France, Italy and Belgium acted to halt the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat patients suffering from COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus, amid questions about the safety of the generic anti-malaria drug.France on Wednesday cancelled a decree allowing hospital doctors to dispense th
Britain will provide the anti-viral drug remdesivir to certain COVID-19 patients that it is most likely to benefit as part of a collaboration with manufacturer Gilead Sciences, the health ministry said on Tuesday.The department of health said early data from clinical trials around the world showed t
Scientists have discovered a ‘thinness’ gene that may be the reason why some people can eat and not gain weight, according to new research.
A study published by University of British Columbia (UBC) scientist Dr. Josef Penninger and a team of researchers identified a gene called Anaplast
Haiti’s voodoo leaders have trained priests of the Afro Caribbean religion to concoct a secret remedy for the novel coronavirus and to prepare the sacred initiation chambers of their temples to receive patients.
In Haiti, where Western healthcare services are scarce and too expensive for many
Devinder Bains, personal trainer and nutrition coach at Fit Squad DXB, shares her expert advice on the superfood that will help you lead a longer and healthier life.Walnuts are available at most supermarkets and are a cost-effective way to add some real health benefits to your daily diet. They are d
Violet Manuel hastily abandoned her uncle’s funeral and grabbed two empty containers when she heard a boy running down the dirt road shouting, “Water, water, water!”
The 72-year-old joined dozens of people seeking their daily ration in Zimbabwe’s densely populated town of Ch
gainst the backdrop of a pandemic, recession, US-China tensions and rising protectionism, the World Trade Organization (WTO) needs a new leader. Only the resilient should apply.
Brazilian Director General Roberto Azevedo surprised the WTO’s 164 members last week by announcing he would quit at
Malaria drugs pushed by President Donald Trump as treatments for the coronavirus did not help and were tied to a greater risk of death and heart rhythm problems in a new study of nearly 100,000 patients around the world.
Friday’s report in the journal Lancet is not a rigorous test of hydroxyc
More than three weeks after Brandon Bell stopped showing up at a New York office that serves people with schizophrenia, employees finally located him at a nearby homeless shelter.
The office remains open, but patients aren’t stopping by as much during the pandemic. Group activities such as th
When a senior living facility in Amarillo, Texas suspected a nurse may have caught the novel coronavirus this month, it had a list within five minutes of staff and residents the nurse could have infected.High-tech wristbands worn by The Legacy at Town Square’s 35 workers and 49 residents exped
During this time of stress, when access to gyms and opportunities to take part in outdoor activities with family and friends or participate in team sports are restricted, it is more important than ever to prioritize your health and stay active.Our daily routines have completely changed; there are ne
This pesky nail issue can start small, but grow into a painful and chronic condition if left untreated. The problem is, however, they can be hard to treat and manage—and often take professional intervention. Here's what to do if you have an ingrown issue or suspect you are developing one.
As state after state begins to reopen, local health departments charged with tracking down everyone who has been in close contact with those who test positive for the new coronavirus are still scrambling to hire the number of people they need to do the job.
They are often hundreds — even thou
The COVID-19 coronavirus has infected more than 4.4 million people around the world and claimed the lives of over 300,000.
Scientists around the world have rushed to meticulously study the virus and its methods of transmission in an attempt to find treatments and ultimately a cure and a vaccine. Ne
A US pharmaceutical firm has signed agreements with drug makers in South Asia to expand supply of the drug remdesivir for treating Covid-19.
The agreement between Gilead and five generic pharmaceutical companies in India and Pakistan will help make the medicine for 127 countries.
Remdesivir cut th
Speech droplets from people talking loudly in confined spaces could result in coronavirus remaining in the air for more than eight minutes at least, according to a new study by researchers from the US National Institutes of Health.
Researchers used an intense sheet of laser light to visualize burst
The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 could become endemic like HIV, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, warning against any attempt to predict how long it would keep circulating and calling for a “massive effort” to counter it.
“It is important to put this on the tabl
If your motivation to exercise during the pandemic is as elusive as flour and antibacterial wipes, that’s not surprising — and you’re not alone. “It’s totally fine and totally normal to have your motivation wane,” says Steve Magness, a Houston-based running coach