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NIH halts clinical trial of hydroxychloroquine after finding no benefit to coronavirus patients

The drug hydroxychloroquine, pushed by U.S. President Donald Trump and others in recent months as a possible treatment to people infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), is displayed at the Rock Canyon Pharmacy in Provo, Utah, May 27, 2020. George Frey | Reuters The National Institutes of Health has halted its clinical trial of the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine […]

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Science 37 teams up with medication adherence company to bolster virtual clinical trials

With the Covid-19 pandemic putting most clinical trials on hold, pharmaceutical companies are looking for creative solutions to keep studies running. One of the problems they face: How do you track if a treatment is working from afar? Science 37, a company that facilitates virtual clinical trials using telehealth tools, teamed up with medication adherence […]

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Crowdsourcing for clinical trials and to enhance medical diagnosis

Crowdsourcing, representing diverse internet users to achieve a defined objective, is a feature of the digital generation. Wikipedia currently hosts more than 48 million articles in 302 languages. Ride-sharing applications enable mobile crowdsourcing of transportation services. These examples — which started as seemingly far-fetched ideas but are now mainstream and used daily by millions of […]

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Clinical Depression: What Does That Mean?

What does the term "clinical depression" mean? Answer From Daniel K. Hall-Flavin, M.D. Depression ranges in seriousness from mild, temporary episodes of sadness to severe, persistent depression. Clinical depression is the more-severe form of depression, also known as major depression or major depressive disorder. It isn't the same as depression caused by a loss, such […]