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White Evangelicals Aren’t As Worried About COVID-19 As Other Faith Groups: Study

White evangelicals’ attitudes toward the coronavirus pandemic are considerably more relaxed than those of other religious groups, a new study said. White evangelical Protestants were generally less worried about contracting COVID-19, more ready for life to return to normal and much more likely to say that President Donald Trump was handling the pandemic well, compared […]

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Widespread Face Mask Use Could Help Prevent A Second Wave Of Coronavirus, Study Finds

LONDON (Reuters) – Population-wide facemask use could push COVID-19 transmission down to controllable levels for national epidemics and could prevent further waves of the pandemic disease when combined with lockdowns, according to a UK study published Wednesday. The research, led by scientists at Britain’s Cambridge and Greenwich Universities, suggests lockdowns alone will not stop the […]

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Hydroxychloroquine, Hawked By Trump, Linked To Higher Risk Of Death, Study Finds

Hydroxychloroquine, the antimalarial drug touted by President Donald Trump as a coronavirus treatment despite no solid evidence as such, is linked to an increased risk of heart problems and death, a new study of nearly 100,000 COVID-19 patients concluded. The patients treated with hydroxychloroquine or the related drug chloroquine were at higher risk of developing arrhythmia […]

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Thrive’s blood test for cancer screening doubles detection rate from standard testing in new study

A test designed for early detection of cancers from a blood sample was able to more than double the number of cancers picked up through screening, including seven cancers that currently do not have any standard-of-care screening methods, according to a new study. The study, sponsored by Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Thrive Earlier Detection and carried out […]

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Researchers cut chloroquine study short over safety concerns, citing a ‘primary outcome’ of death

Medical staff shows on February 26, 2020 packets of a Nivaquine, tablets containing chloroquine and Plaqueril, tablets containing hydroxychloroquine, drugs that has shown signs of effectiveness against coronavirus. Gerard Julien | AFP | Getty Images Citing a “primary outcome” of death, researchers cut short a study testing anti-malaria drug chloroquine as a potential treatment for Covid-19 […]

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Alexion to start Phase III study of blood disorder drug in Covid-19 respiratory disease

A biotech company that markets drugs for rare blood disorders plans to bring its most recently approved product into a Phase III clinical trial for Covid-19. Boston-based Alexion Pharmaceuticals said Monday that it would start a global Phase III study of Ultomiris (ravulizumab-cwvz) in adults with Covid-19 who are hospitalized with severe pneumonia or acute […]