Steroid used on asthma suffers to be trialled as treatment for Covid

Steroid used on asthma suffers to be trialled as treatment for Covid

An inhaled steroid will be investigated as a possible treatment for coronavirus as part of a nationwide trial. Budesonide will be part of the UK priority platform trial for Covid-19 treatments that can be taken at home. Led by the University of Oxford, the Principle (Platform Randomized trial of INterventions against Covid-19 In senior peoPLE) … Read more

The FDA authorized the use of an experimental antibody treatment for Covid-19

The FDA authorized the use of an experimental antibody treatment for Covid-19

Amid record levels of new Covid-19 infections and hospitalizations, the Food and Drug Administration announced on Saturday that this would allow emergency use drug therapy called an antibody RAIN-COV2 which helps the immune system fight the virus. The treatment, developed by biotech company Regeneron, consists of two antibodies called casirivimab and imdevimab which have so … Read more

Hancock announces new trials for antibody Covid treatment

Hancock announces new trials for antibody Covid treatment

England Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced new trials for an antibody treatment for Covid-19 patients. He told MPs: “I am delighted to say that over the weekend the trial of the Oxford vaccine restarted. “And I can tell the House that we will now be trialling a promising new antibody treatment on coronavirus patients … Read more

Doctors allowed to withdraw treatment from boy found hanging in bedroom

Black Lives Matter supporters urged to become magistrates to boost diversity

A 12-year-old boy who was found hanging in his bedroom will have life-sustaining treatment withdrawn after a High Court judge agreed with doctors that prolonging his life was not in his best interests. The boy, known only as J for legal reasons, suffered a “profound, severe neurological injury” in April as a result of a … Read more

Covid-19 treatment could drive up resistance to antibiotics, study claims

Covid-19 treatment could drive up resistance to antibiotics, study claims

The use of antibiotics by Covid-19 sufferers could result in increased resistance to the drugs’ benefits among the wider population, a new study suggests. Patients hospitalised as a result of the virus are being given a combination of medications to prevent possible secondary bacterial infections. However, research by the University of Plymouth and Royal Cornwall … Read more

Russia 'condemning poisoned Navalny to death by refusing him treatment abroad'

Putin foe Alexei Navalny in hospital after being 'poisoned by toxin in his tea'

Supporters of prominent Vladimir Putin foe Alexei Navalny claimed the Kremlin is risking his life by refusing to allow him to be flown to Germany for treatment. Mr Navalny, 44, is in grave condition in a “deep coma” after becoming suddenly sick on a plane from Tomsk to Moscow on Thursday. He became unwell shortly … Read more

Country approves bleach as Covid-19 treatment despite leaving people in hospital

Country approves bleach as Covid-19 treatment despite leaving people in hospital

Law makers in Bolivia have approved a toxic bleach which has falsely been branded around as a miracle cure as a coronavirus treatment. According to local media reports, the Latin American country’s Legislative Assembly gave chlorine dioxide the green light despite reports of people being hospitalised and injured after taking it. The approved bill allows … Read more

Court decides if 4-stone anorexic woman can refuse hospital treatment

Court decides if 4-stone anorexic woman can refuse hospital treatment

A Court of Protection judge has been asked to decide whether a woman who has suffered from anorexia nervosa for more than a decade and now weighs around four stone is mentally capable of making her own decisions about ending hospital treatment. Specialists told Mrs Justice Roberts how the woman, who is in her 20s, … Read more

Clinic's arthritis treatment ad banned due to 'misleading' claims

Clinic's arthritis treatment ad banned due to 'misleading' claims

A clinic which has been banned from using a “misleading” ad about its therapies for arthritis should be ashamed, a Labour peer said. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) upheld a complaint made by Lord Lipsey about an advertorial for The Regenerative Clinic in the national press on February 25. Under the headline: “Ground Breaking Treatment … Read more

There may never be a 'silver bullet' treatment to beat coronavirus, WHO warns

There may never be a 'silver bullet' treatment to beat coronavirus, WHO warns

There “might never be” a “silver bullet” treatment for the coronavirus pandemic, according to the director-general of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a media briefing on Monday: “A number of vaccines are now in phase three clinical trials and we all hope to have a number of effective vaccines that … Read more