EU watchdog could give emergency advice on COVID pill

Europe’s drug watchdog said Thursday it could give countries advice on the emergency use of Merck’s anti-COVID pill, as non-EU Britain became the first in the world to approve it. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said it would also try to accelerate the review that it launched last week on…

Nipah virus: Could it cause the next pandemic?

The severe and devastating consequences of the coronavirus pandemic were undoubtedly made worse by a substantial lack of pandemic preparedness, with the exception of East and South East Asia, which had built up defenses after their experience with SARS in 2003. So it is crucial that governments begin to develop…

Could Long Covid be a little-known nervous system problem?

Long Covid: Could the debilitating illness be a little-known nervous system problem which can be cured by Hula Hoops and salted peanuts? Long Covid symptoms are similar to postural tachycardia syndrome or PoTS Some doctors believe Covid infection is now triggering the little known illness Before Covid-19, some 130,000 –…

Mouthwash could 'cut risk of dying of Covid':

Mouthwash may protect you from Covid: Infected patients with poor oral health are more likely to become severely ill, study claims Dr says using mouthwash could ‘prevent’ or ‘reduce severity’ of Covid infection Findings were based on a study of 86 Covid patients who also had heart disease Patients with…

Enzyme could be major driver of preeclampsia

A new study by UT Southwestern scientists indicates that an enzyme called protein phosphatase 2 (PP2A) appears to be a major driver of preeclampsia, a dangerous pregnancy complication characterized by the development of high blood pressure and excess protein in the urine. The finding, published in Circulation Research, could lead to new…

School day structure could benefit children’s health

Having a structured environment for children, whether during school days or when stuck in quarantine as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, could benefit children’s health, according to new research from the University of Central Florida. In a study of more than 50 rural schoolchildren over the course of two weeks, researchers…

Gut instinct could see you fall for COVID misinformation

People who think based on their first instincts are more likely to believe and share COVID-19 misinformation, according to new research from The Australian National University (ANU). The study compared intuitive thinkers, those who tend to make decisions on immediate instinct, with reflective thinkers, those who stop and reflect on…

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Could statins help beat long-Covid?

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Could statins help beat long-Covid? It’s just one of the new treatments, along with a very low-calorie diet, being tested for a condition that affects 2million Britons There are some things you never fully appreciate until they are gone, such as your sense of smell and being…