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Coronavirus Drug

Anti-malaria drug Trump touted as a coronavirus cure isn’t effective

April 21st, 2020

A recent study showed that the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine was not particularly effective in treating coronavirus patients. President Trump has been advocating hydroxychloroquine as a cure-all for COVID-19 patients, though a number of medical professionals have urged the public to be cautious pending further studies. Additional studies involving hydroxychloroquine are set to begin over the …

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Here’s what happens when a coronavirus contact tracer calls you

April 21st, 2020

Coronavirus cases are still on the rise in the US, even as the Trump administration is pushing for the country to slowly start reopening again. Coronavirus testing, along with complementary contact tracing, is going to be the key element for ending quarantines and lockdown orders around the US as the fight against the virus enters …

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Chinese doctors had their skin turn black from coronavirus treatment

April 21st, 2020

Two 42-year-old Chinese doctors from Wuhan, where the COVID-19 pandemic started, had their skin turn black due to liver issues. A hormonal imbalance that may be tied to a mysterious treatment may be to blame for the change in skin color. The condition is expected to go away once liver function improves. Both patients have …

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Coronavirus tests: First at-home kit authorized by FDA

April 21st, 2020

Testing for the COVID-19 coronavirus, in addition to contact tracing to help health workers zero in on the virus’ spread, will be significantly more important in the coming days as the Trump administration and state and local leaders around the US try to figure out how to reopen the country and economy responsibly. Along those …

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A scary new coronavirus complication is puzzling doctors

April 21st, 2020

Some coronavirus patients have been shown to have kidney damage, though doctors aren’t sure why.  The virus may be directly affecting the kidney’s cells, or the damage may be a side effect of reduced blood oxygen levels. Researchers are still working to determine the cause of COVID-19 kidney damage.  Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. …

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This game-changing coronavirus therapy is already saving lives

April 21st, 2020

There’s no magical drug to treat the novel coronavirus at this time, although several promising medicines are in clinical trials. The only game-changing therapy is something the medical community has used for more than 100 years to treat infectious diseases, and it still works. Plasma transfusions from COVID-19 survivors are saving lives, as the transferred …

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Crazy people are poisoning themselves while trying to kill coronavirus

April 21st, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports a dramatic increase in the number of poisonings being reported by individuals using cleaning chemicals at home. The coronavirus pandemic has prompted some concerned citizens to go overboard, leading to emergency situations. The CDC warns to never mix cleaning agents, use proper protective gear, and always ensure …

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Doctors discover why severe coronavirus cases are more common in men

April 21st, 2020

Men are more likely to die of a novel coronavirus infection than women, as statistical data has shown since the emergence of the new virus. Some research indicates that it’s lifestyle differences that put men at risk of complications from a COVID-19 infection. A new study shows that the women might recover faster than men …

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This is the Sun like you’ve never seen it before

April 20th, 2020

NASA’s Hi-C 2.1 telescope captured the Sun’s tiny plasma threads in never-before-seen detail. The threads make up the coronal loops that twist out of the star, and the smallest of the threads measures around 200 km wide. The researchers say we need a more powerful solar observatory if we are to learn more of the …