Doctors think this common antidepressant might treat COVID-19

Doctors found that antidepressant drug fluvoxamine that people can take at home can reduce respiratory complications after infection with the novel coronavirus. The researchers found a significant difference between the group of people who took fluvoxamine and the placebo group. None of the people on fluvoxamine developed complications compared to 8% in the control cohort.…Continue Reading

Doctors warn NHS at breaking point and vaccine will bring even more pressure

When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. OurPrivacy Noticeexplains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time.Invalid EmailThe overburdened NHS is again being driven to the brink…Continue Reading

Sex Talks With Doctors Vary by Patients’ Sexual Orientation

Male patients who identified as gay or bisexual were more likely to have discussions with their clinicians about sex compared with patients who identified as straight, a researcher reported. Healthcare providers asked a higher proportion of patients who identified as bisexual or homosexual, compared with those who identified as heterosexual, about how many sexual partners…Continue Reading

Doctors Without Borders to Deploy Additional Teams in France to Help With COVID Case Increase

Doctors Without Borders is looking to increase its relief work in France, as the European nation confronts an ongoing surge in COVID-19 cases.The Paris-founded humanitarian aid organization (Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in French) issued a public call to medical professionals and paramedics on Wednesday asking for their assistance. In a statement, the international non-profit said…Continue Reading

Doctors might’ve discovered another life-saving coronavirus treatment

Scientists studying the novel coronavirus have found another type of drug that might prevent severe COVID-19 complications and deaths. Doctors from Spain found that patients who received statins, a class of drugs used to lower high cholesterol, were less likely to die of COVID-19 complications. The researchers say that the continuation of statin therapy during…Continue Reading

'It's a slaughter,' doctors say of new coronavirus wave

WASHINGTON — Saturday was supposed to see the University of Virginia’s football team face off against Louisville — but then the coronavirus got in the way. Nine players on Louisville’s team had already been sickened. Then several more fell ill, with seven going into quarantine. The game was postponed. In central Massachusetts, 150 cases of the…Continue Reading

‘The Patients Know More Than the Doctors’: What We Heard This Week

“You need to listen to them to understand the disease. The patients know more than the doctors.” — Paul Garner, MD, of Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in England, discussing symptoms that may accompany so-called long COVID, which he has. “The Sacklers may literally be getting away with not murder, but mass manslaughter.” — Andrew…Continue Reading

Doctors ask grieving families to confirm deaths via Zoom to avoid house calls

When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. OurPrivacy Noticeexplains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time.Invalid EmailDoctors are asking grieving families to confirm their relatives’ deaths…Continue Reading

Resident doctors of NDMC hospitals protest at Jantar Mantar over pay dues

Sporting black armbands and shouting slogans, several resident doctors of a few hospitals run by the North Delhi civic body staged a protest over salary dues at Jantar Mantar here on Thursday. Wearing masks, doctors from Hindu Rao Hospital, Kasturba Hospital and Rajen Babu Tuberculosis Hospital held placards and appealed to higher authorities to intervene…Continue Reading