FRANCE’S SANOFI CHARGED WITH MANSLAUGHTER BY FRENCH COURT

Mon 03 August 2020: Pharmaceutical leader indicted in long-standing case of controversial drug known to cause birth defects in pregnant women PARIS (AA) – Pharmaceutical giant Sanofi has been indicted for manslaughter by French prosecutors over birth defects found in pregnant women who took its drug containing sodium valproate. The drug also goes by the […]

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‘ONLY THOSE WITH PLASTIC VISORS WERE INFECTED’: SWISS GOVERNMENT WARNS AGAINST FACE SHIELDS

Sat 25 July 2020: A health department in Switzerland is now warning against wearing plastic face shields without a mask after a coronavirus outbreak where only those wearing plastic visors were infected, the Swiss government has said plastic shields are inadequate protection and should only be worn in combination with a face mask. Health officials […]

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GROUNDING: EXPLORING EARTHING SCIENCE AND THE BENEFITS BEHIND IT

Fri 24 July 2020: Grounding, also called earthing, is a therapeutic technique that involves doing activities that “ground” or electrically reconnect you to the earth. This practice relies on earthing science and grounding physics to explain how electrical chargesTrusted Source from the earth can have positive effects on your body. This type of grounding therapy isn’t entirely […]

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COVID-19 ANTIBODIES LAST JUST FEW MONTHS: UK STUDY

Thu 16 July 2020: Antibodies peak 3 weeks after infection, decline after as little as 2-3 months, researchers find ANKARA (AA) – Immunity to COVID-19 may decline over months, according to a new study by King’s College University in London. The study, published on the preprint server medRXiv and yet to be peer-reviewed, found that antibodies peaked three […]

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STUDY PREDICTS SURGE IN HIV, TB AND MALARIA DEATHS AMID COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Tue 14 July 2020: Deaths from HIV, tuberculosis and malaria could surge in poor and middle-income countries as already weak health systems grapple with severe disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a predictive study published on Monday. Over the next five years, deaths from the three diseases could rise by as much as 10%, […]

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UN CHIEF SEEKS END TO FINANCING OF COAL TO SMOOTH CLEAN ENERGY SHIFT

Fri 10 July 2020: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged countries on Thursday to stop financing for coal and commit not to build new coal-fired power plants to enable a shift to clean energy. “Coal has no place in COVID-19 recovery plans,” Guterres said, speaking via videolink to a clean energy transition summit hosted by the […]

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ASTHMA DOES NOT SEEM TO INCREASE THE SEVERITY OF COVID-19

Tue 07 July 2020: Rutgers researchers say further study is needed but those with the chronic respiratory disease don’t appear to be at a higher risk of getting extremely ill or dying from coronavirus Asthma does not appear to increase the risk for a person contracting COVID-19 or influence its severity, according to a team […]

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MORE DEATHS, NO BENEFIT FROM MALARIA DRUG IN VA VIRUS STUDY

Wed 22 April 2020: (AFP) A malaria drug widely touted as a potential cure for COVID-19 showed no benefit against the disease over standard care — and was in fact associated with more deaths, the biggest study of its kind showed Tuesday. The US government funded analysis of how American military veterans fared on hydroxychloroquine […]

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NOVARTIS, FDA AGREE TO START TESTING HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE IN COVID-19 TREATMENT

Tue 21 April 2020: The Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis said Monday it has reached an agreement with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to proceed with a Phase III clinical trial of hydroxychloroquine in hospitalized patients with COVID-19 disease. “Trial is designed and implemented quickly to address the need for science-based investigation following early […]

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