COVID-19: FDA grant remdesivir emergency use after turbulent week

Last week saw three studies with seemingly contradictory results about the antiviral drug remdesivir, culminating in the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granting Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). What happened, exactly? Until last weekend, treatment for COVID-19 was primarily experimental. In hundreds of clinical trials across the globe, researchers are testing…

Vitamin D linked to low virus death rate

A new study has found an association between low average levels of vitamin D and high numbers of COVID-19 cases and mortality rates across 20 European countries. The research, led by Dr. Lee Smith of Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) and Mr Petre Cristian Ilie, lead urologist of Queen Elizabeth Hospital…

Kym Johnson: I Would 'Love to Have More' Kids With Robert Herjavec

Time to add another baby to their brood? Kym Johnson and Robert Herjavec told Us Weekly exclusively about their future family plans. “I would love to have more kids,” the Dancing With the Stars pro, 43, gushed to Us on Wednesday, may 6, while promoting Celebrity Watch Party. Her husband,…

Scientist examines the best ways to lift quarantine while saving lives

Sarah Cobey’s job is to visualize alternate universes. For example: What if, in the early stages of the COVID-19 outbreak, Gov. JB Pritzker hadn’t ordered Illinois residents to stay at home? The University of Chicago epidemiologist is an expert in modeling the spread of infectious disease. As head of one…

Corona-crisis: patients trust the doctor and the pharmacist

More than half of trusts in the current Coronavirus pandemic health issues the advice of his pharmacist. In addition to the opinion of the physician, the local pharmacy is the most important source of information. The findings of a recent Online survey aponet.de . Topics Of Special Coronavirus More recent…

On the front lines: Tiffany Osborn

Critical care physician Tiffany Osborn, MD, a professor of surgery and of emergency medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, outlines what critical care looks like during the COVID-19 pandemic, what’s changed, and how she and her co-workers stay motivated. This video is part of a series…

Birth and pregnancy experts fail to deliver on contraception advice

Health care professionals who provide contraceptive services outside of general practice are unlikely to discuss long-acting reversible contraception such as intrauterine devices (IUDs) or implants for young women without children—despite their proven safety, effectiveness and convenience. A review published in the Journal of Clinical Nursing analysed the views of non-GP…

Risk for severe maternal morbidity varies across neighborhoods

Severe maternal morbidity (SMM) is higher for women in ZIP codes with the highest concentration of poor blacks relative to wealthy whites, which is partially attributable to the delivery hospital, according to a study published in the May issue of Health Affairs. Teresa Janevic, M.P.H., Ph.D., from the Icahn School…