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Are old malaria drugs really the COVID-19 ‘game changer’ some people believe? Not so fast, warn health officials

U.S. president Donald Trump considers them a COVID-19 “game changer,” his top infectious diseases advisor says the evidence is flimsy, while ethicists worry pouring millions of the tablets into hospitals is a long shot that could make people sicker. Two old anti-malaria medications are being pushed as potential treatments in the scramble to find something,… Read More »

Some coronavirus test kits shipped to states are not working as expected, the CDC says

As a result, the CDC is remaking parts of the test kits after some produced inconclusive test results. The kits were sent to the states to speed up the testing process, the CDC’s Nancy Messonnier told reporters Wednesday. The states found out the flaw during the verification process. For quality control, when states get any… Read More »

Barbara Scully: ‘Kate Moss was wrong… there are some things that taste better than skinny feels’

So, there are always bananas in my house. But the problem with bananas is that they go soft very quickly, and I like a firm banana. So along with my firm bananas there are usually a couple of ‘gone beyond’ bananas which languish, unloved and untouched. In the past this hasn’t been a problem as… Read More »

Some locum doctors costing hospital trust £100 an hour

The trust managing Shropshire’s main hospitals is paying some doctors more than £100 an hour to avoid A&E closures, its chief executive has said. Last week, the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust called off plans to shut Telford’s emergency unit overnight. It said enough staff had been recruited to ensure safe staffing levels and thanked… Read More »

The New Old Age: Dementia Is Getting Some Very Public Faces

The spouses arriving for the Wednesday afternoon caregivers’ class at the Penn Memory Center in Philadelphia had something on their minds even before Alison Lynn, the social worker leading the session, could start the conversation. A few days before, retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor had released a letter announcing that she’d been diagnosed… Read More »