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4 coronavirus treatments, including remdesivir, hydroxychloroquine, flop in large WHO study

Fox News Flash top headlines for October 16 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com. Four coronavirus drugs were found to have "little or no effect" on hospitalized patients, according to preliminary results from a World Health Organization study. Anticipated findings from the WHO’s multi-country Solidarity trial were posted ahead of peer review […]

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Confusion, dizziness, encephalopathy: Neurologic symptoms found in 4 of 5 hospitalized Covid-19 patients

About 4 out of 5 patients hospitalized with Covid-19 suffer neurologic symptoms such as muscle pain, headaches, confusion, dizziness and the loss of smell or taste, new research shows. The most severe condition listed was encephalopathy, “characterized by altered mental function ranging from mild confusion to coma,” said Igor Koralnik, the chief of neuro-infectious disease […]

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Some hospitals in COVID-19 hotspots running short of remdesivir

(HealthDay)—Some U.S. hospitals in COVID-19 hotspots are running short of the antiviral drug remdesivir—the only drug authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat the disease—while hospitals in other regions have stocks of the drug that are going unused. The federal government is overseeing distribution of remdesivir. In the coming week, allocations of […]

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Coronavirus: Use of statins linked to lower death rate in Covid-19 patients. Here’s how

Using cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins is associated with a lower death rate in patients hospitalised with COVID-19, according to a large-scale study. The research, published in the journal Cell Metabolism, also showed that mortality risk and other negative outcomes were not increased by combination therapy consisting of statins and blood pressure-lowering drugs called angiotensin-converting enzyme […]

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Remdesivir use growing globally in COVID-19 patients

Worldwide more physicians are using remdesivir to treat COVID-19 patients, according to a survey released May 21 by Sermo, a global health care polling company and social platform for physicians. Sermo’s weekly COVID-19 Real Time Barometer surveyed 4,756 physicians (May 11 to 13) in 31 countries. Questions assessed worldwide remdesivir usage. According to the results […]