How many people have died? How many tested positive? All of this is not only for virologists and decision-makers is important, but is also interested in the people in the country. Confusion Coronavirus Numbers But Numbers can also confuse and unsettle. For example, if there […]

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Company blamed for opioid crisis 'cynical' for selling overdose cure

Pharmaceutical empire behind addictive painkiller OxyContin blamed for US opioid crisis is slammed for selling its overdose cure around the world The Sackler family makes millions selling prescription painkillers in the US Their company Purdue Pharma makes the high-strength opioid OxyContin Affiliated companies sell the OxyContin overdose antidote around the world  Experts said it is ‘deeply cynical’ for the companies […]

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Women are being driven to the brink by Britain’s social care crisis

Women are being driven to the brink by Britain’s social care crisis, with shocking figures revealing female carers are at higher risk of depression, loneliness and insomnia NHS survey of 50,800 unpaid carers found that 68% of them are female Half said they were not able to eat or sleep properly for lack of time Meanwhile 48% felt depressed and […]

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Q&A: Deadly opioid crisis sparks lawsuits across the US

The first judgment is expected Monday in a lawsuit from a state government seeking to hold a drug company accountable for a U.S. opioid crisis that has ripped apart lives and communities. More trials and legal settlements are likely to follow the ruling in Oklahoma as the nation looks for answers and solutions to a massive societal and legal problem. […]

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Rising self-harm rates suggest financial crisis may have hit middle-aged men hardest

Self-harm in middle-aged men increased significantly following the 2008 financial crisis, according to a study led by researchers at The University of Manchester. The research from the Multi-Centre Study of Self-harm in England, funded by the Department of Health is published online by the British Journal of Psychiatry today (30 May). The team investigated self-poisoning and self-injury in three cities, […]

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Poll: Many blame drug firms for opioid crisis

About two-thirds of Americans believe drug companies are to blame for the opioid crisis, although nearly as many hold drug users themselves responsible, a new poll finds. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll showed many people also fault doctors who prescribed opioid pain pills and government officials who haven’t done enough to expand addiction treatment and arrest […]

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