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Why doctors may start prescribing nicotine to help beat disease

Why doctors may start prescribing nicotine to help beat disease: New research shows the addictive element of cigarettes may be a potential treatment for Parkinson’s, dementia and even Covid-19 Nicotine- main addictive element of cigarette- emerging as promising treatment May also be useful for brain disorders such as dementia and schizophrenia   In the case of Parkinson’s, […]

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Fewer African Americans in South Carolina sought stroke care at pandemic’s start

The COVID-19-related hesitancy to seek medical care at a hospital may be disproportionately affecting African American stroke patients, according to new research published today in Stroke. In the study, “African Americans are Less Likely to Present with Strokes During COVID-19 Pandemic—Observations from the Stroke Belt,” neurology specialists in South Carolina analyzed trends in interactive videoconferencing […]

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To support healthcare workers battling COVID-19, start fresh and think holistically, experts say

Although health care workers’ physical safety is paramount, their psychological, emotional and spiritual well-being are also key to their ability to function under conditions that are unlike any they’ve faced before, according to three experts in physician wellness. In an opinion article published online April 7 in JAMA, the experts provide a strategy for supporting […]

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US, French firms start drug trial in severe COVID-19 cases

French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi and American drugmaker Regeneron said Monday they have started clinical trials for a new drug in patients hospitalised with severe COVID-19 infections. In a statement they said phase 2 and 3 trials were under way for Kevzara, an immunosuppressor. Regeneron will trial in the United States, while Sanofi plans trials initially […]