What you need to know about the coronavirus right now. Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus right now. Reuters Health, 08/11/2020.
Novartis wins FDA approval to repurpose leukaemia drug against multiple sclerosis. Novartis on Thursday won U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to repurpose an 11-year-old blood cancer drug against multiple sclerosis. Reuters Health, 08/20/2020. (Also see Multiple Sclerosis)
Johnson & Johnson to test coronavirus vaccine in 60,000 volunteers. Johnson & Johnson aims to test its experimental coronavirus vaccine in up to 60,000 volunteers in a late-stage trial scheduled to start in September, according to a U.S. government database of clinical trials. Reuters Health, 08/20/2020. (Also see Vaccinations)
COVID-19 and a loss of smell: Why the virus may hinder this sense. A loss of smell can be caused by nasal congestion. But it happens in COVID-19 patients even without a stuffed-up nose. NBC Health News, 08/19/2020.
Talking about risky sex can cut rates of sexuality transmitted diseases (STIs), new medical guidelines say. Doctors are being urged to give behavioral counseling for all sexually active adolescents. NBC Health News, 08/19/2020.
Isolation, Disruption and Confusion: Coping With Dementia During a Pandemic. The coronavirus has upended the lives of dementia patients and their caregivers and these changes have disrupted long-standing routines that millions of people with dementia rely on. Kaiser Health News, 08/18/2020.
Bereaved Families Are “the Secondary Victims of COVID-19”. Many survivors will be shaken by the circumstances under which loved ones pass away and worrisome ripple effects may linger for years, researchers warn. Kaiser Health News, 08/12/2020.
Can Artificial Sweeteners Keep Us From Gaining Weight? Sugar substitutes may help stave off weight gain, but they have metabolic effects that some experts find concerning. New York Times, 08/20/2020. (Also see Food Guide)
Are Mammograms Worthwhile for Older Women? Some might be better off not knowing they have breast cancer because they are likely to die of other causes long before breast cancer would threaten their health. New York Times, 08/17/2020. (Also see Cancer)
Singing 'no riskier than talking' for virus spread. Singing does not produce substantially more respiratory particles than speaking at a similar volume, a study suggests. BBC Health News, 08/20/2020.
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