Sun, Jul 12, 2020

  • New data revealed by Gilead Sciences has shown that its antiviral drug remdesivir reduces death risk of severe Covid-19 patients by as much as 62 per cent when compared with standard care alone.
    Remdesivir linked to reduced death risk in severe Covid-19 patients
    This is an important finding that requires confirmation in prospective clinical trials, Gilead said on Friday about the results presented at the virtual COVID-19 conference as part of the 23rd International AIDS Conference.The analysis included 312 patients treated in the Phase-3 SIMPLE-Severe study and a separate real-world retrospective cohort of 818 patients with similar baseline characteristics and disease severity who received standard of care treatment in the same time period as the SIMPLE-Severe study.Patients were primarily located in North America (92 per cent, remdesivir cohort vs. 91 per cent, standard-of-care cohort), Europe (5 per cent vs. 7 per cent) and Asia (3 per cent vs. 2 per cent).The analysis demonstrated that remdesivir treatment was associated with significantly improved clinical recovery and a 62 percent reduction...
  • Pandemic exposes scientific rift over proving when germs are airborne Pandemic exposes scientific rift over proving when germs are airborne

    The coronavirus pandemic has exposed a clash among medical experts over disease transmission that stretches back nearly a century - to the very origins of germ theory.

  • How good gut bacteria helps reduce heart disease risk How good gut bacteria helps reduce heart disease risk

    Researchers have discovered that one of the good bacteria found in the human gut has the potential to reduce the risk of heart disease.

  • Yoga to improve reproductive, sexual health Yoga to improve reproductive, sexual health

    Many fertility groups who conduct support group meetings to help the anxious couples trying to conceive- have included yoga in their program. It can improve your sex life.

  • Getting a grip on ageing Getting a grip on ageing

    Could the status of your health lie in the palm of your hand? It may not be as simple as that - but the strength of your hand grip is a key way to determine your overall muscle strength.

  • All you need to know about perimenopause All you need to know about perimenopause

    Most women know the signs of menopause which happens around the age of 50. But there is another phenomenon called perimenopause which many are unaware of and tend to ignore.

  • Dealing with muscle pain Dealing with muscle pain

    In times of COVID-19 and the lockdown, most people have been staying indoors and levels of activity have decreased significantly. Work from home has become the new norm and we may see more of it even...

  • Hate desk job? It may be good for your mental health Hate desk job? It may be good for your mental health

    People who work in jobs that require less physical activity - typically office and desk-based jobs - are at a lower risk of subsequent poor cognition than those whose work is more physically active,...

  • Self-isolation may increase susceptibility to Covid-19: Study Self-isolation may increase susceptibility to Covid-19: Study

    Researchers now claim that time spent in isolation may actually increase the vulnerability to upper respiratory viruses and perhaps coronavirus (Covid-19).

  • Why kids are often spared from severe COVID-19, reveals study Why kids are often spared from severe COVID-19, reveals study

    There are several different mechanisms behind the differences, including the retention of T-cells in children, which are able to fight off or limit inflammation.